One record I scored there is this Ornette Coleman disc from 1976 called Body Meta. (I was reminded of it whilst reading a post of Mr. Poncho's that mentioned the recent New Yorker article about him). I don't think this one is considered to be on par with some of his
other LPs, but I've been enjoying the out-thereness of it lately. I like listening to the guitar--there's some nice distorted playing, and there's actually what you'd call a riff happening in this tune. The record has a gatefold sleeve with some psychedelic-looking artwork and minimal text (the cover is by one Chief Z. K. Oloruntoba). (I think there was supposed to be a booklet, but it's missing). The players include Bern Nix and Charlie Ellerbee on guitar, Jamaaladeen Tacuma on bass, and drummer Roland Shannon Jackson.
I don't know about you, but it's hard for me to resist buying a record with the title How About Uke? So that's what I did. The playing is fine, not much more than just pretty, but it's a neat little curiosity, especially for those of us who are fans of the ukulele. From "free jazz" to "square jazz" in one easy step.
Isn't this just one of the greatest songs? Ever? (From the 1975 Capricorn LP Struttin' My Stuff, which includes the tunes "Slick Titty Boom" and "I Love The Life I Lead").
Finally, to the Mamas and the Papas. The record is called If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears, and it includes "Monday, Monday", "California Dreamin'" and "Go Where You Wanna Go". Good songs, but we've heard all of them enough times, haven't we? Here's something else from it, written by John Phillips. If you know what I mean.