Friday, April 6, 2012

Gypsys, Tramps and ...White Trash?

This month's Adventures in Vinyl features K-Tel's classic 1972 compilation, Believe in Music.  This album has some iconic 70s tunes, including my favorite Cher song, "Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves."  That song was the first single from her 1971 album, originally entitled Cher.  However, the song was so popular, the album was renamed and re-released as Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves.  I remember this vividly.  My parents had a reel-to-reel player and recorded their albums to tape.  Music was always playing in our house.  And Cher (along with Sonny, too) was in constant rotation.

This song was written by Bob Stone and was originally titled, "Gypsys, Tramps and White Trash."  Someone with a better ear for music suggested he change the title.  And he did. 

In 1971, Cher performed the song on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour




You can hear this song and many others this month on Adventures in Vinyl.  The episode can be heard at 11 am (ct) Saturdays and 4 pm (ct) on Sunday.  It can also be heard throughout the week.  Check the schedule here.

Adventures in Vinyl:  The only radio show dedicated to the lost art of the K-Tel record compilation. 

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