Time Machine 1972

2-6-12                         Time Machine 1972

Phonolog Reports – New Releases

Week of February 7, 1972

Caught my eye:

KEITH EMERSON & THE NICE (Mercury SRM2-6500)

JAMMING WITH EDWARD” (Rolling Stones COC 39100) (LP/CD)

THE FREE DESIGN – One To One (Project 3 5061)

Mercury Records now try to cash-in on the Emerson, Lake & Palmer wave.  For the 2nd release on the Rolling Stones label, we get a half-baked LP of jam sessions that aren’t quite up to the Stones usual standards – at least it’s a mid-line.  EZ hits from Project 3’s Free Design.

Also of interest:

KING CURTIS – Everybody’s Talkin’ (Atco SD 33-385)

ISAAC HAYES – In The Beginning (Atlantic SD 1599)

MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND (Polydor 24-5215)

TONY MOTTOLA – Superstar Guitar (Project 3 5062) (LP)

Rockin’ instrumental R&B from King Curtis.  Atlantic trys to cash-in on the current success of Isaac Hayes (who is now signed to indie Enterprise).  Manfred Mann transmogrifies yet again.  EZ hits from Project 3’s guitar maestro.

Notable singles:

MOUTH & MacNEAL – How Do You Do (Philips 40715)

GORDON HASKELL – Sitting By The Fire b/w No Meaning (Atco 6869)

IAN MATTHEWS – Da Doo Ron Ron b/w House of Un-American Activity Blues (Vertigo 103)

SANTANA – No One To Depend On b/w Taboo (Columbia 4-45552)

Annoying AM hit from Dutch act Mouth & MacNeal; single from “It Is & It Isn’t” by former King Crimson bassist / vocalist Gordon Haskell (both songs are on the album); a single from the 2nd U.S. Vertigo LP by Ian Matthews (“Tigers Will Survive” – B-Side is a Richard Farina song!); Santana cover a jazz song and get a decent radio hit with it.

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4 Responses to Time Machine 1972

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    Jeez-ow! As a kid, I’d always wondered who sang “How Do You Do!” Now I know – 40 years later! There were scads of songs I heard on the radio that I never got artist names for, believe it or not.

  2. ronkanefiles says:

    I can believe it! There are still FM radio mysteries never solved… and this is the hit version of “How Do You Do”, too!

    RK

  3. postpunkmonk says:

    I just looked up Mouth & McNeal on the web. The photo on Wikipedia had a ventriloquist dummy involved! Just say no to puppetry!!!

  4. ronkanefiles says:

    Perhaps television was involved?

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