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I made a compilation CD of what I call "Mellow 70s". The songs are listed below. I wanted to make another one with the same type of songs. Help, please...any suggestions would be appreciated!

How Long - Ace

Biggest Part of Me ? Ambrosia

Just Between You & Me ? April Wine

So Into You ? Atlanta Rhythm Section

Into the Night ? Benny Mardones (I think this is 80s, but I really like it)

More Than a Feeling ? Boston

Precious & Few ? Climax

We Just Disagree ? Dave Mason

I?d Really Love To See You Tonight ? England Dan & John Ford Coley

Kiss You All Over ? Exile

How Much I Feel ? Ambrosia

Just Remember I Love You ? Firefall

2 Out 3 Ain?t Bad ? Meatloaf

I Go Crazy ? Paul Davis

Baby Come Back ? Player

Crazy Love ? Poco

Amanda ? Boston

Get Closer ? Seals & Croft

Magnet & Steel ? Walter Egan

You Are The Woman - Firefall

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Some suggestions:

"Midnight At The Oasis" - Maria Muldaur

"If You Could Read My Mind" - Gordon Lightfoot

"Beth" - Kiss

"At Seventeen" - Janis Ian

"Clair" - Gilbert O'Sullivan

"Dust In The Wind" - Kansas

"Fire And Rain" - James Taylor

"I'm Stone In Love With You" - The Stylistics

"Do That To Me One More Time" - Captain & Tennille

"Lovin' You" - Minnie Riperton

"Moonlight Feels Right" - Starbuck

"Pillow Talk" - Sylvia

"Where Is The Love" - Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

"Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend" - Lobo

"I'm Not In Love" - 10CC

"Oh Girl" - The Chi-Lites

"When Will I See You Again" - Three Degrees

"Times Of Your Life" - Paul Anka

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Pablo Cruise's "Love Will Find A Way" and "Whatcha Gonna Do When She Says Goodbye".

Alan Parsons Project's "Eye InThe Sky".

Boz Scaggs' "Lowdown" and "We're All Alone".

Hall & Oates' "I Can't Go For That".

Smokey Robinson's "Cruisn'".

Average White Band's "I've Got Work To Do".

Player's "Baby Come Back".

Patti Austin & James Ingram's "Baby, Come To Me".

Roberta Flack & Donnie Hathaway's "Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You".

Need more?

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"Time in a Bottle" Jim Croce

"Margaritaville" Jimmy Buffet

"I Can See Clearly Now" Johnny Nash (I'm not sure on that name)

"Nobody Does It Better" Rita Coolidge

I don't know if you are putting any disco stuff in there, but "How Deep Is Your Love?" may qualify.

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Here's some '70's from the emerging country-rock scene in Los Angeles... ( some mellow, some not)

The Eagles

Gram Parsons

Loggins and Messina


Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Ricky Nelson - Garden Party, etc

Flying Burrito Bros.

Linda Ronstadt

The Byrds


and then other genres... and other places...

Willie Nelson

Paul Simon - Paul Simon '72 and There Goes Rhymin' Simon '73

Stevie Wonder - Music of My Mind '72, Talking Book '72, Innervisions '73, Songs in the Key of Life '76

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

Laura Nyro

Carole King

Joni Mitchell

Elton John


from a middle age old fart...


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Imaginary Lover - Atlanta Rhythm Section

Rock the Boat - The Hues Corporation

Ride Like The Wind - Christopher Cross

Ride the Wind; Beautiful - The Youngbloods (1969)

Sweet Baby James; Country Road - James Taylor

Dancing in the Moonlight - King Harvest

Summer Breeze - Seals & Croft

Wild World - Cat Stevens

Love is Alive - Gary Wright

Suavecito - Malo

Boogie Down - Eddie Kendricks

Drift Away - Dobie Gray

Take A Giant Step ; Bacon Fat - Taj Mahal

Give A Little Bit - Supertramp (70s?)

Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington Jr. & Bill Withers

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some more suggestions and some of my personal favorites. some are a little older than most of your's, but they are great songs.

Imagine- John Lennon

My Sweet Lord- George Harrison

Ram- Paul McCartney

Photograph- George Harrison/Ringo Starr

Two of Us- The Beatles

In My Life- The Beatles

I Want to Break Free- Queen

Seven Seas of Rhye- Queen

Play the Game- Queen

Stand by Me- Ben E. King

Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynyrd

Georga- Jim Croache(spelling may be incorrect)

Operator(that's not the way it feels)- Jim Croache

Stairway To Heaven- Led Zepplin

Blowin' in the Whind- Bob Dylan

The Times They are a' Changin'- Bob Dylan

Bat Outta Hell- Meatloaf

Paradise by the Dashboard light- Meatloaf

these are just a few great songs from that era.

