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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Richland123, Jul 31, 2012.
List some of your favorite novelty songs.
Here is a class novelty gem.
Benny Bell - Shaving Cream
The master of the novelty song
Ray Stevens - Guitarzan
Red Ingle was the master.
Everything by Psychostick
and of course "focus on the bass"
Here is a funny video along with this novelty tune
Jimmy Castor Bunch - Troglodyte
Snoopy and the Red Dragon
Parody would have to be considered a sub-genre of novelty songs, and there's nobody who does a more thorough job of it (indeed, his whole career is based on it), than Weird Al Yankovic.
"Amos Moses" by Jerry Reed is always a crowd pleaser. And it's nice and funky as wel.
We used to do the Star Trek theme song with the melody played on screaming rock guitar.
I've heard the Overture of 1812 done by a lounge band and it was so unexpected it became that band's most popular song.
...always liked the original.
Primus has covered this...it's not that bad.
I heard that a couple years ago coming back off a road trip...prior, I had not heard it for, like, 35 years? Man, it is Funky!
I take it you mean Snoopy vs. The Red Baron
The sequel to The Jimmy Castor Bunch song Troglodyte was The Bertha Butt Boogie
Tom Petty - Girl on LSD
Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt Kickers - Monster Mash
"Gitarzan" is one hot song...also can be regarded as a sort of rap record. Love it to death. Also, "Jeremiah Peabody", "Ahab the Arab".
However, Ray Stevens copped mightily from the Coasters: "Down In Mexico", "Yakety Yak", "Charlie Brown", "Shopping for Clothes", "Poison Ivy", "Little Egypt","Along Came Jones" (which Ray Stevens covered), etc.
Ray Stevens could also be very serious in his comedy records, as in "Would Jesus Wear a Rolex (On His Television Show")?.
Very accomplished musician and singer. too.
I like Parry Gripp videos & Songs
One of my favorite novelty songs when I was a kid.
The Ran-Dells - The Martian Hop
I also like she got the Gold Mine, I got the Shaft by Jerry Reed
I met this Canadian band a few years ago. They had a hit with this song in Canada and gave me their CD. Phil Naro from this group is a singer-songwriter and producer originally from Rochester, New York. He is best known as the frontman for Billy Sheehans Talas in the mid-1980s.
Long Tom And Dusty Danglers - My Country Girl