45s and Other Revolutions: Yet still even more A-Sides beginning with the letter L.


February 22nd, 2019

56 mins 54 secs

Season 4

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Shangri-Las [00:36]
a side: "Long Live Our Love"
b side: "Sophisticated Boom Boom"
Red Bird Records RB 10-048 1966
Hot hot b-side, which is also the name of an excellent show on WFMU.

Mercy [05:36]
a side: "Love (Can Make You Happy)"
b side: "Fire Ball"
Sundi Records SR-6811 1969
Bang, another killer b-side. And a perfectly fine a-side, but not quite as thrilling.

Sheila E [12:18]
a side: "A Love Bizarre"
b side: "A Love Bizarre, Part II"
Paisley Park DXX 1137V1S 1985
So nice, you have to continue it on to the next side. And that's quite some guitar playing from His Purpleness.

John Holt a side: "A Love I Can Feel" [19:54]
Hugh Black b side: "Long Liver Man" [22:24]
Coxsone Records 1970
Two fine tracks that sound great together.

Gary Wright [26:15]
a side: "Love Is Alive"
b side: "Much Higher"
Warner Bros. Records WBS 8143 1975
Ah, pure AOR gold.

Barbara Acklin [32:47]
a side: "Love Makes a Woman"
b side: "Come and See Me Baby"
Brunswick Records 55379 1968
Some mighty fine r&b from the woman who would also go on to lead the Chi-Lites.

Otis Redding [39:03]
a side: "Love Man"
b side: "Can't Turn You Loose"
ATCO Records 45-6677 1969
A fine posthumous single by Otis Redding, with a live rendition of his signature song on the b-side.

Little Sonny [44:54]
a side: "Love Shock"
b side: "I'll Love You Baby (Until the Day I Die)"
Excello Records 45-2209 1962
Super hot blues shot from this protégé of Sonny Boy Williamson.

"Diamonds Are Forever" by John Barry.

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