Stan Freberg

Stan Freberg: Singles Collection 1947-60

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Stan Freberg

Artist: Stan Freberg
Title: Singles Collection 1947-60
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Stan Freberg was a comedian, broadcaster, writer and actor who was best-known for his satirical radio shows and recordings during the 1950s and '60s. Starting his career providing the voices for cartoon animations at Warner Bros., he graduated in the late '40s to being a screen actor in satirical roles. He appeared on a 1947 release by Cliffie Stone's Barn Dance band before starting recording for Capitol under his own name in 1951, specialising in doing parodies of current popular songs and styles, and had nearly twenty charted hits during the '50s - quite a feat for comedy material which was out of the pop mainstream. This 45-track 2-CD set comprises the A & B sides of singles which were released during the period, and naturally features all his hits, including the No. 1 "St. George and The Dragonet", along with other Top 20 classics like "Little Blue Riding Hood" and the marvellous satirical takes on "The Yellow Rose Of Texas", "Sh-Boom", and "Cry". This was a fascinating and highly individual strand of the recording business of the era, when satirical comedy and social commentary of all kinds became popular during a time of social and musical upheaval, and this collection is an entertaining memento of one it's most distinctive practitioners

Tracks:
1.1 Wabash Blues
1.2 John and Marsha
1.3 Ragtime Dan
1.4 I've Got You Under My Skin
1.5 That's My Boy
1.6 Maggie
1.7 Tele - Vee
1.8 Try
1.9 Pass the Udder Udder
1.10 Abe Snake for President
1.11 Ba - Ba Ball and Chain
1.12 The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
1.13 The Boogie Woogie Banjo Man from Birmingham
1.14 St. George and the Dragonet
1.15 Little Blue Riding Hood
1.16 Christmas Dragnet Pt. 1
1.17 Christmas Dragnet Pt. 2
1.18 C'est Si Bon (It's So Good)
1.19 A Dear John and Marsha Letter
1.20 Person to Pearson
1.21 Point of Order
1.22 SH - Boom
1.23 Widescreen Mama Blues
1.24 The Honeyearthers
2.1 The Lone Psychiatrist
2.2 The Yellow Rose of Texas
2.3 Rock Around Stephen Foster
2.4 Nuttin' for Christmas
2.5 The Night Before Christmas
2.6 The Great Pretender
2.7 The Quest for Bridey Hammerschlaugen
2.8 Heartbreak Hotel
2.9 Rock Island Line
2.10 Banana Boat (Day - O)
2.11 Wun'erful, Wun'erful Side Uh - One
2.12 Wun'erful, Wun'erful Side Uh - Two
2.13 Gary, Indiana
2.14 Ya Got Trouble
2.15 Green Chri$Tma$
2.16 The Meaning of Christmas
2.17 The Old Payola Roll Blues (Like the Beginning)
2.18 The Old Payola Roll Blues (Like the End)
2.19 Comments for Our Time Pt. 1
2.20 Comments for Our Time Pt. 2

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