Hello yourself, stranger! 😁NO idea how I ended up here back here after many years, but....hello.
True. They probably had high hopes that her records might become more popular as well, so were willing to take a gamble. Whereas other early acts like Chris Montez and Claudine Longet didn't get a Foursider--maybe by that point, the ship had sailed.A&M owned these masters - why wouldn't they give her a Foursider collection and try to sell some records?
The cd Results with PSB probably her best seller. Not on A&M though. Losing My Mind, Rent, and Twisting My Sobriety were all singles. The first one got airplay. The rest probably only in England. It’s an 80’s dance pop collection. Actually a pretty good album.
JOv2, I thought you might find this funny. A couple of months ago, I saw this in a thrift store in the bin. The cover was a bit raggedy. Yesterday I saw it at a used book and record store in good condition.I recently saw that episode! Carol's deadpan response was priceless.
I hear Vikki Carr once in a while on a classic sounds station here in Eastern Va. It is always It Must Be Him. I remember hearing a lot by here back in the day but once she switched to Columbia, I heard very little of those year's songs.Clive Davis signed Vikki Carr to Columbia around 1970 so they were still making some easy listening until the mid 70's anyway. Around 1975, Vikki switched to recording in Spanish exclusively. She still had one English album for the label that went unreleased until recently.
In the '70s, Minnelli continued to grow in overall popularity based on TV, stage and screen activities; so, based on this Jerry must have continued to remain hopeful. With this context the Foursider choice makes sense.
The only Herb title that Universal was allowed to keep in print is Definitive Hits.In thinking about the Foursider series, I seem to remember seeing an ad in Billboard Magazine for these albums and that was how I knew about them.
From looking at Amazon, it seems that the only one left in print is Sergio Mendes as it states that it is not discontinued and prices are very reasonable. The Herb Alpert is listed with prices of $30 and up so that gives me the impression it has been discontinued.