I made a mistake in my soul/R&B/funk playlist. I included Out of Touch by Hall & Oates. Not that there is anything wrong with that track. It's a great track, undoubtedly one of the best by this fine blue-eyed soul team.
My mistake was that it doesn't fit my description of songs that I heard as a kid. It was released in 1984.
The track I should have included was She's Gone, one of Hall & Oates' earliest hits. That one first came out on Abandoned Luncheonette in 1973, and was re-released as a single in 1976.
Abandoned Luncheonette has been recognized in recent years as a timeless classic. An interesting fact about that album: according to All Music, Bernard Purdie was one of the drummers.
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