Way Out Wednesday

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Way Out Wednesday: “Zombies from the Beyond”

Tony Redman showcases this crazy and charming Off-Broadway musical from 1996, "Zombies from the Beyond," in this installment of "Way Out...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Rocking Horse Orchestra and Chorus – “Sesame Street, Rubber Duckie and Other Favorites”

Why is this crudely drawn duck inflating his head with a tire pump? He's celebrating the return of "Way Out Wednesday"!...

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Listening To Records With Tony And Dw: Batman, “Stacked Cards”

Way Out Wednesday returns with Tony Redman bringing Dw. Dunphy in for Listening To Records!...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Ragtimers – “The Next Hundred Years”

What happens when you combine Dixieland music with popular songs from the '70s? You get "The Next Hundred Years" by the Ragtimers, this...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Twinkle Orchestra and Chorus – “Puff and Toot and Other Musical Stories”

Chocolate trains and happy clowns....No, it's not your worst nightmare, it's the return of "Way Out Wednesday!"...

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Way Out Wednesday: Larry Thor, “Galloping on My Dinosaur and Other Fun Songs for Children”

Actor Larry Thor sings a fun collection of children's songs about neighborhood fights, Gimme Pigs, and riding dinosaurs. ...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Kid Stuff Repertory Company, “Songs from ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown!'”

It takes many elements to make a record. If one or two of those elements go wrong, it can turn a well produced album into an interesting...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Toon Tunes: Action-Packed Anthems”

Sing along with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Speed Racer, Super Chicken, and more as Way Out Wednesday presents "Toon Tunes:...

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Way Out Wednesday: Captain Paul & the Seafaring Band, “Popeye Song Folio”

For the first "Way Out Wednesday" of 2011, Tony Redman features the best Popeye album without Popeye in it, with Captain Paul and the...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Thanksgiving Songs to Tickle Your Funnybone”

"Way Out Wednesday" presents your Turkey Day gift from Tony Redman: "Thanksgiving Songs That Tickle Your Funnybone!"...

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Way Out Wednesday: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and Other Happiness Songs

Get happy as "Way Out Wednesday" returns with a fun mishmash of an album called "'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and Other Happiness...

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Way Out Wednesday: “At the Organ Grinder Vol. 2”

Piping hot pizza and piping hot ... organ music? Way Out Wednesday presents "At the Organ Grinder, Vol. 2," plus a chance to help out a...

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Way Out Wednesday: Jim & Tammy & Friends, “Oops! There Comes a Smile”

What's scarier than Tammy Faye Bakker in full "PTL Club" mode? Tammy Faye Bakker ... and puppets! Way Out Wednesday returns with "Oops!...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Topsiders, “Rock Goes Folk”

So what did they call mashups before the term existed? Well, whatever you call it, this is one. The Topsiders decided to take popular hits...

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Way Out Wednesday: “The Pickwick Children’s Chorus Sing ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and Other Fun Songs of Today

Today’s selection is an album from the Pickwick Children’s Chorus. Was there an actual Pickwick Children’s Chorus? I don’t know...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Danny Kaye Tells Six Stories From Faraway Places”

Danny Kaye was a great actor, singer, dancer and comedian. He also was a wonderful storyteller, as you’ll hear in the album I’m...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Peter Pan Orchestra & Chorus, “I Believe: Songs of Devotion”

Our selection for this week is the Peter Pan Orchestra & Chorus’s I Believe: Songs of Devotion, an album of religious numbers...

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Way Out Wednesday: Jodie Lyons, “Talkin’ Smokey”

One of the biggest American trends in the mid to late 1970s was CB radios.  Originally used by truckers to communicate with each other,...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Peter Pan Pop Singers and Orchestra, “The Unicorn”

As you can see, this children’s album is performed by the Peter Pan Pop Singers and Orchestra, as opposed to just the Peter Pan Singers...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Things Go Better With …”

This is a fun album showing just how many recording artists were willing to plug a certain soft drink. It’s interesting to see the...

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Way Out Wednesday: Matt Robinson, “My Name Is Roosevelt Franklin”

One of the most fondly remembered Muppets from the early days of Sesame Street was Roosevelt Franklin. He was voiced by Matt Robinson, who...

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Way Out Wednesday: Father Guido Sarducci, “Breakfast in Heaven”

Comedian Don Novello has been portraying the part of chain-smoking priest Father Guido Sarducci ever since he bought the outfit for the...

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Way Out Wednesday: “My Son, the Hun”

Here’s an interesting album that I know next to nothing about. As I mention in the entry on my blog: All I know about this album is...

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Way Out Wednesday: Rowlf the Dog, “Ol’ Brown Ears Is Back”

When I was younger, I loved Sesame Street, especially the Muppets. I still have cassette tapes (that’s audio, not video) of bits from the...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Peter Pan Singers and Orchestra, “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window”

This album is very similar to a number of children’s albums I have, where the material is taken from a number of different sources that...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Popeye the Sailor Man and His Friends”

Here’s another album featuring that ever-popular sailor man, Popeye. This one does expand things a bit, since not only do we have Jack...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Modern Barbershop Quartet”

What happens when you get Way Out...in barbershop harmony?...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Popeye’s Zoo”

This week, we have an unusual album featuring Popeye the Sailor Man singing songs and telling stories about his desire to create a zoo....

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Way Out Wednesday: “Tomorrow on the Children’s Corner” with Josie Carey and Fred Rogers

In 1954, before Mister Rogers brought his Neighborhood to national television, he was a part of a local show in Pittsburgh called The...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Big Top Singers, “Let’s All Go to the Circus”

In honor of the Winter Olympics taking place in Canada, Way Out Wednesday (sort of) salutes our buddies up north (or whatever direction...