Monthly Archives: September 2017

Carpenters – Close To You

Carpenters second studio album ‘Close To You’ was released in 1970 on A&M records. The LP peaked at #2 on Billboard’s album chart. Their breakthrough hit ‘(They Long to Be) Close to You’, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, … Continue reading

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What Do You Think About It?

Captain Beyond’s Quadraphonic Wormhole celebrated its one year anniversary last month on the 25th.  At that time I considered releasing a ‘State of the Blog’ report. However I would like to get some feedback from you folks first. Please take … Continue reading

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Jimmy Witherspoon – Love Is a Five Letter Word

That’s funny…  I thought love was just a four letter word…   Jimmy Witherspoon’s career spanned six decades from the 1940’s through the 1990’s. His style of blues was known then as ‘blues shouter’. His first big hit was ‘Ain’t … Continue reading

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Shirley Bassey – Never, Never, Never

  Released in 1973 during her career revival ‘Never, Never, Never’ was Shirley Bassey’s 18th album. It peaked at #10 on the Billboard top 200 and earned a silver disc. The single ‘Never, Never, Never’ placed on three US charts … Continue reading

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Helen Reddy – I Am Woman

Released in 1972 ‘I Am Woman’ is the third album from Australian pop singer Helen Reddy. It reached #14 on Billboard’s Top LP and tapes chart, spending 62 weeks there. The song ‘I Am Woman’ went to #1, earned a … Continue reading

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Chuck Berry – The London Chuck Berry Sessions

  Released in October of 1972 unbelievably this is the only Chuck Berry album certified gold by the RIAA. The song ‘My Ding-A-Ling’ was edited for single release and is the only Berry tune to achieve number one status in … Continue reading

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