Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of July 26, 1971
Caught my eye:
JACK BRUCE – Harmony Row (Atco SD 33-365) (LP / CD)
FAMILY – Anyway (U.A. UAS-5527) (LP / CD)
MC5 – High Time (Atlantic SD 8285)
WATTS PROPHETS – Rapping Black In A White World (ALA 1971) (LP)
2nd solo Jack Bruce LP; I had been a Family fan for a few years when their U.A. LP’s started turning up in the 99 cent bin. Didn’t know about MC5, but I knew that they had swearing on one of their LP’s. Found the Watts Prophets in a 99 cent bin – incredulous that anybody would release an LP with the word “Watts” in the name (much less the name of the artist).
Also of interest:
ALLMAN BROS. BAND – Live At The Fillmore East (Capricorn/Atco SD 2-802) (double LP) (2LP / 2xSA-CD)
CANNED HEAT – Living The Blues (U.A. UAS-9955) (double LP) re-issue
GODSPELL (O.C.) (Bell 1102)
KING CURTIS – Live At The Fillmore West (Atco 33-359) (CD)
My brother had talked about the Allman Bros. Band; this must be a re-issue of Canned Heat, as the LP originally appeared on Liberty Records. What can you say about “Godspell”? “Day By Day”, for instance. Gotta love King Curtis (R.I.P.).
BILL BLACK COMBO – Rings b/w Cotton Carnival (Mega 0036)
BONZO DOG BAND – I’m The Urban Spaceman b/w Canyons Of Your Mind (U.A. 50809)
DAVID CROSBY – Traction In The Rain b/w Orleans (Atlantic 2809)
PAUL STOOKEY – The Wedding Song (There Is Love) b/w Give A Damn (Warner 7511)
EDGAR WINTER – You Were My Light b/w Give It Everything You Got (Epic 5-10762)
BBC were done with Hi Records by this point, moving on to Mega Records; The Bonzo 45 is from the “Beast Of” LP, so re-issue time; David Crosby was still trying to get a ‘hit’ with his stalled solo career; Here is the big PP&M solo single success; yet another pre-“Frankenstein” Edgar Winter 45. It’s not like they weren’t trying!