The early 70's brought us Montreal's Gino Vannelli.
The first album I heard from him was 1975's 'Storm at Sunup', which was quite popular with some of the women I knew at the time. Not so much the men - a little too romantic-sexy for them I think.
I liked it quite a lot - more than any of the much larger hits he'd have later on.
Here's the album in its entirety: