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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.

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Songs:

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

See Also: Goldie

Your Comments:

Burton and Associates says:
1974 Exclusively on MCA Records, 8 X 10 promotional album cover head shot, signed by Mr. Savalas with "Who Loves Ya" in quotation. This photograph will be displayed July 22, on eBay http://www.ebay.com/ and will be available for consideration. (07-21-2001)

Laurent (laurent.t@oeilpouroeil.fr) says:
Good work, Telly ! (07-17-2001)

Roman Pativ says:
I'm a fan of Telly, so now I shave my dog's ass and make him walk backwards. (06-19-2001)

The Lone Beatnik (cujoe76@yahoo.com) says:
He sounds like an old pimp who's having a flashback from 'nam or something. For him, anybody could lose that lovin' feelin' and be happy! Truly the white Barry White. Something beautiful IS dying: the lost art of singing. (06-14-2001)

Indigo Shift (indigoshift@turbonet.com) says:
telly savalas is the epitome of '70's cool! i'd shave my head bald to have this album. ;) (05-21-2001)

J (joyce@rowandavid.freeserve.co.uk) says:
Does every one know that the building used in the later Kojak episodes is the very same building they use for N.Y.P.D.Blue. Anyone wishing to share memories or speak about Telly for a book I'm hoping to put together please e-mail me. Your contributions will be most welcome.Hey even if it's only to talk about the great man. (09-15-2000)

Jay says:
I have loved Telly all my life and I guess I always will I'm too old to change now at 47.I have all the kojak series and all his alubums (3)in total If anyone out there would like to e-mail me with comments for a book i'm writing on The Greek God I would love to read them.I think the message from the hoaxer Christian is very cruel and defames his memory. yes he's a lover every woman should have had there will never be another like him. But lets not forget George and what a wonderful kind and gentle person he was to. You could see the affection the brothers had for each other if you look in there eyes in the Kojak episodes Please share your memories or thoughts of them with me I'll be waiting. Thanks Nicholas for your wonderful tribute to your papa and uncle. (09-13-2000)

Click Mort says:
My Uncle Pete was in the Navy, and he said he saw Telly in a training film called "Secure Garbage Disposal at Sea". Is anyone familiar with this? (09-07-2000)

Jarrad (kingpiq@xtra.co.nz) says:
Can anyone tell me what Telly Savalas & Louie Armstrong have in common ? Yes I am serious (08-27-2000)

Diane Moye' (lindalemon@earthlink.net) says:
I am the director of the Sharon Gless fan club, and am seeking Kojak episode # 73 from the 4th season "Law Dance". Sharon appeared in this one. Can anyone please copy this for me. Please advise. Thank you , Diane (08-23-2000)

margaret rose (Magsdave@btinternet.com) says:
I too loved telly savalas and at this moment Iam going crazy I have a very big vynal collection of my types of music; and know some horrible person has stolen my telly albums I had as I cannot find them. I very much miss him and watch his videos when I can so I hope my seach is fruitful, if any of his fans want to brighten my day, please write who loves baby (08-12-2000)

mike the greek (extrapimp@hotmail.com) says:
telly was the absolute best actor of all time. i am upset i cant buy any copies of the series i would buy them all. i want a full collection. (07-07-2000)

gary (ggiddens.qn.net) says:
A great memory. Have been looking for his albums and especially "Who Loves You Baby" for years. Would love to hear him again. (06-25-2000)

Peer Emmelot (emmelot@cifco.nl) says:
I am looking for Telly to sing the fabulous song "IF". Can someone help me there please?? (06-21-2000)

Peer Emmelot (emmelot@cifco.nl) says:
I am looking for Telly to sing the fabulous song (06-21-2000)

Marisa (dash9@bol.com.br) says:
Eu gostaria de letras de musicas de Johnny Rivers (06-03-2000)

Nicholas Savalas (nsavalas@hotmail.com) says:
Interesting to see people's comments about my uncle. Thought you'd like to see the Official Savalas Family Internet Presence - it is filled with info and multi-media presentations about Telly, and his brother, my father, George Savalas - see you live online there. (06-03-2000)

Nicholas Savalas (nsavalas@hotmail.com) says:
Interesting to see people's comments about my uncle. Thought you'd like to see the Official Savalas Family Internet Presence - here - it is filled with info and multi-media presentations about Telly, and his brother, my father, George Savalas - see you live online there. (06-03-2000)

Nicholas Savalas (nsavalas@hotmail.com) says:
Interesting to see people's comments about my uncle. Thought you'd like to see the Official Savalas Family Internet Presence - http://savalas.web.com - it is filled with info and multi-media presentations about Telly, and his brother, my father, George Savalas - see you live online there. (06-03-2000)

Nathan Guyon (Drywallbot@Yahoo.Com) says:
Does anyone know of an album whereapon Telly reads poetry? Apparently he's not credited on the cover anywhere, and only mentioned offhandedly that he had done it years later. Thanks for any help. (05-29-2000)





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