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Monday, July 30, 2007

New Releases 1972.07.31

Phonolog Reports – New Releases

Week of July 31, 1972

Caught my eye:

CAPABILITY BROWN – From Scratch (Charisma CAS 1056) (LP) still not on CD!

BEE GEES – To Whom It May Concern (Atco SD 7012) (LP) (CD)

Two good ones! I am a huge fan of Capability Brown – formerly known as “Harmony Grass” and after CB known as “Krazy Kat” – this is their excellent debut album, and still not on CD as of summer ’07. I believe this was a two-man Bee Gees album.

Also of interest:

FUNK INC. – Chicken Lickin’ (Prestige 10043)

GALLERY – Nice To Be With You (Sussex 7017) (LP)

I found the Gallery album a few years ago and couldn’t put a date to it. I like the title of the Funk Inc. LP!

Notable singles:

CHICAGO – Saturday In The Park b/w Alma Mater (Columbia 4-45657)

MICHAEL JACKSON – Ben b/w You Can Cry On My Shoulder (Motown 1207)

JAMES BROWN – Good Foot (Parts 1 and 2) (Polydor 14139)

GERONIMO BLACK – ’59 Chevy b/w Let Us Live (Uni 55539)

VAN MORRISON – Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven) b/w You’ve Got The Power (Warners 7616)

JOE COCKERMidnight Rider b/w Woman To Woman (A&M 1370)

KIM FOWLEY – I’m Bad b/w Forbidden Love (Capitol 3403)

Hit single for Chicago. Michael’s solo debut? A re-issue? More R&B from James Brown. Ex-Zappa sidemen make a Geronimo Black single (why wasn’t it “Low Riding Man”?) Nice A-Side for Van Morrison. Probably the last of the Joe Cocker singles in the old style. And somebody must’ve had a laugh – the Kim Fowley single was listed under “Country & Western” titles on the Phonolog release sheet!



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