Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fools Day!

In honor of April Fool's Day, check out some of these foolish songs and singers on CD and DVD:

Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America, a 1961 parody of American History told in Vaudevilian humor and song.  "Take an Indian to Lunch" is a classic.
Compact Disc 3360

The Best of Allan Sherman starts with one of the best known novelty songs: Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!
Comapct Disc 18804

Homer & Jethro: America's Song Butchers
Folk/country hillbilly humor from 1949 to 1965.  Don't miss "The Battle of Kookamonga!"
Compact Disc 18764

An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer includes many of the math professor's greatest hits, such as "The Masochism Tango," from 1959.
Compact Disc 18766

Tom Lehrer's That was the Year that Was  addresses some of the pressing social issues of the 1960s.
Compact Disc 18767

Weird Al Yankovic Poodle Hat
Weird Al takes on recent hits with songs like "Party at the Leper Colony"
Compact Disc 21076

Ray Stevens Laughter is the Best Medicine includes his big hit from the 1970s, "The Streak."
Compact Disc 18805

The First Anna Russell Farewell Special
She just couldn't retire!  Soprano Anna Russell took on silly operettas and the super-serious operas of Richard Wagner.
DVD Video 5273

6 Hilarious DVDs of the pianist over the span of his long career
DVD Video 5787  (Educational Resources Collections)

P.D.Q. Bach (the pen name of Peter Schikele) takes on Mozart with The Abduction of Figaro
DVD Video 4380

Spike Jones is Murdering the Classics features the comedian known for silly sounds in parodies of well known classical works such as the Flight of the Bumble Bee.
Compact Disc 1739

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