Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of August 23, 1971
Caught my eye:
BLACK SABBATH – Master Of Reality (Warner 2562) (LP / CD)
MORT GARSON – Black Mass Lucifer (Uni 73111) (LP)
DAVE & ANSIL COLLINS – Double Barrell (Big Tree 2005)
TEN YEARS AFTER – Space In Time (Columbia KC-30801) (CD)
I was big-time into Black Sabbath – I had already bought the Vertigo label copy of this LP by the time this came out in the US. I had loved Mort Garson’s “Cosmic Sounds Of The Zodiac”, so “Black Mass Lucifer” was a must for me. Nobody knew it was called reggae, but “Double Barrell” certainly rocks that way. TYA had been a big deal ever since “Woodstock”, and this album has the extra groovy single “I’d Love To Change The World”.
Also of interest:
BILL COSBY – Talks To Kids About Drugs (Uni 73101)
BERT KAEMPFERT – Now (Decca DL 75305)
ERNEST TUBB – One Sweet Hello (Decca DL 75301)
WARM DUST – Peace For Our Time (Uni 73109)
Bill gets serious. EZ Bert! Ernest Tubb cranks ‘em out for Decca. Warm Dust, 99 cent bin.
JAMES BROWN – Make It Funky (Polydor 14088)
FANNY – Charity Ball b/w Place In The Country (Reprise 1033)
HARRY NILSSON – Without Her b/w Good Old Desk (RCA 74-0524)
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND – Mr. Bojangles (U.A. 1701)
THE QUINAMES BAND – Look To Yourself (Elektra 45736)
SUGARLOAF – Green-Eyed Lady b/w Tongue In Cheek (U.A. 1700)
THE SWEET – Co-Co (Bell 45126) Funny How Sweet Coco Can Be
IKE & TINA TURNER – Proud Mary b/w Workin’ Together (U.A. 1704)
The debut US Sweet single? Nice AM radio hit for Sugarloaf / Jerry Corbetta. I knew this Quinames Band song from a sampler LP that I obtained the previous May. Nice R&B from Ike & Tina.