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Monday, May 28, 2007

New Releases 1972.02.21

Phonolog Reports – New Releases

Week of February 21, 1972

Caught my eye:

GEORGE CARLIN – FM & AM (Little David SD 7214) (LP)

HOMER & JETHRO – The Far Out World Of… (RCA LSP-4648)

DAVE MASON – Headkeeper (Blue Thumb BTS-34) (LP)

PARRISH & GURVITZ (Decca DL 75336) (LP)

Stand-up comedy from George Carlin. Is this near the end of the run for Homer & Jethro on RCA? Dave Mason gives Blue Thumb a 2nd album, which is at least partially, if not entirely, live. I already had Parrish & Gurvitz – the English Regal Zonophone version – I’d heard it on the radio, and went in search of the import.

Also of interest:

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS – Greatest Hits (Columbia KC-31170)

THE IMPRESSIONS – Times Have Changed (Curtom 8012)

DAVE EDMUNDS – Rock Pile (Mam 3)

LITTLE FEAT – Sailin’ Shoes (Warner 2600)

Now you can get all those BS&T A-sides on one convenient LP. Curtis Mayfield got his own label, but still somehow – there are records by The Impressions (is this the final Impressions LP?). Rockin’ Dave Edmunds – is this the “I Hear You Knockin’” LP? Southern-fried rock from Lowell George & Little Feat.

Notable singles:

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART – Click Clack b/w I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby (Reprise 1068)

BILLY EDD WHEELER – Betty Bowlegs b/w Does Mel Tillis Really Stutter (RCA 74-0656)

MALO – Suavecito b/w Nena (Warner 7559)

ISAAC HAYES – Do Your Thing (Enterprise 9042)

WEA makes a Beef single! B.E.W. veers towards novelty material (I don’t think either of these songs are on his sole RCA LP, “Love”). Nice radio hit for Jorge Santana (Carlos’ brother) with Malo. Super groovy R&B A-side for Isaac Hayes.



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