Playing tracks by
Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Darrell Banks, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and more.
I met the love of my life on St. Patrick’s Day in 1972. This mix of romantic Old School Soul songs kicks off with Al Green’s “Love And Happiness” released that same year.
That and other great Soul tunes that came out of Detroit, Memphis, Chicago, and Philadelphia in the years before formed the soundtrack of our young lives and shaped what we thought love and romance could and should be.
The music was produced to sound it’s best broadcast from powerful AM radio stations blaring out of the single speaker in the hot dashboard of yet another 60’s Detroit dinosaur cruising back and forth from the bowling alley on one end of Smalltown American to the Dairy Queen at the other every Friday and Saturday night.
Between the two we sang along with everything from the orchestral, string-laden swelling of The Supremes' “I Hear A Symphony” to the gritty, right out of the hot, sweaty cotton fields sound of Otis Redding’s “These Arms Of Mine”.
Learning about, and hoping for, love.