Sunday, June 15, 2014

40 Year Itch: I Hate Hate

   Razzy Bailey sold more than half a million copies of this feel-good 1974 jam which offers a nice message for Father's Day. There were two versions: this one and one featuring "The Neighborhood Kids" joining in on the chorus. And you already know I feel about kids singing on pop songs

   Six years prior to this single, Bailey toured around in blue eyed soul bands that played the Southeast dance circuit. That may explain the Archie Bell feel of the single. Bailey found great success as a country artist, with four straight #1 singles in 1980 through '81 beginning with "Loving Up a Storm".

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