Two years after the release of their eponymous debut, Elf recorded Carolina County Ball. It’s a very versatile album and has elements of hard rock, funk, blues and honky-tonk in it. Deep Purple’s bassist Roger Glover produced the album.

Elf was an American rock band founded by singer and bassist Ronnie James Dio (later Black Sabbath, Rainbow), keyboardist Doug Thaler, drummer Gary Driscoll, and guitarists Nick Pantas and David Feinstein (Dio’s cousin). The band was originally called The Electric Elves, but was shortened to The Elves and finally Elf in 1972. Elf disbanded in 1975 after recording three albums. By that time, most of the lineup had been absorbed into Ritchie Blackmore’s new group Rainbow.

Carolina County Ball is available on black vinyl.