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25 All-Time Novelty Hits
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In its favor is the inclusion of several novelty tunes that did less on the pop charts and a few big records that have up to now never appeared on legitimate domestic CD's. Rarities found here include the Daddy-O's' "Got A Match", the Peels' "Juanita Banana" and a top-10 novelty hit that has yet to see the digital light of day, "Yogi" by the Ivy Three. The majority of the other cuts are top-20 tunes that would be familiar to even casual early rock-era listeners.
Production quality is excellent with all tracks in mono except 12,15,17,21-23,25 which appear in stereo. Interesting liner notes on the included tracks appear in the eight-page liner notes booklet. A well-constructed package, this CD stands out for its generous collection of familiar novelty tunes as well as its inclusion of some previously unavailable-on-CD tunes of the genre.
1 The Flying Saucer (Parts 1& 2) * Buchanan & Goodman Pop #3
2 Western Movies * The Olympics Pop #8
3 Baby Talk * Jan & Dean Pop #10
4 The All-American Boy * Bill Parsons Pop #2
5 The Ballad Of Davy Crockett * Bill Hayes Pop # 1
6 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat * Paul Evans & the Curls Pop #9
7 Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu * Dicky Doo & The Don'ts
8 Got A Match * The Daddy-O's
9 Shaving Cream * Benny Bell Pop #30
10 Hot Rod Lincoln * Johnny Bond Pop #26
11 Alley-Oop * Hollywood Argyles Pop #1
12 Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) * Lonnie Donegan Pop #5
13 Mr. Custer * Larry Verne Pop #1
14 Yogi * The Ivy Three Pop #8
15 The Mummy * Bob McFadden & Dor
16 Surfin' Bird * The Trashmen Pop #4
17 The Jolly Green Giant * The Kingsmen Pop #4
18 Juanita Banana * The Peels
19 Martian Hop * The Ran-Dells Pop #16
20 Gitarzan * Ray Stevens Pop #8
21 Junk Food Junkie * Larry Groce Pop #9
22 Gimme Dat Ding * The Pipkins Pop #9
23 Telephone Man * Meri Wilson Pop #18
24 Mr. Jaws * Dickie Goodman Pop #4
25 They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha Haaa * Napoleon XIV Pop #3
"All-Time" apparently refers to the period 1956-1981, based on the songs on the CD.
Obviously there has to be concentration on the late fifties/early 60's which were the heyday of novelty or humor records. The 70's are represented by Mr Jaws, Gitarzan, Gimme Dat Ding, and Junk Food Junkie, and only the vaguely suggestive Telephone Man is under a quarter century old.Read more ›
If I had it to do again, I'd have bought the Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records Of All Time, which costs a great deal more but has two discs and includes a far larger proportion of novelty/dementia. As for now, it goes on my Wish List.
Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records Of All Time.
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Love these songs including a few I had never heard. And I had forgotten how funny some of them were. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ivanhoe
Love this album & Would buy from this Seller again !!!Published 2 months ago by Mr. PAUL F. E. Mennucci
my favorite on here is the flying saucer followed by Mr Jaws my least favorite is Shaving CreamPublished 9 months ago by Dave Childress
I love this album! It has a great collection of 25 hilarious songs from the Oldies era, all on one disc. The audio quality is rather good too.Published 14 months ago by The Rocket Scientist