Albums, Classic Rock, Folk, music, Prog Rock, Progressive Rock, Records, Rock, Rock and Roll

Jethro Tull – Benefit

Benefit is the third album by the British rock band Jethro Tull, released in April 1970. This album came out before Aqualung and has the same vibe and sound. This was another Amoeba Records find and I like it.

1970 US release

Side one

1. “With You There to Help Me” 6:15

2. “Nothing to Say” 5:10

3. “Inside” 3:46

4. “Son” 2:48

5. “For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me” 3:47

Side two

6. “To Cry You a Song” 6:09

7. “A Time for Everything?” 2:42

8. “Teacher” 3:57

9. “Play in Time” 3:44

10. “Sossity; You’re a Woman” 4:31

Albums, Blues rock, Classic Rock, music, Records, Rock, Rock and Roll

The Doobie Brothers – Best of the Doobies

Best of The Doobies is the first greatest hits album by The Doobie Brothers and is also a diamond record. The album was released in 1976. My three favourite songs on the album are “China Grove”, “Listen to the Music” and “Black Water”. I’ve always enjoyed this band throughout the years and enjoy this album very much.

Side One

1 “China Grove” (Tom Johnston) – 3:14

2 “Long Train Runnin’” (Johnston) – 3:23

3 “Takin’ It to the Streets” (Michael McDonald) – 3:36

4 “Listen to the Music” (Johnston) – 3:49

5 “Black Water” (Patrick Simmons) – 4:14

6 “Rockin’ Down the Highway” (Johnston) – 3:19

Side Two

1 “Jesus Is Just Alright” (Arthur Reid Reynolds) – 4:30

2 “It Keeps You Runnin’” (McDonald) – 4:20

3 “South City Midnight Lady” (Simmons) – 5:27

4 “Take Me in Your Arms” (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 3:39

5 “Without You” (John Hartman, Michael Hossack, Johnston, Tiran Porter, Simmons) – 4:58

Albums, Classic Rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal, music, Progressive Rock, Records, Rock, Rock and Roll

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy

Houses of the Holy is the fifth studio album by the rock band Led Zeppelin, released in March 1973 by Atlantic Records. As soon as I purchased this album I loved it, this is my 5th Led Zeppelin album. This group is one of the iconic bands of all time.

I love each song on this album! If you haven’t listened to Led Zeppelin before…get at it.

Track Listing:

Side one






The Song Remains the Same

Jimmy Page Robert Plant



The Rain Song

▪ Page Plant



Over the Hills and Far Away

▪ Page Plant



The Crunge

John Bonham John Paul Jones Page Plant


Side two






Dancing Days

▪ Page Plant



D’yer Mak’er

▪ Bonham Jones Page Plant



No Quarter

▪ Jones Page Plant



The Ocean

▪ Bonham Jones Page Plant


Acid Rock, Albums, Classic Rock, Glam Rock, Glitter Rock, Hard rock, music, Records, Rock, Rock and Roll

Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies

Billion Dollar Babies is the sixth studio album by Alice Cooper, released in 1973.

When I bought this album as teenager my friends and I were like wow, what an album. I love every song on this record. If you’ve never heard it now is the time, pay attention to the lyrics.

Track listing:

Hello Hooray” 4:15

“Raped and Freezin'” 3:19

Elected” 4:05

Billion Dollar Babies” 3:43

“Unfinished Sweet” 6:18

No More Mr. Nice Guy” 3:06

“Generation Landslide” 4:31

“Sick Things” 4:18

“Mary Ann” 2:21

“I Love the Dead” 5:09

Albums, Classic Rock, Hard rock, music, Records, Rock, Rock and Roll

Nazareth – Razamanaz

Razamanaz is the third studio album by the Scottish band Nazareth, released in 1973. It was the band’s first LP record to break the charts and was produced by Deep Purple’s Roger Glover.

When I first heard Nazareth I knew their music was up my alley. Good old loud rock and roll even though some of their songs are on the quieter side.

1. “Razamanaz” 3:52

2. “Alcatraz” 4:23

3. “Vigilante Man” 5:21

4. “Woke Up This Morning” 3:53

5. “Night Woman” 3:29

6. “Bad, Bad Boy” 3:55

7. “Sold My Soul” 4:49

8. “Too Bad, Too Sad” 2:55

9. “Broken Down Angel”

Albums, Blues, Blues rock, Classic Rock, Hard rock, music, Records, Rock, Rock and Roll

Led Zeppelin – IV

The untitled fourth studio album by the rock band Led Zeppelin, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV, was released in November 1971 by Atlantic Records and was produced by guitarist Jimmy Page.

My copy of this album still has the plastic on it and the gatefold has never been opened. When I first got this album I heard “Black Dog” and I was WOW this is definitely Zeppelin. I’m sure everyone knows the song “Stairway to Heaven” as it is classic now.

When I first listened to the entire album some of the quieter songs weren’t heavy enough for me at the time. However I love all the songs on this album.

You gotta have it in your collection …. even digital!

Albums, Classic Rock, music, Records, Rock, Rock and Roll

Santana – Abraxas

Abraxas is the second studio album by the rock band Santana released in September 1970.

The biggest hits off this album are “Black Magic Woman” and “Oye Como Va”. I’ve had this album for decades and if I remember it was a trade for another album. I’m guessing I came out on top as this album is preserved in the National Recording Registry due to its “cultural, historic, or artistic significance.”

LP side 1

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. “Singing Winds, Crying Beasts” (Instrumental) Mike Carabello 4:51

2. “Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen” Peter Green/Gábor Szabó 5:24

3. “Oye Como Va” Tito Puente 4:17

4. “Incident at Neshabur” (Instrumental) Alberto Gianquinto, Carlos Santana 4:58

LP side 2

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. “Se a Cabo” José Areas 2:50

2. “Mother’s Daughter” Gregg Rolie 4:25

3. “Samba Pa Ti” (Instrumental) Santana 4:45

4. “Hope You’re Feeling Better” Rolie 4:10

5. “El Nicoya” Areas 1:30