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Way Out Wednesday: The Stars of Gentle Ben, “The Bear Facts”

Remember the 1967 television show Gentle Ben? It was a heartwarming adventure about a boy and his bear, sort of like if Lassie was a...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Why, Mommy…?”

It’s time to dig way back in the Way Out Junk archives for this children’s album. I’m not sure how old this one is, but the cover...

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Way Out Wednesday: Big Daddy, “Sgt. Pepper’s”

I conclude my look at the band Big Daddy with their last album of all new performances, 1992’s Sgt. Pepper’s. Here they took on...

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Way Out Wednesday: Big Daddy, “Meanwhile, Back in the States”

In this week’s Way Out Wednesday, I’ll talk about the second album from novelty band Big Daddy. If you’d like to read...

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Way Out Wednesday: Big Daddy, “What Really Happened to the Band of ’59?”

I’ve written previously about the novelty group Big Daddy. In case you’ve slept since then, here’s the concept for the band:...

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Way Out Wednesday: Zero Mostel Reads “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

This week I have a special holiday treat for you. It’s the 1975 album “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, performed by Zero Mostel....

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Way Out Wednesday: Boris Karloff, “The Year Without a Santa Claus”

With the holidays coming up, I thought I’d present a Christmas selection from my blog, “Way Out Junk.” This features Boris Karloff,...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Rocky and His Friends”

“Now here’s something we hope you’ll really like…” There have been a number of children’s records based on cartoons. This...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Donkey Kong”

This week, Tony Redman revisits a musical tribute to the barrel-tossing simian who stole countless quarters from children in the '80s....

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Way Out Wednesday: “Clyde & Phyllis, A Musical Fantasy About the World’s First Guitar Playing Elephant”

Tony Redman has taken us to some way-out places before, but this week's album -- which follows a guitar-playing elephant into space -- is...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Freddy’s Greatest Hits”, The Elm Street Group

In 1984, the movie Nightmare on Elm Street premiered and a new horror icon was born in Freddy Krueger. However, three years (and two...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Satellite Singers and Orchestra, “Journey to the Moon”

What with that jerk Obama bombing the moon, our nearest celestial neighbor has been in Tony Redman's thoughts, and he's reaching out in a...

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Way Out Wednesday: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, “Coming Out of Their Shells”

What could possibly be more '90s than men in turtle costumes singing, dancing, and rapping on stage? A Pizza Hut-distributed soundtrack,...

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Way Out Wednesday: Shirley, Squirrely & Melvin, “Live”

What's worse than those little idiots Alvin, Simon, and Theodore? How about ripoff singing chipmunks named Shirley, Squirrely, and Melvin?...

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Way Out Wednesday: Johnny Whitaker, “Friends: Music from the Television Series ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters'”

Not all would-be preteen heartthrobs are created equal, as proven by the subject of Tony Redman's latest Way Out Wednesday, a horrifying TV...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Heyettes, “Fonzie Fonzie He’s Our Man”

If it's Wednesday, it must be Way Out, and this week Tony Redman is going wayyyyyyyyyyyy out. (Get it? Ayyyyy? Ah, screw you people.)...

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Way Out Wednesday: “The Fabulous Beats Go Country Style!”

Well, since we’re in a Beatles state of mind here at Popdose, I wanted to find something relevant to the topic, and here it is....

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Way Out Wednesday: The Peter Pan Children’s Chorus, “American Pie: A Musical History of Our Country”

Here’s a patriotic selection for you called American Pie – A Musical History of Our Country, brought to you by the Peter Pan...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Bat Boys, “Batman”

With the Batman: Arkham Asylum game coming out this week (for PS3, Xbox360 and PCs), I thought I’d throw out another Batman-related...

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Way Out Wednesday: Cabbage Patch Kids, “Cabbage Patch Dreams”

For this week's installment of Way Out Wednesday, Tony Redman ventures deep into the dark, pustular heart of Xavier Roberts' most famous...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Come On and Zoom”

No one has ever combined an educational message with an irrational love of stripes like the '70s PBS series Zoom -- and in his...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Songs and Stories About the Justice League of America”

The Justice League of America...singing? It must be time for another installment of Tony Redman's Way Out Wednesday!...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Merriettes, “Children’s Treasury of Batman Musical Stories”

Here’s a wonderful record of songs featuring Batman and some of his DC Comics cast of characters, sung by a group called the...

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Way Out Wednesday: “The Happy Hamsters Go Ghostbustin'”

It’s Tony from Way Out Junk, and I’ve got another crazy one for you. Remember the high-pitched singing rodent craze started by...

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Way Out Wednesday: “The Amazing Adventures of Pac-Man”

This week’s Way Out Wednesday is dedicated to Popdose’s own D.W. Dunphy who left this comment on my very first post back in...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Children’s Treasury of Superman Musical Stories”

Here’s a fun album from 1966 featuring songs sung about — and sometimes sung by — Superman and his DC Comics universe of...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Starlight Children’s Chorus, “E.T. I Love You and Other Extra-Terrestrial Songs”

Tony Redman has emerged from the Way Out archives for another week of strange and wonderful music, and oh my God, you guys -- you've never...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Goofy Grape Sings (with the Whole Funny Face Gang)”

Summer’s coming very soon, so I thought I put in this sweet treat for you. In 1964 there debuted a series of drink mixes called...

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Way Out Wednesday: “The Smurfs All Star Show”

Holy moley! It’s more Smurfs! Yep, it’s another Way Out Wednesday with a second helping of those delightful little blue...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Fun for Everyday with Little Johnny Everything and His Sister Judy”

Here’s an interesting little album from 1958 featuring Little Johnny Everything and his sister Judy Everything who, with a name like...