Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Juiy 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lured out of semi-retirement Veteran singer cuts new recording NEW YORK Because Joel Dorn produces records for such contem- porary musical giants as Aietha Franklin and Roberta there were some bemused executives at Atlan- tic Records when he announc- ed his newest discovery Kate Smith But wait Dorn a Levis bearded professional who commutes daily irom Philadelphia to New York had more ideas which were bound to send the Atlantic ex- ecs up the wall Not only did he want to produce a Kate Smith single for tne same company which packages such acts as the Rolling Stones and Bette Midler he wanted Kate Smith to sing with members of Count Basic s a trio of Motown sound background singers a handful of banjo pickers from the Philadelphia Mummers' marching band and New Orleans high priest ol Voodoo Dr John And because Dorn is one of the country's most highly regarded producers it all happened The result is a single rising nicely on the Middle of the Road charts OVERJOYED And Kate one of America s natural resources for 45 is overjoyed What lured Miss Smith back to a studio mike after five years ot semi retirement was something as far remov- ed from the record business as as Kate Smith is from Dr John ice hockey it turns is a devout fan of the 1974 Stanley Cup the Philadelphia Flyers The Flyers start many home games with a recording ol Kate Smith's famous Bless America and Dorn hearing this at each said he suddenly thought to himself one She s a great singer' I had just heard a song by three writers who were look- ing for a explained Dorn 'I liked the song but knew it wasn't right for any of my artists But it was right tor Kate Smith He contacted Miss Smith GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB July 27th 9 p.m. MUSIC BY BLENT Members and Invited Guests Only DISNEYLAND EXPO TOUR August 1.17 days as low as Includes transportation ana accommodation Tour San Fran- cisco Disneyland Knotts Berry Farm Universal Studios Canvon Las Vegas Expo 74 NORTHERN BUS TOURS Alberta Phone 327-3536 Or 329-4474 Also Pincher Creek Travel Centre SATURDAY DISCOUNT BOMBSHELLS Men's Ties Crimpknit Yardage Spring and Summer shades Yard Bassetts Licorice Allsorts 1 5 02. package Shampoo Big 32 oz. Items On Sale From 8 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. while quantities last. KRESGE'S after hearing the politely flipped was a song to take everyone out of the depression the country is now take their minds off politics and she said was a morale booster like something from World War II But enticing Miss Smith into a studio was only one of magi- cian Dorn's tricks The topper was his securing the second half of xthe strangest bill to ever share a studio king of Voodoo's Dr John I didn't know anything about Dr Miss Smith said just laughed when I asked about his music but he told me he was a great fan of mine and I found him to be charming young man In Joel is planning a second single for me in September and I hope to record with Dr John again Dorn said that in envision- ing he was looking for a 'particular kind of sound good time struttin like the Philadelphia Mummers do I had talked with Dr John some time ago and he told me he was crazy abouth the Mummers So I figured his love for string bands and the kind of piano he plays would fit in just perfect- ly with Kate And it did Not awed by the voodoo man wito his bright plumage and bizarre make up Miss Smith was knocked out by today's recording technology and Dorn s engineering wizafdry When I think back to my first record in 1929 for RCA when 38 musicians and myself nlled an old warehouse tor three hour four nights a I could she said those you prayed to get a song in one or two takes because renting a place was too musicians had to be paid and there was an army of technicians spreading wires and microphones wall to wall But studio techniques nave changed LOT OF FUN whole thing was done in less than 45 she said sang only with a rhythm a few background singers and Dr John on piano It was a lot of lun but I kept wondering how Joel was going to maKe sense of this I heard the finished product a few weeks I was flabbergasted Joel had dubbed in the tracks of the Mummers' banjoes and bits from Count Basic's orchestra It was like an assembly line with Joel adding here and there But it sounded The record's success has persuaded the 65 year old singer to hit the road once more for a series of one mghters across the country Typical for the show biz veteran she Miss Smith has no qualms about resuming the tour circuit 25 seven record labels and un- counted personal it doesn't faze me she said nonchalantly She is less about her trip to Philadelphia this fall when Mayor Frank Rizzo dub3 her an honorary citizen and awards her a key to the City of Brotherly Love Pop price up TORONTO Coca- Cola Ltd said it is increasing the prices it charges retailers by about four per cent on all effective Aug 1 This would mean increases ranging from about one-half cent on a 10-ounce can to al- most one cent on a large bottle Pepsi-Cola Ltd and Canada Dry Ltd said they do not plan immediate price increases but that several among them record prices for might lead to increases To entertain you at the VENTURA HOTEL IN COALDALE Playing this Fri. and Sat. HOTEL RED COACH LOUNGE Nightly for your Entertainment KATHY DALE Sweet SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre starring Sean Connery July Friday shows at 7-00 and 900 pm ADULT FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre starring John Wayne July 27 Friday show at 8'00 p m ADULT NOT SUIT- ABLE FOR CHILDREN PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre CHRIST starring Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson July 27 Shows at 7 00 and 9-00 p m TABER Skyvue Drive-In starring John Wayne In color July 56 27 One complete