In my glancing attempt to combine themes from both holidays this weekend, here’s one of my favorite songs off the Dead Presidents soundtrack, from The O’Jays. This I didn’t know:
“Love Train” entered the Hot 100’s top 40 on 27 January 1973, the same day that the Paris Peace Accords were signed. The song’s lyrics of unity mention a number of countries, including England, Russia, China, Egypt and Israel, as well as the continent of Africa.
Official music video here. (Above is the O’Jays performance on Soul Train.)