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FlinterFile: Barry White- Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up

Barry White released his second album, Stone Gon’, in 1973. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Four Tops- So Deep Within You


The Moody Blues released their single Never Comes the Day in 1969. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Michael Jackson- Farewell My Summer Love


At Motown, they sometimes lose recordings. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Gary Glitter- I’m The Leader Of The Gang


Gary Glitter is one of those typical examples of glam rock. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dan The Banjo Man- Dan The Banjo Man


From some songs, you can ask yourself how they ever became hits. This is such a song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Quincy Jones- Chump Change


Quincy Jones has gained the most success as producer for Michael Jackson, but by that time he already had many records on his name. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Temptations- Plastic Man


The Temptations released a new album in 1973, with the name Masterpiece. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Isley Brothers- That Lady

isley brothers that lady

In 1973, the Isley Brothers reworked an old song to a disco song. The song Who’s That Lady, from 1966, was a cha-cha/bossa nova song. Ernie Isley saw the song as finished, but his brother Roland did not think so: The tempo, melody and lyrics changed and Ernie his guitar work became more prominent. He learned to play the guitar by paying close attention to Jimi Hendrix. The song became a number 14 hit in the UK and number 6 in the US. Enjoy

The Isley Brothers- That Lady

Song of the day: Lynsey De Paul- Won’t Somebody Dance With Me


In 1973, Lynsey De Paul used her own experiences to write a song. When seeing her on the cover, you wouldn’t say she once was a lonely wallflower, waiting for somebody to ask her to dance with him, but once she was quite fat. However, after having an accident, she lost quite some weight and became the woman we all know. Her question (note there is no question mark!) became a hit in the UK, reaching number 14. Enjoy

Lynsey De Paul- Won’t Somebody Dance With Me

Song of the day: M.F.S.B.- T.S.O.P.


In 1973, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, who owned a record label in Philadelphia, wrote a new theme song of the tv-show Soul Train, where quite some of their artists performed their songs. It was an instrumental hit, with vocals from the Three Degrees, who were just added to the label. When it was recorded, Gamble & Huff felt they had a hit. The owner of the tv-show, however, wanted it to be renamed, as Soul Train was his trademark. It was a big mistake: the song became a number 1 hit in the US. Enjoy

MFSB- TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)