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Silly Songs [K-Tel]

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This is another ten-track, budget-priced CD compilation in K-Tel's line of collecting the great (and not-so-great) novelty singles that were huge chart hits in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. As it stands, this one is probably one of the better ones, as only three of the ten (Lonnie Donegan's "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On the Bedpost Overnight)," Murray Kellum's "Long Tall Texan," and Tiny Tim's "Tip Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me") are later stereo recuts. The rest of the collection features the original hit versions of Brian Hyland's "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," Tom Glazer and the Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus' "On Top of Spaghetti," Shorty Long's "Here Comes the Judge," the Playmates' "Beep Beep," Jim Stafford's "Spiders & Snakes," Napoleon XIV's "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" and the Detergents' "Leader of the Laundromat." If you can get past the lamer recuts of the three tunes in question, this makes a decent budget package of some cute little tunes.

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