Category: Albums of 1972

Roy Buchanan "Roy Buchanan"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#90 in the Series) Is Roy Buchanan’s self titled debut, Roy Buchanan. Have you heard this guy play guitar? I can never say who’s the best guitar player to walk the planet. But I can tell you who I think would be in the team picture. Roy Buchanan would be in the team picture! Roy Buchanan was released in August of 1972. It’s a great blues album. It features what I think was Roy’s best song, ‘The Messiah Will Come Again.” It’s hard to believe that it’s been 22 years since Roy left us. Personnel Roy Buchanan   Guitar, Vocals Ned Davis            Drums Dick Heintze       Organ, Piano Teddy Irwin        Guitar (Rhythm) Chuck Tilley        Vocals...

Styx "Styx"

Posted 12 Jul 2010 in 70s, Albums of 1972, Albums of the 70s, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is the debut album by “Styx.” This release was such a HUGE deal for my friends and I. Not that it was anything ground breaking or musically more significant than other releases. This was a huge deal for mainly one reason. Styx were local lads. They were from the neighborhood, from the Parish. It was a big deal to guy that used to play ‘guitar masses’ at your church actually release something that you could toss on your turntable. The album started with a suite called ‘Movement For the Common Man.’ It contained a small part of Aaron Copeland’s ‘Fanfare for a Common Man’ but was mainly remembered for a section where they...

Uriah Heep "The Magician’s Birthday"

Posted 24 May 2010 in 70s, Albums of 1972, Albums of the 70s, Rock + Roll

In honor of their just announced show July 1st at the Beverly Art Center, Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Uriah Heep’s, “The Magician’s Birthday.” I was going to go with “Demons and Wizards,” but that was too obvious. So I’m pulling out “The Magician’s Birthday.’ TMB contains three of my favorite songs by them. ‘Sunrise, The Magician’s Birthday’ and ‘Sweet Lorraine.’ As mentioned Uriah Heep still tours. I’m not sure how good they’ll be since David Byron, Ken Hensley are long gone. But the current band, which does feature Mick Box has been together for almost 20 years. So we’ll see. I guess the only change lately is that Russell Gilbrook has replaced Lee Kerslake behind the...

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