Monday, March 31, 2008

Father Abraham in Smurfland

(Hopefully I'll find a picture of the cover. If not, you might have to search for it yourself.)

This comes to us from faithful reader Jon. This was another one of those albums that I toyed with buying on eBay, but never got the chance. It's strange hearing a regular voice mixed with the Smurfs, but it's different!

Hey, if I have a Smurf album today, can I call today Blue Monday?

NOTE: This file is a .rar file, so you need a program like WinRAR to unzip it.

Here's the track list:
  1. The Smurf Song

  2. Smurfing Beer

  3. In the Mood

  4. Why

  5. Pinocchio in Smurfland

  6. Christmas in Smurfland

  7. Dippety Day

  8. Smurfing Tango

  9. Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop

  10. Do Smurfs Cry

  11. The Magic Flute Smurf
Click here or here to download!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

My Son, the Hun

I think this would certainly qualify as Way Out Junk. After all, how often do you hear a prep school musical about Attila the Hun??

All I know about this album is what's on the front cover that you see here (the back cover is totally blank) and the record label. The label inside says "Performed by Fordham Preparatory School and the Mt. St. Ursula Academy" It says "Director Records" on the top and "Manufactured by RCA Victor Custom Record Department" on the bottom and is copyrighted 1966. I'm guessing this might have been some sort of souvenir for the cast members of the show. I don't know who they are because there are no other names listed here. I'm figuring these kids are middle school/high school age. I did find that Fordham is an all-boys school and Mt. St. Ursula is an all-girls school. Maybe they got together each year to do a show, I don't know.

How is this? Well, considering the supposed ages of the people involved it is a mixed bag as you might guess. They tend to do better on the faster songs than on the ballads. I do like a couple of songs and performances on here though. "Do What You Want" is a fun little patter song that must have been a pain to memorize. I also like "I Go Where the Action Is". There's also some contemporary (for 1966) references thrown in as well. If you know any more about this (or if you might have been IN this!), please share your insights with the rest of us. Until then, enjoy!

Here's the track list:

  1. Prologue to Act One

  2. My Son the Hun

  3. Cheers for Attila

  4. Battle Hymn of the Huns

  5. Ban the Bow

  6. No Man

  7. Do What You Want

  8. Call Wizard

  9. Here's Your Rainy Day

  10. Prologue to Act Two

  11. Where Am I Going

  12. Long Before Now

  13. I Go Where the Action Is

  14. You Turn Me Off

  15. Hallelujah Hallelu
Click here or here to download!

Well, "Way Out Junk New Album Week" now ends its broadcast day. I hope you guys all enjoyed it.

But wait. What's this? It looks like I've got so much of a backlog (forward log?) now that "Way Out Junk New Album Week" is being HELD OVER for a second big week!!! How do you like them apples, kids?

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Ol' Brown Ears Is Back - Rowlf the Dog

This was one of those albums that I had wanted for quite a while. I had heard songs from it, but never owned it. I was finally able to snag one and thought I'd pass it along to you. This was released in 1993 but was recorded a few years before that because it's Jim Henson voicing Rowlf. This album contains a number of songs that were previously performed on "The Muppet Show"; some originally by Rowlf and some by others. It's a fun variety of songs and, as always, I hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. Lydia the Tattooed Lady

  2. Eight Little Notes

  3. I Never Harmed an Onion

  4. Halfway Down the Stairs

  5. Memory Lane

  6. Cottleston Pie

  7. Bein' Green

  8. Carbon Paper

  9. Garden Song

  10. New York State of Mind

  11. When

  12. You and I and George

  13. Wishing Song

  14. Old Dog Trey

Click here or here to download!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Little Marcy Visits Smokey Bear

Here's an odd combination of Christian ventroquism and conservation! Little Marcy has a picnic with Smokey Bear and all their friends in the forest. And just so you don't forget which side Marcy's bread is buttered on* near the end of the album Marcy peeks into Smokey's window and sees him praying before he goes to bed. Anyway, this is a fun (if unusual) story, and I hope you like it!

(* Boy, I really massacred that figure of speech, didn't I??)

Click here or here to download!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Best of Friends - The Smurfs

Here's some fun songs from our little blue friends the Smurfs, brought to you by Jon, one of our great blog readers. Thanks Jon!

Here's the track list:

  1. Smurfing Around the World
  2. Smurf Square Dance
  3. Smurfin' Summertime
  4. Dance Like the Reggae Smurf
  5. Smurf Rodeo
  6. Let's Play Another One
  7. Follow My Leader
  8. The Best Friend of All
  9. Believe
  10. If You Come to Smurfing Land
  11. Here's a Smurf, There's a Smurf
  12. Sleep Until the Brand New Day
Click here or here to download!

NOTE: Dave at Children's Records and More has both front and back cover scans and the lyrics sheet for this over here. Find them there and look at all the other cool stuff he has, and tell him I sent you!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Annie: Original Children's Soundtrack and Story

This one comes to us courtesy of Big Bird Fan at Way Cool Music . It's one of those story records that uses audio clips from the movie tied together with narration so, unlike the other Annie records I've featured here, this one has the original movie cast. He's got some great stuff at his site too, so give him a visit and tell him Tony at Way Out Junk sent you!

