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They're so much more than "I'm Not In Love."
1. "Rubber Bullets"
Start here, I did.
The debut album was big in the U.K., it was all over the U.S. rock press, but you could neither buy nor hear it until...the album finally appeared. "Rubber Bullets" was the hit, and what a breath of fresh air it was back in '73, when art rock and singer-songwriters were in vogue and Brian Wilson was in his sandbox and we were still yearning for that sound.
The track didn't hit in the U.S., but it was a smash in the world of anybody who heard it.
On this day in 1970, Judy Collins' "Amazing Grace" entered the UK singles chart once again for the 8th time. It spent a total of 67 weeks on the chart. Here is the Christian hymm which was written by an English poet and clergyman John Newton and published in 1779.
Rhino was the heavyweight champion of Christmas collections in the CD era, so this holiday season, we thought we'd revisit a few of our favorites for the Spotify era! SOUL CHRISTMAS was originally issued on Atco in November of 1968, reaching #13 on the Billboard Christmas chart (re-released in 1969 and 1970, it did even better, hitting the Top 10). The set's success should come as little surprise; Atlantic/Atco was THE label for Southern soul in the 1960s, and some of its biggest stars appear on SOUL CHRISTMAS.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, former Warner Bros. Records executive and industry insider Stan Cornyn ruminates on the past, present, and future of the music business.
Finding the song has been her magic.
She has found the memorable songs: from those expressing deep faith (“Amazing Grace”) to final hope (“Send in the Clowns”). We should learn from her, learn more than how to sing a hit, but how to embrace a hit.
Judy Collins had already found her record label: Elektra Records had signed her up when she was 22, living in Greenwich Village, playing its clubs whenever they’d give her and her guitar the nod.
(She remained with that same label, Elektra, for 35 years, which must be some kind of world record in fidelity.)
Wishing a happy birthday to Jim Messina of folk rock group, Buffalo Springfield. Here is Jim and his band in 1967 giving it "For What It's Worth."