Playing the tracks about subjects even Hallmark and 1-800-Flowers won’t discuss on Valentine’s Day, and in HQ audio for the first time. #blackhistorymonth #valentinesday
And here we are again: the time of year when I see in my online feeds about Singles Awareness Day, also known as Valentines Day to many others. This particular program was meant to stand out from the remainder of programs during this particular holiday, which primarily focus on romantic love.
Instead, by request of Ms. Loretta W. of New York City four years ago, this show focuses on the other side of love, the things that no one really wants to discuss when shopping for greeting cards, candy and roses.
It has since become my second most-listened to program of the year, right behind my programming for International Jazz Day in late April. The first three years focused on songs from the classic Motown vaults. This time around, I am focusing on songs from 1970’s, and this being right in the middle of Black History Month, all are from Black artists.
Even though I have already curated over 300 hours of programming, none of these tracks have ever appeared on this program before, and nine of these artists, more than half, have never been featured on this anthology series prior.
All tracks in HQ audio, which means it is broken down into halves for easier downloading and streaming.
1. Slip and Do It, Betty Wright
2. Turn Back The Hands Of Time, Tyrone Davis
3. My Train’s Comin’ In, Bettye LaVette
4. Thin Line Between Love And Hate, The Persuaders
5. Love Don’t Live Here Anymore, Rose Royce
6. Break Up To Make Up, The Stylistics
7. Want Ads, Honey Cone
8. Your Man My Man, Betty Davis
Second Part and Finale
10. Native New Yorker, Odyssey
11. Love On A Two-Way Street, The Moments
12. I’ve Got To Use My Imagination, Gladys Knight & The Pips
13. Mr. Big Stuff, Jean Knight
14. Misty Blue, Dorothy Moore
15. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right, Luther Ingram
16. Too Hot, Kool & The Gang
FINALE: 17. Band Of Gold, Freda Payne
Love to you all.
Ben “Bear” Brown Jr., owner
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