Don't Call Us We'll Call You
Jerry Corbetta Lyrics

A Long distance directory assistance, area code 212
Say hey, A and are this is mister rhythm and blues
He said hello, and put me on hold
To say the least the cat was cold
He said, don't call us child we'll call you

I said, you got my number
He said yeah, I got it when you walked in the door
Don't call us, we'll call you
Don't call us, we'll call you

I got your name from a friend of a friend
Who said he used to work with you
Remember the all night creature from stereo ninety two
Yeah I said could you relate to our quarter track tape
You know the band performs in the nude
He said uh huh don't call us child we'll call you

Listen kid you paid for the call
You ain't bad but we've heard it all before
And it sounds like John, Paul and George

Any way, we cut a hit and we toured a bit
With a song he said he couldn't use
And now he calls and begs and crawls
It's telephone deja vu
We got percentage points and lousy joints
And all the glitter we can use, Mama
So, uh huh, don't call us now, we'll call you

Listen kid you paid for the call
You ain't bad but I've heard it all before
Don't call us, we'll call you
Don't call us
Don't call us, we'll call you


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Anon Amust

Mike Drown:

Yeah, and guess what generation was actually LISTENING TO IT!!


I would have to wholeheartedly 100% agree with you that your age group born in the 40's absolutely made the best music of all time.
No other generation even comes close.
It's an undeniable, undebatable truth.
I could go on and on and on with examples that would have anyone who is dumb enough to even attempt to debate that point and who isn't either a complete ignoramous or who doesn't simply straight-up have his or her head up his or her ass eventually capitulating to the overwhelming truth of the matter, and shutting the fuck up.
And I understand all about subjectivity, but what we are talking about here supersedes individual tastes and opinions. I'm not saying people aren't entitled to those opinions; of course they are--but my point is that there's a COLLECTIVE reality that outweighs and overrides individual personal opinon, and you addressed that by hitting the nail squarely on the head when you pointed out that singers, songwriters, and musicians (to paraphrase your words) born in the 1940's made the best music of all time.

And now, of course, you're probably going to hate Part 2 of my statement (and probably disagree with it, too), but I am also 100% absolutely positive that MY age group who were teeny boppers in the 60's and 70's. and who grew up creaming our jeans over how good the Top 40/Rock/Easy Listening/Country/Jazz/Soul/R & B music that was all over on the radio was that your generation created, and who loved all that wonderful music that you guys made KNEW HOW TO APPRECIATE IT AND GROOVE TO IT IN A WAY THAT NO OTHER GENERATION COULD EVER EVEN HOPE TO MATCH.

OH, yeah.
MY generation.
We got to be tweenies and then teenagers to THE BEST MUSIC EVER. And there's something very very special about experiencing that. (Think of whatever music you grooved to during those years of your life yourself, and how you understand it all in a way that no other generation could ever understand your music the way that yours did. Be honest, because at the end of the day, it's another one of those undeniable, undebatable truths.)

You guys MADE IT (so, kudos for that), but we're the ones who ATE IT all up like candy--and no other generation ever matched our luck in having the greatest music of all time to sink our teeth into to do THAT.

And that's the God's honest truth.

So, as Latka on TAXI would have said (in that nasally accent of his).....

Thank you veddy much.

Sometimes (and in some ways) the world truly does belong to the young........

Anon Amust

What a fuckin' great song this is.

Were you around in '75?

Listening to AM Top 40?

And loving it?

If you were, I have treat for you--and I'm not kidding......

Visit the Billboard Hot 100 charts (available for FREE on the internet, on whatever device you're seeing this on right now), and start on January 1st, 1975--and then find the little calandar icon and click on it, and scour the charts, one week at a time. Even though there are 100 soings on each chart, reviewing the Top 40 is all you'll need to do (You can look at all 52 weeks of the year's charts in just a little while, if you want to check'em all out).

Do that, and then tell me that 1975 wasn't one of the best years ever for Top 40 music. Seeing those songs and their chart positions will bring back so many memeories, I promise you--and when I did exactly what I'm suggesting, I was blown away at how, week afer week after week, the songs (especially the Top 20) were almost ALL killer tunes that I loved. It was like reliving a total blast from the past--and I still listen to a lot of that music to this very day. For those of us who lived it and loved it, it'll never die.

Happy listening!

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American Born Patriot.

I've heard this on the radio back then but never seen this before. Wow, Wolfman Jack in there and dancing ♥️💯🎶🎶🎶


There's one line in this song I love absolutely to death.
It's the smart ass answer from the A & R rep when he was asked, "You got my number?"
He said, "Yeah, I got it when you walked in the door."
That dude was cooooold..........

Judy Stephens

I caught that too, LOL

Anthony Romano

One of the finest vocalists, just a cool sound. Does it such a unique style. Unappreciated. Ck. Out green-eyed lady


Seen them in the fall of 1975 in a very small, smaller town dance hall. Middle of the week and no more than 100 people there.

Richard Janik

Thanks for posting this. I have been waiting to see this for decades. Although this is a lip-sync to the live TV video on the Midnight Special from March 1975, it is still great to see. On the show, Sugarloaf started with Green-Eyed Lady, then segued into a very groovy vamp over which Jerry talked about showbiz, saying that many folks think its all glamour and limousines, "but that's just not so" ... then he introduced this new tune with a count-in and the group launched into it. I remember it like it was yesterday. Unfortunately, with all of the DVD reissues of The Midnight Special a few years back, the Sugarloaf performance was never part of it.


I was 13 when this came out and was raised on watching the Midnight Special. A Burt Sugarman production catching all the current bands of the 70's (my decade) where some were still up and coming. THIS song has always stuck with me since first hearing it in '75. Tells a good story and the Beatles lick toward the end of the song is classic!

Chuck Diesel Kicks & disks

That's weird why they wouldn't include that performance or those performances especially since sugarloaf is part of rock history, & Wolfman Jack hosted the show and he's in a little part of this song


Love the Wolfman Jack appearance.


@Summer Shipula I like what he does in his Wolfman dance, it's just cool to me.

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