Category Archives: Rock & Pop

ALBERT HAMMOND – Somewhere in America – (Columbia) – 1982

I do like Albert Hammond. Check out the other blog entries for biographical details and ruminations. I've said this before, and I've even used this before but I like it. When I commented on his 1977 album, "When  I Need … Continue reading

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DAVID CASSIDY – Dreams are Nuthin’ More then Wishes – (Bell) – 1973

David Cassidy was on a roll in 1973. He was the teen idol. It is hard to explain how popular he was but think of the lunacy about One Direction or Justin Bieber at there most popular and Cassidy was … Continue reading

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FELIX CAVALIERE – Felix Cavaliere – (Bearsville) – 1974

I've nattered on about Cavaliere solo and with his time in the Young Rascals on other posts so check them out for biographical detail and bits and pieces of errr,  whatever. This, here, naturally enough, given the self title, is … Continue reading

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CATCH – Catch – (Dot) – 1969

Now this is obscure. I bought this because it was a US pressing and $1. I was expecting jazz rock. I'm not sure why, maybe it's their dress. What is known and none of this is certain is that the … Continue reading

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TRINI LOPEZ – The Whole Enchilada – (Reprise) – 1969

I'm sure they like Trini in Nicaragua. I'm sure they like Trini throughout Latin America. I know I like Trini. A regular find in op shops crates he has become a firm favourite. This Dallas born Hispanic American had his … Continue reading

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THE QUINAIMES BAND – The Quinaimes Band – (Elektra) – 1971

I got this album recently and I knew absolutely nothing about the band and I only bought the record because the band were on the Elektra label from the early 70s. And, like I have said, I will give anything … Continue reading

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THE SONS OF CHAMPLIN – A Circle Filled With Love – (Ariola) – 1976

I commented on another Sons of Champlin album quite some time ago, "The Sons – Follow Your Heart – (Capitol) – 1971". As was my habit then the background was sketchy. I've gone for more padding since then… The Sons … Continue reading

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MELANIE – Ballroom Streets – (Tomato records) – 1978

Regular readers of this blog would know I have a thing for Melanie. She is one of my favourite chick singers in rock and pop. For those not up to speed on Melanie, or only know Melanie from her early … Continue reading

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GENE PITNEY – This Is Gene Pitney Singing The Platters’ Golden Platters – (Musicor) – 1970

Check out my other comments for biographical detail on Gene. In late 1969 Gene was not riding high in the charts, well, not the US charts, His album sales had slumped and he wasn't a big album seller anyway. But … Continue reading

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TRINI LOPEZ – The Latin Album – (Reprise) – 1964

If there is one person who could do a Latin album it's Trini Lopez. And, it was inevitable. As the title suggests it's not "a" Latin album but "The" Latin album. This isn't just a matter of semantics, it's a … Continue reading

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