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|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|Music Type:||Country music; Rock music; Popular music|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gary Roberts, (Vocalist); Dick Kent; Bobbi Blake; Norm Burns; Gene Marshall, (Vocalist); Bill Joy; Rod Rogers, (Vocalist); Teri Summers; Rodd Keith; Todd Andrews; Cara Stewart, (Musician); Wm H Arpaia; Milford Perkins; Randy Rudolph; Ramsey Kearney; Phil Milstein; Satellites (Musical group : Gary Roberts); M.S.R. Singers.; Music Magicians (Musical group); Swinging Strings (Musical group); Librettos (Musical group); Jerrymanders (Musical group); American Song-Poem Music Archives.
|Notes:||Country, popular and rock music from the 1960s and 1970s.
Originally released on various small independent record labels.
Program notes by Michael Hill ( p. : ports.) inserted in container.
"These tracks, many of which date back to the late '60s, were originally designed to have the shortest of shelf lives. They were hastily made vanity productions meant to be enjoyed by the dreamers, visionaries, hopefuls, and crackpots who paid off-the-industry-radar recording companies in Nashville, Hollywood, and New York to have their words set to music. Yet, improbably enough, these songs have outlasted some of the legitimate hits of the day to become the stuff of pop legend, a uniquely American folk art that has attracted an avid cult following."--Liner notes.
|Credits:||Produced by Phil Milstein, American Song-Poem Music Archives.|
|Description:||1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||Do you know the difference between big wood and brush (Gary Roberts, The Satellites) --
Rat a tat tat, America (Dick Kent) --
I like yellow things (Bobbi Blake) --
I'm just the other woman (remake) (The MSR Singers) --
Human breakdown of absurdity (Norm Burns & singers) --
Maker of smooth music (Dick Kent) --
Beat of the traps (Rod & The MSR Singers) --
Richard Nixon (Rod & the MSR Singers) --
Jimmy Carter says "Yes" (Gene Marshall) --
Convertibles and headbands (The Music Magicians) --
How long are you staying (Bill Joy) --
Little rug bug (Rod Rogers, Swinging Strings) --
I lost my girl to an Argentinian [sic] cowboy (unidentified) --
City's hospital patients (Teri Summers, The Librettos) --
Ecstacy [sic] to frenzy (Rodd Keith) --
All you need is a fertile mind (Gene Marshall) --
The moon men (John Muir [i.e. Gene Marshall]) --
The palace roses (Todd Andrews) --
Gretchen's new dish (Dick Kent) --
How can a man overcome his heartbroken pain (Rodd Keith) --
Song of the Burmese land (Cara Stewart) --
Green fingernails (Gene Marshall) --
Listen mister hat (The Jerrymanders ; Wm. H. Arpaia, vocal) --
Pinch me (unidentified) --
The duck egg walk (Milford Perkins) --
Ho, I got to find you baby (Randy Rudolph) --
Run spook run (Rodd Keith) --
Blind man's penis (Ramsey Kearney).
|Other Titles:||Do you know the difference between big wood and brush|
WorldCat User Reviews (1)
I'd take this to a desert island!
This disc of demos resulting from "Send us your poetry, we'll set it to music" ads is one of my favorites. It's not for everyone, however. If you enjoy extremely off-kilter music that transcends the 'novelty' category, this might be for you. Consider that these songs weren't...
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