2178 I’m Your Captain (Closer To Home)- Grand Funk Railroad (1970)

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Closer To Home.

I’m Your Captain (Closer To Home) was written by Mark Farner and was recorded by Grand Funk Railroad in 1970. It was released on the album Closer To Home with a runtime of 10:09. An edited version with a runtime of 5:31 was released as a single in 1970. The single was titled Closer To Home and the B-side was Aimless Lady. It reached number twenty-two on the Billboard chart. The song was part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band and was sung by Mark Farner. Their live version usually lasted around seven minutes making it longer than the single version but shorter than the album version.

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2177 I Hear You Knocking – Dave Edmunds (1970)

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Ringo Starr and Dave Edmunds.

I Hear You Knocking was written by Dave Bartholomew and was first recorded by Smiley Lewis in 1955. Fats Domino recorded the song in 1961. Dave Edmunds recorded his version in 1970. His version was released as a single in 1970 with Black Bill on the B-side. The single went to number one on the UK Singles chart and number four on the Billboard chart. John Lennon liked the song saying “I always liked simple rock. There’s a great one in England now, ‘I Hear You Knocking’”. George Harrison also liked the song. He played it with Phil Spector during a jam session in 1971. I Hear You Knocking was part of the repertoire of The Pete Best Band. They recorded it live in Liverpool in 1988. That version was released in 1992 on the album Live At The Adelphi, Liverpool 1988. The song was part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band and was sung by Dave Edmunds. A live version from 2000 was released on the 2001 album The Anthology…So Far.

Now Hear This : I Hear You Knocking – The Pete Best Band (1992)
I Hear You Knocking – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (2001)

2176 Don’t Call Me No More – Doris Troy (1970)

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Doris Troy.

Don’t Call Me No More was written by Doris Troy and Ray Schinnery. It was recorded by Doris Troy in 1970. The recording features Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voormann on bass and Billy Preston on keyboard and backing vocals. The song was produced by George Harrison and Doris Troy. It was released on the 1970 album Doris Troy.

2175 You Give Me Joy Joy – Doris Troy (1970)

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Peter Frampton.

This song was written by Doris Troy, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Stephen Stills. It was recorded by Doris Troy in 1969. The recording features George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills and Peter Frampton on guitar, Ringo Starr on drums and Klaus Voormann on bass. It was produced by George Harrison and Doris Troy and was released in 1970 on the album Doris Troy.

2174 Exactly Like You – Doris Troy (1970)

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Doris Troy Album.

This song was written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields in 1930. It was first recorded by Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra in 1930. Nina Simone recorded the song in 1959. Since then the song has been recorded by Sam Cooke, Areatha Franklin, and Georgie Fame among others. Doris Troy recorded the song in 1970. Her version was produced by George Harrison and Doris Troy and features Billy Preson on keyboards. It was released on the 1970 album Doris Troy.

2173 So Far – Doris Troy (1970)

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Klaus Voormann and Alan White.

So Far was written by Doris Troy and Klaus Voormann. It was recorded by Doris Troy in 1969. The recording features Eric Clapton on guitar and Alan White on drums. It was produced by George Harrison and Doris Troy and was released in 1970 on the album Doris Troy. Bonnie Bramlett and Klaus Voormann recorded the song in 2009. It was released on Klaus Voormann’s album A Sideman’s Journey.

Now Hear This: So Far – Bonnie Bramlett and Klaus Voormann (2009)

2172 I’ve Got To Be Strong – Doris Troy (1970)

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Doris Troy album. 

This song was written by Doris Troy and Jackie Lomax. It was recorded by Doris Troy in 1969. The recording features George Harrison and Eric Clapton on guitar and Ringo Starr on drums. The recording also features Billy Preston on keyboards. It was produced by George Harrison and Doris Troy and was released on the album Doris Troy in 1970.