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Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Alley Cats Presents Music For Listening

The Alley Cats Presents Music For Listening

From the back cover: The Alley Cat Band was founded as an experiment with the trainable mentally retarded. It was the outgrowth of a desire to provide a socially stimulating activity that all who wanted could participate in and at the same time disprove a concept that certain categories of the trainable mentally retorted could not be trained musically. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first Band of its kind in the Country of trainable retardates.

The Band is an activity of the Workshops, Incorporated, Birmingham, Alabama, a facility for the rehabilitation, training and employment of the physically, mentally and emotionally handicapped.

Alley Cat
Carolina In The Morning
San Antonio Rose
Sioux City Sue
Tennessee Waltz
Melancholy Baby
Rambling Rose
Cheating Heart
Medley - Million Dollar Baby, Lazy River and Coconut Grove
Lonesome Me

Monday, May 20, 2013

Hollywood Gold

Aids Is Out
We're Going Out Tonight
America, Our Land Over Here
Hollywood Gold
Rainbow Records HG-570

This is one crazy song poem album. The production values are higher than many song poem LPs I've collected... but that doesn't mean the results are any more polished. In some ways, decent vocals, good engineering and what seems to be a full studio band and makes the tracks sound all the more nuts. Good all the way through.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hollywood Sessions

One More Time
Twinkle, Twinkle In Your Eyes
Bedroom Of Fire
Hollywood Sessions
Sunrise Records HS-130

For more song poem fun on video check out Off The Charts.