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Number 296

Joe Egan - Out of Nowhere (Ariola AARL5021) After playing in a series of bands, singer songwriter Joe Egan teamed up with former school pal Gerry Rafferty to form Stealers Wheel, who had a series of hit records in the early 1970s, notably Stuck in the Middle With You , which Egan co-wrote with...

Number 295

Neil Young - After the Goldrush (Reprise Records RS 6383) The third solo album by Canadian singer songwriter Neil Young, was released almost simultaneously with albums by the other three members of his then band, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, yet this LP is the most memorable...

Number 294

Ian Matthews - If You Saw Thro' My Eyes (Vertigo VEL1002) Following his departure from Fairport Convention in 1969, which was in turn followed by some success with his debut solo album under the guise of Matthews' Southern Comfort, together with a hit single of Joni Mitchell's Woodstock , Ian...

Number 293

Emitt Rhodes - Emitt Rhodes (Dunhill DS50089) This is actually the second album release by Emitt Rhodes, essentially a homemade album with Rhodes playing all the instruments, which Dunhill released after Rhodes agreed to re-record the vocals to adhere to strict music union rules, that albums...

Number 292

Free - Free (Island ILPS 9104) By the time Free had played the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, which showcased the band's current hit All Right Now, the young band had already released three albums, TONS OF SOBS recorded in 1968 but released the following year, the band's most popular album FIRE...

Number 291

The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Columbia CS9670) Well once they'd upset the entire folk community with their jangly treatment of Dylan songs and traditional folk ballads, by August 1968 the Byrds turned their attention to Country music and released their sixth album Sweetheart of the Rodeo...

Number 290

James Taylor - James Taylor (Apple SAPCOR 3) Produced by Peter Asher, James Taylor's first LP was released on the newly established Apple label, using some of the studio time already booked for The Beatles as they recorded tracks for what was to become the White Album, in fact both Paul McCartney...

Number 289

Loren Auerbach and Bert Jansch - After the Long Night (Christabel Records CRL 001) Loren Auerbach recorded her debut LP in 1985, with future husband Bert Jansch by her side. I first heard the record during one of my initial delves into Mick Swinson's healthy record collection around the same time,...

Number 288

Bridget St John - Thank You For...(Dandelion 2310-193) Bridget St John's third album and her last for John Peel's Dandelion Records, saw the husky-voiced British singer songwriter mix her own originals with one or two covers, such as Bob Dylan's Love Minus Zero/No Limit and Buddy Holly's Every Day...

Number 287

Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs (Atlantic K40419) After leaving the Steve Miller Band, Boz Scaggs sought the assistance of his old friend Jann Wenner, editor of Rolling Stone Magazine, who helped secure a recording contract with Atlantic Records, the first release for the label being his eponymous second...

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