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Vinyl Vic's Rare & Obscure Answer Records, Vol. 6

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Collector and archivist Vinyl Vic delivers the sixth in his ongoing series of collections comprising rare "answer records," novelty tunes that offer a variation on the themes of a major hit. On this edition, Arlene Harden's "Lovin' Man" offers the female counterpart to Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman," Dash Rip Rock transform Danny & the Juniors' "At the Hop" into "Let's Go Smoke Some Pot," Dottie Cambridge turns the tables on the Sir Douglas Quintet with "He's About a Mover," the R&B classic "Stranded in the Jungle" is filtered through the mania for the British Invasion in Jim Dovall's "Stranded in the Pool," Ramsey Gordon moves "Up on the Roof" to "Down in the Cellar," Four in the Morning pick out a psychedelic Kingston Trio parody with "LSD," and the Tiffanys tell the Olympics what for on "I Don't Dig Western Movies." The audio quality is inconsistent, as most of these track appear to have been sourced from vinyl pressings, but even the worst tracks are at least listenable, and considering how hard most of these tracks are to find, most collectors are unlikely to complain. If you dig rare comedy tunes or the more esoteric examples of popular culture, you're sure to find this set entertaining.

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