Saturday, June 20, 2009

Big Hits from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - The New Christy Minstrels with Arthur Treacher

Hey Gang, I just wanted to get something new up here so you didn't think I forgot about you all!

Here's another collection of songs from "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", this time by the pop/folk group The New Christy Minstrels. They're joined on a few songs by actor Arthur Treacher, who I know very little about except he had a chain of fish and chips restaurants in the United States and that he was somebody's second-banana on one of the talk shows (Merv Griffin?). I'm not quite sure what qualified him for the guest spot on this record. It certainly wasn't his singing ability!

Well, I've only got about another three weeks before I'm totally finished with school, and I'll get to graduate with my Masters degree in August. Once I get all that done I can go back to adding stuff here on a regular basis. Hooray!!

Here's the track list:
  1. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  2. Posh! (with Arthur Treacher)
  3. Hushabye Mountain
  4. Medley: Doll on a Music Box/Truly Scrumptious
  5. Chu-Chi Face (with Arthur Treacher)
  6. Fun Fair
  7. Me Old Bam-Boo
  8. You Two (with Arthur Treacher)
  9. Roses of Success
  10. Lovely Lonely Man
  11. Toot Sweets (with Arthur Treacher)
  12. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Reprise)
Click here or here to download!


mel said...

Arthur Treacher was a British film actor - mainly as a character actor, endearing himself to many of us by playing amusing butler roles in many 1930s and 1940s films.

He had nothing at all to do with fish and chips - the business was simply named after him.

Mike Bass said...

Look for him in Disney's Mary Poppins

Tom Herson said...

Arthur Treacher also appeared in the national tour of the musical Camelot.