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THE RASCALS – Search and Nearness – (Atlantic) – 1971

  Where would we be without the internet? Surely richer, maybe wiser, arguably happier but certainly without "obscure-ish" records like this Rascals one. I, like many people outside the US (and probably many within the US), know and love The … Continue reading

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TONY BENNETT – Love Story – (Columbia) – 1971

"Bennett, born 1926, is the last of the great male trad pop singers". I said that in another comment on Tony Bennett and that is a great way to start any comment. That, followed by "and he is still recording … Continue reading

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BREWER AND SHIPLEY – Shake Off The Demon – (Kama Sutra) – 1971

Google "hippie" and "Brewer & Shipley" and you will find a lot of references to this act as a "hippie duo". When I was young and when I first got this record (at the great University of Queensland Student Union … Continue reading

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MELANIE – The Good Book – (Buddah)- 1971

OK I only did Melanie a month ago. But, she's in arms reach and I'm in a rush and I need something to sooth the little edges of my brain. Watching the news I keep thinking how apt Barry McGuire's … Continue reading

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EMITT RHODES – The American Dream- (A&M) – 1971

By way of biography check what I have said about Emitt Rhodes on this blog in the past and refer to the links below. Emitt Rhodes … one of the great unheralded (though cultishly popular) singers of the 60s and … Continue reading

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JIM KWESKIN – America – (Reprise) – 1971

Jim Kweskin is one of the great, lost and forgotten heroes of American music. It’s not that he didn’t have his time in the sun. He did. But his time passed and his audience got older and he failed to … Continue reading

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THE BEACH BOYS – Surf’s Up – (Brother/Reprise) – 1971

OK – like the last beach Boys album I commented on I already have this album on CD. I sneak it in because I have just acquired the vinyl. And what a piece of vinyl it is. This is up … Continue reading

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TOMMY JAMES – My Head, My Bed & My Red Guitar – (Roulette) – 1971

Tommy James created some of the best pop of the mid to late 60s with his band Tommy James and the Shondells Allmusic: Tommy James & the Shondells — the very mention of their name, even to someone who doesn’t … Continue reading

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DON EVERLY – Don Everly – (Ode) – 1971

  The Everly Brothers are legends. Just about all of their albums are worthwhile whilst some are brilliant. Unfortunately they, like so many of their era, are considered to be a singles act. This is unfortunate because their albums hold … Continue reading

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EMITT RHODES – Mirror – (Dunhill) – 1971

  Emitt is 21 years old here.  It is amazing how fully realised his music is. That’s not to say it isn’t derivative  but there are enough original ideas and inspiration to make him stand out. Check my other comments … Continue reading

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