Tag: Way Out Junk

Music, Way Out Junk

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

A guitar playing elephant and an ant worry that their romance is doomed, but somehow love finds a way in this month's Way Out Junk!...

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Way Out Junk: Wayout

Way back in 2009, back when President Obama still had that new car smell, I had started a column here called “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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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: 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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The Friday Mixtape: 4/9/10

As you know if you follow my quasi-weekly column “Way Out Wednesday,” I also run a blog called “Way Out Junk.” (It is, in fact,...

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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: “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: 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: 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 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 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...