Tag: Marilyn McCoo

Artist Countdown: 5th Dimension w/ McCoo & Davis Jr. Top 35 Hits 7pm ET @radiomax

5thDImensionThe 5th Dimension is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire also includes pop, R&B, soul, and jazz.
Originally known as The Hi-Fi’s, the group changed its name to The 5th Dimension in late 1966 and was best-known during the late 1960s and early 1970s for popularizing the hits “Up, Up and Away”, “Stoned Soul Picnic“, “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”, “Wedding Bell Blues“, “One Less Bell to Answer“, “(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All”, and The Magic Garden LP.

The five original members were Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, and Ron Townson. They have recorded for several different labels over their long careers. Their first work appeared on the Soul City label, which was started by Imperial Records/United Artists Records recording artist Johnny Rivers. The group would later record for Bell/Arista Records, ABC Records, and Motown Records.
Some of the songwriters popularized by The 5th Dimension went on to careers of their own, especially Ashford & Simpson, who wrote “California Soul”. The group is also notable for having more success with the songs of Laura Nyro than Nyro did herself, particularly with “Stoned Soul Picnic”, “Sweet Blindness”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “Blowin’ Away”, and “Save the Country”. The group also covered music by well known songwriters such as the song “One Less Bell to Answer”, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and the songs and music of Jimmy Webb, who penned their hit “Up, Up and Away”, including an entire recording of Webb songs called The Magic Garden. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
2 Wedding Bell Blues
3 One Less Bell to Answer
4 (Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All
5 Workin’ On a Groovy Thing
6 Never My Love (live)
7 You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)
Marylyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
8 Stoned Soul Picnic
9 If I Could Reach You
10 Up, Up and Away
11 Blowing Away
12 Love’s Lines, Angles and Rhymes
13 Save the Country
14 Together Let’s Find Love
15 Sweet Blindness
16 Ashes to Ashes
17 Go Where You Wanna Go
18 Too Poor to Die
19 Carpet Man
20 Living Together, Growing Together
21 The Girls’ Song
22 Paper Cup
23 Puppet Man
24 Light Sings
25 On the Beach (In the Summertime)
26 California Soul
27 Flashback
28 Everything’s Been Changed
29 The Declaration
30 No Love In the Room
31 Love Hangover
32 Another Day, Another Heartache
33 A Change Is Gonna Come/People Got to Be Free
34 There’s Nothin’ Like Music
35 Harlem