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70's Radio Hits, Vol. 2


  • 1. Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
    2. Turn Back the Hands of Time - Tyrone Davis
    3. Love on a Two-Way Street - The Moments
    4. Little Green Bag - George Baker Selection
    5. My Baby Loves Lovin' - White Plains
    6. Hitchin' a Ride - Vanity Fare
    7. Ride Captain Ride - The Blues Image
    8. Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) - The Edwin Hawkins Singers/Melanie
    9. Love Land - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
    10. O-o-h Child - The Five Stairsteps
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 72682

  • Credits
    ProducerMark Pinkus (Compilation)
    Engineer

    Liner Note Author: Julee Stover.
    The second volume of Rhino subsidiary Flashback Records' '70s Radio Hits series is focused on the spring of 1970, presenting ten songs that were in the Top 40 in that season, five of them gold records. The artists are almost all one- or two-hit wonders: Vanity Fare's "Hitchin' a Ride" was their only Top Ten hit; "Spirit in the Sky" was Norman Greenbaum's only Top 40 hit, as were White Plains' "My Baby Loves Lovin'" and Blues Image's "Ride Captain Ride"; "Turn Back the Hands of Time" was one of two Top Ten hits for Tyrone Davis, as were "Love on a Two-Way Street" for the Moments and "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" for Melanie; and the George Baker Selection's "Little Green Bag" was one of their two Top 40 hits. Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, meanwhile, scored three Top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, one of them being "Love Land." Thus, these songs are sometimes better known than the artists who recorded them, particularly gold-selling Top Five hits like "Hitchin' a Ride" and "Ride Captain Ride." Those who were listening to AM Top 40 radio in the spring of 1970 will remember them, and others may discover some pleasant, if weightless, pop music. ~ William Ruhlmann

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