I first heard this song while playing Song Pop, my favorite music trivia game. I really love it, and can't believe I never encountered it before.
"Love Land" was released in 1970 by Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. This song reached #16 on the Billboard record chart in 1970.
Charles Wright hails from Clarksdale, Mississippi. He is a former doo wop singer who sang with the Twilighters, the Shields, the Turks, and the Gallahads. He started his own band in 1962, and over the years the changing band incarnation included many singers and musicians, including Daryl Dragon (The Captain and Tennille).
This is really such a great song! If I was a music supervisor for a movie or tv show (one of my dream jobs), I would find ways to use this song over and over again. It would be great on a show like Scandal, which utilizes retro soul music so well.
Have you heard this song before? If not, do you like it? I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.