show at 9 45 p.m TABER TOWER THEATRE 'WHITE starring Burt Reynolds July 27 Show at 7-00 and 9 00 p m ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHtLDREN. MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre DARING starring Tim Con- sidme July 27 Show at 8.30 pm FAMILY New combination Kate Smith and Joel Doren British newspaper suit Award film star damages LONDON Film star Mia Farrow has won un- disclosed damages against a British newspaper over an ar- ticle on her alleged unhappy relationship with co-star Robert Redford during film- ing of The Great Gatsby The article was titled do you kiss a man you can't Miss former wife of singer Frank Sinatra now married to Andre conductor of the London Symphony brought a libel action in the High Court here against News of The World Ltd for the story in The Sun newspaper last March MIA FARROW The 30-year-old film star was not in court but her lawyer made it clear it had been no hardship for her to kiss Redford the production of the film and at all times Miss Farrow has enjoyed an entirely happy personal and professional relationship with Mr Redford and there was never any question of interference with the produc- tion of the he said Counsel for News of the World Ltd which also agreed Show Times Friday July 26 rximini M Mil- Mill OL YELLER 2 00 7 00 9 45 INCREDIBLE JOURNEY 325825 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 8 25 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT I'VHVMOI MAME 700 9 10 No Short Subjects TWO COMPLETE SHOW 7 00 9 10 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT I I Short Subjects 700 9 10 APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ 7 10 920 I AST COMPLETE SHOW 9 10 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN I N III i IN lilt VI KK DEEP THRUST 945 SCREAMING TIGERS 11 35 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 9 45 GATES OPEN 900 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Saturday July 27 I'ltmiOlM IIHV1 HI OL YELLER 2 00 7 00 9 45 INCREDIBLE JOURNEY 325825 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 8 25 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT NO MATINEE ON SUNDAY I'UUMOI M INf-Xit MAME 700 9 10 No Short Subjects TWO COMPLETE SHOWS 700910 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT Ol I I IM-MX Shorl Subjects 700 9 10 APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ 7 10 920 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 10 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN IN Vtltll DIIIXI- IN Mil U Itl DEEP THRUST 945 SCREAMING TIGERS 11 35 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 9 45 GATES OPEN 9 00 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN to pay Miss Farrow's said the article was based on information which they believed at the time to be true ACTRESS DEAD HONG KONG A 19-year-old movie actress who said she was mentally depressed after starring in a film in which she appeared partly was found dead m her apartment yesterday Police suspected Pai Siu- who recently appeared in a movie entitled Wine and had taken an over- dose of sleeping pills Three letters were found by the woman's body They were addressed to her sister and brother In the letter to her she said regret having made this film it is too obscene She added in the letter that the movie industry was and that there was jealousy among starlets which would cause you mental agony Miss Pai was scheduled to star in a joint Shaw Brothers- Warner Brothers production a sequel to the Cleopatra Jones adventure songwriter Peter Allen has been granted an uncontested divorce from actress Liza their lawyers said yesterday They said Supreme Court Justice Amos Bowman granted the divorce after a brief hearing Tuesday Allen but Miss Minnelli did not attend She is appear ing at Las Vegas Allen told the judge he and Miss have been separated for more than a year which is grounds for divorce in New York GRANTED DIVORCE NEW YORK Australian singer and CO-HOST NAMED NEW YORK Jim Hartz. an NBC reporter and was named by NBC yesterday as permanent co-host of the Today fill- ing a vacancy created m April bv the death of Frank McGee Hartz a native of Tulsa Okla got the job after tryouts on the show with such other. better-known NBC reporters as White House correspondent Tom Garnck Edwin Newman and Tom host of NBC's Tomorrow show A tormer medical student at the University of Haitz began his broadcasting career 1962 with station KOTV in Tulsa He joined NBC News in 1964 NOW SHOWING THRU. WED. Matinee Saturday at 2 p.m. Doors Open at p.m. paramount NO MATINEE SUNDAY regime LOURENCO MARQUES The governor general ot Mozambique Henrique Soares de Melo and all members of his provisional administration have resigned an oflicidl communique said here Thursdas The resignations came hours after an announcement that a Portuguese military junta is to take over Mozam- b.que A similar switch was made in Angola earlier this week A communique issued by Melo said that to implement the policies oi the junta in Mo- zambique it was essential that a new government be es- tablished in the territory paramount cinema TONIGHT and SAT. at p.m. She II coax the blues right out of your heart mm FAMILY FAMILY LUCILLE BALL BEArRlCE c A Great Frontier FAMILY SNEY FESS PARKER Re released bv BUENA ViSTA DlSTR auTlON CO INC Wall D snrv PrOdutl ons 4 A Great Wilderness WALT DISNEY wi TECHNICOLOR' f- released by BUENA VlSTA DISTRIBUTION CO INC s Wall Duney Product oni EVENINGS FIRST SHOW STARTS AT P.M. DOORS OPEN P.M. LAST COMPLETE SHOW AT p.m. 20th A.e Mayor Dr 323 6300 TONIGHT thru SUN. 7'00 and 9.15 p m ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ATedKclcheflFilm Kravrl green acres drive-in TONIGHT and SAT. at and p.m. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN The New King of Kung Fu-Karate UlangYu as crearni Kung Fu-Karate at its deadliest. Gittt Opin 9 p.m. One Complili Show p.m.