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Friday, April 06, 2007


Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of September 20, 1971

Caught my eye:

COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH – Life & Times of… (Vanguard VSD 27/28) (LP)
TONY MOTTOLA – Warm Feelings (Project 3 5058) (LP)

A double album retrospective for CJ & The Fish – more than merely a “Greatest Hits”. Top drawer “easy listening” from Enoch Light’s “Project 3” label and guitar wizard Tony Mottola.

Also of interest:

FOUR TOPS – Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (Motown 740)
ARETHA FRANKLIN – Greatest Hits (Atlantic SD 8295)
KOOL & THE GANG – Best Of (De-Lite 2009)
O.S.T. – Soul To Soul (Atlantic SD 7207) Live

It’s soul / r&b time! Seems a bit early for a Kool & The Gang “G.H.”, eh readers?

Notable singles:

DAVE & ANSELL COLLINS – Monkey Spanner (Big Tree 125)
LES CRANE – The Desiderata b/w Different Drummer (Warner 7520)
TRAFFIC etc. – Gimme Some Lovin’ (Parts 1 + 2) (U.A. 50841)
GIL SCOTT HERON – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised b/w Home Is Where The Hatred Is (Flying Dutchman 26011)
VAN MORRISON – Wild Night b/w When That evening Sun Goes Down (Warner 7518)
TEN YEARS AFTER – I’d Love To Change The World (Columbia 4-45457)

Pretty good week for singles – a Dave & Ansell Collins single that isn’t “Double Barrell”! EZ/M.O.R. from Les Crane. This must be the Traffic single from “Welcome To The Canteen”. “The revolution Will Not Be Televised” – well, it won’t be played on the AM radio either, Gil. Excellent singles from both Van Morrison and Ten Years After.



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