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Music

From the Indies to the Andes in His Undies



Full story here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 01, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Music, Regionalism, 1940s

Hey, Let’s Twist!



The movie so great it inspired its own line of Ivey, Jivey suits for Cats!

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Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 24, 2017 - Comments (7)
Category: Fads, Fashion, Movies, Music, Teenagers, 1960s, Dance

The Tattooed Lady



Not the Groucho song.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 02, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, 1950s, Tattoos

Cuckoo Girl



Justin Bieber fangirl phenomenon, 1959 version.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 28, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Bad Habits, Neuroses and Psychoses, Celebrities, Delusions, Fantasies and Other Tricks of the Imagination, Music, Teenagers, 1950s

Zip Code Hootenanny

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 23, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Music, PSA's, 1960s, Postal Services

The Russian Hurdy Gurdy



I think you'll have to admit that any musical instrument that needs to be cranked is pretty weird. In fact, I don't know of any other than the hurdy gurdy. When you add in this vocalist, you get a pretty weird result.

You can get a whole CD of this stuff if you want!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 21, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Music, Russia, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Betty Reilly, The Irish Senorita:  “The Saga of Elvis Presley”

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Poor forgotten Betty Reilly does not even get a Wikipedia entry, but she had a shtick--and some talent.

The song that she is parodying is in the last video.








Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 18, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950s, Parody

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