Sunday, December 24, 2006

Snoopy's Christmas

Here's one more Christmas album for you before the holiday! I'm not sure who the singers are on this one. It's from Diplomat Records if that's any help. Anyway, this is one I grew up with, and I hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. Snoopy's Christmas
  2. The Little Shepherd
  3. Christmas Candy
  4. Mary Christmas
  5. The Snowflake Song
  6. Jingle the Christmas Mouse
  7. The Christmas Tree
  8. Mr. Reindeer
  9. Donner and Blitzen
  10. Jack Frost's Christmas

Click here or here or here to download!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Thanks Leland!)

I'd like to thank Leland for contributing this album to the blog. Apparently there was never an official release to this soundtrack when the movie came out. This is actually from a special 10th Anniversary edition that was limited to 20,000 CDs. The album is a combination of songs, incidental music, and dialogue from the movie. I do want to warn you about some language cautions on the dialogue, though. But if you've seen the movie, you should know what to expect. Leland's going to send me a scan of the front cover, but I wanted to go ahead and get this on the blog before Christmas gets here! ;-D (As soon as I get it, I'll add it to this blog entry.) Enjoy!
UPDATE: I found a picture of the front cover. It's not part of the file, so you'll have to save it separately.

Here's the track list:

1. Christmas Vacation (cartoon version) – Mavis Staples
2. Take it Russ…
3. Hey, Santa Claus – The Moonglows
4. Clark’s *sskiss Remark
5. That Spirit of Christmas – Ray Charles
6. Sh****r Was Full
7. Christmas Vacation Medley – Angelo Badalamenti
8. Aunt Bethany’s Arrival
9. Hallelujah Chorus – The Oratorio Society of New York
10. Feeding the Dog at the Table
11. Mele Kalikimaka – Bing Crosby
12. Clark Explodes
13. Here Comes Santa Claus – Gene Autry
14. Eddie’s Gift
15. Joy to the World – Angelo Badalamenti
16. Hell’s Threshold
17. Christmas Vacation (end credits version) – Mavis Staples
18. Rocket’s Red Glare
19. Bells

***Bonus Tracks (not used in "Christmas Vacation)***
20. Holiday Road – Lindsey Buckingham
21. Dancin’ Cross the USA – Lindsey Buckingham
22. Holiday Road – Limp
23. Christmas Vacation (radio version) – Mavis Staples
24. Radio Commercial (trailer)

Click here or here to download!

NOTE: I took down the non-working links. This one should be OK.

My Very Favorite-ist Christmas Card Ever!

I picked up this Christmas card probably around 30 years ago, and it remains my favorite even after all these years. Even though it's an old joke, it still makes me laugh. I think one of the things that makes this card work for me is the art style. I don't know how to describe it (I'm sure one of you more artfully inclined can), but it's just very Christmassy to me. A couple of years later I saw this very same joke on a card done with simple line art, but I just didn't find it anywhere near as effective or funny.
And the best part about this card? It actually folds out to make one long picture! (If you click on each of the pictures it'll make them bigger and you can catch more of the detail.)

I'm hoping to get at least one more Christmas album on here before it's too late but if not I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas. Or a Chappy Chanukah! Or a Kooky Kwanzah! Or a Rockin' Ramadan! Or if you don't celebrate any of the above, Enjoy All the After-Holiday Sales!!
Way Out Junkmeister Meisterjunk

Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas from the Happy Chipmunks

They're not just chipmunks, they're HAPPY chipmunks!! (Happier than I am, since three more of my links have been deleted.)

This one's all right, but it's just not chaotic enough. They definitely needed a David Seville type character for them to play off of. During one of the songs one asks, "What are you getting for Christmas?" and another says, "I don't know. I haven't been very good." Even then, he doesn't sound very mischievous. They do, however, get bonus points for not actually performing "The Chipmunk Song" on this album. Anyway, it's silly, it's cheesy, it's (hopefully) still a good link, and I hope you enjoy it!

Here's the track list:

  1. The Twelve Days of Christmas
  2. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  3. Sleigh Ride
  4. Little Drummer Boy
  5. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  6. Silver Bells
  7. Winter Wonderland
  8. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  9. Up on a House Top
  10. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Click here to download!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Underdog Movie Poster

You know, this movie (a live-action remake of the 60's cartoon) is probably going to be awful, but I love the poster for it!
(Found on Ain't It Cool News)

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Way Out Junk-mas Contest is OVAH!!! (Updated with some album links!)

The Contest is finished, and I'd like to thank our seven entrants for participating. We actually had a three-way tie (of seven correct answers) for First Place. While I originally said that there'd be a drawing in case of a tie, I decided to just award the prize to all three winners. So congratulations to our winners, Steve, Rob, and Tom! I'll get your addresses and get the prizes sent out to you as soon as possible. And our other four participants will be receiving consolation prizes as well. This one ran really close, with everybody ending up with 5-7 answers correct. So, without further ado, here are the answers and a bit of info about them:

Intro: Alan Sherman (from his song "The Twelve Gifts of Christmas"). Just about everybody got this one right.

12 Drummers Drumming: Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm (from the 1965 album "Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Singing Songs of Christmas"). This was one of the albums I got in that big haul a few months ago. Despite the fact that my HB links have been taken down, I'm going to try to make this available soon (I now have, and the link to it is here.)

11 Pipers Peeping: The Chipmunks (from the album "Christmas with the Chipmunks Vol. 2"). On most of these I tried to take the piece from the twelfth verse, but this one was an exception. This was from the 11th verse breakdown, where they just kept messing up until Dave got them back into it. I was hoping this would help differentiate it from the other high-pitched choices.)

10 Thousand Yards: The Dallas Cowboys, specifically Tony Dorsett (from the 1985 album "A Dallas Cowboys Christmas"). Dorsett had just recently achieved a record 10,000 rushing yards (only the fifth NFL player at the time to have done so). I knew this would be a tough one. I'm going to try to share this one as well, because there's nothing more inspiring than hearing football players singing! ;-D

9 Ladies Dancing: Woody the Woodchuck (from the album "Christmas with Woody the Woodchuck"). Steve was the only one who guessed this one correctly. This album is available here at A Christmas Yuleblog.

8 Reindeer Flying: The Care Bears (from the CD "Holiday Hugs"). I just bought this one a month or two ago, so I thought one of you guys would have gotten it. No one did though.

7 Dogs A-Logging: Ren and Stimpy (The song "The Twelve Days of Yaksmas" from the 1993 album "Crock O' Christmas"). This one's out of print, but it's available here at "Ape Shall Never Kill Ape".

6 Cans of Hairspray: Twisted Sister (from the album "Twisted Christmas"). I actually thought this would be one of the harder ones since this CD just came out recently, but everybody got it right.

5 Gold Rings (Ba-dum-bum-bum!): Miss Piggy and the Muppets (from "John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together"). I knew you'd all get that one, but I felt like it had to be included!

4 Thousand Volts: The Cryptkeeper (The song "The Twelve Days of Cryptmas" from the 1994 album "Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas"). This is one of my favorite warped Christmas albums. It's out of print so, if it's not being offered anywhere else, I'm gonna have it here. And here it is!

