Super Hits of the '70s: Have a Nice Day, Vol. 4
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Much of the disc is MOR pop, like Mark Lindsay's "Silver Bird", Christie's "Yellow River" and Ocean's slightly folk-flavored "Put Your Hand in the Hand."
Three of the cuts aren't country-flavored, they're flat-out country. Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden", Ray Price's "For the Good Times" and Sammi Smith's "Help Me Make It Through the Night" were all successful on the pop charts, but they're died in the wool, cry in your beer country. Another track, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Mr Bojangles" was also a major cross-over hit.
Brewer and Shipley's classic "One Toke Over the Line" and Wadsworth Mansion's "Sweet Mary" add a pleasantly humorous touch and do a nice job of rounding out a slightly disjointed collection.
Volume 4 isn't one of the best in the series, but it's a lot better than some. This one's well worth the effort.
This CD brings that fact into sharp focus with the biggest hits in the respective careers of Lynn Anderson ("Rose Garden"), Ray Price ("For The Good Times") and Sammi Smith ("Help Me Make It Through The Night)." Also appearing are three other hits with a rural flavor: "Mr. Bojangles" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, "One Toke Over The Line" by Brewer & Shipley and "Woodstock" by Matthews' Southern Comfort.
Adding to the eclectic mix are long-forgotten "Yellow River" by Christie and Mark Lindsay's second solo single, "Silver Bird." There's something for every pop fan here. Anyone who remembers the Glass Bottle's radio hit "I Ain't Got Time Anymore" will appreciate that fact.
If my ears could breathe, this compilation would be a breath of fresh air.
The 1970's seemed to have a large number of "One-Hit Wonders". Although these songs were popular at the time, many don't receive airplay in the 21st century. Thank you Rhino for giving us an oppotunity to obtain some of the Forgotten Oldies of the 70's on cd.
Three of the songs topped the country charts before peaking on the pop chart: "For the Good Times," "Help Me Make It Through the Night" )both penned by Kris Kristofferson) and "Rose Garden" (written by Joe South). Another song that wouldn't have been out of place on the country charts was the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's signature song "Mr. Bojangles." [It would also be their lone Top 10 pop hit.]
Folk/pop is also represented on this collection with one-hit wonders Matthews' Southern Comfort's take on "Woodstock" and Brewer and Shipley's "One Toke Over the Line." [Note: Ian Matthews did hit the charts one more time as a solo in 1979 with "Shake It."]
Other one-hit wonders include the infectious "Sweet Mary" by Wadsworth Mansion and the gospel-tinged "Put Your Hand in the Hand" by Ocean.
Even the lesser hits ("Silver Bird," "Yellow River," I Ain't Got Time Any More") that peaked in the bottom half of the Top 40 bring back fond memories of the hits of 1970-71, which makes this a satisfying (albeit brief) collection. RECOMMENDED
Anyone who listened to AM Radio during this 70-71 time period will remember most ( if not all ) of this lineup. I can easily say that this is one of only a few of the Have A Nice Day Volumes that I can listen to from start to finish. Like a previous Vol.4 reviewer said.....This is not the best Volume but it is definately not the worst either. This is a SOLID 4 Star product and a good purchase with lots of high quality Oldies.
Food for thought.....For the longest time I was reluctant about purchasing several of these H.A.N.D. versions because I already own a few of these songs on other compilations however I have found that the duplicates are very minimal for me and I was missing out on some darn good (hard to impossible to find) Oldies on CD. I now own almost half of these Volumes and I am satisfied with all. Gosh! It has been a long time since I heard so many of these tunes and they sound great!
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I have forgotten many of these songs. Enjoyed hearing most of them again.Published 8 months ago by K. A. Larson
Has the songs on the disc I've been looking for. Glad I looked in Amazon.
and the price was RIGHT!
Great mixture from the 70s. Play it all the time. My husband wanted it. You wont be disappointed. It is awesomePublished 22 months ago by Noel 195555
All of the Super Hits of the 70's discs are great. I bought this one for "One Toke." I loved the song as a little kid and still think it is a great song, both for its... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Allan Bumgartner