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Books About Years – 1971 Needed

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Bookshelf OCD.

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Song ID: The Globetrotters – “Gravy” (1970)

Saturday, June 1st, 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.