Saturday, April 4, 2015

Celebrity Rock: Release Me (1980)

Foster Brooks is best known for his stage act as a "drunkard". But who could've known the man could also sing?

Brooks was a surprise guest on the syndicated country music series, POP! Goes The Country, hosted by Ralph Emery, and later, Tom T. Hall, in 1980, and delivers a cover of "Release Me", a song more closely associated with crooners like Engelbert Humperdinck.

This started when I was trying to find a commercial Brooks did a few years earlier for the Cole Muffler chain. He did the radio ads, and thought he did television spots for them, too. However, those are not available on YouTube. Yet.

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