Various Artists – The Hit List: 24 Hot 100 American Chartbusters Of The 1970s

What American radio was playing instead of Mud, Slade and Stephanie De Sykes

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If you have been wondering how Sean Rowley’s Guilty Pleasures would sound if you were coming to the songs fresh then here’s a dream comp. The overall leaning is towards blue-eyed soul (Joe South, Seals And Crofts’ original “Summer Breeze”, Lulu’s definitive “Oh Me Oh My”) and hard rock (Edgar Winter, The Guess Who’s monolithic “American Woman”) with an unlikely cross-pollination of the two by Rare Earth. Familiar to Homer Simpson but possibly new to you are Redbone’s beautiful floater “Come And Get Your Love”?a close relative of King Harvest/Toploader’s “Dancing In The Moonlight”?and Looking Glass’ seadog soul drama “Brandy”. Shame that the artwork is uglier than any contemporary K-Tel-like offering.

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