Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of September 6, 1971
Caught my eye:
STEVE MILLER BAND – Rock Love (Captiol SW-748)
O.S.T. – Rainbow Bridge (Jimi Hendrix) (Reprise 2040) (LP)
A full year after his death came this Jimi Hendrix original soundtrack LP – and some of it’s pretty good, too. I knew Steve Miller from his “Livin’ In The USA” single, but this LP made little or no impact on me at the time, apart from noting that he was still making records.
Also of interest:
NOKIE EDWARDS – Nokie (Cream 9006)
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON – Me & Bobby McGee (Monument Z-30817)
LETTERMEN – Love Book (Captiol ST-836)
WET WILLIE (Capricorn 861)
Nokie must’ve already been a big deal in Japan – but Cream was not the world’s biggest label, by any stretch of the imagination. Kris K. was obviously cashing in on his Janis Joplin chops. EZ vocals from The Lettermen, still persisting in ’71. Southern-fried rock with Wet Willie.
ERIC BURDON & JIMMY WITHERSPOON – Headin’ For Home b/w Soledad (MGM K14296)
CURVED AIR – Back Street Luv b/w Everdance (Warner 7519)
SPIKE JONES – Dance Of The Hours b/w William Tell Overture (RCA 74-0532) re-issue
LIGHTHOUSE – One Fine Morning b/w Little Kind Words (Evolution 1048)
McGUINNESS–FLINT – Happy Birthday Ruthie Baby b/w Friends Of Mine (Capitol 3186)
GILBERT O’SULLIVAN – We Will b/w I Don’t Know What To Do (Mam 3613)
Eric Burdon gets blacker; UK prog rockers Curved Air get a US single from their 2nd album; Re-issue for Spike Jones, doubtlessly behind a current “Greatest Hits” LP for RCA; First issue of “One Fine Morning”? Here’s that McGuinness-Flint single I keep going on about; and a Gilby single before “Alone Again (Naturally)”.