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music friday: 1970

Derek and the Dominos, "Layla". Not the unplugged version, fer chrissake.

James Brown, "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine". JB always had a knack for complicated song titles with a parenthetical inclusion, although this one is especially good in that it sticks the parenthesis in the middle.

Freda Payne, "Band of Gold". Supposedly, Payne balked at singing the song, feeling the lyrics were meant to be sung by a young teenager or woman. She was 27 at the time. It became the biggest hit of her career.

Neil Young, "After the Gold Rush". According to the ever-trustworthy Wikipedia, the Trio of Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris, who were recording the song, asked Young what the lyrics meant. "We asked him, flat out, what it meant, and he said, 'Hell, I don't know. I just wrote it.'"

Hugh Masekela, "I Can't Dance". He died on Tuesday.

Joan Baez, "Joe Hill". Recorded at Woodstock in 1969, but the album wasn't released until 1970, so here it is.

Black Sabbath, "Paranoid". Their first charting single.

Curtis Mayfield, "Move on Up". From Mayfield's first solo album.

Joni Mitchell, "Big Yellow Taxi". My favorite Joni Mitchell song. So shoot me.

John Lennon, "Working Class Hero". From the best-ever album by a solo Beatle.