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Fred FM playlist: 28 March 2010 “1972”

March 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today’s playlist is all about the year 1972.  Yep, all the tracks here were recorded back almost 40 years ago (I turned 12 that year…man, where does the time go?).  And they didn’t call them the “Mellow ’70s” for nothin’: it was a great era for singer-songwriters, and that shows distinctly in this collection of 23 songs.  Some other representative genres of music from that year get good play on this list, as well: Philly Soul, folk-rock, countrypolitan, something called “soft rock” (cough cough).  But, for all its dated musical labels, it was a great year for music, whether you collected 12″ vinyl albums or carried a transistor radio around in your pocket or weren’t yet a gleam in your old man’s eye.  Enjoy!

Approximate playing time: 78 minutes.

  1. Big Star  “My Life Is Right”
  2. James Taylor  “Nobody But You”
  3. David Ackles  “Love’s Enough”
  4. David Crosby & Graham Nash  “Page 43”
  5. Bill Withers  “Kissin’ My Love”
  6. The Chi-Lites  “Oh Girl”
  7. Little Richard  “Nuki Suki”
  8. Steely Dan  “Kings”
  9. Chicago  “A Hit by Varése”
  10. Ruby & The Party Gang  “Hey Ruby, Shut Your Mouth”
  11. Carly Simon  “The Carter Family”
  12. Bobby Womack  “You’re Messing Up a Good Thing”
  13. The 5th Dimension  “(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All”
  14. The Main Ingredient  “Everybody Plays the Fool”
  15. Loggins & Messina  “Whiskey”
  16. America  “To Each His Own”
  17. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes  “If You Don’t Know Me by Now”
  18. Harry Nilsson  “Remember (Christmas)”
  19. Cat Stevens  “18th Avenue”
  20. Peter Yarrow  “Take Off Your Mask”
  21. Linda Ronstadt  “Can It Be True”
  22. Charlie Rich  “You Never Really Wanted Me”
  23. Paul Simon  “Peace Like a River”

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Fred FM playlist (28 March 2010)

Thanks for listening!  Until next time…

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Moeskido // Jun 14, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Fred, I love you. You took me back to the first summer I actively remember listening to AM radio, whether it was on the beach or in summer day camp. Thank you, sir.

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