Time Machine


Time Machine

Phonolog Reports – New Releases

Week of December 20, 1971

The week of Christmas, 1971 – always kind of a worthless week, in terms of decent releases…

Caught my eye:

PAUL KANTER & GRACE SLICK – Sunfighter (Grunt 1002) (LP) pictured

LIGHTHOUSE – One Fine Light (RCA VPS-6047) double LP


With Jefferson Airplane having crashed, we could look forward to records like “Sunfighter”; I do not think this is the Lighthouse album with “One Fine Morning” on it – but I am not certain; Jackie McCauley is an Irish singer / songwriter who wrote some great 60’s hits for The Foundations etc. – found in the 99 cent bin.

Also of interest:

PETER BARDENS – Write My Name In The Dust (Verve Forecast 3091)

MARKALMOND (Blue Thumb BTS-32)

VAUGHN MEADER – The Second Coming (Kama Sutra 2038)

RUDY RAY MOORE – Return of Dolemite (Kent 010)

Records that one could find in a 99 cent bin, if you looked for them.  The only one I had at the time was the Vaughn Meader LP (yes, the same Vaughn Meader that sent-up the Kennedy family).  I wouldn’t have been old enough to buy a “Dolemite” record in ’71!

Notable singles:

LED ZEPPELIN – Black Dog (Atlantic 2849)

MOUNTAIN – Crossroader b/w Roll Over Beethoven (Windfall 536)

BILLY PRESTON – Outa-Space b/w I Wrote A Simple Song (A&M 1320)

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD – Footstompin’ Music b/w I Come Tumblin’ (Capitol 3255)

THE SINGING DOGS – Jingle Bells (RCA 48-1020)

JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO – Happy Xmas (Apple 1842) green vinyl

A single from “Led Zeppelin II”; a single from Mountain’s “Flowers of Evil”; major hit for Billy Preston with this rockin’ R&B instrumental; Grand Funk had been on TV, so we knew what this was; and finally some Xmas music that I “approve” of – the first issue of the now-famous John Lennon Xmas 45, and the first issue (of the 70’s) for the 1955 novelty classic – by The Singing Dogs (originally known as Don Charles and The Singing Dogs) – no, there isn’t a whole LP of amusement of this nature from that era!

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2 Responses to Time Machine

  1. David Z. says:

    Not a bad line-up. I’ve always liked “Sunfighter”, although it is a bit more commercial then “Blows Against The Empire.”. “Footstompin’ Music” was, I think, the first single from “E Pluribus Funk” (the one that looks like a big coin… A cool, but not very practical, cover). Feliz Chanuka!

  2. ronkanefiles says:

    I love “Blows Against The Empire”!

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