A funny thing happened on the way to the station

A funny thing happened on the way to the radio station… Today’s show was broadcast on 03/31/2009. I really enjoyed the April Fools shows, trying my best to pull a fast one on the listeners by playing and featured music making fun of other music and music that deserved to be made fun of.

Jonathan & Darlene Edwards create music with more enthusiasm than talent and it shows up brilliantly. The Edwards, AKA Paul Westin and Jo Stafford reappear with the Natural and the Unnatural Seven. Slim Gaillard’s live epic Opera In Vout is always worth the price of admission. Spread over 4 sides of 2 78’s! What does that equal? 23. Allan Sherman exposes us to the brutal and painful world of music composition by committee with a lesser known gem of his comic and musical genius: Peter and the Commissar. Early spoken word artist Sebastian Cabot demonstrates what can be achieved with a proper mix of Bob Dylan. This mix will indeed leave you shaken. We wrapped the show up in The Screaming Faloshes song Rasta Jew. The Faloshe regard themselves as direct ancestors of the lost tribe of Judea. In fact, they got so lost back in the 15th century that they ended up on a beautiful remote island they called Jewmaica. A few bits from The Firesign Theatre and Monty Python help round out a most delightful program.

Listen to the show

Playlist Tracks:

Monty Python – Rock Notes
Album: Contractional Obligations; Label: Arista
Jonathan & Darlene Edwards – It Might As Well Be Spring
Album: The Piano Artistry Of; Label: Columbia
Page Cavanaugh – She Had To Go and Lose It at the Astor
Album: Musical Madness; Label: Bandstand Records
The Unnatural Seven – Seratan Yob
Album: Musical Madness; Label: Bandstand Records
Slim Gaillard – Opera In Vout
Album: Laughing n Rhythm; Label: Proper

Elsa Popping and her Pixieland Band – Java La Paloma
Album: Delirium In Hi – Fi; Label: Columbia
Pete Townsend Ronnie Lane – April Fool
Album: Rough Mix; Label: MCA
Ringo Starr – I’m A Fool To Care
Album: Sentimental Journey; Label: Apple

The Roches – Steady With The Maestro
Album: Keep On Doing; Label: Warner Brothers
B.J. Snowden – In Canada
Album: Songs In The Key Of Z; Label:
Firesign Theatre – KZTZ / Bob Dylan at the Met
Album: Eat Or Be Eaten; Label: Warner Brothers

The New Renaissance Society – Play With Fire Variation No 1
Album: Baroque -n- Stones; Label: Hanna Barbara Records
Hoosier Hot Shots – Them Hillbillies Are Mountain Williams Now / I’ve Got A Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isles
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia
The Natural Seven – Them Durn Fool Things
Album: Musical Madness; Label: Bandstand Records
The Electric Company – Love Of Chair
Album: TV Soundtrack; Label: Warner Brothers
Ken Nordine – The Smith Family
Album: Son Of Word Jazz; Label: Dot

Allan Sherman / Boston Pops / Arthur Fiedler – Peter And The Commissar
Album: Peter And The Commissar; Label: RCA
Firesign Theatre – The Toilet
Album: Eat Or Be Eaten; Label: Warner Brothers
Sebastian Cabot – It Ain’t Me Babe
Album: Sebastian Cabot, actor Bob Dylan, poet – a dramatic reading with music; Label: MGM
The Screaming Faloshes – Rasta Jew
Album: Kosher Club; Label: Rhino


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