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 Amazon.com. 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.