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1971 Albums

The following is a list of albums released in 1971.

For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see 1971 events. For previous years, see List of album releases by year.

First quarter[edit]

January[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Jan. 1971 Cal Smith The Best of Cal Smith CountryHonky-Tonk Kapp San Francisco, CA

February[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home

March[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Mar. 1971 Bread Manna RockSoft RockClassic Rock Elektra Los Angeles, CA

Second quarter[edit]

April[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Apr. 1971 Sammi Smith The World of Sammi Smith CountryOutlaw Country Harmony Nashville, TN

May[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
May 1971 Michael Nesmith & the First National Band Nevada Fighter RockCountry Rock RCA Los Angeles, CA
Norma Jean Norma Jean Country RCA Victor Wellston, OK
May 3, 1971 Leon Russell Leon Russell and the Shelter People RockTulsa Sound Shelter Tulsa, OK
May 8, 1971 Hal Singer Blues and News JazzBluesJump Blues Marge Chatou, France

June[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
June 1971 Maxine Weldon Right On JazzSoul Mainstream Honolulu, Hawaii
Patti Page I'd Rather Be Sorry Pop Mercury Tulsa, OK
Sammi Smith Lonesome CountryOutlaw Country Mega Nashville, TN

Third quarter[edit]

July[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home

August[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Aug. 1971 Norma Jean Norma Jean Sings Country RCA Victor Wellston, OK

September[edit]

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Fourth quarter[edit]

October[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home

November[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Nov. 15, 1971 Asylum Choir Asylum Choir II Rock Shelter Los Angeles, CA

December[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Dec. 1, 1971 J. J. Cale Naturally BluesAmericanaTulsa Sound A&MShelter Tulsa, OK

Unknown[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
1971 Anthony Armstrong Jones Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Country Chart Enid, OK
1971 Barney Kessel Swinging Easy! JazzBop Black Lion Los Angeles, CA
1971 Barney Kessel & Stéphane Grappelli I Remember Django JazzSwing Black Lion Los Angeles, CA
1971 B. J. Thomas Greatest Hits Volume 2 Pop Scepter Rosenberg, TX
1971 Jody Miller He's So Fine CountryFolk Epic Blanchard, OK
1971 Karen Dalton In My Own Way FolkBlues Paramount Woodstock, New York
1971 Lee Wiley Back Home Again Jazz Monmouth Evergreen Tulsa, OK
1971 Lowell Fulson Let's Go Get Stones BluesWest Coast BluesSoul Blues Kent Los Angeles, CA
1971 Maxine Weldon Chilly Wind JazzSoul Mainstream Honolulu, Hawaii
1971 Norma Jean It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Country RCA Camden Wellston, OK
1971 Patti Page Green Green Grass of Home Pop Mercury Tulsa, OK
1971 Roger Tillison Roger Tillison's Album FolkAmericanaTulsa Sound Atco Tulsa, OK
1971 Roy Milton The Great Roy Milton BluesRhythm and Blues United Los Angeles, CA
1971 Southwind What a Place to Land RockCountry RockPsychedelic Rock Blue Thumb Los Angeles, CA
1971 Wanda Jackson I've Gotta Sing RockRockabillyCountry Capitol Oklahoma City, OK