• Various Artists - Don’t Take Your Cash to Town, John – Improbable Spoofs, Sequels & Answer Discs

Sequels and Answer Discs first began to proliferate in the early 1950s, initially in the C&W and R&B markets, and proved sufficiently successful that within a couple of years, pop and R&R hits were also likewise being routinely spoofed and lampooned.

This wildly eclectic 2-CD set presents 29 big hits from the 50s and early 60s, each followed by its respective riposte.

Some of these were merely humorous, throwaway cash-ins, (e.g. The Romeos, Jeri Lynne Fraser, Carole King, Jo) although several turned out to be great records - and often, big hits in their own right - e.g. the sides herein by Gene Chandler, The Chantels, Skeeter Davis, Ted Taylor, Betty Cody, Goldie Hill and Rufus Thomas.

In some cases the original singers - e.g. Buddy Holly, The Bobbettes, the Hollywood Argyles/Gary Paxton - 'answered' their own hits, although a great many came from unknown, obscure artists.

Several of these little-known rarities - including Morecambe & Wise's unlikely 'We're The Guys' and Ben Colder (aka Sheb Wooley)'s spoof of Johnny Cash's doomfest 'Don't Take Your Guns To Town' - make their CD debuts herein.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. BUDDY HOLLY - PEGGY SUE
2. BUDDY HOLLY - PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED
3. SAM COOKE - CHAIN GANG
4. THEOLA KILGORE - THE SOUND OF MY MAN
5. MARY WELLS - YOU BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH
6. GENE CHANDLER - YOU THREW A LUCKY PUNCH
7. RAY CHARLES - HIT THE ROAD JACK
8. THE CHANTELS - WELL, I TOLD YOU
9. RICKY VALANCE - TELL LAURA I LOVE HER
10. LAURA LEE - TELL TOMMY I MISS HIM
11. THE TOKENS - THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT
12. THE ROMEOS - THE TIGER'S WIDE AWAKE
13. DION - RUNAROUND SUE
14. LINDA LAURIE & THE DEL SATINS - STAY-AT-HOME SUE
15. THE SHIRELLES - WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW
16. THE SATINTONES - TOMORROW AND ALWAYS
17. GENE MCDANIELS - TOWER OF STRENGTH
18. GLORIA LYNNE - YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A TOWER OF STRENGTH
19. JIMMY DEAN - BIG BAD JOHN
20. DOTTIE WEST - MY BIG JOHN
21. BIG BOPPER - CHANTILLY LACE
22. DONNA DAMERON - BOPPER 486609
23. THE BOBBETTES - MR LEE
24. THE BOBBETTES - I SHOT MR LEE
25. BOBBY MARCHAN - THERE'S SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND (part 2)
26. THE TEEN QUEENS - THERE'S NOTHING ON MY MIND (parts 1&2)
27. HANK LOCKLIN - GEISHA GIRL
28. SKEETER DAVIS - LOST TO A GEISHA GIRL
29. JOHNNY CASH - DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN
30. BEN COLDER - DON'T TAKE YOUR CASH TO TOWN, JOHN

Disc 2

1. LITTLE ESTHER PHILLIPS - RELEASE ME
2. TED TAYLOR - I'LL RELEASE YOU
3. ERNIE K. DOE - MOTHER-IN-LAW
4. LOUISE BROWN - SON-IN-LAW
5. THE MIRACLES - SHOP AROUND
6. DEBBIE DEAN - DON'T LET HIM SHOP AROUND
7. MARCIE BLAINE - BOBBY'S GIRL
8. THE SHERRY SISTERS - STAY AWAY FROM BOBBY
9. BRIAN HYLAND - ITSY BITSY TEENIE WEENIE YELLOW POLKADOT BIKINI
10. JERI LYNNE FRASER - POOR BEGONIA (Caught Pneumonia)
11. HOLLYWOOD ARGYLES - ALLEY OOP
12. GARY PAXTON - ALLEY OOP WAS A TWO-DAB MAN
13. ANNETTE - TALL PAUL
14. CAROLE KING - SHORT MORT
15. THE DAVIS SISTERS - I FORGOT MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW
16. BETTY CODY - I FOUND OUT MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW ABOUT HIM
17. SKEETS MCDONALD - DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES
18. GOLDIE HILL - I LET THE STARS GET IN MY EYES
19. ELVIS PRESLEY - GOOD LUCK CHARM
20. JO - DON'T WANNA BE ANOTHER GOOD LUCK CHARM
21. THE VISCOUNTS - WHO PUT THE BOMP (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)
22. MORECAMBE & WISE - WE'RE THE GUYS (Who Drive Your Baby Wild)
23. SHEP & THE LIMELITES - DADDY'S HOME
24. THE SWEETHEARTS - SORRY, DADDY
25. RUTH BROWN - MAMA, HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER MEAN
26. SCATMAN CROTHERS - PAPA, I DON'T TREAT THAT LITTLE GIRL MEAN
27. BIG MAMA THORNTON - HOUND DOG
28. RUFUS THOMAS - BEAR CAT


Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date October 12th 2018
UPC Bar Code No 604988 08532 7

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Various Artists - Don’t Take Your Cash to Town, John – Improbable Spoofs, Sequels & Answer Discs

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