Thursday, March 13, 2014

"Atlanta Lady (Something About Your Love)" by Marty Balin

Song#:  0749
Date:  09/19/1981
Debut:  77
Peak:  27
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  Former Jefferson Airplane/Starship member Balin began a solo career with his 1981 album "Balin." It got off to a great start with the #8 hit "Hearts." This follow-up single reached the Top 30, but could not replicate the success of "Hearts." But both helped the album get to #35 on the chart.

ReduxReview:  Keeping with the smooth sound that made "Hearts" alluring, Balin issues another good single from his album. Written by the same person who wrote "Hearts" (Jesse Barish), it's a nice, mellow groove that probably sounded great on AC radio (where it peaked at #11).

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  After leaving Jefferson Starship in 1978, Balin produced a rock opera titled "Rock Justice." Loosely based on some of his own experiences, the plot revolved around an artist who, during a recording session, falls asleep and starts dreaming that his bandmates have put him on trial for not being able to produce a hit song. A cast album was recorded, but it did not feature Balin - he directed and co-wrote some of the songs.

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