Sugarloaf

Green-Eyed Lady

Composed by Jerry Corbetta / Dave Riordan

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Sugarloaf's "Green-Eyed Lady" sits alongside the likes of Argent's "Hold Your Head Up" as one of those early '70s AM pop hits that aspires to FM rock status. The song's extended solo section (the LP version runs nearly seven minutes) features a fleet-fingered organ solo by singer-songwriter Jerry Corbetta, followed by two separate exhibitions of tasty chops by guitarists Bob Webber and the truly excellently-named Veeder Van Dorn. The single version, the one that hit the Top 5 and which is the version on nearly all of the many CD compilations that feature the tune, choppily but wisely condenses this section of the song to not quite a minute of its trim 3:37 running time, putting the focus squarely on Corbetta's appealing blue-eyed-soul vocals and the catchy unison guitar-bass riff that underpins the verses and thereby highlighting the song's boogie-tinged catchiness instead of the band's instrumental prowess.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Best of 70s Supergroups 1988
Various Artists
Priority Records 3:38
Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1970 1989
Various Artists
Rhino 3:39
Billboard Top Rock 'n' Roll Hits: 1968-1972 1993
Various Artists
Rhino 3:39
The Best of Sugarloaf 1993 Curb / Capitol 6:50
Rock-N-Roll's Greatest Hits of All Time: Early 70's, Vol. 3-4 1995
Various Artists
Platinum Entertainment 3:40
No Image 1996
Various Artists
MCA
Big Hits of the 70's [EMI-Capitol] 1998
Various Artists
EMI-Capitol Special Markets / CEMA Special Markets 3:40
Great Rock & Roll, Vol. 4 1999
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 3:33
Greatest Hits of the 70's, Vol. 1 [Platinum #2] 1999
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 3:40
The Ultimate Jukebox Hits of the '70s, Vol. 4-5 1999
Various Artists
Collectables 3:40
Jukebox Hits of the '70s [Collectables] 2002
Various Artists
Collectables 3:40
40 Years of Jukebox Hits: The 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's 2002
Various Artists
Collectables 3:40
Scorched Earth 2005 EMI Music Distribution 6:49
Party Rock 2012
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:32