Oldies/70s rock


QUESTION: Dave Hi, this is a track i've taped from radio without detail! Radio 1 70's now transferring to digital. I have others!

If you say go I'll disappear, I've been watchinng the sun go down but I'd be thankful for a little heart.

Good luck and thanks, Paul

ANSWER: Hi Paul,

The song title you're looking for is "Let Me Know" by Blue.  It's from Blue's self-titled 1973 debut album.  Here is a link to a YouTube recording of the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aaym9-KtWxY


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QUESTION: Erick, hello, thanks for the last one, splendid. Please try with these I'm converting old cassettes to digital!....
1. He was young he was not afraid he walked alone where others feared to tread, ... proud and noble savage
2.  Old Joe but not the versions I have heard so far
3.   Songs to the man behind the leather desk, but if you want to sell your music you have to hit them with a hook
4.  I got my lurex junction on an elephant bout my size, we'll go trump trump trump into the big time man I'm going to be living in the stars!!!!!!
5. Break my mind not Byrds, Ian Campbell, Bobby Wood Geo Hamilton Jayhawks F burrito Osark Mountian
6.  Coming down from the mountains to the city

I actually have the recordings for the first four but don't have a way of sending them if you cannot suss from this, let me know if there is a way. Amazing how excited in anticipation I am!!   cheers, Paul

Hi Paul,

Here’s a rundown of the tracks I was able to identify corresponding to each number from your list, with video/sample links if available:

1. Get Down (The Proud And Noble Savage) – Allan Taylor, 1973:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq1unE0uRps

2. Some other songs with the title “Old Joe” from the early 70’s (most of these are UK releases):
• The Guess Who, 1969: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIHRQKFPFV8
• Brian Golbey, 1972, (Golbey and Allan Taylor were friends and later on band-mates in Cajun Moon, so this may be the same song as Allan Taylor’s below)
• Allan Taylor, 1973: http://www.allmusic.com/song/old-joe-mt0011825551
• Dave Plane featuring Andrew Townend, 1974
• Crowdy Crawn, 1974
• Freddie McKay, 1974 (reggae song): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vhSxzpa_m0&playnext=1&list=PLF035B61D389222B2&fe
• There is also a famous American folk song called “Old Joe Clark” recorded by many artists.  This link is a newer version, but it includes lyrics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjsUl5XnSiQ

5. Here are some other songs with the title “Break My Mind” from the early 70’s (most of these are UK releases):
• Pat Boone, 1969: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmQkR0JhdBg
• Glen Campbell, 1969: http://www.allmusic.com/song/break-my-mind-mt0011732612
• Sammy Davis Jr., 1970: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SM91DNIyHQ
• Roy Orbison, 1971: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsULkIizINg
• Cymarron, 1971: http://www.allmusic.com/song/break-my-mind-mt0007853939
• Frank Yonco & The Everglades, 1972
• Fumble, 1973
• Country Cousins, 1974

As for the others I was unable to help you with, I suggest entering these each as separate questions and trying other experts.



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Erick Byrd


I can answer all questions related to hit songs and pop artists of the rock and roll era. My specialty is U.S. Billboard Top 40 chart history and one hit wonders from 1950's through the 90's. I can also research lyrics to songs. I am more knowledgeable in the area of pop and rock songs, but I am willing to research soul and country songs. I cannot answer questions relating to classical, jazz, or rap songs. Also, I'm not an expert on music videos.


I am an avid reader of Joel Whitburn Top 40 books and a collector of all pop and rock hit songs.

My educational credentials include a college degree in history and over twenty-five years of life experience as a fan of popular music.

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