5-7-12 Time Machine
Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of May 8, 1972
Caught my eye:
JANIS JOPLIN – In Concert (Columbia C2X-31160) double LP (LP)
WALTER CARLOS – Sonic Seasonings (Columbia KG31234) double LP (LP)
CONCEPTION CORPORATION – Conceptionland (and other states of mind) (Cotillion SD 9051) (LP/CD)
DAN HICKS AND HIS HOT LICKS – Striking It Rich (Blue Thumb BTS-36)
DR. JOHN – Gumbo (Atco SD 7006) (LP/CD)
Posthumous live Janis Joplin album. Synthesizer atmospheres from Wendy Carlos. I heard Conception Corporation on the radio, actually (KPFK-FM!). Old-time music from Dan Hicks. Genuine ‘gumbo’ from Dr. John, a classic album.
Also of interest:
EDDIE HARRIS – Instant Death (Atlantic SD 1611) (CD)
GODFREY DANIEL – Take A Sad Song (Atlantic SD 7219) (LP)
DON CHERRY – Eternal Rhythm (MPS 20204)
DON “SUGARCANE” HARRIS – Fiddler On The Rock (MPS 20878)
Mostly jazz here – records it took me a while to get around to. Took about 25 years for me to try Godfrey Daniel! Sugarcane Harris was on Frank Zappa’s “Hot Rats”!
JADE WARRIOR – Barazinbar (Vertigo 106)
ELTON JOHN – Rocket Man b/w Suzie (Dramas) (Uni 55328)
AMERICA – I Need You b/w Riverside (Warner Brothers 7580)
CROSBY & NASH – Immigration Man (Atlantic 2873)
JIMMY CASTOR BUNCH – Troglodyte (RCA Victor 48-1029)
WAYNE COCHRAN & THE C.C. RIDERS – Somebody’s Been Cuttin’ In On My Groove (Epic 5-10859)
Yet another US Vertigo 45. Hit singles for Elton John and America. That fun Crosby & Nash 45 I mentioned last week. Nice funky R&B hit for Jimmy Castor (R.I.P.). Near the end of the line for Wayne Cochran & The C.C. Riders – but a good song anyway – I wonder if the 45 version omits the overt ‘drug’ references?