Bamboo Records was a 1969-70 US label distributed by Scepter Records (not to be confused with
it's more famous British reggae label namesake). Bamboo was run by Yolanda Hardin, the mother of
Mel Hardin and the aunt of Tim McPherson, who together were known as Mel & Tim. The cousins, from
Mississippi, were in Chicago when they were heard by Gene Chandler, who became their producer.
They had a hit song in 1970 with "Backfield in Motion" [Bamboo 107, #10] and followed it with "Good
Guys Only Win in the Movies" [Bamboo 109, #45], but their hit string ran out, as did the success for
Bamboo Records. They later signed with Stax Records and in 1972 had a top-20 record with "Starting
All Over Again" [Stax 0127].
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Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents
BMS-8001 - Good Guys Only Win in the Movies - Mel & Tim  Good Guys Only
Win In The Movies/Forget It, I've Got It/I've Got Puredee/Feeling Bad/Groovy Situation//Backfield In
Motion/Caught You In The Act/I Found That I Was Wrong/Mail Call Time/Ain't Love Wonderful