Rupert Holmes Is Him

Rupert Holmes (born February 24, 1947) is widely known for his number one pop hit “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” and the song “Him”, which reached the number 6 position. He is also known for his 1985 Tony Award-winning musical Drood (originally The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and his 2007 Drama Desk Award-winning book for the Broadway musical Curtains, and for his television series Remember WENN.


Side One


Side Two

Get Outta Yourself

If You Like Pina Coladas

“..and getting caught in the rain
If you’re not into yoga, if you have half-a-brain
If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape
I’m the love that you’ve looked for, write to me, and escape”

I didn’t think about my lady, I know that sounds kind of mean
But me and my old lady, had fallen into the same old dull routine
So I wrote to the paper, took out a personal ad
And though I’m nobody’s poet, I thought it wasn’t half-bad

“Yes, I like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain
I’m not much into health food, I am into champagne
I’ve got to meet you by tomorrow noon, and cut through all this red tape
At a bar called O’Malley’s, where we’ll plan our escape”

I’m sorry if this song is now stuck in your head! It’s a total ear worm and I’ll admit, one of my favorites. Is it too early for a pina colada?

Rupert Holmes (born February 24, 1947) is a British-born American composer, singer-songwriter, musician, and author of plays, novels, and stories.


Side One

Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

Side Two

Drop It

Sound Iration

I really couldn’t find much on this album in my usual spots; Wikipedia,, the first link that pops up in Google, etc. I did find a bit of information on YouTube and if you want to listen to the album, hop on over by clicking HERE.

Formed by Scruff and Nick Manasseh, Sound Irations only album, In Dub, was a seminal affair, spearheading a new age in homegrown British reggae. The original album is much sought after by collectors.


In Dub

Sound Iration

Side One

Iration Time
New Style
Satta Light
Revelation Dub

Side Two

Free 1
Holshe’s Dub
Dub Seal (Part 3)

You Don’t Know Scarlett & Black

Scarlett and Black were a pop duo from the UK, whose birth names were Robin Hild and Sue West. They released a self-titled album on Virgin Records in 1987, which proved to be a minor success in the U.S.. The single “You Don’t Know” was a hit record that same year, peaking at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and appearing on the Adult Contemporary and Dance charts. Unable to provide a viable follow-up, Scarlett & Black remain dubbed as one-hit wonders.


Side One

You Don’t Know

Side Two


Aswad Has Feelings And Wants To Give Love

Remember when I mentioned a pile of reggae albums at Garnick’s? This is another little gem from those stacks. We still have about 20 albums left to pick up AND they’re getting a huge shipment soon too. I think I’m going to need a third job to keep up soon!


Side One

Give a Little Love
Gimme the Dub

Side Two

Gimme the Dub (Hip Hop Mix)

Sniff ‘N’ The Tears

Sniff ‘n’ the Tears is a British rock band best known for their 1979 song “Driver’s Seat”, a hit in many countries (including No. 15 on the American Billboard Hot 100 chart). The exception was the UK itself where a problem with EMI’s pressing plant meant that the single was not available following the band’s appearance on Top of the Pops and it peaked just outside the Top 40.


Side One

Driver’s Seat

Side Two

Slide Away