3 Candles I Should Light: The Smurfs (from the 1983 album "Merry Christmas from the Smurfs").

2 Turtle Doves: Tennessee Ernie Ford (That wonderfully deep voice is from his 1965 album "Sing We Now of Christmas")

And a Beer in a Treeeee: Bob and Doug McKenzie Another one that just HAD to be there!

I hope you all enjoyed the Contest, whether you entered or not. If I find out that some of these out of print albums are available, I'll put links to them. I'll also try to get some more music on here in the next day or two. Merry Christmas, Everybody!!

Way Out Junk

Saturday, December 16, 2006

It's Contest Time! [CONTEST IS OVER]

Presenting "The Twelve Days of Way Out Junk-mas" Contest!

Here's the deal:

At the end of this entry you will find a file. Download and listen to the file. What you will hear is the last verse of the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas". However, the intro and each one of the numbered gifts is from a different version of the song (or a parody of it). Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tell me the artists of each of these parts. Now I'm looking for the artist, group, or characters credited on the song. For example, if one piece has Moe from the Three Stooges, just saying the Three Stooges is fine. If Bugs Bunny sings one, you'd say Bugs Bunny, not Mel Blanc. When you have your guess ready, email it to me at (Do NOT send it as a comment on the board! Email only!! In fact, to alleviate anybody getting overly excited on the guessing, I will set the comments to be moderated by me just in case.) Please make as the subject "Twelve Days Contest" or something similar to that, so I'll know that's what the email is about. You'll have to guess who does the Intro all the way down to number one (and when you enter, please number and answer them in that order). And whoever gets the most answers right without going over wins the prize! (Sorry, I went into Bob Barker mode there for a second. Hey, he's retiring, so maybe I can get his job! "Help control the population. Have your kids spayed or neutered." No, wait. That's not right.....)

What will the winner receive? A copy of all the music currently available on this site in handy-dandy mp3 form, and maybe a few musical surprises as well! I think you guys should be able to get at least half of these without breaking a sweat. That said, I really don't believe anybody here will get every one of them. However, you're a pretty sharp group so you may surprise me. (I know the question you all have: Will the files that have been recently removed be included on the CDs? My official answer is No. Interpret that however you choose.)

OK, here's the rules. If you're entering, please read them:

  1. Entering the contest means you have read, understood, and will abide by these rules.
  2. The entrant will email their guess to me (numbering them from Intro to 12 and all the way down to 1). Make sure to also supply your name, your username on this board if you have one, and your city and state (and country if you're outside the U.S.). The winning entrant will be the one with the most correct answers. In case of a tie, a random drawing will be held to determine the winner. Remember there will be 13 answers here. Don't forget the Intro!
  3. Entries must be received by 11:59 Central Time on Saturday, December 16th.
  4. I will not be held responsible for computer or internet screw-ups.
  5. The winner will be sent copies of all music currently available on this site (as of 11/21/06) in mp3 form on however many CDs it ends up being. If winner lives outside the Continental U.S. they may be asked to help with postage, depending on how much the CDs cost to send.
  6. Please read this one very carefully. The winner is welcome to give away or trade any of the contents on these CDs through snail mail or in person. However, the winner agrees NOT TO SELL any of the contents in any way, shape, or form.
  7. Void where prohibited. I'm not exactly sure where that would be, but all contest rules seem to put that in, and who am I to buck tradition?
  8. The judge's decision is final. (They say that one a lot too.)
  9. Have fun with this!
And if you have any questions that I didn't cover, feel free to email me or put it in the comments here. Again, the comments will now be moderated by me to keep any overzealous people from posting their guesses here, but you are more than welcome to ask and I'll do my best to answer those questions. Good luck, everybody!!

Click here to download!

Here's a Rapidshare link if that'll work better for you:

NOTE: The Contest is done, but the links are still active if you want to play for fun. You can go here to find the answers!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Hear Santa Coming to Your House! (if your name is Jennifer, that is...)

I know absolutely nothing about this record. Even the label (if it had one) is gone. It's one of those records that you would buy that would mention your child's name, but boy howdy they didn't go to much expense or trouble here. You hear Santa Ho-Ho-Ho-ing and talking about Christmas and how wonderful everything is while he's making his rounds. Then he asks whose chimney he's come to, and some lady that they probably just grabbed out of the office says, "Jennifer's chimney, Santa Claus." Then Santa replies, "Oh yes, Merry Christmas to you!" and goes on Ho-Ho-Ho-ing and wishing you a Merry Christmas again. And that's it! First of all, I didn't think Santa took on elves as riders on his annual trip. Secondly, isn't Santa supposed to know which house he's come to, without having some unimpressed elf telling him? I think I would know i got ripped off even if I was little Jennifer! Anyway, I figured you guys would appreciate the pure cheesiness of it, despite the fact that it's not in best shape. Enjoy!

Click here or here or here to download!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Children's Treasury of Superman Musical Stories

I just had to share this album with you, especially since it ties in so well with yesterday's entry. This album from 1966 features a bunch of fun songs about Superman and his cast of characters. There's two each for Superman, Lois, Jimmy, Superboy, Krypto, and Mr. Mxyptlk. What's fun is that a lot of these songs are supposedly sung by the characters themselves. For example, in the song "Lois Lane", the singer says, "I'll do it, I'll do it, I'll keep her in line even if it means changing her name to mine or my name isn't Superman!" And if you were hoping for a definitive pronunciation of the name Mxyptlk, you won't get it here. When Mxyptlk himself says it, it sounds like a cross between a chicken and the Tasmanian Devil! By the way, I've heard that there's supposedly another album of this vintage of Justice League songs. I've seen one from the 70's but not this one. Anybody here heard of it?

Anyway, hope you guys like this, and I promise to throw some Christmas stuff in here soon!

Here's the track list:
  1. Superman
  2. Clark Kent
  3. Busy Busy Busy
  4. Lois Lane
  5. Superboy
  6. Kid Stuff
  7. Don't Want to Go Back to the Fifth Dimension
  8. Mr. Mxyptlk
  9. Jimmy Olsen
  10. The Lion and the Cub
  11. Krypto
  12. A Dog's Life

And here's the link:

Click here or here or here to download!

And by request, here's the back cover. It's not part of the zip file, so if you want it, you'll need to right-click and save the picture that way.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

It's Superman! (sort of...)

(I was told that the YouTube link for this no longer worked, so I found a different link to it.)

In honor of the Superman movies being re-released on DVD:

A company called Onar Films is supposed to be putting this movie out on DVD later this year. Unfortunately all their stuff is in PAL format, so it wouldn't work here in the United States. I hope you enjoy this little snippet of it!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Zero Mostel Reads "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

Hey, it's my first Christmas album for the blog! I don't have a whole lot of Christmas albums that aren't either still in print or available elsewhere, so I'm going to have to spread them out a bit.

This is a pretty neat album from 1975. Side 1 is Zero Mostel reading "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". Mostel starts out pretty calm, but after a while he just goes nuts! I think this is the first Grinch I've heard that just sounds out-and-out insane!! Side 2 is a number of Christmas songs from around the world (sung in English) by a man named Alan Mills. I don't know him, but he has a definite Burl Ives-ish quality about him. I hope you guys like this!

