Saturday, February 13, 2016

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 60

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. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows? 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 from 2015. You don't get the playlists, though, and you can't get the shows after that. 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: GENE MOSS- I Want To Bite Your Hand (1964)
   Saturdays are reserved for the audio portion of the blog, but I always have to point out whenever there's a Jack Davis illustration.
RITA CHAO & THE QUESTS- Yummy Yummy Yummy (1968)
HAL BLAINE & THE YOUNG COUGARS- Gear Stripper (1963)
BEAVER & THE TRAPPERS- Happiness Is Havin' (1966)
   Yes, the same one
THE TWO LESLIES- I'm A Little Prairie Flower (1937)
JIMMY DURANTE- G'Wan Home Your Mudda's Calling (1946)
JUNE WILKINSON & MAMIE VAN DOREN- Bikini With No Top On the Top (1964)
DICK SUMMER- The Goatee's Gotta Go (1959)
B.O. SKUNK- Rhapsody in Pew
   Actually voice of Frank Sinatra singing All Or Nothing At All, from Little 'Tinker, 1948
LOUIS JORDAN & HIS TYMPANI FIVE- Salt Pork, West Virginia (1946)
ALFRED E. NEUMAN- What? Me Worry (1959)
MEL BLANC- Flying Saucers (1951)
   Has any wife ever actually thrown dishware at their husband? Where did that trope come from? Besides that causing bleeding and concussions, unless they're really cheap dishes it seems every time there was a fight like that it would cost at least a hundred dollars. He must have done something really bad.
THE “5” ROYALES- Monkey Hips And Rice (1954)
NATIONAL LAMPOON- Harry Block: Reason #408
   from National Lampoon Radio Hour, circa 1973

THE WOMENFOLK- Our Love Is Special (1965)
POPS FOR TOTS- Witch Doctor
   Album of studio musicians doing covers of then-popular songs based on the idea that 1)artists did not usually write songs for themselves, 2)they were much cheaper than the actual hit records, and 3)they were aimed at a younger audience that wouldn't know the difference.
LOU CARTER- Louie's Love Letters In the Dust (1957)
   Parody of Love Letters in the Sand. Although versions of the song had existed since the 1930s, this is probably spoofing the Pat Boone version
ROSCO GORDON- We're All Loaded (Whiskey Made Me Drunk) (1953)
SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS- Constipation Blues (1969)
SUSAN CHRISTIE- I Love Onions (1966)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Popular Jokes, 6 of 7

The next to last part of one of Magazine Management's many gag magazines. The first few posts, and gags fromother magazines, have been each Thursday for the past few weeks.
This one is by Frank Beaven.
John Albano
Another cartoon by Frank Beaven, who usually signed his cartoons “Rayon” or “Joker” or some variation thereof.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Coo Coo Comics #53, 2 of 2

The second half of one of Standard Comics' funny animal titles. This one is from August 1950. The first half is here.

The other half of this page was an ad.
Jack Bradbury
Now that you've read this comic, what have you learned?

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sick #50, 3 of 3

The final installment of the 50th issue of Sick from February 1967. The first two parts were here and here.

I don't know if this article by Bernard Wiseman is referring to something that was actually in the news, but it was one of the articles highlighted and blurbed on the contents page. This is what they said about it:

A new absurdity today is growing square trees, and this article shows how it might look if other products took on different shapes—like square basketballs, round coffins and triangular meatballs! Mostly,this shows what happens when a square writer and artist get together—they create one of the squarest articles you ever saw!

The fact that this was done by a single person suggests that the copy for the contents page was either written before the article was assigned or without seeing the article.
Beginning from the back cover was a 1967 calendar you could hang on the wall. The art here is by Harry “The Professor” Borgman.

And this was the original of that piece.
If you're alive next year, the earth is still here, and you're willing to wait, Next year will be the same as 1967, and you'll be able to use the calendar again.

Maybe you will be here. Even back then, the magazine made the same prediction:

A special twelve-page section featuring the latest MOD outfits, with tips on what to wear each month of the year—if you last long wearing them, that is!
The art on this calendar is by The Professor and Bob Taylor,who was one of his students.