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Casey Kasem Presents: America's Top Ten - The 70's Singer/Songwriters

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A spin-off of Casey Kasem's longstanding radio program, America's Top 10 is another series collecting radio favorites into easily-digestible packages. This particular installment focuses on the singer/songwriter craze of the 1970s. While it doesn't dig very deep, it's packed with hits, making it suitable for the casual fan. Highlights include "It's Too Late" from Carole King ("you were light and breezy and I knew just what to do..."); Rickie Lee Jones' fun "Chuck E.'s in Love"; the fluttery soul of Boz Scaggs' "Lowdown"; and Al Stewart's odd, engulfing classic "Year of the Cat." There are a few deep cuts, notably Phoebe Snow's "Poetry Man," and the slightly ragged folk of Dave Loggins' longing "Please Come to Boston." The booklet includes liner notes and artist photos.

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