Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Saturday Morning's Greatest Hits: One Less Bell to Answer (1970)

The 5th Dimension's classic ballad, "One Less Bell to Answer", was released in 1970, one year before Soul Train debuted, but the group appeared on the show, presumably during its first season, to perform the track, with lead vocals by Marilyn McCoo, who'd later go on to host Solid Gold several years later. Sunnysidup uploaded this clip, taken from a "Best of" edition of Soul Train, to YouTube:



I actually had a copy of the single once upon a time, acquired second-hand back in the 80's. Today, it's still worthy of getting couples on the floor for a slow dance, especially at the end of the night.

2 comments:

Tor Hershman said...

The 5thD were all over the tube in the late 60s early 70s.

hobbyfan said...

Indeed they were, even appearing on "It Takes a Thief", of all places.