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Telly

Bored with being a famous TV star? Make a record!

"People know that singing is not my bag," says Telly Savalas on the liner notes to this 1974 release, "but if I say, 'Hey, this is how Telly feels about this or that song,' I can't mistakes. I can only make mistakes by pretending to be a great singer".

A classic example of the "famous actor makes a record" genre, Telly uses his ill-begotten allotment of vinyl to thrill us with mediocre versions of "Something", "You and me against the world", "Rubber bands and bits of string", and many (far too many) others. Unfortunately, Telly's classic New York drawl gets drowned out by the music on all but a few of the tracks, making this album practically worthless even to die-hard Kojak fans.

What is an actor doing making a record, you ask? Telly answers this question by modestly saying, "I was asked to make a record". One has to wonder exactly who did the asking, though.

Telly
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Songs:

You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (MP3) Who loves ya, baby?

See Also: Goldie

Your Comments:

david (korky1964@aol.com) says:
he was a brilliant actor my favourite was the dirty dozen with clint i have watched the film millions of times anyone can contact me to tell their stories about kojack thee man.cool babee coochi coo! (02-02-2002)

Big Jim Bristow (jbbristow@sympatico.ca) says:
Hello,

I would very much like to get a copy of the television miniseries that featured Telly called "The French Atlantic Affair" I don't have much money, I am a senior citizen on a very small disability but I really would love to have this movie, can you help.

Big Jim (01-31-2002)

Juan Cortez (jlcortezc@onebox.com) says:
I also love Telly Savalas, from his television series to Dirty Dozen and Battle of the Bulge.
We are not that current on what's happened to him but would like to know if he's still with us.
Anyone know. The concensus here is that he's passed away in recent years. Could anyone verify this?
Thanks (01-30-2002)

Dick Palmé - Sweden (dick.nina@passagen.se) says:
As a kid I used to watch Kojak first in the mid seventies and compared to the "others", Columbo, McCloud, Frank Cannon etc (?), Kojak was certainly the coolest of them in my opininon.
I just looked for some info over the net about Telly and found this guestbook, because there will be a "Kojak" on the tele in about an hour here (03.25 am).
It´s a bit nostalgic too in the way there will be a feeling that brings me back to the livingroom
of those days! (01-27-2002)

SHIRLEY RUARKE (SRUARKE@CCWILM.ORG) says:
I have been a huge fan of Telly Savalas for about 28 years now. When I was growing up I had pictures of him in my room from ceiling to floor that covered every wall. I have every episode of Kojak taped. Some came out great some not so great. I wish I could have met him but I did manage to get his autograph from a friend of mine when we were in 9th grade. I was absolutely heartbroken when he died. He is the most gorgeous actor I have ever seen. I'd love to hear from other Telly fans out there. If you would like to share some of your stories please send me your emails. Thanks and Who Loves You Baby!! (01-17-2002)

Doris Bennett (doris@lindsaybennett.com) says:
I always watched Kojak with my son and we never missed an episode! We flew to Salt Lake City in 1978. Telly was there in the airport waiting for his flight to leave Salt Lake. He was so wonderful to talk to my son and I. He even autographed the back of my boarding pass stub. I still have it.

I wonder how valuable his autograph is today, 26 years later?

Doris Bennett
doris@lindsaybennett.com (01-04-2002)

Vic (goldfinger2a@ntlworld.com) says:
Telly was a great actor, and a dam good singer, l had the record he made and he said himself who would want a fat bald man to be a pop star, but his rendition of 'If' is the best, l wish l still had the record...

(12-29-2001)

Jeff (Sales@webhostxl.com) says:
I love Telly, he is the man. http://webhostxl.com (12-23-2001)

minniemee (margotb@postmaster.co.uk) says:
Any ideas where I can buy/hear the song 'If' on the internet? (12-19-2001)

helen reed says:
Hello,
I would love to hear that song from telly savalas again named: Rubber Bands And String
Can somebody help me find out whwre I could find
this song at the internet?
Best regards
helen (12-11-2001)

Clay Buntline says:
When did Batman go bald? (12-10-2001)

Ionia G. East (ilbay45@mindspring.com) says:
I am looking for a video of a movie Telly made called "My Palikari". I have looked high and low. Please tell me where I can find it. I think Telly was the best. (12-10-2001)

Gustavo Hadis (hadis@arnet.com.ar) says:
Sorry, no speek inglish...my country, Argentina. Fan of Telly, recording 112 episodes!!! (spanish speek, of course...)
Theo!!! King of the Kings!!!
mail for my, friends!!! (10-26-2001)

elegal says:
telly's the man a true gangster pimp (yasu maga) that means right on stud in greek (10-25-2001)

RANDY D (TAKEOVER2@AOL.COM) says:
I AM 24 FROM ELMONT AND WENT TO SEWANHAKA HS IN FLORAL PARK,,,I REMEMBER LOOKING UP TELLY'S YEAR BOOK PICTURE IN THE LIBRARY SO MANY PEOPLE FROM MY HIGH SCHOOL WENT ON TO MAKE IT BIG, VINNY T QB OF THE JETS, ZENDON HAMILTON WHO WAS A SENIOR WHEN I WAS A JUNIOR, AND FRIEND LLYOD HARRISON WHO IS A SAFETY FOR THE SAN DEIGO CHARGERS ...TELLY U STARTED IT ALL THANK YOU FOR PUTTING U ON THE MAP!!! WE LOVE U BABBBYY!! (10-23-2001)

DEBBIE (ESQ21185@AOL.COM) says:
My husband thinks I'm crazy.....so does the rest of my family, but I have been in Love with Telly Savalas since I was 16. Talk about your first lover!! There is just something about him and his coolness that would make any woman want him to be her man. God bless "Who loves ya baby" By the way I have all three of his ablums and wouldn't part with them for the world. (10-21-2001)

amanda (kiiing@hotmail.com) says:
I think Telly "kojak" savalas is the best cop on tv ever not to mention the coolest one. I have looked everywhere for copies of kojak episodes but I cant find them anywhere... If anyone wants to sell e-mail me.... Who loves ya baby???? (09-28-2001)

memnoque says:
oooo baby, that's so smoooooth! my favorite line: "...cuz baby, somethin' beautaful's DYIN'!" what an untouchable. (09-22-2001)

Jesse says:
Maybe the only thing weirder than the music on this site -- a great, great, site in my opinion -- is the way people get uptight about comments about albums like Telly's. Of course, the album's a joke -- that's why it's hilarious. No, that doesn't impune Telly'm memory in any way. Lighten up, even Telly knew it was pretty silly ... (07-29-2001)

Burton and Associates (http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=14493) says:
Exclusively on MCA Records (07-22-2001)





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