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1971 Start of School Year September Tired of Being Alone Al Green
Tired of Being Alone
CD Source: Take Me To The River - Southern Soul (1961-77) (3)
Time: 2:52
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Thin Line Between Love and Hate The Persuaders
Thin Line Between Love and Hate
CD Source: Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974 (8)
Time: 3:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Imagine John Lennon
Imagine
CD Source: Working Class Hero - Definitive (1969-80) (2)
Time: 3:01
Sequenced by: Imagine album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Jealous Guy John Lennon
Jealous Guy
CD Source: Imagine (2000 remix)
Time: 4:15
Sequenced by: Imagine album
Honored by:
 

 
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October Theme From "Shaft" Isaac Hayes
Theme From "Shaft"
CD Source: Say It Loud! Black Music in America (1916-99)(6)
Time: 3:16
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Inner City Blues Marvin Gaye
Inner City Blues
CD Source: What`s Goin` On (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 5:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Wild Night Van Morrison
Wild Night
CD Source: Tupelo Honey
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: Tupelo Honey album
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Tupelo Honey Van Morrison
Tupelo Honey
CD Source: Tupelo Honey
Time: 4:15
Sequenced by: Tupelo Honey album
Honored by:
 
The album version of "Tupelo Honey" clocks at 6:54. When released as a single it was edited down to 4:15, the time listed here. The full version continues Morrison`s trademark vamping.
 
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Have You Seen Her The Chi-Lites
Have You Seen Her
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 4:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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November Family Affair Sly & The Family Stone
Family Affair
CD Source: The Essential (1967-75) (2)
Time: 3:06
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Respect Yourself The Staple Singers
Respect Yourself
CD Source:
Time: 3:33
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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Rock Steady Aretha Franklin
Rock Steady
CD Source: Queen of Soul/Atlantic (1967-77) (4)
Time: 3:14
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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You Are Everything The Stylistics
You Are Everything
CD Source:
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Substitute The Who
Substitute
CD Source: The Very Best of (1965-81)
Time: 3:47
Sequenced by: Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy album
Honored by:
 
A hit single in the U.K. in 1966, "Substitute" was released as a single in America (with altered lyrics) in 1967 but went nowhere. Most of us heard it for the first time on the "Meaty, Beaty" collection, so I`ve slotted it here.
 
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Black Dog Led Zeppelin
Black Dog
CD Source: Mothership (1969-79) (2)
Time: 4:55
Sequenced by: Led Zeppelin IV album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Rock and Roll Led Zeppelin
Rock and Roll
CD Source: Mothership (1969-79) (2)
Time: 3:41
Sequenced by: Led Zeppelin IV album
Honored by: DM
 

 
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When the Levee Breaks Led Zeppelin
When the Levee Breaks
CD Source: Mothership (1969-79) (2)
Time: 7:10
Sequenced by: Led Zeppelin IV album
Honored by:
 

 
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Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven
CD Source: Mothership (1969-79) (2)
Time: 8:02
Sequenced by: Led Zeppelin IV album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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December American Pie Don McLean
American Pie
CD Source:
Time: 8:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Clean Up Woman Betty Wright
Clean Up Woman
CD Source: A Century of Women in Music (1909-98)(5)
Time: 2:46
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Let`s Stay Together Al Green
Let`s Stay Together
CD Source: The Absolute Best (1970-77) (2)
Time: 3:19
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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1972 January Stay With Me The Faces
Stay With Me
CD Source: The Best of (1970-73+)
Time: 4:38
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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February Bang A Gong (Get It On) T. Rex
Bang A Gong (Get It On)
CD Source:
Time: 4:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Heart of Gold Neil Young
Heart of Gold
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1969-79+)
Time: 3:08
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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March Mother and Child Reunion Paul Simon
Mother and Child Reunion
CD Source: The Essential (1972-2000) (2)
Time: 3:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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One Way Out (live) The Allman Brothers Band
One Way Out (live)
CD Source: Eat A Peach
Time: 4:58
Sequenced by: Eat A Peach album
Honored by:
 

 
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Blue Sky The Allman Brothers Band
Blue Sky
CD Source: Eat A Peach
Time: 5:08
Sequenced by: Eat A Peach album
Honored by:
 

 
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April Doctor My Eyes Jackson Browne
Doctor My Eyes
CD Source: The Very Best of (1972-2002)
Time: 3:20
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Slippin` Into Darkness War
Slippin` Into Darkness
CD Source: Anthology (1970-94) (2)
Time: 7:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 
Several CDs contain what they call "DJ 45 edit" versions at 3:44 or 3:45. The hit single was actually 4:15 in length.
 
