Monday, December 31, 2012

Jimi Hendrix: "Electric Ladyland"

Released in 1968,
this was the third (3rd) and final LP
for "The Jimi Hendrix Experience"

Read more about this LP HERE.

Art Direction: Ed Thrasher
Cover Photography: Karl Ferris
Inside Photos: Linda Eastman, David Sygall

The Beatles: "Abbey Road"

Released in 1969,
this was The Beatles' eleventh (11th) studio LP.

Technically, it is their last studio LP
because although "Let It Be" was released several months later
in 1970
that LP was a compilation of previously recorded material.

Read more about the "Abbey Road" LP HERE.

Cover Concept: Paul McCartney
Photography: Iain McMillan

Friday, December 21, 2012

Jethro Tull: "A Passion Play"

Released in 1973,
this was Jethro Tull's sixth (6th) studio LP.

A "one-song" concept, progressive rock album,
it did not receive great reviews.
the album managed to reach #1 on the charts
in the U.S.

Read more about Jethro Tull HERE.

Rod Stewart: "A Night On The Town"

Released in 1976,
this was Rod Stewart's seventh (7th) studio LP.

Read more about Rod Stewart's life and career HERE.

Jim Nabors: "The Heart-Touching Magic Of..."

Released in 1980,
this was a "TV-only" offering
from the surprising voice of Jim Nabors.

All the world marvelled
at the sonorous quality
of the singing voice
that belonged to
"Gomer Pyle."

Read more about Jim Nabors HERE.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Creedence Clearwater Revival: "Bayou Country"

Released in 1969,
this was Creedence Clearwater Revival's second (2nd) studio LP.

Read more about Creedence Clearwater Revival HERE.

[borrowed this pic from Wikipedia cuz I couldn't find the pic I took of my own LP!]

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

John Fogerty: "Centerfield"

Released in 1985,
this was John Fogerty's second (2nd) solo LP
(not counting the unreleased "Hoodoo" LP).

This was also his most successful outing as a solo artist.

For more about John Fogerty's career, go HERE.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Jeff Beck Group: "Beck-Ola"

Released in 1969,
this is the second (2nd) LP
by The Jeff Beck Group.
It is also the last LP recorded by this group of artists.

Some outstanding blues-rock in this recording,
including amazing interpretations of "Jailhouse Rock" and "All Shook Up,"
both huge hits for the one and only Elvis Presley.

Read more about this LP HERE.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils: "Ozark Mountain Daredevils"

Released in 1980,
this was The Ozark Mountain Daredevils'
seventh (7th) studio LP,
their second self-titled recording,
and their first and only project with Columbia
after having six (6) LPs released by A&M.

Read more about The Ozark Mountain Daredevils HERE and HERE.

Homegrown 3

Released in 1975,
this is the fourth (4th)
in KGB-FM's series
of local artist compilations.

Homegrown 2

Released in 1974,
this was the second in KGB-FM's
"Homegrown" series 
of local artist compilations.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Homegrown: Volume One

Released in 1973,
this LP was the first in
what became a series of LPs
that included seven (7) compilations
of original songs by local artists
about San Diego;
plus one "greatest hits"
and an extra release in 1984
of previously unreleased tracks.

For more about the "Homegrown" series, go HERE.

Guy Lombardo: "Berlin By Lombardo"

Released in 1959,
this LP is an easy-listening collection
of Guy Lombardo's interpretations
of a handful of Irving Berlin's timeless tunes.

Couldn't resist
including pics of the inner sleeve!

"Three of a Kind" - Top Stars of Piano Music

Released in 1964,
this LP was part of a promotional series
for the DESIGN label.

In this case the album featured
three popular pianists:
Andre Previn,
Teddy Wilson, and
Barclay Allan.

Buddy Cole: "Cole Plays Cole"

Released in 1958,
this LP is a wonderful collection
featuring the fabulous piano talent
of Buddy Cole
playing tunes written by
Cole Porter.

The Mulcays: "A Kiss in the Dark"

Somehow I was able to discover that
this LP was released in 1961,
but I was unable to find out much more.

Bette Midler: "Thighs and Whispers"

Released in 1979,
this was Bette Midler's fifth (5th) studio LP.

Art Direction: Sandi Young
Photography: William Coupon

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

James Taylor: "Gorilla"

Released in 1975,
this LP contains some of JT's most-loved tunes;
e.g., "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)"
and "Mexico."

Read more about the LP and James Taylor HERE.

This album includes some of the best session players ever,
plus David Crosby, Graham Nash, Randy Newman, Linda Ronstadt, and Carly Simon!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bert Kaempfert: "The Kaempfert Touch"

Released in 1970,
this is one of many, many recordings by this
easy-listening standard bearer.

Read more about Bert Kaempfert HERE.

Barbra Streisand: "Guilty"

Released in 1980,
this was Barbra Streisand's twenty-second (22nd) studio LP,
and it was her most commercially successful recording.

Read more about the making of this LP HERE.

Photography: Mario Casilli

Foreigner: "Double Vision"

Released in 1978,
"Double Vision" was Foreigner's second (2nd) studio LP,
and it was their most successful recording (in the US).

Read more about Foreigner HERE.

Photography and Design: Norman Seeff