Here's the track list:

  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  2. Bring a Torch (French)

  3. The Friendly Beasts (English)

  4. Mary Had a Baby (American)

  5. Come and Sing (Russian)

  6. Gently the Maiden (Polish)

  7. Fum-Fum-Fum (Spanish)

  8. The Simple Birth (Netherlands)

  9. Haidom-Haidom (Czechoslovakian)

  10. O Christmas Tree (German)

  11. The Bagpiper's Carol (Italian)

  12. St. Basil (Greek)

  13. Little Bitty Baby (American)

  14. Twelve Days of Christmas (Anglo-American)

Click here to download! (THIS LINK IS FIXED AS OF 12/13/10)

And by request, here's a picture of the back cover.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Kaptain Kool and the Kongs

Here's another odd one for you. Do you remember "The Krofft Supershow"? Well, the hosts of the show were a group called "Kaptain Kool and the Kongs". When I bought this record from eBay (still sealed), I was hoping it was going to be songs from the group. Actually, it's a couple of skits from them, as well as audio recordings of stories from episodes (with minimal narration). Unfortunately this was a bit later in the show's run so, while we still get a Wonderbug story, there's no Dr. Shrinker or Electra Woman and Dyna Girl tales. Instead, we get Magic Mongo (oog!) and Big Foot and Wild Boy. It's funny, but with the amateurish recording and grainy, out-of-focus picture, you'd almost think this album was a bootleg, but it's got the Peter Pan Records logo on it, so it must be legit. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

Here's the track list (such as it is):
  1. Turkey Jokes
  2. The Adventures of Magic Mongo
  3. The Adventures of Wonderbug and His Friends
  4. Turkey Jokes
  5. The Adventures of Big Foot and Wild Boy
Click here or here to download!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

E.T. I Love You and Other Extra-Terrestrial Songs for Children

Since the movie E.T. used to be shown on TV during Thanksgiving, I thought this would be a good time to throw this onto the blog. This record contains a number of cheesy songs related to E.T. as sung by the Starlight Children's Chorus. A few of these songs are pretty catchy, but for the most part it just sort of leaves you smiling and shaking your head. So come smile and shake with me, won't you?

Here's the track list:
  1. E.T. Overture
  2. E.T. I Love You
  3. So Near and Yet So Far
  4. Where Did You Come From?
  5. Another World for Me and You
  6. Please Phone Ring-a-Ling
  7. Just Us Two
  8. Come Back Again

Click here or here or here to download!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Thanksgiving Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone

Hi! Here's a fun little Thanksgiving record from 1975 that I got at the Library's book sale. This has lots of traditional songs with the words changed to make them Thanksgiving related. ("It's Thanksgiving" to "O Susannah", "I'm a Poor Little Cranberry Bush" to "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree", etc.) Yeah, it's pretty silly, but how many Thanksgiving kids records ARE there?? Hope you like it, and (if all goes well and the creeks don't rise) the Contest will begin either late tonight or tomorrow!

Here's the track list:
  1. It's Thanksgiving
  2. The Mayflower
  3. Old MacDonald Led the Band (on Thanksgiving Day)
  4. Thanksgiving's a Wonderful Thing
  5. A Turkey Tom and a Turkey Mom
  6. The Pilgrim Song
  7. All the Leaves Are Falling Down
  8. The Best Thanksgiving
  9. The Alburquerque Turkey
  10. School Is Out
  11. I'm a Poor Little Cranberry Bush
  12. Thanksgiving Football Game
  13. One Little Two Little Three Little Indians
  14. Turkey Dinner
  15. Yum-Dee Yum-Dee Yum! Yum! Yum!
  16. After the Fall Is Over
Click here or here or here to download!

Monday, November 20, 2006

The Talking Record for Girls

I'm not sure if this is useful or kind of creepy. This record was meant to be played by little girls to assist them in "thinking and speaking". It starts out with a friendly woman's voice saying, "Hello, I'm Rosemary, your talking record." and she goes on by asking questions and leaving spaces in between for the child to answer. I'm not quite sure when this record came out, but judging by the pictures I'm guessing possibly late 50's-early 60's. Therefore there's a lot of talk asking about how many dolls the child has and which one's her favorite. Rosemary also throws in a few poems and songs to liven things up a bit. I read there's a "Talking Record for Boys" as well. I assume they talk about playing Cowboys and Indians and collecting Army Men or something. Anyway, hope you like this!

Would you like the link now? ............ Of course you would!

Click here or here or here to get it!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Shari Lewis: Hi Kids!

Well, kids, let's soldier on and hope for the best...

This album from 1959 or 1960 (depending on whether you believe the album cover or the record itself) features famed ventriloquist Shari Lewis and her puppets Lamb Chop, Charley Horse, Hush Puppy, and Wing Ding singing a number of fun songs. Now the disadvantage of having a ventriloquist do an album is that without the visual of the puppets you start to notice similarities in the voices. The advantage, of course, is that you can have everybody singing at the same time! One good thing here is that Lewis really does have a nice singing voice. She can really swing through some of these songs! One bad thing is the rather un-PC "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm". Anyway, this is a neat album, and I hope it stays here long enough for you to enjoy it!

Oh yeah, quick trivia tidbit: Did you know that Shari Lewis (along with her husband) actually wrote the Classic Star Trek episode "The Lights of Zetar"?

Here's the track list:
  1. Swingin' on a Star
  2. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
  3. Get on Board Little Children
  4. Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella
  5. Tiki Tiki Timbo
  6. Waitin' for the Robert E. Lee
  7. What Do You Do When You Say You're Doin' Nothin'?
  8. Aren't You Glad You're You?
  9. Hi Lili Hi Lo
  10. Go Fly a Kite!
  11. Back in Your Own Backyard
  12. Let's Sing Our Favorite Song
This album is now available to purchase from You can get the CD here or the mp3 version here!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

James Blonde: The Man from T.A.N.T.E.

Well, I'd hoped to get this one on to coincide with the opening of "Casino Royale", but I'm a bit late on it. Since a number of articles were referring to Daniel Craig as "James Blonde", I figured this would be a perfect fit!

My Dad bought this for us when we were kids. I'm not really sure why because it's not really a kids record. This album (copyrighted 1965 but I know we got it a few years later) has James Bond (excuse me, Blonde) as the Man from T.A.N.T.E. (To Annihilate No-good Troublemakers Etc.) going up against Dr. Nu? and Goldflaker from T.R.A.F.E. (Terrible Rotten And Filthy Enemies). This comedy album is loaded with Jewish references, which might temper how many of the jokes you get. As I kid, I just liked the funny voices. As a number of articles talking about this record point out, this album cast M as a woman long before the movies did. However, in this case M stands for James Blonde's Mama who insists on calling him Jake. ("You may be James to the world, sonny boy, but to your mother you will always be Jake!") This definitely qualifies as Way Out Junk! I hope you enjoy it, and for those of you who want more kids albums, don't worry. I've got three or four of them I'm working on right now!

