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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Don Lonie Talks With Teenagers

Don Lonie Talks With Teenagers
Word Records W-3168-LP

Any vintage recording sporting a title that suggests the listener, especially a teenage, will be guided in life by a middle-age adult perks my attention. Many times the message on this type of record is dated, convoluted and frequently humorous for the wrong reasons.

Unfortunately for me (as a fan of convoluted messages) Lonie is still funny and serves up a worthwhile message almost 50 years after he made this recording. His approach accounts for how popular he was in his time. He even, humorously, rails against smoking on the album. Apparently, in 1962, we understood cigarettes were bad for your health without being alerted by all the warning labels or lawsuits.

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