Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Comics #40, 1 of 2

The 40th and final issue of Standard's Happy Comics from December 1950. The series later continued as Happy Rabbit.
Vince Fago

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sick #49, 1 of 3

This is the 49th issue of Sick magazine from December 1966.

The cover is by Bob Taylor. Usually there's a blurb on the contents page about the cover but maybe there's not in this case because the cover has the same poem as featured in an article on the inside.
The contents page says of this article illustrated by Bob Powell:

“SICK examples of the new gag craze that is sweeping our nation—and written by a fellow who may soon be sweeping the nation himself, with a broom! Some examples of these 'thin books' are, 'Diets That Have Worked For Me' by Jackie Gleason, 'People I Call Friends' by Westbrook Pegler and 'The Best of Sick' by Ye Olde Editor!”
Here is some of the original art for this.
Al Scaduto

“SICK's version of how some of our favorite nursery rhymes would appear if they were written today—namely, much funnier than they were when they were actually written—a couple of weeks ago. These nursery rhymes are sure to become a permanent part of today's culture—along with poverty, crime, unemployment and other areas of this Great Society.”

“Another SICK film review which shows that movies are better than ever—but our reviews of them are worse than ever”

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 27

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. I make no claims to "discovering" or "owning" anything and probably neither do you. It's whatever I feel like playing that week. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows. Past weeks here too. Right-click on this link for this and this for the previous weeks.

JUNE WINTERS- Kiddie Konga (1949)
THE YOUNGSTERS- Zebra (1959)
BOB BUNNY- Scatty Cat
LES SOUERS ETIENNE- Slue Foot (1956)
BEA BENADERET- The Five O' Clock Whistle
   from Little Red Riding Rabbit, 1943
LOUIS JORDAN- Beware, Brother, Beware (1946)
THE DELLWOODS- I'll Always Remember Being Young
   from LP MAD Twists Rock N Roll, 1962
TRAILER- Main Street USA
MERV GRIFFIN- Banned In Boston (1961)
LITTLE MILLIE SMALL- My Boy Lollipop (1965)
FRANK SINATRA- Mrs. Robinson (c. 1969)
BAJA MARIMBA BAND- The Woody Woodpecker Song (1965)
UNKNOWN- The Newlyweds
TRAILER- Pacific Vibrations (1970) PHIL HARRIS- The Thing (1950)
BYRD E. BATH- A Naughty-Cal Tale
   from LP The Queen Is In The Closet, 1965
RED BLANCHARD- Captain Hideous (1957)
BOB HOPE AND BING CROSBY- The Road To Hong Kong (1962) ROSE DUBATS- Where The Boys Go (1962)
SAMMY MARSHALL- Rock And Roll Boogie Beat
   Song Poem from LP Rat A Tat Tat, America
   from The Electric Company, 1972
UNKNOWN- Signifying Monkey
SLIM GAILLARD- Atomic Cocktail (1945)