Here's the track list:
  1. Prologue
  2. "M's" Office in London
  3. In the Weapons Room
  4. The Athletic Club
  5. Weinstein's Apartment
  6. At the Stage Delicatessen
  7. On Fire Island with Dr. Nu?
  8. The Goldflaker Bakery
  9. Alone with Sissy Alot
  10. The President's Press Conference
  11. Homeward Bound

UPDATE: I'm afraid I was forced to remove the link for this album, but you can buy the record on Amazon by following the link below!

James Blonde "The Man from T.A.N.T.E. (12" 33rpm vinyl Record)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

"Welcome to the LBJ Ranch!" : The Robin-Doud Comedy Interviews

I actually like this one better than "Washington Is for the Birds". Instead of putting their voices to song (which, while funny, is a bit forced), this album does fake interviews using the politicians' real voices. Sort of like what Dickie Goodman did in songs like "The Flying Saucer", where he took pieces of popular songs and put them in an interview format with humorous results. Even if you aren't familiar with the politicians and what they did, this is very funny. And if you don't like it, in the words of Lady Bird Johnson, "That's all right."

Here's the track list:
  1. Introduction
  2. Interview: Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  3. Interview: Senator Robert Kennedy
  4. Interview: President Lyndon B. Johnson
  5. The Tour: Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson
  6. Interview: Governor Nelson Rockefeller
  7. Interview: Vice Pres. Richard M. Nixon
  8. Interview: Senator Everett Dirksen
  9. Interview: Senator Barry Goldwater

UPDATE: I'm afraid I've been forced to remove my link, but you can buy this record from Amazon by clicking on the link below!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Washington Is for the Birds

Considering Election Day is Tuesday, I thought I'd throw a few political albums on here for you. But this being Way Out Junk, you can count on it not getting too deep. This album from 1966 features the voices of then President Lyndon Johnson, his wife Lady Bird, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and a number of other political figures of the day. The catch here is that their voices are set to music. We're not talking about stirring patriotic music behind inspirational speeches. No, we've got sound bites that are somehow made into songs. It's terribly silly, but would you expect anything less from me?

Here's the track list:
  1. Lady
  2. The Humphrey-Johnson Tap Routine
  3. Good Evening, Welcome Neighbors
  4. Return to Proven Ways (The Rev. B.M. Goldwater)
  5. The Immortal Words of L.B.J.
  6. It's Pain to Train a Texas from the Plain
  7. Be Forthright, Bobby Kennedy
  8. You Don't Have Nixon to Kick Around Anymore
  9. Lynda and Luci Lullaby
  10. The Wedding

UPDATE: I'm afraid I've been forced to remove my link, but you can buy the record album from Amazon by clicking on the link below!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Groovie Goolies Rarities (A Very Special Contribution)

This is a bit of a late Halloween gift to you guys, but hopefully I will be forgiven under the circumstances. Remember a few posts ago when I said I was in a good mood because I got back in touch with a friend of mine that I hadn't heard from in a while? Well, that friend happens to be Mondo Daddykin, late of the Mondo Daddykin blog (a huge inspiration for the blog you see here)! (By the way, he's doing fine. He's just happy to be away from blogging for a while. He said he might throw occasional projects together that he'll pass along to me. I've told him he's welcome to do a guest shot here whenever he wants.) He shared this with me personally and, with his kind permission, said I could pass it along to all of you.

These are the songs taken from the recent Groovie Goolies DVD collection pictured here. None of these were issued on LP, so this is the only way to get them for now. I listened to these myself, and now I want to get this DVD set even more! Hope you enjoy it!

Here's the track list:
  1. Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies TV Theme
  2. Goolie Get-Together TV Theme
  3. Monster Cookbook
  4. When I Grow Up
  5. Lights Out
  6. Monsters on Parade
  7. The Monster Trio
  8. Super Ghoul
  9. Feed the Ghost Some Garlic
  10. Midnight
  11. Darlin' Darlin'
  12. Kings and Queens
  13. Shadows
  14. A Lovely Night for Scaring
  15. Witches' Brew
  16. Creeper Crawler
  17. The Goolie Swing
  18. Listen for the Bells
  19. Be Kind to Monsters Week
  20. What's in the Bag
  21. When the Moon Is Full
  22. Goolie Picnic
  23. Little Texas Goolie
  24. Noises
  25. Where You Going, Little Ghoul
  26. Ghoul School
  27. Chick-A-Boom
  28. The Groovie Goolies and Friends TV Theme
And here's the links:

Click here and here to download!

Or click here and here to download!

NOTE: These are .rar files. Use a program like WinRar to extract the individual files.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Alice Cooper: From the Inside Comic Book!

I used to have the album available for this as well, but it got removed. However, the comic book itself is still here (and probably even harder to find), so I'll leave it here for you to enjoy!

Click here to download!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Monsters and Monstrous Things

This album from 1983 is described as "a monstery approach to preschool and primary skills". I think that would qualify it as a Halloween-ish entry, don't you? This is kind of a poor man's Sesame Street, but it's still kinda cute. Hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. Bag Monster Rag
  2. Dragon Achoo
  3. Monster Mask
  4. Footprints
  5. Dinosaurs
  6. Boogie Man Boogie
  7. Misbehaving Monster
  8. Down in the Sea
  9. Monster Color Game
  10. Monsters in My Room
  11. Monstery ABC's
Click here or here to download!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Panic: The Son of Shock

This odd record from 1959 was a sequel to the album "Shock". I don't have that one, but I was going to find somebody that did and link to it here. Unfortunately the couple of places that showed having it are no longer available. If anybody has a working link for it, please let me know and I'll add that link here.

**UPDATE! You can download "Shock" at misterlesterkeen's blog. Right here to be exact. Thanks, misterlesterkeen!**

Anyway, this album from the Creed Taylor Orchestra features strange instrumental bits (some with a little talking as well) of some unusual and scary situations. The back cover has a story for each song, so I've included a copy of the back cover above (as well as on the uploaded zip file) to give you a bit of an idea on what's going on here. I apologize that the back cover didn't really print well here. If you click on the picture it gets bigger, and (with Firefox at least) a magnifying glass comes up that blows it up even bigger. I really don't know what else to tell you here, other than to download it and enjoy, remembering that the name of this blog is "Way Out Stuff" and I think this fits the bill!

Here's the track list:
  1. You're Driving Me Crazy
  2. The Prison Break
  3. The Operation
  4. Wreck of Old '97
  5. Out of This World
  6. Lion Act
  7. Heartaches
  8. Rain
  9. Alpine Honeymoon
  10. A Shot in the Dark
  11. The Fastest Gun
  12. No Smoking

Click here or here or here to download!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Smurfs All Star Show

I wasn't sure I had this other Smurf album from 1981, but it turns out that I do! I think I bought it at a later date, because I didn't remember listening to this one. I don't like this one quite as much as "Smurfing Sing Song" because they use more traditional songs here. It's still pretty neat if you want to get your Smurf on though! Hope you like it!

