Greatest Hits

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
This ten-track budget compilation includes musical parodies made popular throughout the 1950s by satirist Stan Freberg. Not only was he a Capitol Records recording artist, he hosted his own criminally short-lived show during the final vestiges of the golden age of radio and was the last person to have a comedy series on CBS Radio. Freberg was joined by some of the most notable voice-over talents of the time -- Daws Butler, June Foray and Peter Leeds, not to mention the top-shelf accompaniment of Billy May -- were all regulars. The program became an outlet for many of Freberg's million-selling Top 40 singles, such as his spoof of Jack Webb's deadpan delivery on "St. ...
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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
This ten-track budget compilation includes musical parodies made popular throughout the 1950s by satirist Stan Freberg. Not only was he a Capitol Records recording artist, he hosted his own criminally short-lived show during the final vestiges of the golden age of radio and was the last person to have a comedy series on CBS Radio. Freberg was joined by some of the most notable voice-over talents of the time -- Daws Butler, June Foray and Peter Leeds, not to mention the top-shelf accompaniment of Billy May -- were all regulars. The program became an outlet for many of Freberg's million-selling Top 40 singles, such as his spoof of Jack Webb's deadpan delivery on "St. George and the Dragonet" as well as "Little Blue Riding Hood," where he likewise announces that "only the color has been changed to protect the innocent." The classic soap opera send-up "John & Marsha" rings eternally true, as does his pokes at Lawrence Welk on the send-up "Wun'erful, Wun'erful," the Elvis lampoon "Heartbreak Hotel" and the "Banana Boat Song Day-O" calypso put-on. Similarly, the decidedly demented take of Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin" proves that no icon is sacred. For the uninitiated, Greatest Hits 1993 is a fine point of departure. That said, Freberg's Capitol Collectors Series 1990 has over twice as much material, including everything found here. But the die-hard enthusiast will most certainly want Tip of the Freberg: The Stan Freberg Collection 1951-1998 1999, as the multi-media box set boasts four CDs and a VHS tape.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/1993
  • Label: Curb Mod Afw
  • UPC: 715187761520
  • Catalog Number: 77615
  • Sales rank: 220,014

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Freberg Primary Artist
Technical Credits
John Barry Composer
Fred Wise Composer
Don Ovens Liner Notes
Randy Starr Composer
Traditional Composer
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