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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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DR HOOK – Dr Hook and the Medicine Show – (CBS) – 1972

This is first album from Dr Hook and it is both a showcase for them and a vehicle for songwriter Shel Silverstein. Songwriters using band or acts to express their music better, perhaps, than they could themselves is not unusual. … Continue reading

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CASEY KELLY – Casey Kelly – (Elektra) – 1972

I always get excited over a new Elektra LP. It's a great label. Casey Kelly I had not heard of before and there is very little on him online. Luckily though he is a moderately successful songwriter (and author on … Continue reading

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FIVE DOLLAR SHOES – Five Dollar Shoes – (Neighborhood Records) – 1972

The only thing I knew about this group was the producer, Peter Schekeryk, who was married to and produced Melanie. Which also explains why Five Dollar Shoes were on Melanie's independent label, "Neighborhood Records". Accordingly, I expected them to sound … Continue reading

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ROAD – Road- (Rare Earth) – 1972

Was I ever "really" into 70s hard rock? I was  a kid in the 70s and perhaps too young to appreciate hard rock though it was there on the radio. The first hard rock album I bought was AC/DCs "Back … Continue reading

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JESSE COLIN YOUNG – Together – (Warner Brothers) – 1972

It's hard to put on a finger on why Jesse Colin Young never had a more successful solo career. He had all the right attributes to be a successful singer songwriter in the 70s… He was an ex folkie who … Continue reading

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