Archive for June, 2013
Cartoon characters usually had corresponding music business obligations in the early ’70s. The animated Globetrotters, who scrapped the “Harlem” from their name during this peak era of theirs in pop cultural prominence, were no exception. You can experience “Gravy,” their attempt to crack the pop charts, in cartoon context at 4:53 in this clip. Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon actually did participate in background vocals, apparently, while journeyman vocalist and songwriter J.R. Bailey sang lead. No Globetrotter singles cracked the Billboard Hot 100.