Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of June 14, 1971
Caught my eye:
LONG JOHN BALDRY – It Ain’t Easy (Warner WS 1921) (LP)
IAN MATTHEWS – If You Saw Thro’ My Eyes (Vertigo VEL-102) (LP/CD)
JONI MITCHELL – Blue (Reprise 2038) (LP)
ROD STEWART – Every Picture Tells A Story (Mercury SRM-1-609) (LP)
IKE & TINA TURNER – What You Hear Is What You Get (U.A. UAS 953 double live album) (LP/CD)
I remember buying the Rod Stewart LP at a Thrifty Drug Store (on sale!). I found the Ian Matthews LP in a hippie record store downtown (I wanted it because it was on Vertigo). I spent my birthday money (I was 13) on the Ike & Tina Turner double LP – and I don’t think my parents ‘approved’ (maybe a little ‘too wild’ for their tastes).
Also of interest:
THE BUOYS – Timothy (Scepter 593)
HAMZA EL DIN – Oud Music From Nubia (Nonesuch H-72041)
BLUE MITCHELL (Mainstream 315)
DONNY OSMOND – The Donny Osmond Album (MGM SE-4782)
JACK WILD – Everything’s Coming Up Roses (Buddah 5083)
Kiddie music from Jack Wilde and Donny Osmond; cannibalism song from The Buoys; Hamza El Din had been on the “You Are What You Eat” original soundtrack LP, so I knew who he was that way; Blue Mitchell is early 70’s groove-funk jazz that I eventually heard on a sampler CD.
JACKIE LOMAX – Sour Milk Sea b/w Fall Inside Your Eyes (Apple 1834)
CAT STEVENS – Moonshadow b/w I Think I See The Light (A&M 1265)
I date the Lomax single to considerably before 1971 (I have “Fall Inside Your Eyes” as an A-Side, b/w “How The Web Was Woven” – so…is this a re-issue or something? Apparently – or are they wrong about “Sour Milk Sea” being it’s A / B side? Decent AM radio hit single for Cat Stevens – I remember the picture sleeve!