Click here or here to download!

BONUS: Big Bird Fan also included a plethora of episodes of the Little Orphan Annie radio show (and this file as well) and you can get those here!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Place of Our Own - Mister Rogers

Way Out Junk Free Album Week continues with a great Mister Rogers album brought to us by John, another one of my wonderful WOJ readers. This is in honor of what would have been Fred Rogers' 80th birthday. Thanks John! (I'll have another humongous Mister Rogers contribution from John coming soon.) You can find another Mister Rogers album called "Let's Be Together Today" over here from Big Bird Fan at Way Cool Music. And speaking of him, we'll have a contribution from him tomorrow!

NOTE: This is a .rar file, so you may need a program like WinRAR to unzip it.

Here's the track list:
  1. A Place of My Own
  2. It's Such a Good Feeling
  3. You Are Pretty
  4. A Lonely Kind of Thing
  5. Wishes Don't Make Things Come True
  6. You Will Not Go
  7. A Handy Lady and a Handy Man
  8. I Did Too
  9. Look and Listen
  10. Hello There
  11. Propel, Propel, Propel Your Craft
  12. Many Ways to Say "I Love You"
  13. I Need You

Click here or here or here to download!

Monday, March 24, 2008

My First Record

This seemed like the ideal album to start my New Album Week. This has a bunch of songs that were supposed to have been featured on Romper Room and Ding Dong School. I never saw Ding Dong School (I think that was a little before my time), but I vaguely remember Romper Room. I only song I recognized from that was the Do-Bee Song, but you might know some of the others from that as well. There's a couple of classical instrumentals on here as well. I know that wouldn't have done much for me (it's not peppy enough), but it might have floated your boat. Anyway, hope you like it, and let's hope that New Album Week goes off without a hitch!

Here's the track list:

  1. Ding Dong School

  2. London Bridge

  3. Will You Come and Play With Me

  4. Clapping and Stamping

  5. See Me Jump

  6. Tippy-Tip Toe

  7. Hop Up Hop Down

  8. Scuffy the Tugboat

  9. Polly Wolly Doodle

  10. Children's Marching Song

  11. Swiss Dance

  12. Mr. Shortsleeves

  13. The Do-Bee Song

  14. Dance of the Swans

  15. Tawny Scrawny Lion

  16. Did You Ever See a Lassie

  17. Marching to My Drum

  18. Halls of Montezuma

  19. To a Wild Rose

  20. Hansel and Gretel

  21. Brahms' Lullaby
Click here or here to download!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

OGF Zodiac for March 18 - April 4: Itchi the Chigger

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Here's the next in the Prof. Otis G. Firefly Zodiac: Itchi the Chigger! Note: the joke about 1994 is funnier if you realize this book came out in 1974. Therefore, please reread the sentence substituting the year 2028. See? That's MUCH better!

Don't forget: WOJ New Album week begins Monday March 24th. One new album every day this week, as long as Blogger's scheduling posts function works. In fact, a few people may have accidentally gotten a couple of albums early (like my 44 Bloglines subscribers). I accidentally hit Publish instead of Save. I took them back off a couple minutes later. Don't worry though. Everyone will see them soon. And for those of you who may have seen them early, don't tell everybody else. It's more fun that way. Thanks!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Hey Gang! Believe it or not, I'm still around. I've been working on getting stuff together, when I saw that Blogger is now offering the option of Scheduling Posts. That means I can make a blog entry for July 4th now and schedule it to not appear before then.

So I got to thinking. What would be a good way to see if scheduling posts on Blogger really works? This is what I came up with. Starting Monday March 24th I will have a new album post to this blog every day this week! The nice thing about this is that I can work on and post a lot of stuff at once and spread it out to appear over a longer period of time. Can I keep up this frantic pace? Are you kidding? But I can guarantee (if the Scheduled Posts function works on Blogger) that there will be one new album each day from March 24th through March 30th. I've even got enough to go 2-3 albums a week for the next couple of weeks after that. This is my way of saying Thank You to all of you who have stuck around with me through some lean times on the blog. (And thanks to faithful readers John, Jon, and Bob for contributing albums that you'll be seeing soon!)

So phone the kids and wake the neighbors (or the other way around if that works better for you)...


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

OGF Wisdom for March

And here's your Prof. Otis G. Firefly wisdom for March!

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Yeah, I know these may be a poor substitute for all the records I was putting on before, but I wanted to have SOMETHING on here to make up for school taking up most of my free time. I've got one album almost ready to put up here, so I'll try to get it on here by the weekend. (And if all goes well, I may even get a second album on here by then too!)

Thank you all (or at least all of you that are left) for your patience!

OGF Zodiac for Feb. 30 - Mar. 17: Chunkus the Jar of Peanut Butter

Here's your next sign in the Otis G. Firefly zodiac: Chunkus!

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