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Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security

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(5-CD/1-DVD box set with hardcover book) This collects over 100 Cold War songs and over 2 dozen Public Service Announcements (voiced by Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, Pat Boone, Johnny Cash and others). Artists on this set who sing about the Bomb and the Red Scare include Bill Haley and His Comets, The Louvin Brothers, Marty Robbins, Wanda Jackson, The Goldwaters, Janet Greene, Dr. Strangelove and the Fallouts, and many others. This also has 2 unintentionally hilarious full-length spoken word civil defense 'scare' LPs: 'If The Bomb Falls' and 'The Complacent Americans. ' A DVD of 9 bizarre civil defense and anti-Communist short films from the '50s and '60s is also included.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Intro: CONELRAD Radio Alert 'Real Thing' (WBEN AM, Buffalo, NY)
  2. Slim Gaillard Quartette: Atomic Cocktail
  3. Fay Simmons: You Hit Me Baby Like An Atomic Bomb
  4. The Kavaliers: Get That Communist, Joe
  5. The Buchanan Brothers: Atomic Power
  6. Groucho Marx: Civil Defense Spot: Excellent Chances
  7. Amos Milburn: Atomic Baby
  8. Doris Day: Tic, Tic, Tic
  9. The Five Stars: Atom Bomb Baby
  10. Carson Robison: I'm No Communist
  11. Civil Defense Spot: How Much Time Do We Have (Keep Working)
  12. The Talbot Brothers of Bermuda: Atomic Nightmare
  13. Skip Stanley: Satellite Baby
  14. Wanda Jackson: Fujiyama Mama
  15. Bill Haley and His Comets: Thirteen Women (And Only One Man
  16. Bob Hope: Civil Defense Spot: Pattern of Survival
  17. Hank Williams: No, No Joe
  18. Hawkshaw Hawkins: When They Found The Atomic Power
  19. Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup: I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
  20. Josephine Premice: Leave De Atom Alone
  21. Dennis James (Announcer); Leo Hoegh (Civil Defense Director)
  22. Billy Chambers: Fallout Shelter
  23. Sheldon Allman: Radioactive Mama
  24. Teresa Brewer: Satellite
  25. Walker Edmiston as Barky: I Dreamt I Saw Khrushchev (In A Pink Cadillac)
  26. Art Linkletter: Civil Defense Spot: Don't Use the Phone!
  27. Al Rex: Hydrogen Bomb
  28. Jackie Doll and his Pickled Peppers: When They Drop The Atomic Bomb
  29. Sir Lancelot: Atomic Energy
  30. Homer Harris (with Muddy Waters): Atomic Bomb Blues
  31. Eddie Hill: I Changed My Mind
  32. Lowell Blanchard and the Valley Trio: Jesus Hits Like An Atom Bomb
  33. Floyd Tillman: This Cold War With You
  34. Civil Defense Spot: Take The Step (Grandma's Pantry)

Disc: 2

  1. Civil Defense Spot: CONELRAD 'Test Announcement'
  2. Dick 'Two Ton' Baker: Bert The Turtle (The Duck And Cover Song)
  3. Sheldon Allman: Crawl Out Through The Fallout
  4. Karl & Harty: When The Atom Bomb Fell
  5. Jim Eanes: They Locked God Outside The Iron Curtain
  6. Sammy Salvo: A Mushroom Cloud
  7. Tony Bennett: Civil Defense Spot: Nuclear Attack
  8. H-Bomb Ferguson: Rock H-Bomb Rock
  9. Roosevelt Sykes: Sputnik Baby
  10. Sonny Russell: Fifty Megatons
  11. Linda Hayes with the Red Callender Sextette: Atomic Baby
  12. Civil Defense Spot: Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow
  13. Ray Anderson: Stalin Kicked The Bucket
  14. Warren Smith: Uranium Rock
  15. The Louvin Brothers: Great Atomic Power
  16. Fred MacMurray: Civil Defense Spot: Family Fallout Shelter Booklet
  17. Tommy James: The Commies Are Coming
  18. Tom Lehrer: We'll All Go Together When We Go
  19. The Cuff Links: Guided Missiles
  20. Ray Anderson and the Homefolks: Sputniks And Mutniks
  21. Civil Defense Spot: CONELRAD, Sounds Pretty Complicated
  22. The Goldwaters: Down In Havana
  23. Marty Robbins: Ain't I Right
  24. The Commodores: Uranium
  25. Civil Defense Spot: Take the Step (Four Wheels To Survival)
  26. Jack Holden & Frances Kay: The Fiery Bear
  27. The Crown City Four: Watch World War Three (On Pay TV)
  28. Al Rogers and his Rocky Mountain Boys: The Hydrogen Bomb
  29. Elton Britt: The Red We Want Is The Red We Got
  30. Pat Boone: Civil Defense: Warning Signals
  31. Mike Fern, Mike (aka Mike Fernandez): A Bomb Bop
  32. Carl Mann: Satellite No. 2
  33. Mike & Bernie Winters: Fallout Shelter
  34. Hank King with Bud Williams and his Smiling Buddies: Your Atom Bomb Heart
  35. Civil Defense Spot: In Time Of Emergency (Not Contagious)