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Look What You Done for Me Al Green
Look What You Done for Me
CD Source: The Absolute Best (1970-77) (2)
Time: 3:06
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I`ll Take You There The Staple Singers
I`ll Take You There
CD Source: The Stax Story (1960-74+) (4)
Time: 3:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Oh Girl The Chi-Lites
Oh Girl
CD Source:
Time: 3:13
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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May Tumbling Dice The Rolling Stones
Tumbling Dice
CD Source: Forty Licks (1964-2002) (2)
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Willin` Little Feat
Willin`
CD Source:
Time: 2:57
Sequenced by: Sailin` Shoes album
Honored by:
 

 
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Happy The Rolling Stones
Happy
CD Source: Exile On Main Street
Time: 3:06
Sequenced by: Exile On Main Street album
Honored by: DM
 

 
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All Down the Line The Rolling Stones
All Down the Line
CD Source: Exile On Main Street
Time: 3:51
Sequenced by: Exile On Main Street album
Honored by:
 

 
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June Sail Away Randy Newman
Sail Away
CD Source: Guilty: 30 Years of (1968-96) (4)
Time: 2:52
Sequenced by: Sail Away album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Rocket Man Elton John
Rocket Man
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1970-74)
Time: 4:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Take It Easy The Eagles
Take It Easy
CD Source: Very Best of (1972-80+) (2) (plus bonus DVD)
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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(If Loving You is Wrong) I Don`t Want to Be Right Luther Ingram
(If Loving You is Wrong) I Don`t Want to Be Right
CD Source: Take Me To The River - Southern Soul (1961-77) (3)
Time: 3:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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July School`s Out Alice Cooper
School`s Out
CD Source:
Time: 3:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) The Hollies
Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)
CD Source: Sounds of the Seventies 1972
Time: 3:18
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I`m Still in Love With You Al Green
I`m Still in Love With You
CD Source: The Absolute Best (1970-77) (2)
Time: 3:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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August You Wear It Well Rod Stewart
You Wear It Well
CD Source: Never a Dull Moment
Time: 4:24
Sequenced by: Never A Dull Moment album
Honored by:
 

 
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Jackie Wilson Said Van Morrison
Jackie Wilson Said
CD Source: Saint Dominic`s Preview
Time: 2:57
Sequenced by: St. Dominic`s Preview album
Honored by:
 

 
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Backstabbers The O`Jays
Backstabbers
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:06
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Get On The Good Foot James Brown
Get On The Good Foot
CD Source: 50th Anniversary Collection (1956-76+) (2)
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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September The City of New Orleans Arlo Guthrie
The City of New Orleans
CD Source:
Time: 4:33
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Start of School Year Burning Love Elvis Presley
Burning Love
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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October Freddie`s Dead Curtis Mayfield
Freddie`s Dead
CD Source: Superfly (Soundtrack)(Deluxe Ed.)(2)
Time: 3:16
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 
The CD source is for the single version; both single and album versions are on the CD.
 
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I Can See Clearly Now Johnny Nash
I Can See Clearly Now
CD Source: Sounds of the Seventies 1972
Time: 2:48
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I`ll Be Around The Spinners
I`ll Be Around
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:11
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Love Has No Pride Bonnie Raitt
Love Has No Pride
CD Source: Give It Up
Time: 3:48
Sequenced by: Give It Up album
Honored by:
 

 
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Ziggy Stardust David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust
CD Source: Best of (1969-2002) (2)
Time: 3:16
Sequenced by: Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust album
Honored by:
 
The "Ziggy Stardust" album has ranked among the top 20 (U.K.) or top 40 (U.S.) of all-time in critics` polls, but it was only a minor hit in the U.S. when released in June 1972, peaking at #75 in April 1973. I slotted the song arbitrarily in late October 1972, when the album first broke into the top 100 of Billboard`s chart.
 
