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Novelty Songs

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Richland123, Jul 31, 2012.


  1. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    List some of your favorite novelty songs.

    Here is a class novelty gem.

    Benny Bell - Shaving Cream

     
  2. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    The master of the novelty song

    Ray Stevens - Guitarzan

     
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Red Ingle was the master.

     
  4. Everything by Psychostick
     
  5. dharmashawn

    dharmashawn Owner, Handlebar Moustache Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Connecticut
    Fun:




    and of course "focus on the bass"
     
  6. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Here is a funny video along with this novelty tune

    Jimmy Castor Bunch - Troglodyte

     
  7. Wolly Bully
    Snoopy and the Red Dragon
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Freight Train

    Freight Train Earth-based Alternative Scientist, Sex Researcher

    Feb 25, 2012
    Dallas, Texas
    "Amos Moses" by Jerry Reed is always a crowd pleaser. And it's nice and funky as wel.
     
  10. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    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.
     
  11. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...always liked the original.
    Primus has covered this...it's not that bad.
    ;)
     
  12. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    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!
     
  13. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    I take it you mean Snoopy vs. The Red Baron

    The sequel to The Jimmy Castor Bunch song Troglodyte was The Bertha Butt Boogie

     
  14. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt Kickers - Monster Mash

     
  15. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    "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.
     
  16. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    I like Parry Gripp videos & Songs

     
  17. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    One of my favorite novelty songs when I was a kid.

    The Ran-Dells - The Martian Hop

     
  18. PaulNYC

    PaulNYC

    Apr 2, 2009
    New York, NY
    i got paid for a gig once.
    +1

    I also like she got the Gold Mine, I got the Shaft by Jerry Reed
     
  19. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    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 SheehanÂ’s Talas in the mid-1980s.

    Long Tom And Dusty Danglers - My Country Girl

     

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