ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Wednesday, which means itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s time to pull out another album from the Way Out Junk archives. TodayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s music selection from Fat Albert and the Junkyard Band is called Rock Ã¢â‚¬ËœnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Roll Disco, which is rather odd since their music is really neither rock Ã¢â‚¬ËœnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ roll nor disco. However, there are a few different styles on display here, along with the usual pop/R & B-ish vibe youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d expect.
Our first song is a doo-wop number called Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mr. Shakespeare.Ã¢â‚¬Â In it, Fat Albert sings to the Bard himself, asking for help with his girl troubles because someone plays a better Romeo to her Juliet.
Next we have Ã¢â‚¬Å“SkippinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Out.Ã¢â‚¬Â Here he sings about skipping away because itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so nice outside. (I assume heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s talking about skipping school here.) In the second verse he sings about them heading out down the highway in his car. Wait a minute. Fat Albert has a car? Could Fat Albert even fit in a car?
The next song, called Ã¢â‚¬Å“She DoesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t See Me,Ã¢â‚¬Â has a nice Latin sort of beat to it. In this song he laments the fact that even with glasses, bifocals, and binoculars she doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see him. (IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m resisting the urge to ask, Ã¢â‚¬Å“How could she miss him?Ã¢â‚¬Â)
Fat Albert and the gang go country in Ã¢â‚¬Å“I Wanna Be a CowboyÃ¢â‚¬Â (not to be confused with the Boys DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t Cry hit). This is the only song where we get an actual Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hey Hey Hey!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Finally, what would a Fat Albert album be without a song about Ã¢â‚¬Å“FriendsÃ¢â‚¬Â? Well, it wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be this one!
This was more than I originally intended to include in this post, but I liked the variety of the songs included here. If you want to hear the rest of this album, you can download it here!