• Ben COLDER - Spoofing the Big Ones! - Expanded Edition

BEN COLDER was the alter-ego of singing actor Sheb Wooley, who'd enjoyed a worldwide hit with the million-selling 'Purple People Eater' back in 1958.

In 1962 he successfully wrote and recorded an 'answer disc' to Rex Allen's US hit 'Don't Go Near The Indians', titled 'Don't Go Near The Eskimos', which was issued as 'Ben Colder', a made-up name.

Its success led to him cutting an LP of similarly-styled material, 'Spoofing The Big Ones!', which lampooned eleven further recent US hits by artists like Johnny Cash, Faron Young, Marty Robbins and Jerry Wallace.

This compilation reissues that album plus, as bonus tracks, the original versions of the twelve US hits which were spoofed.

Further bonus tracks feature a half-dozen rare Sheb Wooley novelty releases from the late 50s/early 60s.

The original LP, 'Spoofing The Big Ones!' has never previously appeared on CD, which makes this compilation a unique and crucial collectors' release.

Track Listing

Spoofing The Big Ones! LP
1. HELLO WALL #2
2. DEVIL WOMAN #2
3. DON'T TAKE YOUR CASH TO TOWN, JOHN
4. LITTLE BITTY STEER
5. WALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU #2
6. DON'T WORRY 'BOUT ME #2
7. SHUDDERS AND SCREAMS
8. I WALK THE LINE #2
9. RELEASE ME #2
10. DON'T GO NEAR THE ESKIMOS
11. BALLAD OF A MEAN OLE QUEEN
12. THE REAL ME
Original versions
13. FARON YOUNG - HELLO WALLS
14. MARTY ROBBINS - DEVIL WOMAN
15. JOHNNY CASH - DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN
16. BURL IVES - A LITTLE BITTY TEAR
17. PAT BOONE - WALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU
18. MARTY ROBBINS - DON'T WORRY
19. JERRY WALLACE - SHUTTERS AND BOARDS
20. JOHNNY CASH - I WALK THE LINE
21. LITTLE ESTHER PHILLIPS - RELEASE ME
22. REX ALLEN - DON'T GO NEAR THE INDIANS
23. JOHNNY CASH - BALLAD OF A TEENAGE QUEEN
24. DON GIBSON - OH LONESOME ME
Bonus Tracks
25. BEN COLDER - LOUISIANA TRAPPER
26. SHEB WOOLEY - MONKEY JIVE
27. SHEB WOOLEY - THE CHASE
28. SHEB WOOLEY - PYGMY LOVE
29. SHEB WOOLEY - LUKE THE SPOOK
30. SHEB WOOLEY - SKIN TIGHT, PIN STRIPED, PURPLE PEDAL PUSHERS

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date August 9th, 2019
UPC Bar Code No 604988 37412 4

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