Thursday, October 04, 2007

Frank Gallop - Would You Believe Frank Gallop Sings? (1966)

Well it's been longer than I'd like since my last post. I've been busy with other things and I don't see that changing for a while yet so for the time being I will be posting new records less than weekly--I promise at least one post a month for now & I'll try for two. I'll also keep the repost coming per your requests (this week I reposted St. George & Tana and Colonel Jubilation B. Johnston and His Mystic Knights Band and Street Singers).

So what about Farnk Gallop? He is probably best known for his contributions to 60s-era hit comedy records like You Don't Have to be Jewish & the First Family and for his top-40 novelty number, The Ballad of Irving. He also had a career as a TV & radio announcer and host.

I was always a fan of the Ballad of Irving (perhaps because the bad guy is called "Bad Max"), and this album has a sequel to that song. It also has some somewhat humorous versions of popular music standards and a few other songs that are a bit dated.

The music is in mono and has a few more clicks & pops than I would like. I hope you'll enjoy it or at least be mildy amused.

And remember Irving:
One day Bad Max happened into town.
His aim was to shoot fat Irving down.
Bad Max said, "Draw, and draw right now!"
And Irving drew, drew a picture of a cow.