Thursday, June 10, 2010

DEEP EAR A Warner/Reprise Loss Leader from 1974

Here's another Warner Brothers 2 LP sampler that dates from 1974. The title is a "Deep Throat" reference (of course I've had it in the ear before) and the artwork is hideous. Dr. Demento's opens side one declaring the album is rated "R" for records and "X" for extraordinary.

Some good tunes on here starting with a rocker from Good Rats and James Taylor follows it up with a song that's supposed to be a rocker but in my mind it sounds like he's still in Carolina.

Little Feat, Doug Sahm, Jimmy Cliff, The Meters and some blue eyed soul from Browning Bryant (written and produced by Allen Toussaint) are highlights along with Randy Newman's "Rollin'" and Frankie Miller's version of Toussaint's "Brickyard Blues" better known as a version by Three Dog Night.

Also, Van Dyke Parks own version of "Come To The Sunshine" (a hit for Harpers Bizarre) originally released on a rare MGM 45. And Wet Willie is the perfect way to end a "deep ear" compilation.
Good Rats: Back to My Music
James Taylor: Rock 'n' Roll Is Music Now
Jimmy Cliff: Music Maker
Richard Betts: Rain
Jesse Winchester: Wake Me
Elvin Bishop: Travelin' Shoes
Doug Sahm: Groover's Paradise
Little Feat: Spanish Moon
Maria Muldaur: Do I Care
Adam Faith: I Believe in Love
Ry Cooder: Tattler
Lorraine Ellison: Walk Around Heaven
Wendy Waldman: My Love Is All I Know
Frankie Miller: Brickyard Blues
America: Tin Man
Arlo Guthrie: Me and My Goose
Randy Newman: Rollin'
Van Dyke Parks: Come to the Sunshine
Jesse Colin Young: Light Shine
Browning Bryant: This Is My Day
Ashton and Lord: We're Gonna Make It
Bonnie Raitt: What Is Success
The Peter Peter Ivers Band: Alpha Centauri
John Hartford: Boogie
The Meters: Jungle Man
Wet Willie: Keep On Smilin'

DISC 1 (Sides 1 & 2):
DISC 2 (Sides 3 & 4):

1 comment:

  1. Good Rats!!--From the excellent LP,TASTY...