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New Yorkers On Tac-Ful

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I just saw the notes for this week's "Sitting in the Park" show (another great one Boba) with a guest DJ Elaine Wade.


One of the tunes played had this note attached:


"New Yorkers–You Should Have Told Me–Tac-Ful [named after Chrysler New Yorker!]"
I heard somewhere (maybe on soul source?) that this vocal group was made up of New York native football players who were playing in Los Angeles (where, I heard, this was recorded) - hence the name "New Yorkers" and the reason for the football players on the label.
I know this is absolutely not important at all - but just was curious if anyone could corroborate either story (football story or Chrysler story...) 

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Guest Dave Turner

Leo, some info in this previous thread especially Robb K's post (#26)


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The football origin is the "correct" origin story.  The 3 footballers, Rosie Grier plus 2 other players who had been stars on The New York Giants for many years, and recently had been traded to The Los Angeles Rams, had ventured into the record business and managing a singing group, within a few years of moving to L.A., only after Grier had already started to, himself, become a successful singer.  So, the ex-footballers moving from New York directly to San Diego is inaccurate.

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