Jewish humour has been an integral part of American show business since the dawn of vaudeville and it hit something of a sales peak during the early 1960s thanks to Allan Sherman.
The master of parody, Allan Sherman is perhaps best known for his 1963 hit 'Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!' but presented here are his first two albums, the first of which 'My Son The Folk Singer' was by November 1962 described as the fastest selling LP in American music industry history. According to its label, Warner Brothers, the disc had passed 300,000 units in just its first three weeks on sale and was well over the million copies by December 1st. The second album 'My Son The Celebrity' was also a runaway success and not long after entering the charts it also reached No. 1.
Sadly by 1969 Allan Sherman was largely forgotten but the two albums on this excellent and hilarious set serve as a permanent reminder of his genius.
MY SON THE FOLK SINGER
1. THE BALLAD OF HARRY LEWIS
2. SHAKE HANDS WITH YOUR UNCLE MAX
3. SIR GREENBAUM'S MADRIGAL
4. MY ZELDA
5. THE STREETS OF MIAMI
6. SARAH JACKMAN
7. JUMP DOWN, SPIN AROUND (Pick A Dress O' Cotton)
8. SELTZER BOY
9. OH BOY
10. SHTICKS AND STONES (Medley) Gimme Jack Cohen/Levittown/Little David Susskind/Mount Sinai Hospital/God Bless You Gerry Mendelbaum/Oh, When The Painters Go Marching in/Yascha Got a Bottle/I Gave My Love a Chicken/Catskill Ladies/I'm Melvin Rose of Texas/Mammy's Little Baby Loves Matzo Balls)
MY SON THE CELEBRITY
11. AL 'N YETTA
Barry Is The Baby's Name
Get On The Garden Freeway
13. MEXICAN HAT DANCE
14. THE BRONX BIRD WATCHER
15. THE LET'S ALL CALL UP A.T.&T. AND PROTEST TO THE PRESIDENT MARCH
16. HARVEY AND SHEILA
17. WON'T YOU COME HOME DISRAELI
18. NO ONES PERFECT
19. WHEN I WAS A LAD
20. ME (Allan Sherman, Lou Busch, DeCurtis)
21. SHTICKS OF ONE AND HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER (Medley) Molly Malone/Old Lang's Sign/Billy Sol/Cary Grant/Oh, The Moon Is Bright Tonight On the Carwash/On Top of Old Smokey/Aura Lee/My Grandfather's Clock/Coming Through the Rye/Polyunsaturated Fats/Don't Buy the Liverwurst)
|Release Date||April 13th 2017|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 26412 8|
Allan SHERMAN - My Son The Two LPs On One Reissue Already!
- Product Code: JASMCD 2641
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