Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Great Records Of The Decade: 70's Hits, Vol. 2
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Country, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
Rock on !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 01/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great Records Of The Decade: 70's Hits, Vol. 2 is a budget priced CD that gives you about the right amount of music for the price that you pay. The quality of the sound is great and the diversity of artists ensures that we get a good sampling of some of the best hits from the `70s.
"Hooked On A Feeling" by Blue Swede starts the CD so well; the chanting at the beginning of the number signals that a strong ballad is beginning and Blue Swede sings and plays this tune with all their might. I'm very impressed with "Hooked On A Feeling."
Andy Kim's "Rock Me Gently" may seem a little lighter coming right after Blue Swede; but in fact "Rock Me Gently" is a solid `70s tune that just can't be beat--and the harmonizing is really awesome!
Moreover, listen for "Boogie Fever;" this peppy number will make you want to jump up and dance almost wherever you hear it! "Boogie Fever" is an excellent number that mixes rock with just the right amount of disco to produce a solid hit. "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again" by The Fortunes is a great example of a softer rock tune from the `70s; and the key changes are rather moving; "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again" pulls you in with an arrangement that stuns me with its beauty. This ballad also brings back fond memories for me of listening to the radio while on the school bus going to and from school. (Our school bus actually did have a radio that the bus driver could control.)
"Mr. Bojangles" by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band sounds as good as it ever did; and The Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose weigh in with a terrific "Treat Her Like A Lady;" this ballad rocks but the chorus has just a touch of a gospel flavor to it; and it all works very well. The album ends with Ike and Tina Turner performing "Proud Mary;" and "Proud Mary" is one of those numbers that I could never forget.
Overall, I highly recommend this CD for fans of `70s music. Casual fans or newcomers just getting familiar with that amazing `70s rock sound will do well to choose this album.
Rock on, everyone!