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November Love and Happiness Al Green
Love and Happiness
CD Source: The Absolute Best (1970-77) (2)
Time: 5:06
Sequenced by: I`m Still In Love With You album
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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Papa Was A Rolling Stone The Temptations
Papa Was A Rolling Stone
CD Source: Emperors of Soul (1961-94) (5)
Time: 6:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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If You Don`t Know Me By Now Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
If You Don`t Know Me By Now
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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You Ought to Be With Me Al Green
You Ought to Be With Me
CD Source: Call Me
Time: 3:19
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Me And Mrs. Jones Billy Paul
Me And Mrs. Jones
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 4:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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December Superfly Curtis Mayfield
Superfly
CD Source: Superfly (Soundtrack)(Deluxe Ed.)(2)
Time: 3:09
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
The CD source is for the single version; both single and album versions are on the CD.
 
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You`re So Vain Carly Simon
You`re So Vain
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 4:19
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Superstition Stevie Wonder
Superstition
CD Source: At the Close of a Century (1963-96) (4)
Time: 4:26
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Crocodile Rock Elton John
Crocodile Rock
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1970-74)
Time: 3:54
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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1973 January The World is A Ghetto War
The World is A Ghetto
CD Source: Anthology (1970-94) (2)
Time: 4:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Do It Again Steely Dan
Do It Again
CD Source: A Decade of (1972-80)
Time: 5:56
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Could It Be I`m Falling In Love The Spinners
Could It Be I`m Falling In Love
CD Source: Sounds of the Seventies 1973
Time: 4:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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February Love Train The O`Jays
Love Train
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Space Oddity David Bowie
Space Oddity
CD Source: Best of (1969-2002) (2)
Time: 5:14
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 
In 1969 this innovative song was a #5 pop hit for Bowie in England, but it failed at the time even to reach the Hot 100 in America. Hearing it for the first time about 6 months after Elton John`s "Rocket Man" had peaked, American radio listeners may be forgiven for originally mistaking the song for a response to or echo of John`s hit.
 
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Dixie Chicken Little Feat
Dixie Chicken
CD Source:
Time: 3:55
Sequenced by: Dixie Chicken album
Honored by:
 

 
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Neither One of Us Gladys Knight & The Pips
Neither One of Us
CD Source: The Ultimate Collection (1966-73)
Time: 4:22
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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March The Cisco Kid War
The Cisco Kid
CD Source: Anthology (1970-94) (2)
Time: 4:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Call Me (Come Back Home) Al Green
Call Me (Come Back Home)
CD Source: The Absolute Best (1970-77) (2)
Time: 3:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Money Pink Floyd
Money
CD Source: Dark Side of the Moon
Time: 6:25
Sequenced by: The Dark Side Of The Moon album
Honored by:
 

 
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April Walk on the Wild Side Lou Reed
Walk on the Wild Side
CD Source: NYC Man: The Collection (1967-2002) (2)
Time: 4:11
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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D`yer Maker Led Zeppelin
D`yer Maker
CD Source: Mothership (1969-79) (2)
Time: 4:24
Sequenced by: Houses of the Holy album
Honored by:
 

 
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Search And Destroy Iggy & The Stooges
Search And Destroy
CD Source: Raw Power (Legacy Edition) (2)
Time: 3:29
Sequenced by: Raw Power album
Honored by:
 

 
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Stuck in the Middle With You Stealers Wheel
Stuck in the Middle With You
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:25
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Reeling in the Years Steely Dan
Reeling in the Years
CD Source: A Decade of (1972-80)
Time: 4:38
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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You Are The Sunshine of My Life Stevie Wonder
You Are The Sunshine of My Life
CD Source: At the Close of a Century (1963-96) (4)
Time: 3:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Drift Away Dobie Gray
Drift Away
CD Source:
Time: 3:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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May One of A Kind (Love Affair) The Spinners
One of A Kind (Love Affair)
CD Source:
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Gil Scott-Heron
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
CD Source: The Best of (1971-82)
Time: 2:59
Sequenced by: Pieces Of A Man album
Honored by:
 
How to date this song? First recorded in 1970, the full-band version and the "Pieces" album on which it appeared were recorded in April 1971, released soon thereafter, but not reviewed in Rolling Stone until July 1972. The song was the B-side of a single that never charted. I`ve slotted the song here based on the album`s sole appearance, for six weeks, on the Jazz Albums chart nearly a year later.
 
