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Al Kooper, Naked Songs, 1973 on Columbia

I’m a big fan of Al Kooper‘s work throughout his long career: from the Blues Project and the first Blood, Sweat and Tears album to Super Session and…

Neil Young, Harvest, 1972 on Reprise

Definitely one of my desert island discs (unless I can cheat and count Decade as one release), Harvest came out in 1972. This would be an absolute classic…

ZZ Top, Rio Grande Mud, 1972 on London Records

Second album from the Texas blues/rock trio of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard. London Records basically represented Decca in the US from 1947 to 1980. I…

Johnny Cash, I Walk the Line, 1971 on Hilltop / Pickwick.

Labelled as Pickwick/33 on the cover, by arrangement with Share records, but then with Hilltop yellow labels – discount reissue of material previously released on Sun Records. (Share…

Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On, 1971 on Tamla.

My copy is a late 90s reissue on 180g vinyl with replicated artwork, which I picked up at a record fair at Mill No. 5 in Lowell. This…

The Isley Brothers, 3+3 featuring: That Lady, 1973 on T-Neck

The Isley Brothers is one of those bands i didn’t know well but have started to appreciate more as I collect vinyl – whenever i find a record…

Muddy Waters, McKinley Morganfield A.K.A. Muddy Waters, 1971 on Chess Records.

2xLP collection of songs from 1948 to 1964 – hugely influential post-war era Chicago blues. Liner notes by Pete Welding. There are a ton of Muddy Waters compilations…

Les McCann, Talk to the People, 1972 on Atlantic

This comes a few years after Swiss Movement (with Eddie Harris) and the success of “Compared to What” and opens with a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going…

Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker, Groovin’ High, 1974 on EMUS

EMUS was a label that bought rights from bankrupt (or nearly so) labels and reissued them. These recordings were made in 1947 in NYC. Personnel here also includes…

Johnny Griffin, The Man I Love, 1973 on Black Lion Records

This LP, recorded at the Montmartre Jazzhuis in Copenhagen in 1967, was originally issued on Polydor in 1969 in the UK, but later in 1973 by Black Lion…

Neil Young, Live at Massey Hall 1971, 2020 on Reprise

Dating this one is a bit tricky – recorded in 1971, released on CD unofficially in 2005 and officially in 2007, but on vinyl for the first time…

Buckingham Nicks, Buckingham Nicks, 1973 on Polydor

Self-titled debut (and only full-length) by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, before they joined Fleetwood Mac. It was produced by Keith Olson and mostly features songs written by…

The Meters, Rejuvenation, 1974 on Reprise

My copy is a Vinyl Me, Please Essentials reissue from 2021, on yellow vinyl, with listening notes by Josh Terry. Produced by Allen Toussaint (who also did some…

Roberta Flack, Quiet Fire, 1971 on Atlantic

Flack’s third album, with “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” as the hit single, but also including covers of Bridge Over Troubled Water and To Love Somebody (among…

Freddie King, My Feeling for the Blues, 1970 on Cotillion

One of the “three kings” of the blues, this is King’s second album after signing with Atlantic (Cotillion is a subsidiary) before moving to Shelter records (Leon Russell’s…

Gram Parsons, Grievous Angel, 1974 on Reprise

My copy is a 2021 Vinyl Me, Please reissue, on what they call Turquoise Galaxy vinyl, with listening notes by Jonathan Bernstein. Released posthumously in 1974, with vocals…

John Mayall / Jerry McGee / Larry Taylor, Memories, 1971 on Polydor

More blues without drums from Mayall accompanied by Jerry McGee on dobro & guitar and Larry Taylor (from Canned Heat) on bass. Recorded in 1971 in LA. Via…

Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy, 1973 on Atlantic

As many record collectors know, it’s increasingly rare to find a reasonably priced Led Zeppelin LP in original pressing – I found this one at Thread & Groove…

David Bromberg, Demon in Disguise, 1972 on Columbia.

Second full length from Bromberg. Love the version of Mr. Bojangles here maybe even more than Jerry Jeff Walker’s original. Also a great version of Tennessee Waltz. With…

Deodato / Airto, In Concert, 1974 on CTI.

Brazilian Jazz greats Eumir Deodato and Airto Moreira, recorded at Madison Square Garden April 20th, 1973. That’s the Steely Dan “Do It Again.” Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder….