7 November 2013, No. 48, Honey Cone, ‘Want Ads’

I skipped yesterday, and sometimes I double up to compensate for such a lapse, but the next two tunes each deserve their own day, I think, so just No. 48 today. “Wanted: A young man single and free / Experience in love preferred / but will accept a young trainee.” I bet most people can’t put it quite so succinctly (or with so much soul) on Tinder and the other dating sites. There have been some covers of this tune over the years, but Honey Cone made it famous. Wikipedia tells me it features a young Ray Parker, Jr. (of “Ghostbusters” fame) on rhythm guitar. “Want Ads.” (I’d never seen this video before; great concept. Heh.)