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Thread started 06/07/05 2:35am

DavidEye

Super Hits Of The 70s:Have A Nice Day Volumes 1-25 (Rhino Records)



Am I the only one who loves these CDs? If you grew up in the 70s and you can't get enough of that music,these CDs are essential.I have all 25 volumes.When you listen to these CDs,it's just like listening to AM pop radio stations in the 70s.In addition to the big hits,there are so many rare and forgotten gems on these CDs.These compilations are obviously inspired by those numerous K-TEL records that were so popular in the 70s.Some of the songs that you will find on these CDs...


"Angel In Your Arms" by Hot (1977)
"I Just Wanna Stop" by Gino Vanelli (1978)
"Love Is Like Oxygen" by Sweet (1978)
"Billy Don't Be A Hero" by Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods (1974)
"Devil Woman" by Cliff Richard (1976)
"Smoke From A Distant Fire" by The Sanford/Townsend Band (1977)
"Magic" by Pilot (1975)
"Magnet and Steel" by Walter Egan (1978)
"New York Groove" by Ace Frehley (1978)
"You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate (1975)
"Eighteen With A Bullet" by Pete Wingfield (1975)
"Falling Apart At The Seams" by Marmalade (1976)
"Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) by Bill Conti (1977)
"Moonlight Feels Right" by Starbuck (1976)
"Couldn't Get It Right" by Climax Blues Band (1977)
"Midnight At The Oasis" by Maria Muldaur (1974)
"Lead Me On" by Maxine Nightingale (1979)



music

Rhino Records is the BEST label for 70s music...these guys know what they're doing! Can anyone recommend any other worthwhile 70s compilations?
Reply #1 posted 06/07/05 2:52am

vainandy

I don't have any of that particular collection but I have seen it in stores for years. Actually, this past weekend, I was looking for some of that particular collection and they seem to have become scarce. This one particular record store by my house seems to be slipping lately.

Over the years, Rhino Records definately has made some great compilations. I have all seven volumes of the "Phat Trax", all four volumes of "Street Jams: Electric Funk", and two volumes of "Street Jams". The two volumes of the "Tom Joyner Old School Morning Mix" are great also. They also have made some good greatest hits compilations for individual artists.
Andy is a four letter word.
Reply #2 posted 06/07/05 2:59am

DavidEye

I have all seven volumes of those 'Phat Trax' CDs,all seven volumes of 'The Disco Years',every volume of the 'Didn't It Blow Your Mind:Soul Hits Of The 70s' series,and most of the 'Smooth Grooves' CDs.


worship RHINO RECORDS worship
Reply #3 posted 06/07/05 3:10am

lovedad43

I love "Eighteen with a bullet" have'nt heard it in a long time. I would love to get this compilations but the record store in my area sucks. These songs bring back alot of good memories.





"I'm eighteen with a bullet, got my finger on the trigger I'm goin pull it" music
Reply #4 posted 06/07/05 3:42am

DavidEye

lovedad43 said:

I love "Eighteen with a bullet" have'nt heard it in a long time. I would love to get this compilations but the record store in my area sucks. These songs bring back alot of good memories.





"I'm eighteen with a bullet, got my finger on the trigger I'm goin pull it" music



lol you can find that song on Volume 15,here's the complete tracklist:


"I'm On Fire" by Dwight Twilley Band
"Fallin In Love" by Hamilton,Joe Frank and Reynolds
"Black Superman--'Muhammid Ali' by Johnny Wakelin and the Kinshasa Band
"I'm Not Lisa" by Jessi Colter
"At Seventeen" by Janis Ian
"Run Joey Run" by David Geddes
"Rocky" by Austin Roberts
"Eighteen With A Bullet" by Pete Wingfield
"Sky High" by Jigsaw
"Saturday Night" by Bay City Rollers
"Convoy" by C.W.McCall
"You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate


if you can't find these CDs in stores,try Amazon or the Rhino Records website
Reply #5 posted 06/07/05 4:00am

Ottensen

OH MY GOD! talk about a blast from my childhood past!!!

