12-26-11 Time Machine
Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of December 27, 1971
Caught my eye:
AL KOOPER / STEVE STILLS etc. – Super Session (Columbia CQ-30991) QUAD re-issue
GEORGE HARRISON etc. – The Concert for Bangla Desh (Apple STCX-3385) triple LP
KEN NORDINE – How Are Things In Your Town? (Blue Thumb BTS-33) double LP
Al Kooper & Co. in QUAD! Where’s the 5.1 SA-CD of this title? I think I got “Bangla Desh” for Christmas in 1971, so it must’ve come out before 12/27/71!! Leon Russell! Bob Dylan! I learned who Ken Nordine was by this LP hitting the cut-out bins within a year or so of this release – it was everywhere – a double album – for 99 cents.
Also of interest:
BELL & ARC (Columbia 31142)
ATOMIC ROOSTER – In Hearing Of… (Elektra EKS-74109)
RAY STEVENS – Greatest Hits (Barnaby ZQ-30770) QUAD re-issue
Bell & Arc was licensed from Charisma / B&C, England. I never went with Atomic Rooster once Chris Farlowe took over on vocals…somehow can’t wrap my head around a quad version of Ray Stevens “Ahab The Arab”.
BILLY EDD WHEELER – Gifts b/w Plutebobelle (RCA 74-0610)
THE FACES – Stay With Me b/w You’re So Rude (Warner 7545)
HUDSON & LANDRY – Ajax Airlines (Dore 868)
Oh, and tons of “Back-to-back Hits” 45’s from Warners etc. B.E.W. is a C&W / bluegrass songwriter who eventually wrote for Kenny Rogers. The Faces single is from “A Nod Is As Good As A Wink” and you used to hear it on the FM radio rather a lot. Hudson & Landry were L.A. radio comedians, and this – along with “Ajax Liquor Store” was typical of their output. Emperor Hudson!!