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WATERGRATE: clever, funny-tests your musicology

The snippets-of-music interview pieces are the best, and sometimes the music pieces are so short or hard to hear, your musicology will be tested. I have been looking for Dickie's novelty songs for a long time. I heard them on the radio in the 70s as a kid, and had no clue who did them, but found them cleaver, sometimes even insightful, and generally funny. They still hold up. Thanks iTStore for getting hard to find stuff like this too!

Great Stuff

Fun Album! He is truly the king of Novelty

Not "live" - the (almost) real thing!

I was pretty amazed to find this here. In fact, these are the original recordings (not "live" as listed), except for the fact that many of the musical snippets are cover versions - not the artists' original recordings. Dickie Goodman was the inventor, king, and almost sole practitioner of the "break in" record, so this is a weird and wonderful little piece of history - virtually unavailable on CD, too.


Born: April 19, 1934 in Hewlett, NY

Genre: Comedy

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Although Weird Al Yankovic gets most of the credit for popularizing novelty songs and parodies, the godfather of the genre is unquestionably Dickie Goodman. Born on April 19, 1934, in Hewlett, NY, Goodman first came to the attention of the record-buying public in the '50s, when he scored a major hit with "The Flying Saucer," a song that nearly topped the U.S. pop charts (peaking at number three in 1956). As with all of Goodman's ensuing parodies, he used a then-unique method of sampling: he would...
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