♪ Just to let you know ♪ I've just read the Rita Coolidge biography "Delta Lady" (written with rock writer Michael Walker) so I thought I'd give a report. There are a number of flattering mentions of Herb and Jerry and "the best record company in the world". Turns out she did a lot, of background singing and a lot of sessions at the A&M lot so there are several references to the atmosphere at the company, pulling in next to Karen and Richard in her car, for instance, and exchanging hugs with them, but she also laments the cocaine use : she said you went into any office at A&M, except Herb's or Jerry's, and you'd get offered a toot as matter of course. Apparently A&M's Chuck Kaye offered her a contract backstage after the final Mad Dogs and Englishmen concert, in which she had a solo spot, singing "Superstar". Of course the male superstars she was involved with were legion, and gives each one their place in the book. The story of the "Layla" coda is also dealt with, of course. I had also ordered "The Herb Alpert File". Let's just say "Delta Lady" was a pleasant treat after that smouldering pile of dog feces. Unbelievable.