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Sounds of the Seventies: 1970

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AllMusic Review by Tim Sendra

Sounds of the Seventies: 1970 is another fine entry in a fine series from Time -Life. It collects 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 sublime (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles' "Tears of a Clown," Van Morrison's "Domino") to the fairly ridiculous (the Jaggerz's "The Rapper," Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky") with plenty of classic rock and pop greatness in between (the Jackson 5's "ABC," James Taylor's "Fire and Rain," the Bee Gees' "Lonely Days").

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Creedence Clearwater Revival 02:43 Amazon
2 Edwin Starr 03:25 Amazon
3 Van Morrison 03:10 Amazon
4 Three Dog Night 03:21 Amazon
5 The Jaggerz 02:44 Amazon
6 Grateful Dead 03:09 Amazon
7 Norman Greenbaum 04:02 Amazon
8 Joe Cocker 04:17 Amazon
9 Santana 03:18 Amazon
10 The Moments 03:44 Amazon
11 The Hollies 04:17 Amazon
12
ABC
The Jackson 5 03:00 Amazon
13 The Guess Who 03:54 Amazon
14 Eric Clapton 02:55 Amazon
15 Sugarloaf 03:40 Amazon
16 James Taylor 03:23 Amazon
17 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 03:00 Amazon
18 Bee Gees 03:47 Amazon
19
The Blues Image 03:42 Amazon
20 Free 03:49 Amazon
21 Sly & the Family Stone 04:50 Amazon
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