Thursday, April 17, 2014

40 Year Itch : Top 20 Soul This Week in 1974

1. MFSB and the Three Degrees : TSOP

After backing Billy Paul, The Stylistics, The Spinners, The O'Jays and Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes on their hits, the studio musicians who made up Mother Father Sister Brother hit pay dirt with the future Soul Train theme "TSOP". And the disco era was born...

2. Bloodstone : Outside Woman
3. Staple Singers : Touch a Hand, Make a Friend

4. James Brown : The Payback
5. Earth Wind and Fire : Mighty Mighty

6. Barry White, Honey, Please Can't See Ya
7. Gladys Knight and the Pips: Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
8. The Jackson 5 : Dancing Machine

9. The Temptations : Heavenly
10. Stylistics: You Make Me Feel Brand New

11. Main Ingredient : Just Don't Want to Be Lonely
12. Al Green : Let's Get Married
13. New Birth : It's Been a Long Time

14. Bobby Womack : Lookin' For Love
15. Leon Haywood : Keep It In the Family

16. Joe Simon : Carry Me
17. Isley Brothers : Summer Breeze
18. Sylvia : Sweet Stuff

19. Billy Paul : Thanks for Saving My Life
20. Bobby Blue Bland : Goin Down Slow

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