A vision in black velvet

Bill Nash
“Presenting Bill Nash”
DOC #101

From the Back Cover:
“Bill has it all. Talent, good looks, and a personal charm which covers his followers like a golden cloak. It is difficult to imagine these days, but at one point in his life he hated singing. His preacher-father, The Rev. Leslie Nash, would include Bill in the family pulpit singalongs and Bill would spend the entire time crying in protest. And Bill kept on revolting until his Aunt Audra opened a cocktail lounge a few blocks down the street from his father’s church.”

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Bad Memories of Elvis

Bobbie Mills w/ Shades of Gold

“Memories of Elvis; Walking Tall Loving Them All”
T.M.R. Enterprize

From the Back Cover:(as written)

“HE BEGAN WORKING AS A SELFEMPLOYED TRUCKER, DROVE A SCHOOL BUS, WORKED AS A PRINTER, AND WORKED ON THE CITY POLICE FORCE OF JOSHUA [TX] FOR 5 YEARS. IT WAS DURING THESE TIMES, THAT BOBBIE BEGAN PLAYING BACKGROUND PARTS FOR THE TV SERIES DALLAS AND THE DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS MOVIE. HE HAS MADE PERSONAL APPEARANCES IN COSTUME AT LARGE PARTIES AND CLUBS AS AN ELVIS PRESLEY LOOK ALIKE. SUCH AS THE WESTERN HILLS INN, EULESS, TX, S.P.J.S.T. LODGE BURLESON, TX, AND THIS LIVE RECORDING AT THE GRAPEVINE, TX. TO BRING HIS MEMORIES OF ELVIS. HE REALIZED HE SANG LIKE HIM AND THIS CAUSED BOBBIE TO SING ONLY ELVIS PRESLEY SONGS.”

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missing links

The Links
s/t
1978, # LP-504

The Links rock the Big Smiles, Big Hair, and Big Bowties look.

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The OTHER Liberace

George Liberace
“Dine and Dance With George Liberace at the Beverly Hilton”
Crown #CLP-5141

Yep, its THE Liberace’s brother, who made a living fooling people into thinking they were going to see his sibling.

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I bet he drew the cover art, too.

Kijana

“The Soul of Kijana Unfolds in Music”
Mahdi Records
1976

From the Back Cover:

“In addition to his musical abilities, Kijana owns the most famous black hair styling shop in the world — ‘Magnificent Brothers’ — in Los Angeles. He also managed to find time to patent his own scented hair spray.”

“Did You Really Choose Me?

Did You Really Choose Me?

The hair shop still exists – same address as on the record! No sign of Kijana, though…

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Much better than a Mariachi band

Hulda

“At The Summit”
1968, Summit Records

From the Back Cover:

“Certainly this album could have been called ‘The Many Moods of Hulda,’ for here she has recreated the sounds that are heard live nightly at the Summit. When first we discussed making an album the greatest problem was how to get the feeling of Hulda’s moods, personality, and voice quality on record. Could we duplicate her ability to tell a story of joy or sorrow the way she does nightly at the club?  After long hours of recording these songs…, we believe it is all here under this cover photograph taken one evening as Hulda sang in the Fire Room of the luxurious Summit Club in Downtown Houston.”

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Ain’t no party like a Mountain Shadows party

Dick & Libby Halleman

“Let’s Go Dancing… at Del Webb’s Mountain Shadows”
Summit #189

Closed.

From the Back Cover:

“After a pleasant evening of dancing to Dick & Libby Halleman at Del Webb’s Mountain Shadows in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lawrence Welk had this to say: I had the pleasure of hearing Dick and Libby when I was in Phoenix last week and I want to congratulate you on this wonderful little band. It is truly the best little dance band I have heard in many years. If we can come up with more bands like this, I think the music and dance business could be brought back.”

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Glass-shattering

Totie Fields

“Live”
Mainstream S/6123

From the Back Cover:

“Totie Fields is ready as she shyly shouts those two little words behind the curtain of the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. From the moment she sets foot onto the stage the magic that is Totie Fields begins. Her ability to laugh at herself has made her a fantastically successful entertainer.”

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the photographer just discovered the star filter

The Jack Evans Trio
“Elanco Presents”
Elanco Products Company
1970
Cover Photo: Brian Kennedy

Here’s a great product-worship song…  “Me and Treflan” to the tune of Tom T. Hall’s “Me and Jesus”.  Treflan is a chemical herbicide made by Elanco.

 

Reunited!

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The very similar moods of Joe Di Stefano

Joe DiStefano
“Along the Byways: Memories, Moods, and Milestones”
Sonora #101

“Fly me to the moon”:

Fly me to the moon

From the Back Cover:

“Joe owns and manages Sabin’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge, La., where he generates a curious combination of relaxed energy which provides visitors with splendid dining, legendary southern hospitality and informal but totally professional entertainment.”

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