Freddie Hart

Super Kind of Woman

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Super Kind of Woman was released in the midst of Freddie Hart's commercial renaissance in the '70s, when he was cranking out hits like crazy, and the album reflects the high standards he set for himself. Most of the songs were written or co-written by Hart, and two tracks ("Super Kind of Woman" and "Trip to Heaven") went to number one. Hart's frequent use of words like "sexy" and phrases like "you turn me on" were a mild manifestation of a fad for risqué or sexually expressive country music, but his songs were typically expressions of love -- often marital love -- rather than pure physical desire. Perhaps this mix of conservative messages couched in relatively hip terminology helped sell Hart's solid country music to the genre's amorphous audience of the '70s. Whatever the case, Hart showed one way that country music could be updated without losing its identity during a time when the music was moving increasingly toward the pop mainstream.