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Long Train Runnin` The Doobie Brothers
Long Train Runnin`
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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June Kodachrome Paul Simon
Kodachrome
CD Source: The Essential (1972-2000) (2)
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Doing It To Death James Brown (Fred Wesley & The J.B.`s)
Doing It To Death
CD Source: 50th Anniversary Collection (1956-76+) (2)
Time: 3:03
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Right Place, Wrong Time Dr. John
Right Place, Wrong Time
CD Source: In the Right Place
Time: 2:51
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Soul Makossa Manu Dibango
Soul Makossa
CD Source: Instrumentals,Vol.4: Soul (1961-73)
Time: 4:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Stir It Up Bob Marley & The Wailers
Stir It Up
CD Source: Catch A Fire (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 5:35
Sequenced by: album release date
Honored by:
 
"Stir It Up" was composed and first recorded by Bob Marley in 1967. The popular Johnny Nash version debuted on the Hot 100 Feb 10, 1973 and was first heard widely in mid-March. The "Catch A Fire" album was released April 13, 1973, credited to The Wailers, and slotted here with a best-guess lag time.
 
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July The Harder They Come Jimmy Cliff
The Harder They Come
CD Source: The Harder They Come (Soundtrack)
Time: 3:12
Sequenced by: The Harder They Come Sountrack album
Honored by: RS
 
The soundtrack to "The Harder They Come" movie didn`t receive wide enough attention to chart nationally until March 1975. However, the album was first released in the U.S. in early 1973 and the movie was shown in the San Francisco Bay Area in summer 1973. Two outstanding songs from that album are slotted here in the Timeline on that basis.
 
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Many Rivers to Cross Jimmy Cliff
Many Rivers to Cross
CD Source: The Harder They Come (Soundtrack)
Time: 3:02
Sequenced by: The Harder They Come Sountrack album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
The soundtrack to "The Harder They Come" movie didn`t receive wide enough attention to chart nationally until March 1975. However, the album was first released in the U.S. in early 1973 and the movie was shown in the San Francisco Bay Area in summer 1973. Two outstanding songs from that album are slotted here in the Timeline on that basis.
 
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Live and Let Die Paul McCartney & Wings
Live and Let Die
CD Source: Wingspan - Hits & History (1970-84) (2)
Time: 3:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Brother Louie The Stories
Brother Louie
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:56
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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If You Want Me To Stay Sly & The Family Stone
If You Want Me To Stay
CD Source: The Essential (1967-75) (2)
Time: 3:01
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Let`s Get It On Marvin Gaye
Let`s Get It On
CD Source: Let`s Get It On
Time: 4:01
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
The CD source is the single edit, which is a bonus track on this CD.
 
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Bodhisattva Steely Dan
Bodhisattva
CD Source: A Decade of (1972-80)
Time: 5:19
Sequenced by: Countdown to Ecstasy album
Honored by:
 

 
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August Here I Am (Come And Take Me) Al Green
Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
CD Source: Call Me
Time: 4:16
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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That Lady The Isley Brothers
That Lady
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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Ramblin` Man The Allman Brothers Band
Ramblin` Man
CD Source: The Road Goes On Forever (1969-79) (2)
Time: 4:49
Sequenced by: Brothers & Sisters album
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Too High Stevie Wonder
Too High
CD Source: Innervisions
Time: 4:36
Sequenced by: Innervisions album
Honored by:
 

 
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Higher Ground Stevie Wonder
Higher Ground
CD Source: Innervisions
Time: 3:42
Sequenced by: Innervisions album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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