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Music

B. T. Express



Disco, plus train whistles and train sound effects made by mouth: great sounds that go great together?


Wikipedia page on the band.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Nov 19, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, Trains and Other Vehicles on Rails, 1970s

The Chocolate Choo-Choo

Despite what the YouTube poster writes, this song was issued to the marketplace, as you can see from the pic of the physical record and the advert.

But those circumstance do not make the song, with its faintly scatological title, any less weird.





Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 07, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Music, Chocolate, 1940s

Queen of the House



Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 27, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Domestic, Music, 1960s, Parody

Too Many Tigers



In favor of species extinctions.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 25, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Music, 1960s

The Fish



An early forerunner of "Rock Lobster."

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 18, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Nature, 1950s

Pass the Dutchie

From 1980s Childhood by Michael A. Johnson:

"There's a common misconception that Musical Youth's number one hit in 1982, Pass the Dutchie, is a song about cannabis, when in fact the song is about extreme poverty; the 'dutchie' in the lyrics refers to a type of pot used for cooking. It's an easy mistake to make though because the song Pass the Dutchie is actually a cover version of a song released just one year earlier called Pass the Koutchie by the Mighty Diamonds, which was indeed a song all about cannabis."

I didn't know that. I had always assumed it was a song about cannabis. Though it's a bit odd to imagine a group of people passing a cooking pot around.





A dutchie
Image source: Jamaican patwah

Posted By: Alex - Wed Oct 11, 2017 - Comments (8)
Category: Music, 1980s

Who Was That Masked Lady Composer?



Mlle Duval was an 18th-century female composer whose birth and death dates are unknown, whose first name and backstory are unknown, and yet who had a fairly prominent public career. This is one of those historical incidents that I fancifully attribute to some time traveler having fun.

Her Wikipedia page.

Entry in The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers.

I can't find any recordings for her online, but she appears on the CD at the link.



Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 05, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Music, Unexplained Historical Enigmas, Women, Eighteenth Century

A Kookie Little Paradise



Since when did Tarzan inhabit the jungles of the Caribbean?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 21, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Music, Nature, 1960s

“Yogi” by The Ivy Three

Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 05, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Humor, Music, Cartoons, 1960s

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