Songs, stations and tangents. The companion blog for Early '70s Radio: The American Format Revolution, a book by Kim Simpson (Continuum, 2011).
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Society of Seven - "99.8" (1974)
Society of Seven - "99.8" (did not chart in Billboard).Written by Ernie Freeman and Frances Kirk. Produced by Ernie Freeman. 45: "99.8"/"Charming Beau" (Silver Sword Audio 1974). LP: 99.8 (Silver Sword Audio 1974).
A variety show band that's been doing its thing at Honolulu hotel lounges and beyond since the sixties, Society of Seven's 99.8 album featured the production and co-writing work of Ernie Freeman, best known for his late fifties hit version of Bill Justis's "Raunchy." Check out the boosted reverb on the lead vocal during the chorus.