Tammy (Faye Bakker), Don’t Give Up, PTL Club LP-1850, 1985
Yesterday, we saw Tammy Faye Bakker looking a tad overdone and wildly dressed. Today, well, it looks like the wheels came off the bus a bit. And they actually had. The Bakkers had built their PTL Club into a world wide satellite communications network, and their resort was well on its way to being a religious Disneyland. But it was all a house of cards.
So despite the caring personality that made her one of the first public person anywhere to embrace and AIDS patient, her increasingly over the top appearance made her vulnerable to some not very Christian people around her. Add her husband’s own indiscretions, and you have the makings of the 80s biggest downfall.
Again, Tammy Faye Bakker is more of a personality than a singer of note (or notes in this case). But she was a gifted performer who made the most of her, um, talent. I buy these records because I find them hilarious. You may disagree, but there’s no denying the pure kitsch that is a Tammy Faye Bakker record.
Cost: $1, $765 Remaining