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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:

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! (11-04-2002)

Gjuddy says:
This guy gives Shatner a run for his money. (10-18-2002)

celt (celticwhor72@aol.com) says:
i need to find king of the cops , the spoof on king of the road pleaseeeeeeeee

many childhood memories

anyone help ????? (10-16-2002)

Cristoph Carmichael (cristoph00@hotmail.com) says:
I had met this man, once as people thiught we looked so much alike and recently began to fantasize about writing about him. But I know nothing. This is like a Diary, s if you have anything that you want to share abut him, let me know and then perhaps, I can understand this Complex man further.

Cristoph (10-06-2002)

??????? says:
Das Leben geht weiter (09-08-2002)

KiKiJade (kjl1970@hotmail.com) says:
Who loves' ya, baby? (08-29-2002)

Anne (Phillips47@hotmail.com) says:
hi there and good day to you,
i must say it is still hard to come to terms that my favourite actot is gone but to me he was the best. so tribute to Telly, from your friend ""who loves you baby""
Anne from
Trinidad (08-26-2002)

Anne (Phillips47@hotmail.com) says:
hi there and good day to you,
i must say it is still hard to come to terms that my favourite actot is gone but to me he was the best. so tribute to Telly, from your friend ""who loves you baby""
Anne from
Trinidad (08-26-2002)

Vern says:
Telly was and still is the best actor in the universe, bitch slappin hoes and chargin the diners club...telly my MAN (08-23-2002)

Joseph Gallant (notquite@hotmail.com) says:
Until I discovered your website, I thought the only singing Telly Savales ever did in public was one stanza of "It's Not Too Sweet" (a reworking of the old-old song "Ain't She Sweet") in a Canada Dry Ginger Ale commercial around the time this record was released. (08-21-2002)

Frank (frankie@ahora.net) says:
Too bad I was a child when the series came on TV. I remember staying up late to see it. I couldn't get enough of it both in English & Spanish (I live in Puerto Rico). He was always sharp on his wardrobe as well as the way he used to do business. May RIP, Theo. (08-13-2002)

Daredevil6 (daredevil6@excite.com) says:
Telly was just so cool! I can't bring myself to criticize this...only because of how f*(#*$#g cool he was! Who loves you, baby? We all do! RIP my friend. (08-08-2002)

Michael (mikreb@gmx.de) says:
Hi, can anyone tell me, where i can find Tellys "but if i say" on cd?
Thanks (07-26-2002)

DJ Napp (el_nappo@yahoo.com) says:
I have transferred my copy of this LP onto CD. If anyone would like to propose a trade (CD-R copy for CD-R copy of something in your collection) drop me a line and I'll be happy to mail you a copy. (07-23-2002)

wandaroo says:
three words...OH MY GOD (07-15-2002)

Neurus (neurus@hispavista.com) says:
El gran Telly Savalas siempre dió cátedra. En KOJAK y como el partisano griego en COMBATE. Acabo de descubrir con ustedes que grabó un disco que merece un lugar destacado en mi discoteca.
Este disco en Argentina no salió. (07-13-2002)

Tokyo Callink (shrivel_up@yahoo.com) says:
I found both of Telly's studio LPs here in Tokyo, basically new and complete with obi (the paper band wrapped around the left side of most Japanese LPs) and lyric/biography inserts. Once I started listening to them... I just couldn't stop. Day after day... long into the night... Now, I can sing each song with the same feeling, phrasing, inflection, empathy, and machismo that everybody's favorite kossak from "Horror Express" did. To my knowledge, his complete discography includes the following tunes: "Rubber Bands & Bits Of String"; "A Song For You"; "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"; "How Insensitive"; "You're A Lady"; "If"; "You & Me Against The World"; "Something"; "Without Her" (the one song that reveals the full spectrum of Telly's abilities); "Help Me Make It Through The Night"; "Who Loves Ya, Baby?"; "This Is All I Ask"; "Nevertheless"; "Gentle On My Mind" (ouch...); "Love Is Just A Word"; "(Ah, The Apple Tree) When The World Was Young"; "A Goodtime Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business Singin' The Blues"; "The Men In My Little Girl's Life" (which makes you thankful that he didn't tackle "Soliloquy" or some similar fare); "Time" (07-08-2002)

Matt Gardiner (MattGardener136@hotmail.com) says:
Telly Savalas was a great actor, he played Bond`s arch nemisis Ernst Stavro Blofeld in "On Her Majesty`s Secret Service"......say, does any one have a biography on Telly Savalas, if you do, will you e-mail it to me? (07-07-2002)

R C (rockinrcranch@comcast.net) says:
I am still a fan of Telly's.I think my mom is on of the biggest fans of his i ever met.We are still trying to find a copy of his album "TELLY" in cd,cassette,or album.Can anyone direct us where to find it or look.Thank you. I love this site and all the good comments. R C (06-27-2002)

R C (rockinrcranch@comcast.net) says:
I am still a fan of Telly's.I think my mom is on of the biggest fans of his i ever met.We are still trying to find a copy of his album "TELLY" in cd,cassette,or album.Can anyone direct us where to find it or look.Thank you. I love this site and all the good comments. R C (06-27-2002)





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