:guitar: :drummer: :elvis:

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Looking back on the decade...

What a wild ride to get to this point, with this '79 release


I agree, I love Classic Tom, it's a good arrangement of Rock Tunes, and in my opinion one of the best of the latter part of the decade, but Damn the Torpedos was the peak point in his career, I still own the original vinyl.

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Some more:

Ramblin' Man - Allman Brothers

Carefree Highway - Gordon Lightfoot

Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - Danny O'Keefe

Sister Golden Hair - America

Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich

Family Affair - Sly & the Family Stone

Anticipation - Carly Simon

I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash

Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce

You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt

Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum

City of New Orleans - Arlo Gurthrie

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Which starts out with those ludicrous lyrics "Daddy was a cop on the east side of Chicago?"

(In other words, daddy's beat was Lake Michigan!)

I guess thats why daddy didnt die, he could not get to the fight in time. Its hard to move fast in a wet wool uniform....

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Peachy, I'll suggest a few muziktyme tunes that I compiled on a CD a few years back and have had quite a few compliments on the arrangement:

1. Polk Salad Annie...Tony Joe White

2. Crazy Mama.........JJ Cale

3. One Way Street.....Aerosmith

4. Southern Band......Henry Gross

5. Cheatin' Woman...... Lynyrd Skynyrd

6. Cuban Crisis.......Atlanta Rythm Section

7. Cinderella.........Firefall

8. All Shook Up.......Elvis Presley

9. White Bird.........It's a Beautiful Day

10. Love Won't Let Me Wait...Major Harris

11. My Maria...........BW (Buckwheat) Stevenson

12. Freeman in Paris...Joni Mitchell

13. Amos Moses.........Jerry Reed

14. Green Eyed Lady....Sugarloaf

15. Squeeze Box........The Who

16. Mother's Li'l Helper...The Rolling Stones

17. Sweet Love.........The Commodores

18. Something..........The Beatles

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"In exelsis Deo", "Free money"- Patti Smith

Three Stones albums: Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Goat´s head soup.

Bob Seger: "Night moves", "Turn the page" and so many others...

Steve Forbert: "Say Goodbye to little Joe" "Going down to Laurel" "Sadly like a soap opera"

Blondie, Parallel Lines.

Talking Heads, the "Stop Making Sense" album...

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Jackie Blue--The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Lady Blue--Leon Russell

Fire On The Mountain--The Marshall Tucker Band

Wildfire--Michael Martin Murphy

Holdin' On To Yesterday--Ambrosia

Dust In The Wind--Kansas

Easy Like Sunday Morning--The Commodores

Dear Prudence--Katfish

Luckenbach Texas--Waylon And Willie

Boz Scaggs--Lowdown

Steely Dan--Do It Again

Orleans--Dance With Me

Orleans--Still The One

The Spinners--I'll Be Around

Bellamy Brothers--Let Your Love Flow

The Doobie Brothers--It Keeps You Runnin'

The Doobie Brothers--Long train running

Gary Wright--Dream Weaver

Argent--Hold Your Head Up

Emerson,Lake,And Palmer--Lucky Man

Matthews Southern Comfort--Woodstock

Ringo Starr--It Don't Come Easy

The Electric Light Orchestra--Evil Woman

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"Everything I own" , Bread

"Maggie Mae" , Rod Stewatrt

"Hooked on a feeling" Jonnathan King

"Hotel California" . Eagles

"You are the sunshine of my life" , Stevie Wonder

"It don´t come easy", Ringo Star

"Layla", derek and the Dominoes

"Without you", Harry Nilsson

"Starman", David Bowie.

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"la la la, la la la

Didn't know what time it was,

the lights were low-oh-oh

I leaned back on my radio-oh-oh

Some cat was layin' down

some rock 'n' roll, 'lotta soul', he said

Then the loud sound did seem to fade

Came back like a slow voice on a wave of phase

That weren't no D.J., that was hazy cosmic jive

There's a Starman waiting in the sky

He'd like to come and meet us

But he thinks he'd blow our minds

There's a Starman waiting in the sky

He's told us not to blow it

Cause he knows it's all worthwhile

He told me,

"'Let the children lose it

Let the children use it

Let all the children boogie"

:guitar: :guitar: :guitar: :guitar:

:rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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