I'm straight up about to go to Amazon and track this down! I live in a foreign country now and I miss not being able to listen to (my own personal) golden oldies from the 70's...thanx, David Eye! biggrin
Reply #6 posted 06/07/05 4:02am

DavidEye

Ottensen said:

OH MY GOD! talk about a blast from my childhood past!!!

I'm straight up about to go to Amazon and track this down! I live in a foreign country now and I miss not being able to listen to (my own personal) golden oldies from the 70's...thanx, David Eye! biggrin


wink


You're gonna have fun just deciding which volumes to get first.There are 25 of them.
Reply #7 posted 06/07/05 4:17am

Ottensen

DavidEye said:

Ottensen said:

OH MY GOD! talk about a blast from my childhood past!!!

I'm straight up about to go to Amazon and track this down! I live in a foreign country now and I miss not being able to listen to (my own personal) golden oldies from the 70's...thanx, David Eye! biggrin


wink


You're gonna have fun just deciding which volumes to get first.There are 25 of them.



I'll probably stay away from most of the cds that are heavy on funk or disco, because Lord knows I have enough of THAT in my personal collection, and funk so oversaturates the market where I live, it's too easy to track down...I think I'm gonna look for the cds that are heaviest on that AM light 70's vibe, you know, like Gino Vannelli or something. That stuff is MUCH harder to find for me...and with that I guess I just really showed my age up in here
lol !
Reply #8 posted 06/07/05 4:28am

DavidEye

Ottensen said:

DavidEye said:



wink


You're gonna have fun just deciding which volumes to get first.There are 25 of them.



I'll probably stay away from most of the cds that are heavy on funk or disco, because Lord knows I have enough of THAT in my personal collection, and funk so oversaturates the market where I live, it's too easy to track down...I think I'm gonna look for the cds that are heaviest on that AM light 70's vibe, you know, like Gino Vannelli or something. That stuff is MUCH harder to find for me...and with that I guess I just really showed my age up in here
lol !




actually,there's not really alot of funk and disco on these CDs.It's mostly pop and soft-rock.Makes you feel as if you're listening to AM radio stations in the 70s.I enjoy all the discs,but I especially love the last five or six volumes,which cover the late 70s (my fav era).Right now,I'm listening to Volume 19 which concentrates on 1976/77.It contains...


"Still The One" by Orleans
"Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang" by Silver
"Stand Tall" by Burton Cummings
"Torn Between Two Lovers" by Mary McGregor
"I Like Dreamin" by Kenny Nolan
"Don't Give Up On Us" by David Soul
"Jeans On" by David Dundas
"Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold
"The Things We Do For Love" by 10cc
"Couldn't Get It Right" by Climax Blues Band
"Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day
"Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)" by Bill Conti



lol some cheesy tracks,to be sure,but even those are alot of fun
Reply #9 posted 06/07/05 4:40am

DavidEye

if you love the spring/summer of 1976,Volume 18 is for you...


"Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" by Freddy Fender
"Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright
"Let Your Love Flow" by Bellamy Brothers
"Right Back Where We Started From" by Maxine Nightingale
"Falling Apart At The Seams" by Marmalade
"Fooled Around and Fell In Love" by Elvin Bishop
"Happy Days (TV theme song)" by Pratt and McClain
"Shannon" by Henry Gross
"Making Our Dreams Come True (Theme from Laverne and Shirley)" by Cyndi Grecco
"Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band
"Moonlight Feels Right" by Starbuck
"I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" by England Dan and John Ford Coley


music
Reply #10 posted 06/07/05 6:35am

MrTation

DavidEye said:

I have all seven volumes of those 'Phat Trax' CDs,all seven volumes of 'The Disco Years',every volume of the 'Didn't It Blow Your Mind:Soul Hits Of The 70s' series,and most of the 'Smooth Grooves' CDs.


worship RHINO RECORDS worship



I have a few of those Phat Trax ,too... cool

but only one of those "Superhits". I bought Vol.1 only for "Baby, It's You" by Smith. They should have squeezed a few more songs on those ( I believe they limit themselves to ten songs...)

