I was laughing like silly listening to this I would say one of A&M s BIG MISTAKE RELEASES of all time I would only buy this as a comedy novelty item or for playing backwards as a weird sound effects l.p. at least me being an old time DJ I could find good uses for it just not as a legitimate music albumOh yeah, the Ethel Merman disco album is cringeworthy in the extreme. It's just off the scale bad!
To think this was released by A&M... Herb and Jerry got some 'splainin' to do!
I loved the Eartha Kitt Disco tracks, I actually have the LP & CD. "I Love Men" is better than "Where Is My Man", but as an Eartha fan, at least she was trying to do something different at the time. Her dance tracks are still played in the gay clubs to this day.Eartha Kitt also did a disco recording...and it was kind of bizarre in a hilarious way. Her growling and purring didn't sit well against the beat. "Where Is My Man?" Probably running away from the music...
Ouch! That was...no so good. He could make that work on his Crazy From The Heat EP, which had three well done covers on it ("Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody," "California Girls" and "Cocoanut Grove"), but this one just kind of sounds weird.I actually liked Waylon's version but then I like Waylon in general. However, this gave me pause...
Regarding my reply yesterday to toe's opinion to the Gato/Dollar duet: I forgot that I had written practically the same reply nearly two years earlier! I even ended my reply on the same note by quoting the title of the standard "To Each His Own"!
Sorry, getting older you forget certain things,,, old age dontcha know...
Long time I haven't talked to you, man! Hope you're doing well! Now about the Gato/Dollar duet: believe it or not, this is the Gato that jazz critics LOVED. I am not kidding you! The same jazz critics that froth over Ornette and Cecil loved this album!
His A&M period was critically lambasted...err no I'm mistaken on that one;the first two albums were well received by the critics(I'm talking about !CALIENTE! and RUBY,RUBY) but the last two were really dissed by the critics! Speaking of really bad albums/records check out Gato's TROPICO. Man is that ever a stinker!
You are right toe: this song is kinda hard to take, but like I said if you search the 'net, you'll find that our opinions differ from a lot of jazz critics out there. But,at the end of the day we all are entitled to our individual tastes, and like the song goes "To Each His Own."
Take care toe and to the rest of my friends out there in A&M internet land!