Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Steve Gibbons Band: "Rollin' On"

Released in 1977
this is a great outing
from a not-so-well-known
Rock Legend (well he is).

Read more about Steve Gibbons HERE.

Roger Williams: "Plays the Hits"

Released in 1965
this was one of well over one hundred
easy listening recordings
made by Roger Williams.

Read more about Roger Williams HERE.

Walter Murphy: "Phantom of the Opera"

Released in 1978,
Walter Murphy's contemporary musical version
of this classic tale
pre-dated Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit
by nearly ten years.

Read more about Walter Murphy HERE.

Note the Twin Towers
in this label photo.

Album Design: J. Lee
Art Direction: Neil Terk
Illustration: Ed Soyka
Album Concept: Laurie Robertson Murphy
Photography: Jim Houghton

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Luther Vandross: "Never Too Much"

Released in 1981,
this was Luther Vandross' debut solo LP.
He went on to become hugely successful,
but was taken from us early (2005).

Read more about Luther Vandross HERE.

Various Artists: "Music Box"

Released in 1969,
this compilation LP
contains tracks from several of the earliest
A&M artists:
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Jimmie Rodgers
Claudine Longet
Julius Wechter & the Baja Marimba Band
The Sandpipers
Wes Montgomery

Art Direction: Tom Wilkes
Front Cover Illustration: Dave Williamson
Front Cover Photography: Jim McCrary
Back Cover Photography: Jim McCrary, Barry Feinstein, Guy Webster

Andrae Crouch & the Disciples: "Keep On Singin'"

Released in 1971,
this LP was the third (3rd) studio LP
for Andrae Crouch & the Disciples.

The whole album is a delight to listen to,
and it includes a couple of Andrae Crouch's
greatest "hits" -
"I've Got Confidence" and "My Tribute"
as well as the much-loved title cut and others.

Read more about Andrae Crouch HERE.