Sunday, February 2, 2014

40 Year Itch; Top 10 Soul Albums


 1974 would be a good year for pillow talking "prophet of love", Barry White. His 1973 album, Stone Gon', spent February 2 atop the Soul Album charts thanks to the hit single "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up", a top 10 hit. The 40-piece Love Unlimited Orchestra Barry invented was racing up the pop charts with "Love's Theme" which would peak at #1 the following week. 

Two future 1974 singles would also be big hits : "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe " topping both the pop and R and B charts and "You're the First, the Last, My Everything " which would top the soul charts and peak at #2 behind Elton John's "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds". 

The #1 soul single this week was "Let Your Hair Down" from The Temptations album 1990 which, like most of the Temps 70's albums, remains out of print.

2. The O Jays Ship Ahoy

3. Gladys Knight and the Pips Imagination


4. Temptations 1990

5. Al Green Livin' For You

6. Bobby Blue Bland His California Album

7. James Brown The Pay Back

8. Love Unlimited Under the Influence of Love Unlimited

9. Kool and the Gang Wild and Peaceful

10. Isaac Hayes Joy

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