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50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 14 Dec 2011, 00:37

Ace put out this pretty decent comp a few years ago (I believe it's still available):

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The killer track - for me, at least - is this:



but I think they missed out a lot.

I recently discovered this cracker, which could well have been included (it's from 1969, apparently, so just fits into the timeframe):

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Isn't that just wonderful?


And of course there's this:




and this absolute cracker (it's on one of the Pebbles comps):




See what I'm getting at? Any more?

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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby NickC » 14 Dec 2011, 07:53

A great album. I bought this when it was released for one track only, The Martian Hop by the Ran Dells. I had the 45 but it was well past its sell by date and was becoming unplayable. It was one of the first 45s I was given when I reached my first teen birthday and it always reminded me of that time.
It also includes a parody of the Shang's Leader..namely Leader of the laundromat by The Detergents.
One track that I think only just scrapes in as a novelty track is the Gene Simmons' Haunted House. One of the first true rock n roll madhatters, he was better known as 'jumpin' Gene. He is also the inspiration for one Gene Klien's name change.
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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 Dec 2011, 08:54

Can we have a novelty from 1949, please?
1966 and all that

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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby bhoywonder » 14 Dec 2011, 10:32

If you like those, you should try the Ace 'death records' collections – Dead: the Grim Reaper's Jukebox, and Still Dead: volume 2.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Grim-Reape ... 619&sr=8-2

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Still-Dead-Grim ... 619&sr=8-1

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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby sneelock » 14 Dec 2011, 22:22

I love this stuff.
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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby Muskrat » 15 Dec 2011, 02:47



There was a studio-recorded version -- without intro -- of this. I may be the only person to own a copy.

(I tried to post this a few minutes ago, and it disappeared!)
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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby toomanyhatz » 08 Jan 2018, 01:55

Hmm, going back through old threads, I was surprised this one got so little response. But those were the dark, pre-Rayge days. I would think he'd have something to contribute here.

Anyway, I'll give it some thought. But this was an interesting thread that probably deserved more response than it got at the time.
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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby The Beatles » 08 Jan 2018, 02:13

Thanks for the bump! I’d forgotten about that Legendary Stardust thing - it’s fabulous.

Bacharach’s ‘The Blob’ is another beaut that never fails to get me up and swinging (might be the dead link in the OP)
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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby fange » 08 Jan 2018, 02:24

I dig this stuff with a deep and abiding love.

Here are 2 recent faves...

'Chicken Grabber'


'Western Movies'
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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby toomanyhatz » 08 Jan 2018, 02:42

Love the honky sax and the guitar playing on this. The song's a bit silly, but if you like this stuff I suppose you can't be too bothered by that:

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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby fange » 08 Jan 2018, 03:36

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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby Pansy Puff » 08 Jan 2018, 07:55

fange wrote:
'Western Movies'


I love how this was the b side to the footstomping 'Baby Do the Philly Dog'
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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby Rayge » 08 Jan 2018, 10:48

toomanyhatz wrote:Hmm, going back through old threads, I was surprised this one got so little response. But those were the dark, pre-Rayge days. I would think he'd have something to contribute here.


I've never seen that album but I do have all three of the tracks Muskrat mentioned on 45s, plus Dinner with Drac and Western Movies (the Olympics turn as the Marathons in their ode to Peanut Butter also worth checking out), both volumes of the Grim Reaper sets (which miss out a few essentials – I made a specialty of collecting so-called 'sick' records - and would be interested to know which tracks are represented by all the expired youtube links.
that said, I wouldn't class any of them as 'novelty' records - they were all more or less in mainstream genres. For me, novelty must have some kind of conceit that was genuinely new, such as a (sorry) mash-up of monster movies and dance crazes in Monster Mash.
Not a lot of time at the moment, but I remember Thesiger dismissing this beauty as a novelty in a cup once...



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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby Rayge » 08 Jan 2018, 10:59

Darryl Strawberry wrote:I love how this was the b side to the footstomping 'Baby Do the Philly Dog'


It was the a-side to something entirely different when it was released in 1958
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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby Pansy Puff » 08 Jan 2018, 11:28

Rayge wrote:
Darryl Strawberry wrote:I love how this was the b side to the footstomping 'Baby Do the Philly Dog'


It was the a-side to something entirely different when it was released in 1958

Yes, I know. Philly Dog was around 66 I think.
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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby Muskrat » 08 Jan 2018, 23:00

Things that a fella can't forget...

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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby Muskrat » 08 Jan 2018, 23:05

Bungo the Mungo wrote:The killer track - for me, at least - is this:





"Dor," of course, being Rod McKuen.
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Re: 50s and 60s novelty pop

Postby Muskrat » 08 Jan 2018, 23:09

1950

Things that a fella can't forget...

Quaco wrote: Not that I advocate writing "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" if that happens to be in the set, but just don't shorten it quite so much!