Don’t Give Up On Us Baby – Hutch Sings! | Starsky and Hutch

Song: Don’t Give Up on Us (1976) Artist: David Soul Label: Private Stock Records Writer: Tony Macaulay Growing up in the seventies, I just loved the now-legendary TV cop show Starsky & Hutch. No wonder, as the show was pretty much made for teens. I don’t know what I’d think of it now as most … Read more

Ooh, Jackie Blue

Song: Jackie Blue (1975) Artist: Ozark Mountain Daredevils Writers: Larry Lee and Steve Cash Album: It’ll Shine When It Shines (A&M) Ooh, Jackie Blue, Lives her life from inside of her room. If you look up OMD on Google, you’ll likely find Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, an English electronic group formed in the late 1070s. … Read more

Who Sings Diamond Girl?

Song: Diamond Girl (1973) Artist: Seals and Crofts Album: Diamond Girl (Warner Brothers) The song Diamond Girl was performed and recorded by Seals and Croft in 1973. Their equally famous hit Summer Breeze is a bit too saccharine for me, even from a consistent saccharin act. I mean, “blowing through the Jasmine in my mind?” … Read more

Brandy You’re A Fine Girl

Song: Brandy Artist: Looking Glass (1972) Album: Looking Glass (Epic) For a one-hit wonder, Looking Glass scored a huge one. Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) was tremendously popular and is still a soft radio classic, not to mention a staple of Karaoke. It was, in fact, so big that it caused Barry Manilow to rename his song … Read more

Kept On Looking For A Sign

Song: Couldn’t Get it Right (1977) Artist: Climax Blues Band Album: Gold Plated (Sire) Couldn’t Get it Right was a no. 3 hit for the Climax Blues Band in May of 1977. They shared the charts with Stevie Wonder, with Sir Duke at number one, Leo Sayer with When I Need You at number two. … Read more

I Wanna Kiss You All Over

Song: Kiss You All Over (1978) Artist: Exile Album: Mixed Emotions Casual country fans might be shocked to know that the 80’s country hitmakers, Exile, toured with acts such as Aerosmith, Heart, Dave Mason, Boston, and Seals & Crofts in 1978. Although their first no. 1 country hit was Woke Up in Love in 1983, … Read more

I Know Forever Well Be Doing It: Whenever I Call You ‘Friend’

Song: Whenever I Call You ‘Friend’ (1978) Artist: Kenny Loggins with Stevie Nicks Album: Nightwatch (Columbia) Although Kenny Loggins might be known as a movie soundtrack staple, and best remembered for Danny’s Song, even if fans of the song don’t quite realize its Kenny Loggins. However, Whenever I Call You ‘Friend’ was his first big solo hit, a … Read more