Peter Hammill ‎– Fool’s Mate (1971)

Fool’s Mate is the debut solo album by musician/vocalist Peter Hammill, released in 1971 on Charisma. Tracklist: A1. “Imperial Zeppelin” (3:38) A2. “Candle” (4:17) A3. “Happy” (2:36) A4. “Solitude” (4:58) A5. “Vision” (3:15) A6. “Re-Awakening” (3:57) B1. “Sunshine” (4:00) B2. “Child” (4:25) B3. “Summer Song (In the Autumn)” (2:13) B4. “Viking” (4:43) B5. “The Birds” […]

Joni Mitchell – Blue (1971)

Blue is the fourth album by Canadian singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, released in 1971 on Reprise. Tracklist: A1. “All I Want” (3:32) A2. “My Old Man” (3:33) A3. “Little Green” (3:25) A4. “Carey” (3:00) A5. “Blue” (3:00) B1. “California” (3:48) B2. “This Flight Tonight” (2:50) B3. “River” (4:00) B4. “A Case of You” (4:20) B5. “The […]

Gravy Train – (A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man (1971)

(A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man is the second album by English hard-rock/folk band Gravy Train, released in 1971 on the Vertigo “swirl” label. The album was produced by Jonathan Peel — not to be confused with the namesake DJ — with string arrangements by Nick Harrison, who provided a similar service on contemporaneous albums […]

Miles Davis – A Tribute to Jack Johnson (1971)

A Tribute to Jack Johnson is the third studio album from the electric phase of American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, released in 1971 on CBS/Columbia. Tracklist: A. “Right Off” (26:53) B. “Yesternow” (25:34) Credits: Miles Davis — trumpet, composer Steve Grossman — soprano saxophone John McLaughlin — electric guitar Herbie Hancock — organ Michael Henderson […]

Isaac Hayes – Shaft (1971)

Shaft is the fifth album by American R&B musician/vocalist Isaac Hayes, originally released as a double LP in August 1971 on Enterprise/Stax. The album serves as the soundtrack to the MGM motion picture of the same name. Tracklist: A1. “Theme From Shaft (Vocal)” (4:37) A2. “Bumpy’s Lament” (1:49) A3. “Walk From Regio’s” (2:22) A4. “Ellie’s […]

Isaac Hayes – Black Moses (1971)

Black Moses is the sixth album by American R&B musician/vocalist Isaac Hayes, released in November 1971 on Enterprise/Stax. Like its predecessor, the album originally appeared as a double-LP set. Tracklist: A1. “Never Can Say Goodbye” Clifton Davis (5:07) A2. “(They Long to Be) Close to You” Burt Bacharach, Hal David (8:58) A3. “Nothing Takes the […]

Curtis Mayfield – Roots (1971)

Roots is the second solo album by Chicago soul/funk musician/vocalist Curtis Mayfield, released in 1971 on Curtom. Tracklist: A1. “Get Down” (5:45) A2. “Keep On Keeping On” (5:08) A3. “Underground” (5:15) A4. “We Got to Have Peace” (4:44) B1. “Beautiful Brother of Mine” (7:23) B2. “Now You’re Gone” (6:50) B3. “Love to Keep You in My […]

Burnin Red Ivanhoe ‎– W. W. W. (1971)

W. W. W. is the third album by Danish jazz-rock/psych band Burnin Red Ivanhoe, released in 1971 on Sonet. Tracklist: A1. “Second Floor, Croydon” (8:25) A2. “W.W.W.” (6:05) A3. “Avez-vous Kaskelainen?” (4:40) B1. “Kaske-vous Karsemose” (4:40) B2. “All About All” (4:10) B3. “Oblong Serenade” (6:15) B4. “Cucumber Porcupine” (5:15) Credits: Bass, Percussion – Jess Staehr […]

Arc ‎– … At This (1971)

… At This is the singular autonomous album by English art-rock foursome ARC, released in 1971 on Decca. The band would release one further album, Bell + Arc, later that year in collaboration with former Skip Bifferty colleague Graham Bell. Tracklist: A1. “Let Your Love Run Through” (4:53) A2. “It’s Gonna Rain” (4:06) A3. “Four Times […]