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B is for “Betcha By Golly, Wow”

Posted in A to Z with tags , , , , , , on March 16, 2008 by Chris

“You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for, forever now . . .”

It may not have been the pinnacle of pop musical expression but this song by the Stylistics in 1971 — along with so many other great songs from the soul groups of the 70s — still rings like a clarion call in my head. So many amazing groups — the O’Jays (“Love Train”), Spinners (“It’s a Shame”), the Chi-Lites (“Have You Seen Her”), and, of course, the Manhattans whose song “Let’s Just Kiss” didn’t just typify the genre but perhaps defined it for posterity.

The Stylistics (circa 1968) Continue reading