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K-Tel Karaoke Series

Here is a collection of discs from K-Tel Karaoke. In brief, during the 1960s and 1970s, advertisements from K-Tel were on TV a lot with all sorts of gadgets. Moreover, they invented the compilation album!

Indeed, they dabbled a little in making karaoke discs, too, and we have that information here.

We also have a review to help you decide whether to buy them. So, read on for further information. If you have any of these discs, why not give us your opinions below?

K-Tel Karaoke - KT6001-2 - Front Cover.

Original Artists

In the first place, K-Tel Karaoke boasts about using the original artists on their discs. However, be aware that they are re-recordings by the original artists, not the recordings that reached the charts. These are the songs that have guide-vocals, of course. Moreover, according to our lists, all discs have with-vocals apart from two.

So, does singing along with the original artists sound like an attractive proposition? With this in mind, if you know of any other discs that use the original artists, then tell us.

Compiling the lists was easy because we know of only ten K-Tel Karaoke discs. We had a few lists sent by karaoke jockeys (KJs), and all were similar. However, one KJ prefixed the discs K-TEL6001-2, K-TEL6002-2, et cetera. Also, there are several dupes on these discs. But you can cross-reference the songs in our songbook to avoid those.

To clarify, here is a list of K-Tel Karaoke discs that exist. Remember also that the company does not make karaoke discs now:

K-Tel Karaoke Discs

  • KTEL6001-2
  • KTEL6010-2
  • KTEL6020-2
  • KTEL6030-2
  • KTEL6040-2
  • KTEL6002-2
  • KTEL6015-2
  • KTEL6025-2
  • KTEL6035-2
  • KTEL6005-2

K-Tel Karaoke Review

KT6020-2 Disc.

What is noticeable about this K-Tel collection of karaoke tracks is that they don’t have any splash screens.

Indeed, there are no information screens at all. In other words, no song titles, writers, publishers, or anything else. Therefore, at a gig, the best clue as to whether you pushed the right button is when you hear the intro music!

The white lyrics have a black outline and show on a greenish backdrop. As the music progresses, those words change to orange.

Alas, our sample karaoke tracks lagged a lot. That seemed more noticeable with the guide vocals. However, there was a slight lag on all our samples. Some were so far out that they became painful to use.

The artwork on the CDG sleeves is excellent, but we believe that to be the best part of this collection. You get the original artists on the guide vocals, but remember, these are re-recordings.

Karaoke Sample

Although we may use numerous songs for the review, we only provide one sample video to represent the label. So, the song sample for our video presentation is KT6030-2-06 – Mary Wells – My Guy.

Our Verdict

  • On-screen Lyrics: 2
  • Music Content: 3.5
  • Splash Screen, Graphics, Video: 0.1
  • Cover Art: 4
  • Overall Average: 3.1
  • Music And Lyrics Average: 2.75

We gave this collection 3 out of 5 in the rating system below. You can also vote for these, even if you don’t have the discs or tracks. Indeed, all you need to do is watch our presentation video above and judge that.

Desirability Factor

There are some pluses with these karaoke discs. For example, you can sing along with the original artists. Then there’s the artwork on the sleeves. But that’s about it! We already know that K-Tel Karaoke uses the original recording artists on the guide-vocal tracks.

If you have these discs, do you agree with our assessment? We only allow one of our staff members to perform a review. So, do you think that the on-screen graphics are legible enough? Likewise, do the words on your discs sync with the music? Your opinions count!

Furthermore, you can vote on these K-Tel Karaoke discs. Indeed, you can rate any other label you like in our comprehensive karaoke directory.

Also, would you recommend these discs to a future collector? Why not register with our community and have your say?

Cartoon singers.

K-Tel Karaoke Songbook

In addition to the above information about the individual karaoke discs, we also have a songbook to accompany this series. As ever, this is on the next page.

Furthermore, our songbook includes all the tracks from all the discs in the list above. So, click the link below for the full tracklisting for K-Tel Karaoke.

If you buy these karaoke discs because of the information we provide, why not tell us? Not only that but give a review of your experiences with them.

Rate The K-Tel Karaoke Label

Finally, if you have any experience with discs or tracks from this K-Tel collection, please leave a review here or in the Karaoke Forum. You can also use the star rating system below, even if you only use our presentation video as a guide. Indeed, by doing this, you can help others decide whether these discs are worth buying!

Overall Rating

The ratings here represent your score and our score combined. So, make sure you have your say.

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Independent Reviews

The following reviews are independent and not necessarily the views of the Karaoke Info staff. However, they may help you decide whether to buy or avoid them.

Official Review By Jacky: K-Tel Karaoke.

September 29, 2014

Hi, my name is Jacky, and I conducted the original karaoke review above. Whether you agree or disagree, you can leave your review below.

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