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The Singles Collection 1947-60
The Singles Collection 1947-60

Stan Freberg
Styles: Comedy
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3217
Stan Freberg was a comedian, broadcaster, writer and actor who was best-known for his satirical radio shows and recordings during the 1950s and ‘60s. Starting his career providing the voices for cartoon animations at Warner Bros., he graduated in the late ‘40s to being a screen actor in satirical roles. He appeared on a 1947 release by Cliffie Stone’s Barn Dance band before starting recording for Capitol under his own name in 1951, specialising in doing parodies of current popular songs and styles, and had nearly twenty charted hits during the ‘50s – quite a feat for comedy material which was out of the pop mainstream. This 45-track 2-CD set comprises the A & B sides of singles which were released during the period, and naturally features all his hits, including the No. 1 “St. George and The Dragonet”, along with other Top 20 classics like “Little Blue Riding Hood” and the marvellous satirical takes on “The Yellow Rose Of Texas”, “Sh-Boom”, and “Cry”. This was a fascinating and highly individual strand of the recording business of the era, when satirical comedy and social commentary of all kinds became popular during a time of social and musical upheaval, and this collection is an entertaining memento of one its most distinctive practitioners.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Wabash Blues Cliffie Stone & His Barn Dance Band
2 John and Marsha Stan Freberg
3 Ragtime Dan Stan Freberg
4 I've Got You Under My Skin Stan Freberg
5 That's My Boy Stan Freberg
6 Maggie Stan Freberg
7 Tele-Vee-Shun Stan Freberg
8 Try Stan Freberg
9 Pass The Udder Udder Stan Freberg
10 Abe Snake For President Stan Freberg
11 Ba-Ba Ball And Chain Stan Freberg
12 The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise Stan Freberg
13 The Boogie Woogie Banjo Man From Birmingham Stan Freberg
14 St. George and The Dragonet Stan Freberg
15 Little Blue Riding Hood Stan Freberg
16 Christmas Dragnet Pt. 1 Stan Freberg & Daws Butler
17 Christmas Dragnet Pt. 2 Stan Freberg & Daws Butler
18 C'est Si Bon ( It's So Good ) Stan Freberg
19 A Dear John and Marsha Letter Stan Freberg
20 Person To Pearson Stan Freberg
21 Point Of Order Stan Freberg
22 Sh-Boom Stan Freberg & The Toads
23 Widescreen Mama Blues Stan Freberg
24 The Honeyearthers Stan Freberg
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 The Lone Psychiatrist Stan Freberg
2 The Yellow Rose Of Texas Stan Freberg
3 Rock Around Stephen Foster Stan Freberg
4 Nuttin' For Christmas Stan Freberg
5 The Night Before Christmas Stan Freberg
6 The Great Pretender Stan Freberg
7 The Quest For Bridey Hammerschlaugen Stan Freberg
8 Heartbreak Hotel Stan Freberg
9 Rock Island Line Stan Freberg
10 Banana Boat (Day-O) Stan Freberg
11 Tele-Vee-Shun Stan Freberg
12 Wun'erful, Wun'erful Side Uh-one Stan Freberg
13 Wun'erful, Wun'erful Side Uh-two Stan Freberg
14 Gary, Indiana Stan Freberg
15 Ya Got Trouble Stan Freberg
16 Green Chri$tma$ Stan Freberg & Daws Butler
17 The Meaning Of Christmas Stan Freberg & Jud Conlon Chorale
18 The Old Payola Roll Blues (Like The Beginning) Stan Freberg feat. Jesse White
19 The Old Payola Roll Blues (Like The End) Stan Freberg feat. Jesse White
20 Comments For Our Time Pt. 1 Stan Freberg
21 Comments For Our Time Pt. 2 Stan Freberg
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