Saturday, June 13, 2015

Album Oriented Record

 Pretty ambitious set for Arista to be promoting to Album Oriented Radio in 1978. Really only successful with one of them.

Bonus points for including tracks from one of my favorite obscurities, The Strawbs.

Arista AOR Sampler 1978

A1     –Patti Smith-Because The Night 3:22
A2     –Patti Smith-Privilege (Set Me Free) 3:27
A3     –Strawbs-Joey & Me 3:52
A4     –Strawbs-I Don't Want To Talk About It 3:56
A5     –John Miles-I Have Never Been In Love Before 4:45
A6     –John Miles-No Hard Feelings 3:12
B1     –Ian Dury-Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 3:06
B2     –Ian Dury-Wake Up & Make Love To Me 4:30
B3     –Nick Lowe-I Knew The Bride 2:40
B4     –Elvis Costello-Miracle Man 3:40
B5     –Lou Reed-Gimme Some Good Times 3:15
B6     –Lou Reed-Street Hassle 4:00
C1     –Outlaws-Holiday 4:40
C2     –Outlaws-Hurry Sundown 4:21
C3     –Kevin Lamb-You're On The Wrong Track 3:37
C4     –Dickey Betts & Great Southern-Good Time Feeling 4:23
C5     –Dickey Betts & Great Southern-Atlanta's Burning Down 4:25
D1     –Loudon Wainwright III-Watch Me Rock I'm Over Thirty 2:49
D2     –Loudon Wainwright III-Natural Disaster 3:45
D3     –Jerry Garcia Band -Rubin And Cherise 5:00
D4     –Jerry Garcia Band-Gomorrah 5:07

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Smoke If Ya Got 'Em!

Custom-Pressed for Lucky Strike Cigarettes, this album was released in 1961 by Columbia Records. A 1961 advertisement in Life Magazine offers the album for "$1.00 and ten empty Lucky Strikes packs."

Surprisingly jazzy and bluesy in content.

Lucky Strike - Remember How Great

A1     –Count Basie     One O'Clock Jump 3:03
A2     –Les Brown     Sentimental Journey 3:12
A3     –André Kostelanetz     Night And Day 4:11
A4     –Mary Martin     My Heart Belongs To Daddy 2:05
A5     –Tommy Dorsey     I Dream Of You 2:44
A6     –Louis Armstrong     St. Louis Blues 3:01
B1     –Dinah Shore     Buttons And Bows 2:02
B2     –Duke Ellington     Mood Indigo 2:43
B3     –Xavier Cugat     Brazil 2:47
B4     –Cab Calloway     Blues In The Night 3:06
B5     –Eddy Duchin     Stardust 2:32
B6     –Harry James (2)     Ciribiribin 2:36