Stan Freberg

The Very Best of Stan Freberg

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AllMusic Review by Matthew Robinson

Combining Tom Lehrer with Spike Jones (would that make Tom Jones?) and Nichols and May with Joe Friday (a May weekend perhaps?), musical comedian Stan Freberg skewers everyone from Walt Disney to Cole Porter. Mumbling through "Sh-Boom," Freberg drags "The Great Pretender" snarling to "The Heartbreak Hotel," snares "The Yellow Rose of Texas," and takes Harry Belafonte's famous "Banana Boat" sniffling down Lonnie Donnegan's "Rock Island Line." Along the way, he reveals Little Red Riding Hood's true colors, turns Chicken Little over to a shrink, arrests a dragon for overacting (a "dragonet" -- get it?! Duuumb da-dumb dumb!), and puts Ebeneezer Scrooge in the modern-day business world (not a far stretch!). Musical? Maybe. Funny? Definitely!

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Stan Freberg feat: Cliffie Stone 02:27 SpotifyAmazon
2 Stan Freberg feat: Les Baxter 02:05 SpotifyAmazon
3 Stan Freberg feat: Les Baxter 03:05 SpotifyAmazon
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Stan Freberg feat: Billy May 03:12 SpotifyAmazon
5 Stan Freberg feat: George Bruns 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
6 Stan Freberg feat: Daws Butler / June Foray / Walter Schumann 03:25 SpotifyAmazon
7 Stan Freberg feat: Daws Butler / June Foray / Walter Schumann 03:25 SpotifyAmazon
8 Stan Freberg feat: Daws Butler 03:17 SpotifyAmazon
9 Stan Freberg feat: Daws Butler 03:27 SpotifyAmazon
10 Stan Freberg feat: George Bruns Quartet 03:13 Amazon
11 Stan Freberg feat: George Bruns 03:18 SpotifyAmazon
12 Stan Freberg feat: Billy May / Toads 03:28 SpotifyAmazon
13 Stan Freberg 03:23 SpotifyAmazon
14 Stan Freberg feat: Billy May / Toads 03:21 SpotifyAmazon
15 Stan Freberg feat: Billy Liebert 02:12 SpotifyAmazon
16 Stan Freberg 03:21 SpotifyAmazon
17 Stan Freberg feat: Billy May's Music 03:26 Amazon
18 Stan Freberg feat: Billy May 03:08 SpotifyAmazon
19 Stan Freberg feat: Billy May Orchestra / Chuck Schrouder / Lemon Sisters 03:30 Amazon
20 Stan Freberg feat: Daws Butler / Billy May Orchestra / Peggy Taylor 03:30 Amazon
21 Stan Freberg feat: Jud Conlon Chorale / Marvin Miller / Wil Wright 06:50 SpotifyAmazon
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