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March 5, 2017

David Soul – David Soul (1976) – Lp

by Record Facts

David Soul (born August 28, 1943) is an AmericanBritish actor and singer. He is known for his role as Detective Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson in the ABC television series Starsky & Hutch from 1975 to 1979. He became a British citizen in 2004.

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Artist:  David Soul
Title:  David Soul
Year:  1976
Format:  LP
Label:  EMI Records
Catalog# 5C 062-98737

His breakthrough came when he portrayed Detective Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson on Starsky and Hutch, a role he played from 1975 until 1979.
David Soul will always be remembered as half of television’s hip ’70s cop duo Starsky & Hutch, but he actually started his professional career as a folksinger. Before the weekly series made him and co-star Paul Michael Glaser international stars, Soul opened shows for such notables as Frank Zappa, Jay & the Americans, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, the Byrds, and the Lovin’ Spoonful. He picked up an interest in folk music about the same time that he played a guitar for the first time, while living in Mexico in 1962. Soul‘s father, a minister, moved his Midwestern family south of the border when he took a position as instructor to upcoming diplomats, and Soul opted to follow and attend the University of Mexico and the University of the Americas rather than accept an offer from the Chicago White Sox to play baseball. At school he studied political science. When he returned to the U.S., Minneapolis’ Ten o’Clock Scholar gave him his first gig, where the blond singer belted out Mexican folk tunes.
Soul, whose real name is David Richard Solberg, was able to spread his wings musically after Starsky & Hutch’s successful run and his songwriting talent became more widely known. Over a period of five years beginning in 1977, he put out four albums.
During the mid- to late-1970s, Soul returned to his singing roots. This selftitled album produced by Tony Macaulay, he recorded hits including “Don’t Give Up on Us” (1976) which reached No. 1 in the US and the UK.
David Soul is such an underrated talent as this album will prove. “Don’t Give Up On Us Baby” is the track that made him an oh to brief superstar. That song was actually an afterthought. The record label had already released and pressed the album before David cut this track. Once he did the label wisely decided to pull the original version and add “Don’t Give Up On Us Baby”. This album is a time capsule from the late 70’s.

 

Side one
1.  Don´t Give Up On Us  (3:35)
2.  1927 Kansas City  (3:05)
3.  Bird On A Wire  (2:57)
4.  Hooray For Hollywood  (2:35)
5.  Landlord  (3:05)
6.  Seem To Miss So Much (Coalminer’s Song)  (3:46)

Side two
1.  One More Mountain To Climb  (3:02)
2.  Ex Lover  (4:18)
3.  Topanga  (4:06)
4.  Black Bean Soup  (2:33)
5.  Kristofer David  (4:16)

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