The late 1970s was, in many ways, a golden time in popular music, when Rod Stewart, The Eagles, Stevie Wonder and ELO were battling it out on the song charts.Among that group was Rita Coolidge, whose 1977 hit “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher” was among that year’s Top 10 best-selling, and who had a second chart-topper, “We’re All Alone,” and Top 10 “Anytime … Anywhere,” that year.It also was during that time that Coolidge sang on records by such icons as Eric Clapton (his hit “After Midnight”), Stephen Stills (“Love the One You’re With”) and Graham Nash. Leon Russell was so taken by her that he wrote the song “Delta Lady” about her that Joe Cocker recorded, then had Coolidge sing on his masterpiece disc “Mad Dogs and Englishmen.”“I’m grateful that I got to be a part of that music,” Coolidge says. “And the best part of it was just the kind of position I was in to be able to see all of it … everything that was going on around me.”So when Coolidge, 73, decided to record her first album of new material in 25 years, her idea was to try to capture the vibe… Read full this story
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