Saturday, July 22, 2017

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 135

Things I've collected over the years or acquired on mixtapes and comps or gathered from the internet or the library or my parents' attic. The different sources are the reason for the volume disparity. I make no claims to "discovering" or "owning" anything. Probably neither do you. It's whatever I feel like playing that week. Every Saturday. No repeats. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows? The time's next to each song in case you don't like something or it's icky or if you don't want your kids to hear it. Don't let offense at one song cloud your impression of the curation as a whole. Past weeks here too. Just type "Audio" in the search engine. Or if you're too lazy to press a button more than once, here's everything up to July 2017. You don't get the all playlists, though. You can right-click this if you want to save a zip file of this one (containing an mp3 of the file) for later. Here what information I was able to find:

0:00 STAN FREBERG- That's All Right, Arthur (1956)
2:13 ALEXANDER'S JAZZ BAND- Alcoholic Blues
4:38 SUSAN KING- Drum Rhythm (1965)
6:59 ALMA COGAN- Sugartime (1958)
8:46 ALLAN SHERMAN- Green Stamps
   from LP Allan in Wonderland, 1964

11:21 JEANIE ALLEN- I'm Your Slave (1961)
13:02 ART CARNEY- Song of the Sewer (1954)
15:49 BETTY HUTTON- It's Oh So Quiet (1951)
18:45 BETTY GRABLE- Haunted House
20:52 AMERICAN STANDARD PLUMBING- Today We Found Our Home
   from LP Today We Bought a Home, 1968
"We sincerely hope you enjoy the reading of the essay, the miniature musical and the lovely dinner music. Your American-Standard representative will soon discuss the complete details of the Trend Setting Builder Program and point out your vital role in upgrading the new home market to more profitable feature goods fixtures through this program."

28:05 BILLY WARD & HIS DOMINOES- My Baby's 3-D (1955)
30:10 THE APES- Tarzan's Monkey (1964)
32:17 ROY SMECK- Bugle Call Rag
35:25 BARBARA EDEN- Bend It (1967)
“This beautiful star of NBC-TV's high-rated series 'I Dream of Jeannie' launched her singing career at age 14. Before a hometown Tuscon, Arizona audience, Barbara Eden lost her voice. It was Tuscon's loss.
   “After graduating Lincoln High School in San Francisco and attending two years at City College, Barbara won a scholarship with a Bay Area theater group. Completing 12 months of this apprenticeship, the comely blonde packed her bags for Hollywood, fame, and fortune.
   “Months of fruitless interviews and talent calls finally paid off with a chorine job at Hollywood's famous Ciro's nightclub. Bit parts in TV shows came slowly—then some feature roles, 20th Century Fox spotted her talent and contracted her for the role of Loco in the TV series 'How To Marry a Millionaire'.
   “At last Barbara Eden had reached star billing and a double handful and starring roles in major motion pictures such as 'The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm','From the Terrace', and 'A Private Affair'.
   “Now in her second successful season with 'I Dream of Jeannie', Barbara relaunches her long-forestalled singing career with her first single for Dot Records. At last, Tuscon can hear what it missed.”
37:46 GOOGIE RENE- Caesar's Pad
   from LP Romesville!, 1959

40:41 TERRI “CUP-CAKE” O'MASON- Love Is a Wonderful Thing
“Here's a gal that created an overnight sexation with her first record (Adam Stag Party #2). She's back again with a wild sexorama of thrills, laughs and tingling excitement dished out in second helpings. Terri is definitely the boldest, most explosive blonde sex-bomb ever. Her double-entendre song-and-verse is the sexiest thing ever put on record and strictly for adults. She's great at parties, a torrid companion for an evening of intimate long play.”
43:12 THE FRIENDLY GHOST- Motorcycle Policeman
   from LP “Make Believe”

46:35 BILLY VAUGHN- Telstar
   from LP 1962's Greatest Hits, 1962
49:24 CLOTHILDE- Et Moi Et Toi Et Soie (1966)
51:16 BOB MCFADDEN- Bingo
   from LP Songs Our Mummy Taught Us, 1959

52:57 SONNY DAY & THE TONY RAY COMBO- Creature From Outer Space (1958)
55:27 TRAILER- She-Freak 55:59 DICK “TWO-TON” BAKER- I'm a Little Weenie
58:48 MEL BLANC- Yosemite Sam

Thursday, July 20, 2017

cartoons I don't get 5

Army-Navy Fun Parade, April 1953
Al Ross
Hello Buddies, c. 1951
The salesman is suggesting the young lovers get married, though the fact that he's printed in a different colored ink sort of lessens the joke and implies he's from another dimension or something.
Esquire, June 1934
Gregory D'Alessio
Punch September 11, 1927
Nugget, February 1956
Punch December 8, 1915
Stag, Fall 1941
The Dude, May 1959

I guess the joke here is that one guy's sawed the side of the makeshift raft the other male strandee is sleeping on so he can be alone with the girl. Somehow he has a saw with him and she's all dressed up like she's going out clubbing or something.
Playboy, January 1961
Phil Interlandi
Is he trying to look at her breasts instead of the baby? Is that what's going on? Is that the world we lived in fifty years ago? He was so desperate for a “peek” he couldn't wait a couple days for his wife to come back home or find a willing accomplice at work? If this happened now he could just look at porn on his phone. Even ten years from then he'd be helping and/or watching the delivery.
This Is It, Volume 22, number 29
Good Humor, c. 1964
Nugget, August 1963
Pad, June 1968

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Coo-Coo Comics #41, 1 of 3

Now back to more funny animal cartoons. Another issue of Coo Coo Comics from Nedor/Standard/Pines/Better in September 1948. Publishers often used multiple names in their masthead in order to qualify for second-class mailing status (media mail of the time), This one says “Animated Cartoons, Inc.”

The GCD credits this to Vincent Fago (neé Fagaly), editor of the funny animal books for this publishing group.
This was usually the lead feature in Coo Coo Comics, it even had a solo book for a time, drawn by animator Milton Stein.
Frank Frazetta is usually credited as a sci-fi/fantasy artist, and that's almost exclusively what he did the last half of his life, but before that he was a commercial illustrator, once considered as a MAD regular, but when he started drawing the Conan paperbacks it became almost his exclusive domain. Before being an illustrator he was mostly a comics artist and here's an example of that work.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Playboy Hippies

Most people know him for his children's books, maybe songs like A Boy Named Sue, but Shel Silverstein was a regular contributor to Playboy. Here's one of his pieces from January 1968.

And from July, 1968
The follow-up the next month.
Being Playboy, there had to be nudity in the article somewhere.