Tuesday, September 11, 2007
THE HUDSON BROTHERS!! Hollywood Situation and Ba-Fa!
DADDYKIN HAD THIS TO SAY WHEN HE SHARED THIS LP:
"Hi. Remember The Hudson Brothers? They had a great primetime variety series on CBS-TV in the summer of 1974. "The Hudson Brothers Show" did so well as a summer replacement series that CBS put in a quick order for a Saturday morning version to debut the following month. Becoming "The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show," the boys graced our TV sets through 1975. Mark, Brett, and Bill had been making records since 1972, originally under the name "Hudson." By the time their second album was picking up speed, Casablanca Records scurried to put together a soundtrack album to tie in with their TV success. "Hollywood Situation," from 1974, offers songs heard in both TV series as well as a comedy skit called "The Adventures of Chucky Margolis," one of the more popular segments from both series. This album, along with the TV push, scored them a hit with the Beatlesque "So You Are A Star." Even as their TV career was nearing its end, they had a big hit in 1975 with "Rendezvous." This is from their Rocket Records debut called "Ba-Fa." As an FYI, I should mention that Bill is the father of actress Kate Hudson (he was married to Goldie Hawn at the time). I haven't heard much from Brett since, but Mark has been busy collaborating with, producing, and touring with Ringo Starr in recent years. Their songs were all solid AM pop material, mostly penned by the three brothers themselves. I give you my vinyl rips of "Hollywood Situation" (Casablanca, 1974) and "Ba-Fa" (Rocket Records, 1975). Original album cover artwork for both albums is included in the folder. UPDATE: Zipfile #3 below features two bonus tracks, the opening and closing TV themes of the "Razzle Dazzle" show, courtesy of Uncle Glen- many thanks! Enjoy! TRACK LISTING: 01. HOLLYWOOD SITUATION, 02. SO YOU ARE A STAR, 03. MA MA MA BABY, 04. STRIKE UP THE BOYS IN THE BAND, 05. COOCHIE COOCHIE COO, 06. SOMETIMES THE RAIN WILL FALL, 07. THE ADVENTURES OF CHUCKY MARGOLIS, 08. THREE OF US, 09. SONG FOR STEPHANIE, 10. CRY CRY CRY, 11. RAZZLE DAZZLE, 12. SPINNING THE WHEEL (WITH THE GIRL YOU LOVE), 13. HARD ON ME, 14. OH GABRIEL, 15. SMOOTH TALKER, 16. MY CAREER, 17. LONELY SCHOOL YEAR, 18. APPLE PIE HERO, 19. PLAYMATE, 20. RENDEZVOUS, 21. WITH SOMEBODY ELSE, 22. BERNIE WAS A FRIEND OF OURS, 23. MY HEART CAN'T TAKE IT."
THE HUDSON BROTHERS ZIP FILE 1
THE HUDSON BROTHERS ZIP FILE 2
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