Disc: 3

  1. Civil Defense Spot: How much time do we have? (Disaster on a Big Scale)
  2. Dr. Strangelove and the Fallouts: Love That Bomb
  3. Glenn Barber: Atom Bomb
  4. Elton Britt: Uranium Fever
  5. Spencer and Spencer: Russian Bandstand
  6. Boris Karloff: Civil Defense Spot: Protect Your Home
  7. Swan's Silvertone Singers: Jesus Is God's Atomic Bomb
  8. The Pilgrim Travelers: Jesus Hits Like An Atom Bomb
  9. Sam Hinton: Old Man Atom
  10. The Sons Of The Pioneers: Old Man Atom
  11. Roy Acuff: Advice To Joe
  12. Civil Defense Spot: In Time of Emergency
  13. Dore Alpert: Fallout Shelter
  14. Fred Kirby: When That Hell Bomb Falls
  15. Hal Block with the Tony Borrello Orchestra: The Senator McCarthy Blues
  16. Ann-Margret: Thirteen Men
  17. Mitzi Gaynor: Civil Defense Spot: 640-1240
  18. The Buchanan Brothers: There's A Power Greater Than Atomic
  19. Louisiana Red: Red's Dream
  20. Little Caesar and the Red Callender Sextette: Atomic Love
  21. Arthur 'Guitar Boogie' Smith and his Crackerjacks: Mr. Stalin You're Eating Too High Off The Hog
  22. Civil Defense Spot: Psychiatrist (Shelter Signs)
  23. The Spirit of Memphis Quartet: Atomic Telephone
  24. The Goons (Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan): A Russian Love Song
  25. Red McCoy with the Sons of the Soil: Rock And Roll Atom
  26. Red River Dave (Dave McEnery): Ballad Of Francis Powers (There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere)
  27. Howard Duff: Civil Defense Spot: Remember, 640-1240
  28. Mike Russo: Agnes (The Teenage Russian Spy)
  29. Bo Diddley: Mr. Khruschev
  30. Toni Fisher, and the Wayne Shanklin Orchestra: West Of The Wall
  31. Chris Cerf: (My) Fallout Filly (With The Atomic Kiss)
  32. Jay Chevalier: Khrushchev And The Devil
  33. Dexter Logan and Darrell Edwards: The Song Of The Atom Bomb
  34. Sammy Cahn & Paul Weston: Civil Defense March (Heads Up America)
  35. Civil Defense Spot: In Time of Emergency (Brilliant Nuclear Flash)

Disc: 4

  1. Civil Defense Spot: How Much Time Do We Have? (Fortress Main Street)
  2. Billy Hughes and his Rhythm Buckeroos: Atomic Sermon
  3. Buddy Hawk and his Buddies: Death Of Joe Stalin (Good Riddance)
  4. Golden Gate Quartet: Atom and Evil
  5. Tommy Duncan: Relax And Take It Easy
  6. Connie Francis: Civil Defense Spot: Be Prepared Today, for Survival Tomorrow
  7. Rudy Gaddis: Uranium Fever
  8. Dude Martin's Round-Up Gang: Atom Bomb Baby
  9. Janet Greene: Poor Left-Winger
  10. Jimmie Driftwood: The Bear Flew Over The Ocean
  11. Civil Defense Spot: In Time Of Emergency (Basic Supplies)
  12. Dexter Gordon: Bikini
  13. Red River Dave (Dave McEnery): Trial Of Francis Powers
  14. Don Meehan: An Open Letter To Khrushchev
  15. Bradley Kincaid: Brush The Dust From That Old Bible
  16. Joni James: Civil Defense Spot: Every Living Thing
  17. Al Barkle with the Tri-Tones: Sputnik II
  18. The Buchanan Brothers: (You Got To Pray To The Lord) When You See Those Flying Saucers
  19. Loy Clingman: Uranium Blues
  20. The Louvin Brothers: Weapon Of Prayer
  21. Announcer: Don Pardo: Civil Defense Spot: Message from Mars (CONELRAD Jingle)
  22. George McKelvey: My Radiation Baby (My Teenage Fallout Queen)
  23. Unidentified: H-Bomb
  24. The Charades: Hammers And Sickles
  25. Jerry Engler and the Four Ekkos: Sputnik (Satellite Girl)
  26. Johnny Cash: Civil Defense Spot: Help Ourselves
  27. Harold Weakley: To Russia With Care
  28. Bobby Marchan and the Clowns: Rockin' Behind The Iron Curtain
  29. Prescott Reed: Russia, Russia (Lay That Missile Down)
  30. Carl Perkins: Tennessee
  31. Ferlin 'Terry Preston' Husky: Let's Keep The Communists Out
  32. Don Windle: The Iron Curtain Has Parted
  33. Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter: Stars For Defense Outro

Disc: 5

  1. If The Bomb Falls
  2. The Complacent Americans

Disc: 6

  1. What Is Communism? [ 1963 ]
  2. Duck And Cover [1951]
  3. Our Cities Must Fight [1951]
  4. Warning Red [1956]
  5. Bombproof [1956]
  6. Target You [ca. 1953]
  7. Information Program Within Public Shelters [1963]
  8. Occupying A Public Shelter [1965]
  9. Town Of The Times [1963]


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  • Audio CD (September 20, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Format: Box set, Import
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  • ASIN: B000A5HJ86
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
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