Album cover: Mar Y Sol

Mar Y Sol (The First International Puerto Rico Pop Festival) — Various Artists

My old­er broth­er had this album and it served to intro­duce me to a bunch of artists that I prob­a­bly wouldn’t have heard until much lat­er. The album was record­ed and released in 1972. I was a sopho­more in high school and eager to hear new music. It’s a fab­u­lous Festival/Concert album fea­tur­ing some very pop­u­lar artists of the day. Many are still around and record­ing now.

Album Information

The J. Geils Band “Lookin’ for Love” 5:16
The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin “The Noonward Race” 13:20
Dr. John “Wand Dang Doodle” 5:10
B. B. King “Why I Sing the Blues” 6:12
Osibisa “Y Sharp” 8:34 (mis­tak­en­ly labeled as “Do You Know”)
Cactus “Bedroom Mazurka” 5:00
The Allman Brothers Band “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” 4:59
Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Take a Pebble” / “Lucky Man” 7:33
John Nitzinger “Texas Blues / “Jelly Roll” 9:18
Jonathan Edwards “Sometimes in the Morning” 4:15
Jonathan Edwards “Train of Glory” 3:35
John Baldry “Bring My Baby Back” 6:22
Herbie Mann “Respect Yourself” 9:22

Released 1972
Recorded April 1 — 4, 1972 Puerto Rico
Length      89:21
Label        Atlantic Records
Producer  Tunc Erim

  • Jeff Brandt

    Jeff has been a music fan since the age of 7 when the album Meet the Beatles hit the streets. He grew up in Hoptown and went to col­lege at UK a cou­ple of times. He retired in 2016 and is cur­rent­ly amass­ing his music col­lec­tion. Jeff says he loves being retired but is tired of quarantining.