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Saddest Song of 70s??

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by qtlaw, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. georgealfano

    georgealfano Member

    I think Rainy Night in Georgia was released in 1969. I remember slow dancing to this some with my first girlfriend.
     
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Hard think of it as a sad song, since it's got such an upbeat presentation, but "Brandy," from one-hit wonder Looking Glass.

     
  3. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

    The Brook Benton version was released in 1970:

    Brook Benton - Brook Benton Today

    It was written in the 1967 by Tony Joe White. I'm a big fan of his work. He also recorded at Muscle Shoals.
     
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    To me, that name means only one thing:

     
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  5. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Active Member

    When I moved south, this and the aforementioned patches became my favorite songs. Don't think I had ever heard either before.

    Also, it wasn't until seeing this video five years ago that I learned Tony Joe was actually white.
     
  6. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I was stunned to discover that as well.
     
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  7. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

    He's put out some really good music since the 70s.
     
  8. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Another guy I was shocked to find out was white:

     
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    And now, for the MJ-taking off from the top-of-the-key tomahawk slam-dunk ending of this thread.



    The principals in this video had already decided to divorce.
     
  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Another guy I was shocked to see was white:

     
  11. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    "The Sad Cafe" by the Eagles
    "Funeral for a Friend/Loves Lies Bleeding" by Elton John
     
  12. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Having black guys sing it in "Streets of Fire"... a master stroke.
     
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