Perhaps if you play the songs and use the Shazam app to listen it might identify the performer? This has worked for me, once ot twice.
> On Aug 26, 2020, at 12:01 PM, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Martin,
> Now you're getting into the "PI" world -- per inquiry -- a
> bottom-of-the-barrel direct marketing scheme from the 60s and later over
> small market radio and television.
> Columbia Special Products often would do them if the artist was theirs but
> the "K-Tel" goods were often just disc dubs doone entirely sub rosa at some
> small studio with no one bothering to consult copyright holders, etc. An Lp
> would have a searchable matrix number but I don't think their were any on
> the cassettes.
> Not my field, of course, but proffered FYI if it helps.
> Be well, and be of good cheer.
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 10:12 PM Martin Fisher <[log in to unmask]>
>> Once upon a way back yonder....also known as the 1970s....I picked up
>> three cassette tapes that bore the AMIC or American Music International
>> Corp. logo along with one that bore the UMC or Universal Music Corporation
>> logo. Two of the AMIC tapes are pirates, I assume, of legitimate CBS
>> products. One is "Marion Worth Sings Marty Robbins" originally released on
>> Columbia and the other is Roy Hamilton's "You'll Never Walk Alone" which
>> first came out on Epic. The UMC tape is "Tangos And Such" by Ramon Morel
>> and His Orchestra. It's quite apparent from the look of the labels and
>> packaging that all four of the tapes come from the same operation.
>> The third AMIC tape is simply titled "Country Hits Volume 1" and contains
>> the following roster of songs performed "not so shabbily" by two anonymous
>> Side 1
>> Almost Persuaded-Male
>> Break My Mind-Female
>> A Loser's Cathedral-Male
>> Flower Of Love-Male
>> Take Me To Your World-Female
>> Side 2
>> Gentle On My Mind-Female
>> Laura (Tell Me What He's Got That I Ain't Got)-Male
>> You Mean All The World To Me-Male
>> Singing My Song-Female
>> True Grit-Male
>> Would anyone happen to know if there was a legitimate release of this
>> "Country Hits Volume 1" and who the singers might be? The sound on the
>> tape is rather deplorable, dropout notwithstanding. Scans of the JCard and
>> side 1 of the tape along with medium quality mp3 files of the entire tape
>> are available via this link.
>> If anyone knows the identity of these singers or the original LP release
>> of this album, if there was one, I'd be happy to obtain the information.
>> Details of the outfit that released the knock off cassettes would be nice
>> Thanks and Best! :-)
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