Here's the track list:

  1. The Smurfs All Star Show
  2. Welcome to Smurfland
  3. Catch Me
  4. Old Papa Smurf
  5. Silly Shy Smurf
  6. Smurfing Land Express
  7. Smurf a Happy Tune
  8. The Clapping and Jumping Song
  9. Yankee Doodle
  10. London Bridge Is Falling Down
  11. Smurfing Days
  12. Space Smurfs
  13. Rock-A-Bye Baby

Click here or here or here to download!

Flipper's New Adventure

This record was released shortly after the movie came out in 1964 and is a sort of retelling of the movie itself. It stars Luke Halpin as Sandy, who also played the part in the movie and the subsequent series that came out that fall. However, none of the other roles are played by the original cast. Most of the roles are played by the Speed Racer voice artists, as well as Jackson Beck and Dick Van Patten. As far as Flipper himself, I don't think he bothered to come to the studio because they use variations of the same two second clip of him chattering all through the record!

One neat thing is that this is part of the Stereo Motion series of children's stories, which means that according to the back album cover, "you can hear Flipper splash and chatter as he swims from wave to wave. You can also hear airplanes pass overhead, and motor boats roar from left to right." It ain't as cool as Dolby Surround, but hey, it's not bad for 1964! Enjoy!

Click here or here to download!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Fun for Everyday with Little Johnny Everything and His Sister Judy

Here's an odd little album from 1958 that I picked up at the Library's book sale. You know, your kid's destined to be spoiled if you call him Little Johnny Everything. Although apparently his sister is named Judy Everything. What nationality would the surname "Everything" be?

Anyway, here's some cute kids songs that I don't think I've heard anywhere else (except for the song "My How You've Grown" that I'm pretty sure I saw puppets performing to on "Captain Kangaroo"). There's even a couple of Christmas songs that you can hold off listening to for a couple months if you feel like it. Enjoy!

Here's the track list:
  1. What Am I Doing?
  2. Rosie, the Little Red Car
  3. The Teddy Bear Song
  4. I Wish I Had a
  5. Window Wishing
  6. How Does Your Garden Grow
  7. The Little Red Schoolhouse
  8. Felix the Cat
  9. Dressing Up
  10. The Bicycle Tricycle Song
  11. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up
  12. The Holiday Train
  13. The Horse in Striped Pajamas
  14. Blinkey the Traffic Light
  15. Mr. McGee
  16. The Little Train
  17. My How You've Grown
  18. The Little Brown Bunny
  19. Music Lesson
  20. Willy, the Billy Goat
  21. It's Fun to Swim
  22. Back to School
  23. I Want to Meet Santa Claus
  24. The Story of Christmas

Click here to download!

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Smurfing Sing Song

This actually came out in 1980 before the cartoon in the U.S. Of course the Smurfs were popular long before that due to the comic strip drawn by Pierre "Peyo" Culliford in Belgium in 1958. And whether you love the Smurfs or hate them, these songs are undeniably catchy.

Some bits of trivia:

  • In college I took a course in Beginning Tap Dancing. For one of my class routines I used the song "Smurf Baby".
  • My wife came into the room, heard this album playing and started dancing to it. She asked me what it was, and I told her it was the Smurfs. She said "Oh.", stopped dancing, and walked out of the room!
  • Stay tuned for the Youtube link at the end!

Here's the track list:
  1. Smurfing Land
  2. Smurf Hop
  3. When the Smurfs
  4. Little Smurf Boat
  5. Come to the Party
  6. Smurf Baby
  7. You're a Pink Toothbrush
  8. Smurfin' Cowboy
  9. Merry Go Round
  10. Silly Little Song
  11. Summertime
  12. Smurf Lullaby
Click here or here to download!

This is an authorized (but somewhat disturbing) commercial for UNICEF featuring the Smurfs. The deal at the end reads, "War. Don't let it devastate the world of children."

The ABC Children's Chorus: Songs for Children...By Children

Here's an odd little record featuring songs for children by children like "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window", "Little White Duck", and "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'". HUH?? This whole album seems to come from two different directions. On the back of the album they mention that these twelve kids ranging in age from 9 to 14 sing just like they would if "they joined voices with the kids around the block". Then it mentions how the individual youngsters have appeared on Broadway, television, and TV commercials! Regardless, this is a fun album that I hope you'll enjoy. (And where else will you hear twelve kids singing to the wordless Herb Alpert song "Tijuana Taxi"?)

Here's the track list:
  1. Dominique
  2. Happiness Is
  3. How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?
  4. I Whistle a Happy Tune
  5. Tijuana Taxi
  6. Chim Chim Cheree
  7. Batman Theme
  8. Little White Duck
  9. It's Superman
  10. Tears and Roses
  11. These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
  12. On Top of Spaghetti

Click here to download!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Space Songs (with Bonus Cut!)

Here's a number of cute songs regarding space, physics, and astronomy sung by Tom Glazer (of "On Top of Spaghetti" fame) and Dottie Evans. I'd actually heard one of these songs before, "Why Does the Sun Shine" because it was redone by the group They Might Be Giants. I've included their rendition of the song as a bonus cut here. Enjoy!

Here's the track list:
  1. Zoom a Little Zoom
  2. What Is the Milky Way
  3. Constellation Jig
  4. Beep Beep (Here Comes the Satellite)
  5. Why Does the Sun Shine
  6. What Is a Shooting Star
  7. Longitude and Latitude
  8. It's a Scientific Fact
  9. Ballad of Sir Isaac Newton
  10. Friction
  11. Why Are Stars of Different Colors
  12. Why Do Stars Twinkle
  13. What Is Gravity
  14. Planet Minuet
  15. Why Go Up There
  16. Why Does the Sun Shine - They Might Be Giants
Click here or here to download!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Dr. Seuss Presents...Fox in Socks & Green Eggs and Ham

I think this album has been redone with celebrities reading the stories, but this is the one I grew up with. The stories here are read by Marvin Miller, and while you may not recognize the name I think the voice will sound familiar to you. He did narration for a number of movies and cartoons, as well as being the voice of Robby the Robot in the movie "Forbidden Planet". Miller does a super job of "Fox in Socks", first doing a regular version of the story, then a fast version. Boy howdy, does he tear through it! (And the album makes sure to mention that "there were no recording tricks or gimmicks used in this recording.") He does good with the classic "Green Eggs and Ham" too. I'm not sure which Dr. Seuss book has the story "The Rabbit, the Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga", but Miller does great on that one as well.

I was reading the back cover to find interesting facts to include here, and found this interesting tidbit about this recording of "Green Eggs and Ham": "The story of 'Sam' is accompanied by two American jazzmen of international fame -- drummer Shelly Manne and bassist Chuck Berghofer -- who improvised the interesting musical line children and adults will find hypnotizing." I have to admit it was pretty cool!

Hope you enjoy this!

Here's the track list:
  1. Fox in Socks
  2. Fox in Socks (fast version)
  3. Green Eggs and Ham
  4. The Rabbit, the Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga
Click here or here to download!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Mickey Mouse and His Friends

I'm going to be backing off a bit from the Halloween stuff for a while, because I don't have too many left right now, and if I keep putting them on, I won't even make it to the beginning of October let alone the end of it. I'm in the process of looking for more Halloween type stuff that isn't already available elsewhere, and will try to add some in when I've got more to offer.

