Thursday, February 14, 2013

Video Valentine: True Love Is On Its Way (1977)

StreetKnight1 uploaded this item, taken from season 2 of the Saturday morning anthology series, The Krofft Supershow. Here, Super Chick (Debra Clinger) sings lead on "True Love Is On Its Way".

A little bit about Kaptain Kool & The Kongs. The band was originally a quintet, featuring Albany native Bert Sommer (as Flatbush) on guitar, but Sommer apparently had a falling out with the Kroffts and wasn't invited back for season 2, cutting the band down to a quartet. They crossed over onto Krofft stablemates Donny & Marie (before the Osmond family took over production on the show) and The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, as well as Saturday anchor show American Bandstand, before the Supershow was cancelled after 2 seasons. The Kroffts moved the series to NBC, with half the band moonlighting in primetime on CBS (Michael Lembeck, aka Kaptain Kool, joined One Day at a Time, and Clinger co-toplined the short lived American Girls), under initially the title, Krofft Superstar Hour, before it was trimmed to a half hour to showcase the new house band, the Bay City Rollers.

Now, here's "True Love Is On Its Way":

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