Rhino indeed rules , tho. wink
"...all you need ...is justa touch...of mojo hand....."
Reply #11 posted 06/07/05 6:42am

DavidEye

MrTation said:

DavidEye said:

I have all seven volumes of those 'Phat Trax' CDs,all seven volumes of 'The Disco Years',every volume of the 'Didn't It Blow Your Mind:Soul Hits Of The 70s' series,and most of the 'Smooth Grooves' CDs.


worship RHINO RECORDS worship



I have a few of those Phat Trax ,too... cool

but only one of those "Superhits". I bought Vol.1 only for "Baby, It's You" by Smith. They should have squeezed a few more songs on those ( I believe they limit themselves to ten songs...)

Rhino indeed rules , tho. wink




Each CD has 12 songs,and they use single edits,so yeah they really should squeeze a few more songs on these.They stopped at Volume 25,but I really wish they would continue.
Reply #12 posted 06/07/05 8:49am

kisscamille

I don't own any of these today, but I did when I was much younger. You've brought back some great memories.

New York Groove and Lean me on - Wow! And, I can't forget about You sexy thing either music
Reply #13 posted 06/07/05 9:27am

paligap

Yeah, that series was a big help when I was doing my own compilations! Some of my favorites:

Brandy - Looking Glass

Dancing In The Moonlight - King Harvest

Diamond Girl - Seals And Croft

Listen To The Music - Doobie Brothers

It's Too Late (Too Turn Back Now) - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose

Tin Man - America

Rock Your Baby - George McCrae

Rocking Chair - Gwen McCrae

Everlasting Love - Carl Carlton

Show and Tell - Al Wilson

Let'em In - Paul McCartney and Wings

Midnight At The Oasis - Maria Muldar

Come And Get Your Love - America

Listen To What The Man Said - Paul McCartney and Wings

Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sedaka

Lowdown - Boz Scaggs

Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Band

Dance With Me - Orleans

(Baby, Baby) Fallin In Love - Hamilton,Joe Frank and Reynolds

Sentimental - Bob Welch

Silly Love Songs - Paul McCartney and Wings

So Into You - Alanta Rhythm Section

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor

Sharing The Night Together - Dr Hook

How Long Has This Been Goin On - Ace

An Everlasting Love - Andy Gibb

September - Earth Wind and Fire

Life's Been Good (To Me So Far) - Joe Walsh

Sad Eyes - Robert John

Can We Still Be Friends - Todd Rundgren

Reminiscing - Little River Band

You Cant Change That - Raydio

Sweet Talkin' Woman - Electric Light Orchestra

Groove Line - Heatwave

Oh Honey - Delegation

Love Will Find A Way - Pablo Cruise

That's How Much I Feel - Ambrosia

Baby Come Back - Player



...
" I've got six things on my mind --you're no longer one of them." - Paddy McAloon, Prefab Sprout
Reply #14 posted 06/07/05 9:36am

CinisterCee

Soul Hits of the '70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind is another crazy good Rhino series.
Reply #15 posted 06/07/05 1:08pm

CinisterCee

paligap said:

Yeah, that series was a big help when I was doing my own compilations! Some of my favorites:

Telephone Man - Meri Wilson


falloff
Reply #16 posted 06/07/05 1:08pm

theAudience

DavidEye said:

I have all 25 volumes.

Wow, what a set!

I would imagine Rhino's would be the best.

Their 7 CD Box Set...



...Have A Nice Decade: The '70s Pop Culture Box, might be an easier alternative for someone trying to ease into that music.

Like Cee said, Rhino's Didn't It Blow You Mind! Soul Hits of the '70s...



...looks like a good one for someone wanting to focus on R&B.

I've looked at all those Rhino sets but always chickened out at the last minute. boxed



TimeLife has an Ultimate 70s Series...





...(1 disc per year) and then an Utimate 70s Super Set
(the Ultimate 70s Series plus 6 more discs. 16 total).
Looks like a mix of Pop/R&B/Rock. Similar material as on the Rhino comps.


tA

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Reply #17 posted 06/07/05 1:12pm

blackguitaristz

I love almost every single song on these comps! I have a few myself, but mostly, I either have the albums or the 45's. Good thread, dave!
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Reply #18 posted 06/07/05 2:40pm

vainandy

paligap said:

Sad Eyes - Robert John

Love Will Find A Way - Pablo Cruise


I've been looking for these two. Now I know where to start looking. biggrin
Andy is a four letter word.
Reply #19 posted 06/07/05 2:45pm

vainandy

By the way, who made the song "You're The Biggest Part Of Me"? Parts of it I remember are:

Make a wish baby....we'll make it come true....

