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Way Out Wednesday: “Smurfing Sing Song”

When you start playing children’s records, sooner or later you’ve got to get to the Smurfs. You can’t even accuse the...

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Way Out Wednesday: The ABC Children’s Chorus, “Songs for Children … by Children”

Hey, gang! Tony from Way Out Junk again, bringing you another installment of Way Out Wednesday! This week’s selection is from the...

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Way Out Wednesday: Tom Glazer and Dottie Evans, “Space Songs”

Today’s album is this little gem from 1959 called Space Songs. The songs were written by Hy Zaret and Lou Singer and were performed...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Mister Ed the Talking Horse: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth”

Looking at this cover you’d think you’d hear stories featuring Alan Young as Wilbur Post and Allen “Rocky” Lane...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Disco Duck Dance Party: Irwin the Disco Duck and the Wibble Wabble Singers and Orchestra”

In 1977, disco music was extremely popular. Wanting to cash in on the fad, Peter Pan Records decided to release albums of disco music for...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Flashbeagle”

Here’s the soundtrack to one of the most unusual (and dated) Peanuts specials out there. The year is 1983. Charles Schulz, inspired...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Songs That Tickle Your Funnybone”

This is one of my favorite children’s albums I had growing up and, judging by the comments for this entry on my blog, it was a...

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Way Out Wednesday: Here No Evil — A Tribute to the Monkees

I’ve always been a fan of the Monkees. I watched the show when it came on the first time, and later when it was in reruns. I got...

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Way Out Wednesday: “Rock ‘n’ Roll Disco with Fat Albert and the Junkyard Band!”

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to pull out another album from the Way Out Junk archives. Today’s music...

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Way Out Wednesday: With Love and Kisses from Tiny Tim: Concert in Fairyland

Tiny Tim (born Herbert Khaury) was a staple of late ’60s TV, appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show and Rowan and...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra, “Some Kazoos”

This album from 1978 features the Temple City Kazoo Orchestra playing that most maligned of instruments, the kazoo. The kazoo was invented...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Peter Pan Orchestra and Chorus, “What’s the Good Word?”

Today’s Way Out Wednesday features this album by the Peter Pan Orchestra and Chorus, called What’s the Good Word? It has fun...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Three Stooges, “Madcap Musical Nonsense at Your House”

Today’s Way Out Wednesday nugget of joy is brought to you by the Three Stooges. The Stooges made a number of popular short subjects...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Best of Big Daddy

Big Daddy is a musical group with a rather unusual back story. I’ll let the liner notes explain: While on a USO tour of Southeast...

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Way Out Wednesday: A Calendar of Happy Thoughts

It’s time once again to dig deep into the Way Out Junk archives to bring you another installment of “Way Out Wednesday.”...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Electric Company

When I was younger, one of my favorite television shows was The Electric Company, a children’s series on PBS that helped teach kids...

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Way Out Wednesday: Rerun Rock

This week’s selections are from an album called Rerun Rock. The concept for this album is this: How would classic TV theme songs...

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Way Out Wednesday: The Green Album

Here are two tracks from The Green Album, an album of tribute songs about clay superstars Gumby and Pokey released in 1989. The first one,...

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Way Out Wednesday: Wayout

Hello, my name is Tony, and I run a blog called Way Out Junk that focuses mostly on out-of-print children’s and novelty albums. Jeff...