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Record Bin Roulette
Thu June 7, 2012
Here comes the bride songs
The great scholar Dave Barry wrote, “Marriage is very much like a birthday candle, in that 'the flames of passion burn brightest when the wick of intimacy is first ignited by the disposable butane lighter of physical attraction, but sooner or later the heat of familiarity causes the wax of boredom to drip all over the vanilla frosting of novelty and the shredded coconut of romance.”
Some of the best songs are written when things don’t go so well. Freda Payne had a huge hit in 1970 with the break-up tune “Band of Gold”. Without knocking any of today’s R & B singers, this live performance blows away most of the current pack. Here’s Freda Payne from 1975: