Dollop of country-crossover flavors a solid set of 70s pop,
This review is from: Super Hits of the '70s: Have a Nice Day, Vol. 4 (Audio CD)
On the 4th set from Rhino's 70s pop series, several heavy hitter country tunes make an appearance. "Rose Garden" was a chart-topper for Lynn Anderson while Ray Price's "For the Good Times" and Sammi Smith's "Help Me Make it Through the Night" were only #1 country hits but they continue to be esteemed well today. (They were both listed in the Top 500 of all time in a book by ....). Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Mr. Bojangles" is another tune with a Nashville tone. And even though they don't do it in Muskogee, the pothead anthem "One Toke Over the Line" from Brewer and Shipley also had plenty of "down-home" appeal musically.
Outside of those, you also get pop-gospel hit "Put Your Hand in the Hand" as Ocean talks up the healing powers of the "Man from Galilee",Wadsworth Mansion's "Sweet Mary" comes on like a Partridge Family outtake, The Bells' "Stay Awhile" stays just this side of saccharine, and Dickie Goodman one-hit-wunderkind "I Ain't got Time Anymore" turns in a great minor hit (stalled at #39 if I recall correctly).
The only glaring clunkers here is an ill-advised cover of "Woodstock" by Matthews' Southern Comfort (yes, it was a hit, but that doesn't make it a good rendition then OR now...) and Paul Revere and the Raiders' Mark Lindsay with the goofy "Silver Bird".
One of the better ones in the series. Plenty of stuff you'll probably remember and a nice surprise or two among the songs you might not. Recommended.