• Stan FREBERG and Friends - The Old Payola Roll Blues and Other Hysterical Hits of the 50s

Stan Freberg was one of America's foremost satirists during the 1950s and his sublime parodies of then current pop music hits are almost as well-known as some of the hits he lampooned.

Pop parodies aplenty. Listen to Stan take on Johnnie Ray's massive international hit, 'Cry' with 'Try', Les Paul & Mary Ford's 'The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise', Eartha Kitt's, 'C'est Si Bon', The Chords, 'Sh-Boom', Mitch Miller's 'The Yellow Rose Of Texas', The Platter's 'The Great Pretender' and Lonnie Donegan's 'Rock Island Line'. The latter became his biggest UK hit and remained a staple, as did many of his records, on British radio for many years. The most popular of which was probably 'Day-O, The Banana Boat Song' which had been a major hit for Harry Belafonte.

This is a superb overview of a remarkable and indeed hysterically funny career and despite the age of these recordings they remain almost as funny as they were when released over fifty years ago. To paraphrase 'Hey Folks, this is a CD we're selling, not the Holy Grail'.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. WABASH BLUES
2. RAGTIME DAN
3. JOHN AND MARSHA
4. LITTLE BLUE RIDING HOOD
5. ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGONET
6. THAT'S MY BOY
7. I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
8. MAGGIE
9. TRY
10. PASS THE UDDER UDDER
11. BA-BA-BALL AND CHAIN
12. ABE SNAKE FOR PRESIDENT
13. THE BOOGIE WOOGIE BANJO MAN FROM BIRMINGHAM
14. THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE
15. CHRISTMAS DRAGNET (Part 1 & Part 2)
16. C'EST SI BON
17. A DEAR JOHN AND MARSHA LETTER
18. POINT OF ORDER
19. PERSON TO PEARSON
20. WIDE-SCREEN MAMA BLUES
21. SH BOOM
22. THE LONE PSYCHIATRIST
23. THE HONEY-EARTHERS
24. THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS

Disc 2

1. ROCK AROUND STEPHEN FOSTER
2. NUTTIN' FOR CHRISTMAS
3. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
4. THE QUEST FOR BRIDEY HAMMERSCHLAUGEN
5. THE GREAT PRETENDER
6. HEARTBREAK HOTEL
7. ROCK ISLAND LINE
8. BANANA BOAT (Day-O)
9. TELE-VEE-SHUN
10. WUN'ERFUL, WUN'ERFUL (Side uh-One)
11. WUN'ERFUL, WUN'ERFUL (Side uh-Two)
12. YA GOT TROUBLE
13. GARY, INDIANA
14. GREEN CHRI$TMA$
15. THE OLD PAYOLA ROLL BLUES
16. OMAHA!
17. THE WORST OF THE TOWN
18. THAT'S RIGHT ARTHUR

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date March 10th 2017
UPC Bar Code No 604988 08352 1

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Stan FREBERG and Friends - The Old Payola Roll Blues and Other Hysterical Hits of the 50s

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