Sunrise...by my side.....you're always there to guide me...

You're the biggest part of me....
Andy is a four letter word.
Reply #20 posted 06/07/05 2:49pm

vainandy

Another song I can't find because I don't know the name or artist has sections that go....

That's Aretha Franklin....she's known as the queen of soul....

Let's make tonight a wonderful thing.....

Skate a little lower now.....

Hey 19.....
Andy is a four letter word.
Reply #21 posted 06/07/05 3:48pm

Jestyr

'andy..."You're The Biggest Part of Me" is by Ambrosia and "Hey Nineteen" is a Steely Dan track.
Reply #22 posted 06/07/05 9:15pm

vainandy

Jestyr said:

'andy..."You're The Biggest Part of Me" is by Ambrosia and "Hey Nineteen" is a Steely Dan track.


Thanks. I'll be in the record store this weekend. biggrin
Andy is a four letter word.
Reply #23 posted 06/07/05 11:16pm

theAudience

vainandy said:

I'll be in the record store this weekend. biggrin

Regarding Hey Nineteen, if you want the album it's on...



...Gaucho would be the move.


However if you're just looking for that and other hits...



...this covers a pretty wide range of tunes.


Now if you're in a deeper pockets mood...



...go for the double-disc Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story

Believe it or not there's an even deeper pockets collection. nod


The cool thing about this Ambrosia comp by Rhino...



is that all three David Pack tunes (the hits) are in sequence on the disc.
That way if you don't dig the other material it's easy to get around.


tA

peace Tribal Disorder

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/1/tribaldisordermusic.htm
"Ya see, we're not interested in what you know...but what you are willing to learn. C'mon y'all."
Reply #24 posted 06/08/05 12:08am

DavidEye

theAudience said:

DavidEye said:

I have all 25 volumes.

Wow, what a set!

I would imagine Rhino's would be the best.

Their 7 CD Box Set...



...Have A Nice Decade: The '70s Pop Culture Box, might be an easier alternative for someone trying to ease into that music.

Like Cee said, Rhino's Didn't It Blow You Mind! Soul Hits of the '70s...



...looks like a good one for someone wanting to focus on R&B.

I've looked at all those Rhino sets but always chickened out at the last minute. boxed



TimeLife has an Ultimate 70s Series...





...(1 disc per year) and then an Utimate 70s Super Set
(the Ultimate 70s Series plus 6 more discs. 16 total).
Looks like a mix of Pop/R&B/Rock. Similar material as on the Rhino comps.


tA

peace Tribal Disorder

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/1/tribaldisordermusic.htm




I have that 7-CD box set too.I bought it when it first came out,so my copy has the (limited edition) green shag carpet on the front cover lol


I also have those Time-Life CDs and every volume of the 'Didn't It Blow Your Mind' series.
Reply #25 posted 06/08/05 12:37am

DavidEye

vainandy said:

paligap said:

Sad Eyes - Robert John

Love Will Find A Way - Pablo Cruise


I've been looking for these two. Now I know where to start looking. biggrin



"Sad Eyes" can be found on Volume 22,which is one of the most consistent CDs in the whole series...

VOLUME 22

"Every 1's A Winner" by Hot Chocolate
"Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder
"Love Is In The Air" by John Paul Young
"Lotta Love" by Nicolette Larson
"Dancin Shoes" by Nigel Olsson
"Stumblin' In" by Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman
"My Sharona" by The Knack
"Gold" by John Stewart
"You Take My Breath Away" by Rex Smith
"Driver's Seat" by Sniff N' The Tears
"Sad Eyes" by Robert John
"Hold On" by Ian Gomm

music

not a bad song in the bunch! And how long has it been since you heard songs like "Drivers Seat","You Take My Breath Away",and "Hold On"?
[Edited 6/8/05 0:37am]
Reply #26 posted 06/08/05 12:41am

theAudience

DavidEye said:


