Sounds of the Seventies: 1970 - Take Two

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Sounds of the Seventies: 1970 - Take Two Review

by Tim Sendra

Sounds of the Seventies: 1970 - Take Two is another fine entry in a fine series from Time-Life that picks up where Sounds of the Seventies: 1970 leaves off. It collects another 21 songs that made the year what it was, while drawing from a wide range of styles and genres. It provides both a fine introduction to the year's music and a highly entertaining exercise in nostalgia, and either way it is a blast. The highlights range from the heavy classic rock of Mountain's "Mississippi Queen" and Santana's "Evil Ways" to the frivolous pop of Mungo Jerry's "In the Summertime" and the Shocking Blue's "Venus." This volume of 1970s hits contains more soul, picking up great hits from Tyrone Davis ("Turn Back the Hands of Time") and Eddie Holman ("Hey There Lonely Girl") and a hidden gem from Aretha Franklin ("Don't Play That Song").

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Jackson 5 02:56 Amazon
2 The Temptations 04:05 Amazon
3 Rare Earth 02:47 Amazon
4 Mountain 02:30 Amazon
5 Santana 03:14 Amazon
6 Eric Burdon / War 04:53 Amazon
7 Shocking Blue 02:59 Amazon
8 The Guess Who 03:49 Amazon
9 Grand Funk Railroad 05:31 Amazon
10 The Moody Blues 04:55 Amazon
11 Canned Heat 02:48 Amazon
12 Joe South 03:43 Amazon
13 The Band 03:33 Amazon
14 Mungo Jerry 03:30 Amazon
15 The Ides of March 02:55 Amazon
16 Eddie Holman 03:34 Amazon
17 Tyrone Davis 02:57 Amazon
18 Joe Cocker 03:55 Amazon
19 B.B. King 04:07 Amazon
20 Aretha Franklin 02:58 Amazon
21 Brook Benton 03:36 Amazon
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