7-2-12 Time Machine
Week of July 3, 1972
Caught my eye:
HABIBIYYA – If Man But Knew (Island / Capitol SMAS-9305) (LP)
LEON RUSSELL – Carney (Shelter / Capitol SW-8911) (LP/CD)
RE–BOP KWAKU BAAH – Re-Bop (Island / Capitol SW-9304) (LP)
Even by 1972, I was already an Island label snob – the only reason I checked out either of these two Island titles. And easily my favorite Leon Russell album. Easily. Bought it the day it came out, loved it to death. I still play “Out In the Woods” all the time.
Also of interest:
THE BAND – Rock of Ages (Capitol SABB-11045) double LP
JAMES BROWN – There It Is (Polydor 24-5028)
SIMON & GARFUNKEL – Greatest Hits (Columbia KC-31350) (LP)
CARLOS SANTANA & BUDDY MILES – Live (Columbia KC-31350) (LP)
Double live album from The Band. R&B from James Brown. Best of from S&G. Live album from Carlos & Buddy.
BIG BROTHER / JANIS JOPLIN – Down On Me b/w Bye Bye Baby (Columbia 4-45630) re-issue
AUDIENCE – Standing By The Door (Elektra 45788)
LINDISFARNE – Lady Eleanor b/w Down (Elektra 45799)
NORMAN HURRICANE SMITH – Oh Babe, What Would You Say? b/w Getting To Know You (Capitol 3383)
BILLY EDD WHEELER – 200 Lbs. O’ Slingin’ Hound (RCA 74-0739)
TOWER OF POWER – You’re Still A Young Man b/w Skating On Thin Ice (Warner Brothers 7612)
Columbia re-issues a ’66 Mainstream label single for Janis. Audience and Lindisfarne were both licensed from Charisma Records, England. Nice hit single for Norman Smith. Billy Edd Wheeler, still in his pre-Kenny Rogers days. Nice R&B hit for T.O.P.