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 JamesLeroy.com, 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!