Meanwhile, here's a neat little album from 1968. I know that some of these songs came out earlier, because I had some of these on a 45 when I was a kid. I was sad to find that they left one out from that old record I had. It had Donald Duck trying to sing "Row Row Row Your Boat" while Chip and Dale were giving him grief. It was especially fun because it had four or five instances of Donald making that quacking noise he does when he gets mad. I'll look around to see if I can find that record, and if I do (and I can clean it up enough), I'll add it to this blog entry.

There are two small skips on Track 7 (Laugh Laugh Laugh/Goofy's Jokes and Riddles) but the cut's 10 minutes long already and the jokes really aren't that good. This was the best joke on there:

Goofy: This liniment makes my arm smart.
Some Kid: Why don't you put some on your head?
Kids laugh and Goofy goes "A-hyuh hyuh hyuh hyuh!"

I'd also like to point out that despite what you see on the cover, Winnie the Pooh is nowhere to be found on this record. I guess this is when Winnie was Disney's version of Elmo: Put him on all our merchandise and it'll sell better!

Anyway, there's some fun stuff on here and I hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. Happy Mouse
  2. Donald Duck Song
  3. Quack! Quack! Quack! Donald Duck
  4. Chip 'N Dale Sing: Chip 'N Dale, Polly Wolly Doodle, Daisy Mae
  5. Mickey's Big Show: Donald Duck Recites Mary Had a Little Lamb, Little Boy Blue, Clara Cluck Sings Opera
  6. Mousekedance
  7. Laugh, Laugh, Laugh; Goofy's Jokes and Riddles
  8. Pussy Cat Polka
  9. Mickey Mouse Mambo
  10. Mickey Mouse March
Click here or here to download!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Mister Ed the Talking Horse - Straight from the Horse's Mouth

Well, Golden Records kind of tricked me on this one. Looking at the cover, you would think this record would be hosted by Alan Young as Wilbur Post and Allan "Rocky" Lane as Mister Ed. But it turns out there's no Wilbur Post in it at all, and it sounds to me like Mister Ed is being voiced by Thurl Ravenscroft here. If it's not Thurl, it sounds like the same guy that I thought was Thurl on "Songs to Tickle Your Funny Bone" that I posted earlier. Thurl or No Thurl: YOU decide!

Anyway, this is a collection of songs and facts by this fake Mister Ed. It's still cute though, and I hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. Mister Ed Theme
  2. Straight From the Horse's Mouth
  3. Birds of a Feather
  4. "How" Song
  5. There's a Million Kinds of Animals
  6. There's a Hat for Every Occasion
  7. The Historic Force, the Horse
  8. It Takes Five Senses
  9. Sounds Like a Sound
  10. Why?
  11. The Sea
  12. The Weather Song
  13. Out in Outer Space
Click here or here to download!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Telezonia (My first embedded video!)

If you've got a half-hour to spare, take a look at this. I don't think I can come up with anything scarier than this little film from 1974. Enjoy! (If you have problems with it stopping and starting, hit the pause button (the button on the lower left) and give it a couple of minutes to cache part of it. Hit it again and let it play!

Freddy's Greatest Hits

OK, here's another odd Halloween album for you from 1987.

Admittedly, Freddy isn't actually singing on any of these, but that is Robert Englund himself throwing in the comments in the songs (and as a bonus he's easier to understand than Irwin the Disco Duck). Half of these songs make fun 90s style Halloween haunted house type music, but the best ones here are the cover songs. I can see the Freddy connection on "In the Midnight Hour" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream". It gets a bit more tenuous on "Do the Freddy", a former dance hit for Freddie and the Dreamers. And where "Wooly Bully" comes from is anybody's guess! Anyway, enjoy this bit of Halloween cheesiness!

Here's the track list:
  1. Do the Freddy
  2. Dance or Else
  3. In the Midnight Hour
  4. Don't Sleep
  5. All I Have to Do Is Dream
  6. Obsession
  7. Wooly Bully
  8. Down in the Boiler Room
  9. Elm Street Dreams

Click here or here to download!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Disco Duck Dance Party

Hey Gang! It's Irwin the Disco Duck and the Wibble Wabble Singers and Orchestra bringing you those great disco tunes you know and love! Actually, I was disappointed to find that Irwin only sings on the first song. However, he does introduce all the other songs in that wonderful fake Donald Duck voice of his. If you didn't know what the songs were, you'd be hard pressed to figure out what the heck he was saying. To me, "Silly Love Songs" sounds like "Suey Buzzsaw", and "Kung Fu Fighting" sounds like "You're Too Fatty"! What song titles can YOU come up with??

Here's the track list:
  1. Disco Duck
  2. A Fifth of Beethoven
  3. Love Will Keep Us Together
  4. Silly Love Songs
  5. That's the Way I Like It
  6. Fly Robin Fly
  7. December 1963 (Oh What a Night)
  8. Shame Shame Shame
  9. Kung Fu Fighting
  10. The Hustle

Click here or here to download!

Friday, September 15, 2006

The Sesame Street Monsters!

O.K., here's a couple of things I need to tell you guys. First, I won't have enough scary stuff to last through to Halloween, especially starting this early, so I'm going to be sprinkling Halloweeny junk amongst the other kinds of albums I put on here. Second, as you can see from this offering (and could surmise from the other stuff I tend to put on here), even my scary stuff won't be THAT scary!

Now on to today's offering. Sesame Street is known for its wide variety of monsters, and we have a pretty fair offering of them here, with the majority being carried off by Grover, Cookie Monster, and Herry Monster. And for you old-schoolers like me, you'll be glad to know: No Elmo!!

Here's a couple of trivia tidbits for you regarding this album. The orangy-reddish monster on the cover with his tongue sticking out is Frazzle. He just makes odd growling and snarling noises, but he still gets his own song here (along with his back-up group, the Frazzletones). Also the song "I Want a Monster to Be My Friend" ended up being a bit controversial. Parents were apparently uncomfortable with the stanza:

If I make friends with a friendly monster
I'd let him bounce me on his knee.
I'd let him do whatever he wants to
Especially if he's bigger than me.

I guess they thought it was saying it was OK for people bigger than you to do whatever they want to you. Regardless, the skit with this song hasn't been played in years, and the song (if I'm not mistaken) has not been used in any other compilations. Sounds kind of goofy to me, especially in the context of the song.

