27 Nov The Elephant’s Memory – Elephant’s Memory – Mini-LP Papersleeve CD Replica
Recorded in 1969, this was the debut LP by the extended “Big-Apple” based ensemble Elephant’s Memory. It includes the songs “Jungle Gym at the Zoo” and “Old Man Willow”, from the celebrated Midnight Cowboy movie soundtrack. Formed between 1967 and 1968,by Stan Bronstein (saxophone, clarinet, and vocals) and Rick Frank Jr. (drums), in 1968 the band briefly added Carly Simon as a vocalist, and by 1969, the line-up had expanded to include John Ward (bass), Chester Ayers (guitar), Myron Yules (bass and trombone), R. Sussmann (keyboards), Michal Shapiro (vocals), Guy Peritore (guitar and vocals), and David Cohen (guitar, keyboards, and vocals). A further addition in 1970 was Chris Robison on guitar.
Known around the Greenwich Village area as a politically active street band, Elephant’s Memory is also known for backing John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1971-73. For live performances with them, the band was known as the Plastic Ono Elephant’s Memory Band, and as such they recorded the double album Some Time in New York City in March of 1972. The album was released in June of 1972 in the United States and in September of 1972 in the UK. The group specialized in an eclectic Frank Zappa-like mix of psychedelia, jazz, and acid-tinged rock. One of the quintessential artifacts of the psychedelic era!
01. DON’T PUT ME ON TRIAL NO MORE (2:51)
02. CROSSROADS OF THE STEPPING STONES (2:55)
03. JUNGLE GYM AT THE ZOO (2:12)
04. SUPER HEEP (5:30)
05. R.I.P. (1:40)
06. BAND OF LOVE (4:10)
07. TAKIN’ A WALK (3:48)
08. HOT DOG MAN (3:32)
09. OLD MAN WILLOW (7:05)
10. YOGURT SONG (2:55)
11. BRIEF ENCOUNTER (4:37)
Produced by Wes Farrell
A Coral Rock Production