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Hall & Oates x Psych x “Private Eyes”

I’ve never watched a single episode of PsychBurn Notice is more my speed—but the former’s “Private Eyes” parody/ad that’s been running for a month or so is hilarious.

The ad reminds you that Hall & Oates had some funky joints. I got a chunky collection of H & O vinyl that came in handy over the [DJ’ing] years. Before dismissing them as “blue eye soul” has beens, consider this…

Daryl Hall began performing professionally while he was a student at Temple University. In 1966, he recorded a single with Kenny Gamble and the Romeos; the group featured Gamble, Leon Huff, and Thom Bell, who would all become the architects of Philly soul. During this time, Hall frequently appeared on sessions for Gamble and Huff. In 1967, Hall met John Oates, a fellow Temple University student. Oates was leading his own soul band at the time. The two students realized they had similar tastes and began performing together in an array of R&B and doo wop groups. [AllMusic Bio]

Here are videos for their six #1 songs: “Rich Girl” (1977), “Kiss on My List” (1980), “Private Eyes” (1981), “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” (1981), “Maneater” (1982), and “Out of Touch” (1984).

“Rich Girl”

“Kiss On My List”

“Private Eyes”

“I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”

“Maneater”

“Out Of Touch”

January 21, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Music, Random, T.V. | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments