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LEN BARRY – Ups and Downs – (Buddah) – 1972

Len Barry is one of the great forgotten blue eyed soul singers of the 60s. Check out my other posts for biographical detail on him. Barry’s strength comes from his voice and his ability to find the pop and soul … Continue reading

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DANNY O’KEEFE – O’Keefe – (Signpost) – 1972

Okay, this isn’t actually a new find as I have had it awhile and had already graduated to the “keep” side of the ledger but I’m an O’Keefe kick … and, this is a cleaner copy than the one I … Continue reading

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SAMMY DAVIS Jr – Now – (MGM) – 1972

Sammy Davis Jr is part of my musical memory. He was always there. “Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, dancer, actor and comedian. He was noted for his impressions of actors, … Continue reading

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DR HOOK – Sloppy Seconds – (CBS) – 1972

1972. "Sloppy Seconds" All songs written by satirist Shel Silverstein. I know where this album is going, and, I'm pretty sure it would not be released on a major label today. Well, not without a lot of controversy. So, if … Continue reading

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DELANEY & BONNIE – D & B Together – (CBS) – 1972

See my earlier comment for biographical detail on the joy that is Delaney & Bonnie. Inconsistent they may be but there are tangible benefits from their music. This album comes at the dawn of Southern white soul and the rise … Continue reading

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TRINI LOPEZ – Viva – (Capitol) – 1972

This was Trini’s last album during his hit making period or the first album of his non-hit making period. Trini released more albums on a variety of (minor) labels between 1972 and today but his time as a force on … Continue reading

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SHAWN PHILLIPS – Faces – (A&M) – 1972

It's hard opening a comment sometimes, especially when it's on someone you have discussed before. Perhaps you need something punchy, something to suck the reader(s) in? That opening line can be crucial, and I've probably just wasted it with my … Continue reading

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MARC BENNO – Ambush – (A&M) – 1972

Apart from having a couple of Marc Benno solo albums and a couple of him with Leon Russell, I had no idea who Marc Benno was before pulling this out of the pile behind me. Marc Benno fans may say … Continue reading

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(PAUL REVERE & THE) RAIDERS – Country Wine – (Columbia) – 1972

This is the last album of the original Paul Revere and the Raiders despite just being called "Raiders", a name they had used over their preceding two albums, Collage (1970) and Indian Reservation (1971). Importantly, both Paul Revere (the keyboardist) … Continue reading

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HORALD GRIFFITHS – Good Ol’ Boy – (Atlantic) – 1972

Not "Harold" but "Horald". I spent some time googling before I noticed my error. The correct "Horald" did not provide that much more information, in fact he is often listed as “Harold” I even picked myself up and went and … Continue reading

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