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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Ian McIlroy ( says:
I have got This is Telly Savalas, and its a far better cover - its got our hero smoking a cigar and holding a gun! He's also got a red furry coat on which he looks very attactive, if I do so myself!! Sunday morning coming down is an amazing track from the lp... (05-17-2002)

poopy ( says:
ooooh yeeeeeh baybeeee! (05-01-2002)

Ron ( says:
After reading all of the comments on this page, apparently I am not the only one who would like to get a copy of the 'Telly' album. I have the 8-track version of it, but who has an 8-track player anymore? If anyone has an album copy to sell or information on how to get the album, please e-mail me. Thanks! (04-29-2002)

Ionia G. East ( says:
I really miss Telly Savalas - he was great. I am looking for a video of a picture he made called My Palikari - Where can I order it from? (04-20-2002)

Christian Savalas ( says:
Hey Nicholas, it's Christian. How are you, Aunt Ello, and Uncle Gus doin? (04-16-2002)

Nicholas Savalas ( says:
For all of your questions, comments, and requests for information and memorabilia and media on Telly Savalas, George Savalas, Kojak, or the movies they appeared in, please visit http://Savalas.TV - the official Savalas family internet presence. (04-16-2002)

AlopeciaBoy says:
I'm looking for info on wether Telly had alopecia, a form of hair loss thru genetics, etc... see my page on alopecia if you want to know more (I saw a recent article in the Toronto Sun newspaper that stated, among others such as Princess Caroline of Monaco, that Telly Savalas had a form of alopecia)...
Thanks. (04-09-2002)

Angela ( says:
Can anyone tell me the title of the Yellowstone National Park movie that Telly Savalas was the narrator of? It was something like "The day the Earth _______ " It included information about the Yellowstone fires, and a really nice tour of Yellowstone. Please Email me if you know the name of the movie. I am looking for a copy. Thanks (03-31-2002)

Serban Ionescu ( says:
I am a great fan of Telly Savalas.
I bought a tape with his songs in the 80's but unfortunatelly I lost it. Can someone help me get some of his songs? (on tape, cd ...). Thanks. (03-27-2002)

Telma ( says:
I really would like to get the lyrics of the songs of the album "Telly", that had wonderful themes like "If", "Something", etc. I've always admired Telly as kojak and I'll never forget him... (03-24-2002)

Pat H says:
I have just been viewing Telly's biographical video. It seems a shame that the family fell apart after his demise especially since he spent a lot of energy in keeping them all together. Was this due to money? (03-24-2002)

Susan ( says:
I too loved Telly Savalas and am fortunate enough to still have the LP he recorded in 1974. His rendition of "If" is really great adn the whole album is worth listening to. Who Loves You Baby???" (03-23-2002)

Mike ( says:
Does anyone have a MP3 of "Who Loves you Baby" ? Can you please email it to me? Thanks,
Mike (03-07-2002)

emilie says:
i'm french & i'm 23!
i love Telly Savalas since i saw him in KOJAK!He was a brilliant actor!i miss him! (03-05-2002)

nilla ( says:
does anyone have a picture of telly holding a player's club card? if so, i would really appreciate it if you email it me, or email me a link to one. thanks. (02-06-2002)

Bald Rocks says:
"Tell 'em Telly sent ya!!!" (02-06-2002)

Mr. Player says:
Player's Club baby!! Come one down to Caesar's ....I'll take care of you! (02-06-2002)

Mikael says:
Telly died of cancer a few years back. (02-05-2002)

david ( 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 babee coochi coo! (02-02-2002)

david ( 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 babee coochi coo! (02-02-2002)

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