Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Wednesday 45 Flashback: ‘Love Land’

From the dynamite video collection of YouTube’s 45 king, spoonfedcornbread, here’s another record I owned when I was a kid.

“Love Land” debuted on Billboard’s R&B chart on March 7, 1970, climbing only to No. 23. It actually did better on the Top 40, reaching No. 16.

The next single for Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band would be “Express Yourself,” their smash hit. But something about the smoother groove of “Love Land” really captures the flavor of 1970 for me.

To spoonfedcornbread, my man... keep doing what you do!

UPDATE (09/13/07): Oh crap, y’all. Looks like YouTube has suspended spoonfedcornbread’s account! If you try to check out any of his spinning platters, it’ll say: “This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.”

Dammit. Dee-double-dammit. I sure hope my calling attention to him didn’t lead to his downfall. I didn’t even know this was illegal. He was just an oldies deejay to me... playing cool records and getting people excited about music... bringing back sweet memories...

Shit. I don’t even have a way to contact him and find out what the deal is. We communicated through YouTube messages. Wow. I couldn’t wait to embed 45s like “I’m Doin’ Fine Now” and “Remember Me.”

4 comments:

Nancy said...

I'm a huge fan of the less-popular tracks of my favorite artists, and "Love Land" is one of my absolute faves. If I never hear Aretha sing "Respect" again, well, I'd be damn grateful, but please please please don't take away "The House That Jack Built." You know?

Undercover Black Man said...

I know what you're saying, Nancy. I'm that way with Diana Ross. No need to ever again hear "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"... but I'll never get sick of "Remember Me."

Invisible Woman said...
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Invisible Woman said...

Love Land is one of my very favorite songs ever.

(Express Yourself was pretty poppin too)