Esther Phillips - Home Is Where The Hatred Is (c.1972)
Ben E. King - Supernatural Thing, Pt. 1 (c.1975)
Bill Withers - Heartbreak Road
(c.1974 from his album +’Justments)
Bill Withers - The Same Love That Made Me Laugh (c.1974)
Bill Withers - You
…from his 1974 album, +’Justments which I had not heard in its entirety until yesterday and am now completely obsessed with.
The Delfonics - Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love) - c.1969
…used as the basis of the Fugees’ Ready Or Not
Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay (c.1973)
Rose Royce - I’m In Love (And I Love The Feeling) c.1978
…contrary to what this song might imply, I am not currently in love (other than with this song).
Nick Drake - Road (c.1972)
The Jackson 5 - Who’s Lovin’ You (c.1969)
Kraftwerk - The Man Machine (c.1978)
Telex - Twist À St. Tropez (Les Chats Sauvages Cover) c.1978
…The Belgian synth-pop group Telex was formed in 1978 with the intention of “Making something really European, different from rock, without guitar — and the idea was electronic music.” Mixing the aesthetics of disco, punk and experimental electronic music, they released a stripped-down synthesized cover version of “Twist à St. Tropez” by Les Chats Sauvages.
1978 Telex video:
Hear the original version on yesterday’s A Song A Day:
Les Chats Sauvages - Twist À St. Tropez
The Five Stairsteps - O-O-H Child (c.1970)
As performed on Soul Train:
Cymande - Brothers On The Slide (c.1972)
Latimore - Let’s Straighten It Out (c.1974)