I have that 7-CD box set too.I bought it when it first came out,so my copy has the (limited edition) green shag carpet on the front cover lol


I also have those Time-Life CDs and every volume of the 'Didn't It Blow Your Mind' series.

eyepop Good grief man. You absolutely rule the 70s!


worship


tA

peace Tribal Disorder

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"Ya see, we're not interested in what you know...but what you are willing to learn. C'mon y'all."
Reply #27 posted 06/08/05 12:59am

DavidEye

lol
Reply #28 posted 06/08/05 2:24am

vainandy

theAudience said:

However if you're just looking for that and other hits...



...this covers a pretty wide range of tunes.


Thanks TA. I think I'll be checking out this one for starters and if I like it, I will graduate to the double disc.


The cool thing about this Ambrosia comp by Rhino...



is that all three David Pack tunes (the hits) are in sequence on the disc.
That way if you don't dig the other material it's easy to get around.



I have several artists' discs by "The Essentials". That's definately the one I'll be checking out because they usually always do a good compilation.
Andy is a four letter word.
Reply #29 posted 06/08/05 2:33am

vainandy

DavidEye said:

"Every 1's A Winner" by Hot Chocolate
"Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder
"Love Is In The Air" by John Paul Young
"Lotta Love" by Nicolette Larson
"Dancin Shoes" by Nigel Olsson
"Stumblin' In" by Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman
"My Sharona" by The Knack
"Gold" by John Stewart
"You Take My Breath Away" by Rex Smith
"Driver's Seat" by Sniff N' The Tears
"Sad Eyes" by Robert John
"Hold On" by Ian Gomm


I have the ones in red, I've heard of the ones in green, and I don't remember the other ones. Of course, a lot of times when I buy a compilation, some of the songs with unrecognizable titles come back to me once I hear them. I'll be on the look out for this one.
Andy is a four letter word.
Reply #30 posted 06/08/05 2:35am

vainandy

David, is "Bad Leroy Brown" on any of these?
Andy is a four letter word.
Reply #31 posted 06/08/05 2:51am

DavidEye

vainandy said:

David, is "Bad Leroy Brown" on any of these?



Alas,that song is on any of these CDs.Get a Jim Croce compilation lol
Reply #32 posted 06/08/05 2:53am

DavidEye

vainandy said:

DavidEye said:

"Every 1's A Winner" by Hot Chocolate
"Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder
"Love Is In The Air" by John Paul Young
"Lotta Love" by Nicolette Larson
"Dancin Shoes" by Nigel Olsson
"Stumblin' In" by Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman
"My Sharona" by The Knack
"Gold" by John Stewart
"You Take My Breath Away" by Rex Smith
"Driver's Seat" by Sniff N' The Tears
"Sad Eyes" by Robert John
"Hold On" by Ian Gomm


I have the ones in red, I've heard of the ones in green, and I don't remember the other ones. Of course, a lot of times when I buy a compilation, some of the songs with unrecognizable titles come back to me once I hear them. I'll be on the look out for this one.




That's what's so fun about these CDs...you may not recognize a song title,but when you play it you will trip out and say "Oh yeah...I remember that song!".When I first bought this particular compilation,I didn't recognize the title "Stumblin In",but when I played it,I instantly remembered it.
Reply #33 posted 06/08/05 2:58am

DavidEye

vainandy said:

By the way, who made the song "You're The Biggest Part Of Me"? Parts of it I remember are:

Make a wish baby....we'll make it come true....

Sunrise...by my side.....you're always there to guide me...

You're the biggest part of me....



Get a compilation by Ambrosia! In addition to that song,they also have a few other memorable hits...

"How Much I Feel" (1978)
"Holding On To Yesterday" (1975) (a moody,hypnotic,underrated gem!)
"You're The Only Woman" (1980)
Reply #34 posted 06/08/05 3:10am

DavidEye

does anyone recall those K-Tel albums that were so popular in the 70s? They were really cheap,and they contained about 20 songs on each album,lol.Nothing but the hits too...no filler.Recently,I bought a few of these records for only $1.00 at a used record store.The clerk probably thought I was nuts,lol.


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