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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:

coloradolady (reddais@mchsi.com) says:
Yes, I have waited on Mr.S (Telly) many times at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. I worked there for 5 years and was so afraid of him at first but then I sneaked up on him and threw a little piece of paper to ask for his autograph(which we were not supposed to do) but did it anyway. He called me over to his table and smiled at me and handed me that paper with his autograph (which says*who loves you baby?) from that day forward we became such good friends, I knew what he lkiked to eat and he liked his toast burned (well done) anyhow, I had left Vegas around the time he was sick but my heart goes out to his family and I treasure those times I met him, waited on him (and Nick) and will treasure those memories as well as his autograph that I was so afraid to ask for, What a wonderful man he was and a great smile that after I was never uncomfortable again to talk or wait on him. (03-09-2003)

Chongo says:
I've played this at work several times...It provokes a mixture of reactions (needless to say). Without question this is one of the worst albums of all times - a true beauty for its sick off-key hideousness! (03-06-2003)

Ramon says:
I find it hard to believe that there are no existing WAV files of Telly saying his famous "Who Loves You Baby" line!
Can anyone help? (03-05-2003)

Lawrencium (Periodic@Table.com) says:
Telly died early because Talk Tina killed him. (01-24-2003)

Maria says:
I've read recently that Telly bought an unsuccessful lawsuit against Universal so that he could leave his kids an inheritance. As the lawsuit was unsuccessful, didn't his kids get anything? (01-21-2003)

Dennis Klein (webmaster@oldpulsars.com) says:
Hello,

I am looking for pictures of the watches worn by Telly in the Kojak TV series or any of his movies, in particular, I am looking for those old LED digital watches he wore to post on my website.... www.oldpulsars.com

Kind regards! (01-09-2003)

Jim (jimkac@concentric.net) says:
Found this on 8-track in a thrift store. One day at work we were talking about the worst songs ever, and someone mentioned that Telly was on some tv show, and sang the song "If" (the old Bread song), and this was his vote for the worst song ever. Next day I brought my tape in, and everybody had a good laugh. (01-07-2003)

Kold Check says:
Is that Don Ho on the chrous? (01-06-2003)

Garry N (garry.nilsson@telia.com) says:
Does anybody have a songlist for that album? I would be very glad if someone could send it to me or send a reply here.

regards
Garry (01-05-2003)

JL (bswtr@newyorkcity.com) says:
I have all KOJAK episodes and collection(tapes,photos,articles...)about Telly.Email me:bswtr@newyorkcity.com (01-03-2003)

Cocken Bahlz (cbahlz@cockenbahlz.com) says:
Tell was a cool cat. Cock and Balls. (01-02-2003)

Ryan Gaerity (r_gaerity@yahoo.com) says:
Can anyone please tell me where I can find picture gallery and wave files of TELLY SAVALAS. (12-26-2002)

Ryan Gaerity (r_gaerity@yahoo.com) says:
Can you anyone please tell me where I can find picture gallery and wave files of TELLY SAVALAS. (12-26-2002)

cindi (birdiegirl@hvc.rr.com) says:
where can i download the wav file who loves you baby? to my computer (12-24-2002)

ARCH STANTON says:
IN A POST 9-11 WORLD:WE'VE GOT TO LOOK TO TELLY FOR THE ANSWERS. WHAT WOULD TELLY DO? WWTD? THE REAL GREEK HEAT. HE'D KICK BRAD PITT AND THOM CRUISES' ASSES-FOR NOT BEING MEN. THEN SHOW UP TO HELP OUT ON ERIN BROKOVITCHES CURB SANDWICH FOR HER SENSIBLE DINNER AFTER A DAY OF SLIMFASTS AND DIET COKES. AND TELLY IS A BEAUTIFUL MAN AS WELL. SKORTELLIA AND BLACK VELVET IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO. (12-02-2002)

BZG banking (info@bzgbanking.nl) says:
We are looking for the name of the movie where Telly Savalas is playing General (Patton). Please give me suddenly the name, thanks. (11-26-2002)

paula (PBHENS@aol.com) says:
am looking for wholovesyababy.wav can you send anyone? (11-20-2002)

Mike (mike@wyomingfilms.net) says:
I need to find a place where I can download Telly doing "Rubber Bands and bits of String." Urgent. (11-18-2002)

karen constance (smackmusic7@hotmail.com) says:
Telly Savalas IS the man. (11-16-2002)

Jeff (jiffo666@hotmail.com) says:
Hey nice site. Just dropped by to say hi. I will check back soon to see what's new. Keep up the great work. Thanks!

Check out my site (11-04-2002)





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