Saturday, January 12, 2008

Song of the Day: "Touch of Magic" by James Leroy (1974)

The arrangement of "Touch of Magic" on this video from Keith Hampshire's Music Machine is decidedly more Bread-style pop than the somewhat country-flavored single version. (You can hear the radio edit at, an excellent tribute site.) But all the elements that made "Touch of Magic" so quietly splendid--a sweeping melody, Leroy's straighforward, honest voice and some of the most matter-of-factly romantic lyrics ever--are evident in this grainy but precious clip of Leroy singing his Canadian classic live. Enjoy!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good to see this, thank you.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Groovy Saturday said...

Thank you for stopping by, and my pleasure! Such a beautiful song--I wish I could hear it on radio here in the States. Glad you enjoyed it.

2:24 PM  

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