Today’s Long Song is a 1970s classic from a Colorado group called Sugarloaf. Let’s listen to Green-Eyed Lady….I think you will really like it.
Green-Eyed Lady made it all the way to #3 on the charts. I own Sugarloaf’s self-titled first album that contains Green-Eyed Lady and I would definitely recommend it if you are interested in hearing more from them. Although I really like Green-Eyed Lady, my favorite Sugarloaf song is Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You which is from their 1974 album of the same name. See what you think….
Since this song takes some pretty good shots at record companies in general, it should come as no surprise that this was Sugarloaf’s last album. As always, let me know what you think.
This is the first in a new series of posts that explores artists with demonstrated talent but no ability to translate their talent into a long term career. Some people refer to these artists as “one hit wonders” but I have never liked that term because. To me “one hit wonder” applies to people that do novelty songs (think Disco Duck by Rick Dees) not to people with real talent. So….we will avoid that term and refer these people as underachievers – people that achieved less success than expected.
Up first is Benny Mardones.
Benny seemingly came out of nowhere with his incredible 1980 hit song called Into the Night. Let’s listen…….
The vocals on this song are amazingly soulful and I just knew he was going to be a long term success.
I bought, and still own, his first album and could not wait to see how he was going to out do himself as he progressed in his career.
Cue the crickets…………….