Les McCann

Les McCann BIOGRAPHY

Les McCann

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1978-1979

Les McCann's manager told Billboard, "We're getting something new to us, AM airplay. A&M sent the record out and said nothing at all about the product. There was also no promotion. If A&M had taken the record to stations and said this is the new Les McCann album, it would have automatically been jazz. As a result of the no promotion plan, Les' LP was the most heavily added album on r&b stations across country for two consecutiave weeks. The label took a chance by not saying anything about Tall Dark & Handsome and both r&b and jazz stations are playing it."

Tall Dark & Handsome was McCann's 54th album. Les told Billboard, "This is the most immediately accepted LP I have ever had." The album was promoted with an American tour, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Hawaii.

SOURCES:
Less Is More for Les McCann Promo. Billboard, October 20, 1979.

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Les McCann
   Born: Sep 23, 1935
   Instrument(s): vocals, keyboards


Les McCann PHOTOS

Les McCann DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Les McCann U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
Les McCann the ManA&M RecordsSP 47181978
Tall, Dark and HandsomeA&M RecordsSP 47801979

Les McCann U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
If There's Anything Better Than Love/Party PeopleA&M Records21961979
Just the Way You AreA&M RecordsSP 170421978
Just the Way You Are/How Can You (Live Without Love)A&M Records20811978

Les McCann U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
If There's Anything Better Than Love/Party People19792196
If There's Anything Better Than Love
Party People

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Just the Way You Are1978SP 17042
Just the Way You Are
Just the Way You Are

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Just the Way You Are/How Can You (Live Without Love)19782081
Just the Way You Are
How Can You (Live Without Love)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Les McCann the Man1978SP 4718
Just the Way You Are
Flow with the Feeling
Blue Dot (the)
How Can You (Live Without Love)
You Think You're Something Mr. Man
I'm Always Waiting, Waiting for You
Para Ti, Para Mi

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Tall, Dark and Handsome1979SP 4780
Dance Again
If There's Anything Better Than Love
They're Playing Our Song
Simply Heavenly
So Your Love Finally Ran Out for Me
I Believe the Sun Is Gonna Shine
All My Love
Trail of Love
Party People


Les McCann MUSIC CHARTS

Les McCann on Record Charts

No US Albums or Compilations made it to the charts.

No Singles or EPs made it to the charts.