Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of October 18, 1971
Caught my eye:
JEFF BECK GROUP – Rough & Ready (Epic KE-30973) (CD)
CHRIS HILLS / Everything Is Everything – Comin’ Outta The Ghetto (Embryo SD-734) (LP)
JIMMIE HASKELL – California ’99 (ABC 728)
IRON BUTTERFLY – Best Of (Atco SD 33-369) (LP)
Mo’ Jeff Beck; No idea quite why, but I’ve kept the Chris Hills LP for 35+ years (Herbie Mann connection?); There was a give-away promo 45 for “California ‘99” (which is how I heard it), and I seem to remember finding it ironic that the promo LP of this was 99 cents (like they planned it that way?). Weird stuff. And the LP debut of the single version of Iron Butterfly “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”!
Also of interest:
ALL IN THE FAMILY (Atlantic SD-7210)
ERIC BURDON / JIMMY WITHERSPOON – Guilty (MGM SE-4791)
CACTUS – Restrictions (Atco SD 33-370)
FLEETWOOD MAC – Future Games (Reprise RS 6465)
Comedy album spin-off from the famed TV show of the same name; Eric Burdon before War; More Cactus (their 2nd?); Fleetwood Mac without Peter Green.
BREAD – Baby I’m-A Want You b/w Truckin’ (Elektra 45751)
DENNIS COFFEY & DETROIT GUITAR BAND – Scorpio (Sussex 226)
DEEP PURPLE – Fireball b/w I’m Alone (Warner 7528)
EDGAR WINTER’S WHITE TRASH – Keep Playin’ That Rock & Roll (Epic 5-10788)
M.O.R. A-side for Bread; great instrumental R&B number from Dennis Coffey; Deep Purple before “Smoke On The Water”; and yet another Edgar Winter 45 that isn’t “Frankenstein”.