Island People (Jook Joint)

1 Nov 1973
Island (US)
The Bottom Line:

US promo sampler with original cover.

'Not for sale'.

Available from Capitol Records."

The outer sleeve (painting by Eduard Kasper of "The Cabbage Town Cafe" next to "Blackie's Pool Hall") could quite originally be folded out into a poster that could be used in the shops. This USA only release was part of a bigger campaign, described in a Cash Box article also included in this site.

The inner sleeve had short introductory texts with b/w pictures for each artist:

ISLAND PEOPLE are a unique group of artists, whose records are not "product" but works of art - all appreciated for what they bring to the world of music. The ISLAND PEOPLE are distributed by the Capitol People, who have a complete support program for these artists.


John Martyn turned-on audiences and gained rave reviews during his tour last spring.1 His virtuosity on guitar, his distinctive vocals, and his songwriting talent are not to be missed on his new album. John will be touring the States again this fall.2
INSIDE OUT was produced by John Martyn.

Track listing:

nr artist track author(s) time from
A1 The Wailers Get Up Stand Up [B. Marley/ P. Tosh] 3:15 Burnin' (SMAS-9338)
A2 Amazing Blondel Easy Come, Easy Go [E. Baird] 3:36 Blondel (SMAS-9339)
A3 Spooky Tooth All Sewn Up [M. Jones/ G. Wright] 3:40 Witness (SMAS-9337)
A4 John Martyn Outside In [J. Martyn] 8:11 Inside Out (SMAS-9335)
A5 Sutherland Brothers and Quiver You Got Me Anyway [Sutherland] 3:00 Lifeboat (SW-9326)
B1 Spooky Tooth Ocean Of Power [G. Wright] 4:40 Witness (SMAS-9337)
B2 Traffic Light Up Or Leave Me Alone (live) [J. Capaldi] 7:00 On The Road (SMAS-9336)
B3 Amazing Blondel Young Man's Fancy [E. Baird] 5:20 Blondel (SMAS-9339)
B4 The Wailers Put It On [B. Marley] 3:58 Burnin' (SMAS-9338)
B5 John Martyn The Glory Of Love [Billy Hill] 1:54 Inside Out (SMAS-9335)

1 Second 1973 tour, February, to promote Solid Air.
2 They must be referring to the November and December shows, mainly with Foghat.

Mold numbers:
SPRO-6757-F-1 and SPRO-6758-F-1 (hand carved).

Related to: 
Vinyl: Island SPRO-6757/ SPRO-6758