Anyhoo, here it is. Hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. The Lovable Monsters of Sesame Street
  2. I, Grover
  3. Five Monsters in My Family
  4. I Can't Help It
  5. I Want a Monster to Be My Friend
  6. Frazzle
  7. The End of Side 1
  8. We'll Do It Together
  9. Fur
  10. Cookie's Rhyming Song
  11. Monster Lullaby
  12. Games Monsters Play
  13. Be Kind to Your Neighborhood Monsters
Click here or here to download!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Zombies from the Beyond

I wanted my first official Halloween themed album here to be something might even say...way out! I think I've accomplished it with this little beauty. I've actually done a number of plays and musicals through my local community theatre, and I have to say that I'd have a blast (so to speak) trying to do this show. The basic plot involves the invasion of Earth (starting with a Milwaukee Army base) in the 1950's by that "zaftig vixen", Queen Zombina and her Zombettes. Their aim is to conquer and enslave all men in order to repopulate their planet by using Zombina's secret weapon, her hypnotic singing voice. Throw in a brave scientist, an Army general and his lovely daughter, a Russian spy, and a tap-dancing delivery boy and you've got this really funny show that was performed Off-Broadway in 1996. And you gotta love a show that's scored for piano keyboard, percussion, and accordion!

Finally (with the closest I plan to come to making a political statement here), imagine the song "The American Way" as if it's being sung by George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Condoleeza Rice. It kind of puts a whole other spin on it, doesn't it??

Zombina Naraba Blimpo!

Here's the track list:

1. Prologue/The Sky's The Limit
2. A Flying Saucer
3. The Rocket-Roll
4. Second Planet On The Right
5. Blast-Off Baby
6. Atomic Feet
7. The Saucer Descends
8. Big Wig
9. Rocket-Roll (Reprise)
10. In The Stars
11. Beauty Shop Opening
12. Secret Weapon
13. Zombies From The Beyond
14. Dateline: Milwaukee
15. Second Planet (Reprise)
16. The American Way
17. I Am A Zombie
18. Zombina's Broad-cast
19. The Last Man On Earth
20. Zombina Destroys Milwaukee
21. Breaking The Sound Barrier
22. Keep Watching The Skies

Click here or here to download!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Official Adventures of the Phantom & Mandrake the Magician

I'm trying to get caught up from my one week hiatus, so here's another record for you! This one comes from 1967, and I guess I can claim a bit of a Halloween connection here since the Phantom is referred to as "The Ghost Who Walks" and Mandrake (like Trumpy) can do magic things.

My first impression was that these were originally radio shows, but the occasional guitar licks thrown in are definitely 60s flavored. Another interesting thing is two comic strips are reproduced on the back cover, and the Mandrake one shows a date of 2-20. So these stories may have been adapted from stories in the actual comic strips. If any of you are Phantom or Mandrake experts, maybe you can confirm that. Now I hate to disappoint you guys, but the Phantom and Mandrake don't appear together anywhere in these stories, despite what the cover might imply. Each character had his own story to play with here. The common thread here is that both characters were created by Lee Falk.

The narrator on this album is Jackson Beck, and if you don't know the name, you'll definitely know his voice. He did everything from narrating Superman cartoons to voicing Bluto in the Popeye cartoons to being the announcer on the Little Caesar's Pizza commercials!

Enjoy the stories, and if anybody ever pulls a gun on you, do what Mandrake does and tell him, "That's not a gun, it's a can of worms."

Here's the track list (such as it is):

  1. The Phantom in "The Astronaut and the Pirates"

  2. Mandrake the Magician in "The Return of the Cobra"

Click here or here to download!

Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone

I'll admit that I've cheated a bit on some of these kid's records. Most of these I never had growing up. (I still think they're pretty neat though.) However, this is one that I did have and I remember it pretty well. I was eager to put this on, but my record had a big crack in it. Fortunately I found another copy recently at Goodwill, so here it is!

This is probably the only kids record that sings about beer and cigarettes: a girl drinks a glass of beer (among other things) in "I Had But Fifty Cents", and the song "Big Rock Candy Mountain" mentions "The buzzin' of the bees and the cigarette trees". I assume that's the original words to the song, but they'd certainly change it now. (I don't indulge in beer or cigarettes, so hearing it didn't hurt me any!) Also, in the song "Cindy" when the guy sings about wishing he was an apple he sounds a little too excited wanting Cindy to take a BITE of him!

The last thing I wanted to mention here is that to my uneducated ears it sounds like Thurl Ravenscroft (of Tony the Tiger fame) is singing on some of these songs as well. See if you agree.

Here it is. Hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. I Am a Little School Girl
  2. I Had But Fifty Cents
  3. Cindy
  4. The Piper Band
  5. There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea
  6. 1000 Legged Worm
  7. Ebenezer Fry
  8. Boom Boom Ain't It Great to Be Crazy
  9. Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track
  10. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
  11. Seven Sneezes
  12. Icka Backa Soda Cracker
  13. I Know an Old Lady
  14. Funiculi Funicula
  15. On Top of Spaghetti
  16. Ooey Gooey
  17. I Love You
  18. Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends
  19. Big Rock Candy Mountain
  20. Clementine
Click here or here to download!

UPDATE: An album with the very same versions of several of these songs (along with many others) is now available in CD and mp3 formats from! You can get the CD here and the mp3 version here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

I'm sure a lot of you are too young to remember this, but it used to be a big deal if a TV show was broadcast in color. In fact, if you catch reruns of some early television shows they'll even make a special point of mentioning this. The announcer will say something like, "The Big Valley...IN COLOR!" I guess it's the same deal now when shows are broadcast in HD or Widescreen.

Anyway, "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" was the first (and only) show I remember that even made a point of mentioning it in the show's title! This album from 1963 features songs from a number of the episodes featured on the show performed by Annette Funicello, Jiminy Cricket, Hayley Mills, and others. If an artist isn't listed next to the song there's not a credit for them on the record. And as a little pre-Halloween treat we also have that great theme song from "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh". Everybody now, "Scare-CROOOOOOWWWW!"

Here's the track list:
  1. The Wonderful World of Color - The Wellingtons
  2. The Ballad of Davy Crockett - Fess Parker
  3. Mister Piano Man - Annette
  4. Pollyanna Song - Hayley Mills
  5. Casey Jr.
  6. Sammy the Way-Out Seal
  7. From All of Us to All of You - Jiminy Cricket
  8. Bella Bella Florence - Annette
  9. Farewell - Fess Parker
  10. America the Beautiful - Hayley Mills
  11. Hector, the Stowaway Pup
  12. Scarecrow - The Wellingtons
  13. The Wonderful World of Color - The Wellingtons
Click here or here or here to download!

My Name Is Roosevelt Franklin

A couple of months ago, I received a comment asking if I had this album. At the time, I didn't. But I do now, so here it is!

Roosevelt Franklin was a character used more in the early years of Sesame Street. Probably the character (and his supporting cast) was dropped because he was voiced by Matt Robinson, the original actor to play Gordon on the show. I kept thinking that the character of Roosevelt Franklin lasted longer, but the show rotated out segments, so I may have just seen older skits that I hadn't seen previously. Looking at the credits to the album I see that the songs were also written by Robinson (with some help on the music by Joe Raposo), so he had quite a lot of time and energy devoted to the character.

Anyway, here's some songs about numbers, letters, days of the week, months of the year, and being proud of what you are, from Mobity Mosely, Baby Ray, A.B. Cito, Mary Frances and her brother Roosevelt Franklin!

