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David Bowie, Diamond Dogs, 1974 on RCA Victor

Bowie’s eighth studio album, recorded following the disbanding of the Spiders from Mars, working (again) with producer Tony Visconti. The recording band includes Tony Newman and Aynsley Dunbar…

Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, So Far, 1974 on Atlantic

I didn’t realize until many years later this was a compilation album – basically [Greatest Hits] So Far because I was coming to their music so many years…

Doug Sahm, Groover’s Paradise, 1974 on Warner Bros

Doug Sahm’s quite an interesting figure I knew little about until Vinyl Me Please introduced me to this LP. He was a founding member of the Sir Douglas…

Stephane Grappelli, with The Hot Club of London, I Got Rhythm, 1974 on Black Lion

Recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London November 1973, and featuring Diz Disley, Denny Wright, and Len Skeat along with Grappelli. Liner notes by Alan Morgan. My…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Bill Withers, +’Justments, 1974 on Sussex.

Bill Withers, +’Justments, 1974 on Sussex. My copy is a 2021 Vinyl Me, Please reissue with listening notes by Briana Younger Withers’ 3rd LP and last on Sussex…

George Benson, Bad Benson, 1974 on CTI Records.

George Benson, Bad Benson, 1974 on CTI Records. There’s a new documentary about Creed Taylor (who passed last week) and CTI on www.snapshotsfoundation.com in which Benson features prominently…

Duke Ellington, The Pianist, 1974 on Fantasy.

Duke Ellington, The Pianist, 1974 on Fantasy. Sessions in 1966 and 1970 compiled by Fantasy and reased in 1974.

Duke Ellington Quartet, Duke’s Big 4, 1974 on Pablo.

Duke Ellington Quartet, Duke’s Big 4, 1974 on Pablo. Recorded in 1983 – my copy has a stamp from Everybody’s Records in Cincinnati. Love a well traveled LP.

Emmylou Harris, Pieces of the Sky, 1974 on Reprise.

Emmylou Harris, Pieces of the Sky, 1974 on Reprise. My copy is a 2021 Vinyl Me, Please reissue on gold nugget vinyl (which I like more than I…

Santana, Santana’s Greatest Hits, 1974 on Columbia.

Santana, Santana’s Greatest Hits, 1974 on Columbia. Great collection – Evil Ways, Black Magic Woman, Oye Como Va. Bit early for greatest hits considering Sanatana still makes music…

Cat Stevens, Buddha and The Chocolate Box, 1974 on A&M.

Cat Stevens, Buddha and The Chocolate Box, 1974 on A&M. Oh very young, what will you leave us this time?

Isaac Hayes, Tough Guys, 1974 on Enterprise.

Isaac Hayes, Tough Guys, 1974 on Enterprise. Soundtrack from the blaxploitation film Three Tough Guys, which Hayes made his acting debut in along with Lino Ventura and Fred…

Thelonious Monk, Pure Monk: Theloniois Monk Piano Solos, 1974 on Trip Jazz.

Thelonious Monk, Pure Monk: Theloniois Monk Piano Solos, 1974 on Trip Jazz. Trip Jazz was a sublabel of Trip, itself owned by Springboard, a discount New Jersey label…

The Bar-Kays, Cold Blooded, 1974 on Volt.

The Bar-Kays, Cold Blooded, 1974 on Volt. My copy is another Vinyl Me, Please reissue, pressed by Memphis Vinyl for Craft Recordings Backing vocals by Hot Buttered Soul

Ry Cooder, Paradise and Lunch, 1974 on Reprise.

Ry Cooder, Paradise and Lunch, 1974 on Reprise. My copy is a later repress, maybe ’76. Ry Cooder’s fourth album, including a duet with Earl Hines on Ditty…

Paul Simon with Urubamba and The Jesse Dixon Singers – Paul Simon In Concert: Live Rhymin’, 1974 on Columbia.

Paul Simon with Urubamba and The Jesse Dixon Singers – Paul Simon In Concert: Live Rhymin’, 1974 on Columbia. An underappreciated gem in the Paul Simon catalogue –…