Two Old School Soul Music Love Songs: “Love Land” & “Expressway To Your Heart”

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases two of my favorite old school soul music records: “Love land” by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band and “Expressway To Your Heart” by The Soul Survivors.

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Thanks to the composers of these songs and thanks to Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band and to The Soul Survivors for their musical legacies.

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SONG #1: LOVE LAND performed by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Information about this 1970s song:
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Land_(song)
” “Love Land” is a song written by Rose Marie McCoy and Luther Dixon. It was first recorded by Al Hibbler in 1959. Charles Wright and Don Trotter covered Al Hibbler’s recordingand performed by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. It was released in 1970 on the Warner Bros label. It reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #23 on the U.S. R&B chart.[2] The song was featured on their 1969 album, In the Jungle, Babe.[3]

The song was produced by Wright.[4]

The single ranked #50 on Billboard’s Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1970.[5]”

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Showcase Sound File: Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Love Land

Miguelitotres, Oct 15, 2010

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Lyrics: LOVE LAND
(composed by Rose Marie McCoy and Luther Dixon)

I have heard all about Love Land
And all of its little charms
But I know I’ll never get to Love Land
Unless I’m wrapped up in your arms
Got to take me with you
Baby please, take me with you

How I’d love to walk down that golden street
Hand-in-hand with you where all the lovers meet
Whoa, I’d love to go to Love Land with you

Pretty baby, ‘Cause my love is true, I swear, I do

I have heard all about Love Land
And all of its youthful hearts
Well, loneliness just can’t live there
And happiness is the answer
You’ve got to take me with you
Baby, got to take me with you, oh yeah

How I’d love to walk down that golden street
Hand-in-hand with you where all the lovers meet
How I’d love to go to Love Land with you, yeah

Oh, I’d like to walk with you down that golden street
Hand-in-hand with you where all the lovers meet
Oh, I’d love to go to Love Land, Love Land with you

I do, swear I do, my love is true
Take me with you, baby
Yeah, take me with you, baby yeah

Got to, got to, got to, got to
Got to take me by the hand
Tell me, tell me, tell me baby, I’m your lover man

Together we can go and where we’ll stop, yeah
Everybody will know, got to take me with you
Got to take me with you

Source: https://genius.com/Charles-wright-love-land-lyrics

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SONG #2: EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART

Information about this 1967 song: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expressway_to_Your_Heart
” “Expressway to Your Heart” is a song written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and performed by the Soul Survivors. It appeared on their 1967 album, When the Whistle Blows Anything Goes,[1] which was produced by Gamble and Huff.[2]

The song reached #3 on the R&B chart and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967,[3] and was ranked #18 on Billboard magazine’s Top Hot 100 songs of 1967.[4]”…

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Showcase Sound File: The Soul Survivors – Expressway To Your Heart (Complete Unedited Stereo Master)

Gotta Have More Tunes, Jun 4, 2016

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Lyrics: EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART
(composed by Leon Huff & Kenneth Gamble)

[Verse 1]
I’ve been tryin’ to get to you for a long time
‘Cause constantly you been on my mind
I was thinkin’ about a shortcut I could take
But it seems like I made a mistake

[Bridge]
But I was wrong
Ooh, took too long
I got caught in the rush hour
Then fellas started to shower
You with love and affection
Now you won’t look in my direction

[Chorus]
On the expressway to your heart
That expressway, not the best way
At five o’clock
It’s much too crowded (too crowded)
It was much too crowded (too crowded)
So crowded (too crowded)
It was much too crowded, oh yeah (oh, too crowded)
So, so, so crowded (oh, too crowded)

[Verse 2]
There’s too many ahead of me
They’re all tryin’ to get in front of me
I thought that I could find a clear road ahead
But I found stop lights instead

[Bridge]
But I was wrong
Baby, took too long
I got caught in the rush hour
Then fellas started to shower
You with love and affection
Come on, look in my direction

[Chorus]
On the expressway to your heart
That expressway, not the best way
At five o’clock
It’s much too crowded (too crowded)
Much too crowded (too crowded)
So crowded (too crowded)
No room for me (oh, too crowded)
(Oh, too crowded)

Source: https://genius.com/The-soul-survivors-expressway-to-your-heart-lyrics

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