Here's the track list:
  1. Roosevelt Franklin Counts
  2. Days of the Week
  3. Mobity Mosely's Months
  4. Keep on Trying
  5. The Safety Boy Blues
  6. Just Because
  7. The Skin I'm In
  8. A Bear Eats Bear Food
  9. Halfies
  10. Me and You
  11. Old King Midas
  12. Roosevelt Franklin's Alphabet

NOTE: This album is now a part of the 3-CD set "Sesame Street Old School, Volume 2," along with "Grover Sings the Blues" and "The Count Counts"! And you can buy it from the link below:

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: TV Theme & Soundbites

Here's something cool for you Power Rangers fans that you probably haven't run into. This is a series of sound bites from the Power Rangers characters circa 1994. That means you'll hear the theme song, as well as quotes from the Rangers, Bulk and Skull, Lord Zedd, Zordon, Alpha, and my favorite, Rita Repulsa! I think this was originally made for radio stations, but it would be ideal to use for mix tapes or even for sounds on your computer. (I bet you'd make a lot fewer mistakes if your sound effect for Critical Stop was Alpha going "Ay-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi!")

Rather than type the entire track list, click on the back label here to read all the stuff on this:

Click here or here or here to download!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Here No Evil: A Tribute to the Monkees

I actually hoped to get this on here last week to coincide with the first two Monkees albums being re-released to CD, but I didn't make it. This CD from 1992 has a number of indie performers you've probably never heard of re-interpreting songs from the OTHER Fab Four with varying degrees of success. Give it a try. I hope you like it!

Hey hey here's the track list:
  1. The Day We Fall in Love - Deacon Lunchbox
  2. Take a Giant Step - The Chant
  3. St. Matthew - Bob Rupe Band
  4. Last Train to Clarksville - Big Fish Ensemble
  5. Pleasant Valley Sunday - Magnapop
  6. Valleri - Mitch Easter
  7. The Door into Summer - Pat Johnson and the Wellsprings of Hope
  8. Circle Sky - The Diggers
  9. You Just May Be the One - Peter Holsapple
  10. Mr. Webster - Anne Richmond Boston
  11. Let's Dance On - The Doll Squad
  12. Sweet Young Thing - Opium Hello
  13. The Kind of Girl I Could Love - Vulgar Boatmen
  14. What Am I Doing Hangin' Round? - Those Big Belt Buckles
  15. A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You - Cruisin'
  16. Randy Scouse Git - Live Bait
  17. Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day - Larry Joe Miller & the Rockabilly Rockets
  18. Gonna Buy Me a Dog - Boise and Moss with a Side of Hamm
  19. You Told Me - Multi-Color House
  20. Daydream Believer - Man Size Job
  21. (Theme from) The Monkees - The Flying Subs
Click here or here to download!

Count Chocula Goes to Hollywood

Jason at Scar Stuff posted two of the three Monster Flexis that came with Count Chocula, Frankenberry, and Boo Berry cereals back in 1979 here on his site. He asked if anybody had "Count Chocula Goes to Hollywood", and it turns out that I do. In fact, I have all three of the Flexis, as well I should, since I've been eating Count Chocula cereal for about as long as it's been around. No, seriously. I'm 44 years old now, and I still have a bowl of Count Chocula cereal for breakfast. Don't knock it. It's more nutritious than the sweet roll and cup of coffee some of you probably have! ;-D

Anyway, in this record Count Chocula wins a contest to appear on the TV western "Haunted House on the Range". He thinks he's going to be the star, but they hire him to be the stunt man and the same zany antics ensue that always do when a cartoon character becomes an unwilling stunt man. I won't give away the ending, but you probably know how it all turns out. And all this happens in less than 5 minutes! Hey, don't expect deep plots from a cardboard record in a cereal box!

Click here or here or here to download!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

What a Wonderful Thing Is Me

This must have been the album cover Jiminy Cricket was posing for. Oddly enough, he doesn't make an appearance on this record at all! Instead, we get three of the four singers that were on the "Songs from the Electric Company" album I posted earlier. This has lots of cute songs about the parts of the body and what they do.

Wow! Without meaning to, I actually tied in this album to another one on this site. Hope that doesn't mean I'm getting in a rut...

Here's that track list:
  1. What a Wonderful Thing Is Me
  2. My Useful Nose
  3. My Heart
  4. Ears Are Very Nice
  5. Wonderful Eyes
  6. What Do We Do?
  7. Busy Little Fingers
  8. Fresh Air Song
  9. Locomotion
  10. You Don't Hear Much About Elbows
  11. Be a Pal to Your Tummy
  12. Activities Song

Click here or here or here to download!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Jane, Get Me Off This Crazy Thing!

You've always wanted to dance to a sampling of TV theme songs set to a pumping beat and a rocking synthesizer, haven't you? Well, here's your chance! Put out by the same company that did "Television's Greatest Hits", this EP from 1986 also functioned as a preview of sorts of what songs were available on that album. Included here was the original theme to the Jetsons (actually the opening theme with the closing theme spliced onto the end of it), as well as a "Longplay" version that included a longer instrumental break. But the mixes are definitely the most unique songs here. Everything from "Adam-12" to "The Addams Family" is represented here in small, bite-sized chunks.

And you really could dance to it, but you might feel silly doing it (especially if you dance like me)!

Here's the track list:
  1. The Jetsons Main Title (Original Version)
  2. The Jetsons Main Title (Longplay Version)
  3. Jane, Get Me Off This Crazy Thing! The TeeVee Toons Master Mix (Prime Time Radio Mix)
  4. Jane, Get Me Off This Crazy Thing! The TeeVee Toons Master Mix (Late Night Dance Mix)
  5. Jane, Get Me Off This Crazy Thing! (Dubs)

Click here or here to download!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Rock 'N Roll Disco with Fat Albert and the Junkyard Band

This Fat Albert album from 1980 is different than the one I've seen offered elsewhere. It's still got some great songs from Fat Albert and his gang. This one mentions that the music and lyrics are by Dean Andre and Jeff Michael, just in case you wanted to know that. I include a scan of the back cover as well which lists the character's names with their pictures, which would come in handy if you don't know your Dumb Donald (the guy with the pink hat with the eyeholes cut out of it) from your Weird Harold (the tall skinny guy). Anyway, hope you enjoy this!

Here's the track list:
  1. Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Funday
  2. Mr. Shakespeare
  3. Little Tiny World
  4. Skippin' Out
  5. She Doesn't See Me
  6. You're My Hero
  7. Goodie, Goodie, Goodie
  8. I Wanna Be a Cowboy
  9. Rainbow of Love
  10. Friends
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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Kasenetz-Katz Super Circus

Here's an album of crazy bubblegum music from the people who brought you the Ohio Express, the 1910 Fruitgum Co., and others. I apologize for the condition of the album cover above. (And to be honest, so should they. I don't think I've seen so many Mad Magazine art swipes in one place in my life!)

Here's the track list:
  1. Quick Joey Small
  2. Let Me Introduce You
  3. Easy to Love
  4. Log in Fire
  5. Shake
  6. I'm in Love with You
  7. New York Woman
  8. Up in the Air
  9. I Got It Bad for You
  10. Down at Lulu's
  11. The Super Circus

Click here or here to download!