1973 Vikki Carr – Live At The Greek Theatre

Vikki Carr (born Florencia Bisenta de Casillas-Martinez Cardona, July 19, 1941) is an American vocalist who has had a singing career for over four decades. Originally from El Paso, Texas, born to parents of Mexican descent, she has performed in a variety of musical genres, including country, jazz, and pop while her greatest success has come from singing in Spanish. She established the Vikki Carr Scholarship Foundation in 1971.

Cardona was born in El Paso, Texas. After taking the stage name ‘Vikki Carr’, she signed with Liberty Records in 1962. Her first single to achieve success was “He’s a Rebel”, which in 1962 reached #5 in Australia and #115 in the United States. Producer Phil Spector heard Carr cutting the song in the studio and immediately recorded a cover version billed to the Crystals that reached #1 in the United States. In 1966, Carr toured South Vietnam with actor/comedian Danny Kaye to entertain American troops there. The following year her album It Must Be Him was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards. The title track reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States in 1967, sold over 1 million copies, and received a gold disc. She had two other songs make the US Top 40: 1968’s “The Lesson” and 1969’s “With Pen in Hand”. Around this time, Dean Martin called her “the best girl singer in the business”. Carr had 10 singles that made the US pop charts and 13 albums that made the US pop-album charts.


Part 1

1Afternoon Of A Faun (Robert Florence, Maurice Ravel)4:21
2Love Song (Lesley Duncan)3:45
3A Song For You (Leon Russell)3:36
4I Can’t Stop Loving You (Don Gibson)4:27
5Spanish Medley (Augusto Alpin, Louis Gutierrez, Francis Lai, Armando Manzanero, Carl Sigman )11:03
6It Must Be Him (Gilbert Becaud, Mack David)3:23
7Lean On Me (William Becton, Bill Withers)3:32
8Soap Opera (Robert Florence)3:29
9Superstar Intro (Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett, Leon Russell)1:08
10I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now (Frank Adams, Will M Hough, Joe Howard, Harold Orlob)2:54
11You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder)4:10

Part 2

1Overcrowded Dreams (Sandy Baron)4:01
2Daddy’s Dream (Robert Mair)5:20
3Leave A Little Room (Michael Randall)4:19
4Have You Heard The News (Paul Williams)4:14
5I Believe In The Sunshine (Roger Miller)3:34
6With Pen In Hand (Bobby Goldsboro)5:31
7Garland Medley (Harold Arlen, Ralph Blane, Ira Gershwin, Sam M. Lewis, Hugh Martin, Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco, Jean Schwartz, Joe Young )12:09
8Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio)3:24
9Love Song (Reprise) (Lesley Duncan)2:50



BassDan Mark
Double BassJim Hughart
Double BassTed Hughart
DrumsTommy Melton
GuitarTommy Tedesco
GuitarRandy Marr
PianoBob Florence
PercussionJoe Porcaro
PercussionJerry Williams
TromboneChauncey Welsch
TromboneChuck Anderson
TromboneHerb Harper
TromboneDon Waldrop
TrumpetBobby Shew
TrumpetJohn Audino
TrumpetSteve Huffsteter
TrumpetTom Scott
WoodwindsBernie Fleischer
WoodwindsBill Perkins
WoodwindsBob Cooper
WoodwindsJohn Lowe
WoodwindsLanny Morgan
WoodwindsRobert Hardaway

Other Musicians

Cello – Frederick Seykora, Jan Kelley, Jerome Kessler, Ray Kelley, Ray Kramer
Viola – Dave Schwartz, Gareth Nuttycombe, Marilyn Baker, Myer Bello, Samuel Boghossian
Violin – Arnold Belnick, Assa Drori, Betty LaMagna, Blanche Belnick, George Kast, Harris Goldman, Israel Baker, JamesGetzoff, Shari Zippert, Wilbert Nuttycombe, Bill Hector*, Yukiko Kamei
Violin, Concertmaster – Gerarld Vinci

Liner Notes

Producer – Bobby Hart, Danny Janssen, Dawn Moss
Arranged By – Bob Florence
Contractor – Bill Hughes
Directed By – Bob Florence

Recorded At – The Greek Theatre
Manufactured By – CBS Records Canada Ltd.
Distributed By – CBS Records Canada Ltd.