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My Son, The Greatest: The Best Of Allan Sherman

By: Allan Sherman

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Allan Sherman Artist Snapshot:

Allan Sherman may well be the least musical person ever to headline at Carnegie Hall, but his unusual, sometimes over-the-top, often unconventional and discomforting style a la Ernie Kovacs, earned him an unlikely following. Drawing liberally from his Jewish upbringing, the former TV gag writer rewrote standards and classical arias with a sly contemporary wit, and sold millions of records in the early 1960s, including the enduring classic "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh."

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DISC 1 for My Son, The Greatest: The Best Of Allan Sherman Album By Allan Sherman
1   Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah!
2   Crazy Downtown
3   A Waste of Money
4   Harvey and Sheila
5   Good Advice
6   Sarah Jackman
7   You Went The Wrong Way, Old King Louie
8   One Hippopotami
9   Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max
10   You're Getting To Be A Rabbit With Me
11   Shticks Of One And Half A Dozen Of The Other
12   Al 'N Yetta
13   Rebel
14   Pop Hates the Beatles
15   Twelve Gifts of Christmas
16   Chim Chim Cheree
17   Lotsa Luck
18   Streets Of Miami
19   Hail To Thee, Fat Person

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Album Description

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Genre: Spoken Word: Comedy
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 24-AUG-1988

Product Notes

This collection gathers 19 of Sherman''s humorous story-songs. The comic uses original lyrics and pre-existing tunes to poke fun at television shows and consumer items, to send-up the kids and generally riff on early and mid-''60s American pop culture. On tracks like "Pop Hates the Beatles" and "Crazy Downtown," his subject is the generation gap. "Al ''n Yetta" portrays a TV-dependent couple while "Lotsa Luck" describes the complicated hassles of dealing with faulty TVs and new-fangled tape recorders. Sherman assumed his audience had a little knowledge of history, too. On "Good Advice" and "You Went the Wrong Way, Old King Louie," he sings about inventors and French history, respectively. It''s hard to imagine contemporary comedians working the historical beat. "One Hippopatami" is a delightfully goofy festival of wordplay that requires only a love of language and a tolerance for schmaltz. --Fred Cisterna

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