25 All-Time Novelty Hits – Various Artists (2002)
July 17, 2008
Interesting compilation. Most of the songs I did know but a few I did not. The ones I was most familiar with I hadn’t heard since I was a kid in bed under the covers with my orange transistor radio and a flashlight when I should have been asleep.
I was going to rip a few sample songs from the CD to post here as I usually do, but this time I decided to just post some of the “tinny” sounding videos available on YouTube to re-create that am radio sound as when I originally heard these songs.
This collection is by no means an exhaustive one, but it does include favorites of mine including track nos. 1,2,5,11,16,17 18,2022 and 25. Those tracks alone justified the purchase for me.
I would love to find more of the “break-in” novelty songs — you know like “The Flying Saucer — where a voice over and bits of popular songs are used as part of the dialog. During the AM radio era those type of songs were very popular and I loved them as most children did. If any of you dear readers come across a collection that contains any more of them I would love to hear about it.
Here is the track listing and a few samples of the music on the compilation. This would surely be a great purchase of some classic pop history for your music collection. Enjoy.
1. The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 & 2) – Buchanan & Goodman
2. Western Movies – The Olympics
3. Baby Talk – Jan & Dean
4. The All-American Boy – Bill Parsons
5. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett – Bill Hayes
6. Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat – Paul Evans & The Curls
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
10. Hot Rod Lincoln – Johnny Bond
11. Alley-Oop – Hollywood Argyles
12. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It’s Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) – Lonnie Donegan
13. Mr. Custer – Larry Verne
14. Yogi – The Ivy Three
15. The Mummy – Bob McFadden & Dor
16. Surfin’ Bird – The Trashmen
17. The Jolly Green Giant – The Kingsmen
18. Juanita Banana – The Peels
19. Martian Hop – The Ran-Dells
20. Gitarzan (Original Mono Single) – Ray Stevens
21. Junk Food Junkie – Larry Groce
22. Gimme Dat Ding – The Pipkins
23. Telephone Man – Meri Wilson
24. Mr. Jaws – Dickie Goodman
25. They’re Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haaa! – Napoleon XIV
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