Every artist of the seventies who
was worth their salt seems to have recorded at least one Christmas
album. So why didn't Hot Mont? It appears that maybe he
Try for a
moment to picture the times & mindset of the early or mid
1970's: Many returning Vietnam vets who had longed for the
homefires, aging hippies retiring from drugs to raise "normal"
families, & a general "conservative" swing after the crazyness
of the sixties. If you were a recording artist who promoted the
traditional values of home & family as Mont did, it would seem
only logical that during the Christmas holiday seaon you would want
to have a record available to help promote the values that you
support..so, where is Hot Mont's Christmas
recently received the "alleged cover" (shown above) from an unnamed
source. We are trying to verify it's authenticity.
premise of this album's existence is based entirely on the
short-term teaming up of Hot Mont and Dr. C. P. Roth, a
respected quasi-operatic singer in the midwest. Although it can be
verified that the two men did collaborate briefly in the
mid-seventies, not one other mention of a
Christmas album has ever been found.
Also, to out
knowledge, the team thankfully never publicly performed as
"HotDoc" (as the cover would lead us to believe).Therefore, we
here at the HMS2000 believe this may be a fake. The photo that we
received seems to have been "posterized" & is not very clear.
Any help with determining it's authenticity would be appreciated. If
it does actually exist, please help us to turn up a copy of the
As easy as it
is to create fake photos these days, we must suspect any strange
items like this that occasionally turn up here at "The Society"
offices here in Cutting. How about a actual recording or liner notes
from this record? Any info on the equally mysterious "Mont the
Hoopla" recordings (rumored to have been recorded in Latin America
during the TaMontLe tour but never released) would also be
appreciated! Report by Regelia Karaokan/HMS2000
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