Tuesday, June 24, 2008

7 Days to Better Bowling

Here's one of those self-hypnosis type records; this one is supposed to make you a better bowler. You're supposed to listen to Side 1 during the day and Side 2 at night. I was going to try it myself, but there's a big caution on the front stating that this record is "for right handed bowlers only". I'm a leftie myself, so I don't know what effect they think it'll have on me. Maybe they think it'll turn me into some sort of robotic killing machine. Or maybe it'll just make me bowl screwy. Who knows? Frankly, I'm not willing to take that chance.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Lyndon Johnson's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Earle Doud & Alan Robin

I was going to lump the few political records I found together around November, but it really is a mixed bag. I like this one though. This is actually a sequel to "Welcome to the L.B.J. Ranch" that I have featured here put together by the same people, and the concept is the same as well. The commentators ask questions and the politicians provide answers that are actually taken from other interviews and recordings of them with humorous results. I enjoy this because you don't even have to really know much about the politicians to laugh at the jokes, but it's probably funnier if you do know about them. Anyway, I think you'll like this one!

Here's the track list:
  1. Senator Everett Dirksen
  2. President Lyndon B. Johnson
  3. Governor Ronald Reagan
  4. Senator Robert Kennedy
  5. Vice President Hubert Humphrey
  6. Mrs. Ladybird Johnson
  7. Vice President Richard Nixon
  8. Senator Barry Goldwater
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Monday, June 16, 2008

Alley Cat and Chicken Fat Plus Other Fun Dances - The Golden Orchestra and Chorus

Here's a record of games and dances for kids. I seem to remember having a pretty old 45 with this version of "Drop the Handkerchief" and "Button Button", so this could be another compilation of songs from various sources. Anyway, some neat stuff here, and I hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. Alley Cat
  2. Chicken Fat
  3. Musical Chairs
  4. Button Button
  5. Drop the Handkerchief
  6. Skip to My Loo
  7. The Farmer in the Dell
  8. Bingo
  9. Follow the Leader
  10. Simon Says
  11. My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean/Good Morning to You
  12. Clap Your Hands/Springfield Mountain/The World Turned Upside Down
  13. Hokey Pokey
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hulk Cartoon Intro

I was impressed that the new "Iron Man" movie found a place for the theme song to the sixties cartoon of it. I'd be REALLY impressed if the new "Incredible Hulk" movie found a place for this:

Saturday, June 14, 2008

It's About Time - The Peter Pan Orchestra and Chorus

Here's an interesting children's record talking about all aspects of time. It starts simply talking about the minute hand and the hour hand of the clock, then getting into days of the week and months of the year. By the time it's all said and done, they even get into Greenwich Mean Time and the International Date Line! Pretty heady stuff for a kid's record, don't you think?

Here's the track list:
  1. About Time
  2. The Clock: The Minute Hand Song
  3. The Hour Hand Song
  4. Every Hour Has Sixty Minutes in It
  5. The Big Hand Is Up
  6. The Minute Hand March
  7. You Tell the Time When You Hear the Chime
  8. A Clock Has Hands
  9. The Days of the Week
  10. (When) You Were Born
  11. The Months of the Year
  12. It Rotates on Its Axis
  13. Spin Around the Sun
  14. The Hemispheres
  15. Half a World Away
  16. From Pole to Pole
  17. It Is Later East of Greenwich
  18. The International Date Line
  19. About Time Reprise
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Monday, June 09, 2008

The Pickwick Children's Chorus Sing "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and Other Fun Songs of Today

In comparison with the previous album posted here, here's some kids that just sound like they're having fun singing their lungs out! It's kind of a strange album cover though. Why is there one boy in the front driving and nine girls in the back? And why do I feel like the girl at the bottom left with the cat's eye glasses is staring into my soul? Anyhow, hope you enjoy this fun album!

Here's the track list:

  1. The Alley Cat Dance

  2. The Unicorn

  3. Dear World

  4. Happy Birthday to Me

  5. Just One of Those Songs

  6. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

  7. Happiness Is

  8. Yellow Submarine

  9. Puff the Magic Dragon

  10. What's More American
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Sunday, June 08, 2008

OGF Zodiac for June 8 - Aug. 8: Censor the Bluenose

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Well, it looks like most of you with summer birthdays are stuck under the sign of Censor the Bluenose (at least according to Prof. Otis G. Firefly)!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Sing Children Sing - The New York City Opera Children's Chorus

As you might expect, this being the New York City Opera Children's Chorus, you're not going to get any crazy renditions of songs here (although it is sort of odd to hear songs like "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" sung so reverently). Enjoy!

Here's the track list:
  1. Uncle Sam's Farm
  2. Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  3. Meshivotzi No-otz (Good Little Baby)
  4. Ol' Dan Tucker
  5. Shenandoah
  6. The Singing School
  7. Wayfaring Stranger
  8. The Blue Tail Fly
  9. La Truya (The Group)
  10. Gentle Annie
  11. Great Grandad
  12. The Farmer Is the Man
  13. The Erie Canal
  14. Simple Gifts
  15. Stars Shining By and By
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Friday, June 06, 2008

OGF Zodiac for June 6 - June 7: Bewarius the Junkyard Dog

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The Prof. Otis G. Firefly Zodiac continues with Bewarius the Junkyard Dog. Not too many of you will fall under this sign, considering it only lasts for two days!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

OGF Wisdom for June

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Sorry this is late. I forgot to put it in the scheduled posts. Here's your Prof. Otis G. Firefly wisdom for June. Enjoy!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Woody Woodpecker

There is a little bit of overlap from this album, but unlike that one, this one does use the voice of Woody Woodpecker from that time, Grace Stafford (who also happened to be producer Walter Lantz's wife). This one throws in a slightly different mix of characters than the other one. There's still Woody of course, as well as Andy Panda (Yes, his song is actually called "The Andy Pandy Polka") and Chilly Willy (who they gave a goofy voice for his song), but there's also Inspector Willoughby, the Bearies, and Space Mouse. The only place I ever remembered seeing Space Mouse is on a domino set I had when I was a kid. It was one of those that used pictures instead of dots, and he was one of the pictures.

Anyway, there's lots of fun stuff here, and I hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. Woody Woodpecker Theme
  2. Wackity Woody
  3. Cartoon Showtime
  4. Popcorn Song
  5. Hawaiiuh
  6. Trudging Along
  7. Willoughby March
  8. Woody Woodpecker March
  9. My Little Brown Uke
  10. Woody Woodpecker Waltz
  11. Andy Pandy Polka
  12. Chilly Willy the Penguin
  13. It's the Bearies
  14. The Hill Bearies
  15. Space Mouse Cadet
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