Various - Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story
Artist: Various | Label: Burger 1331 | Format: LP | Genre: Rock | LP condition: Mint | Jacket condition: Sealed
Burger Records 1331
The soundtrack to the PBS documentary
Like a warped fun-house mirror, the song-poem industry has run parallel to the mainstream music business for close to a century; it's estimated that over 200,000 song-poems have been recorded since 1900. The genre's durability can be traced to three of our deepest American desires - to be in show business, to get rich quick, and to share and express our deepest feelings. We meet several of the "songwriters" - from an elderly woman to a young African-American man to a small-town Iowan with big-time dreams - each of whom has been in the "business" for awhile, churning out odd compositions that cover the waterfront of American obsessions, from Jesus to genitalia, from politics to Elvis. Sleeve notes by Penn Jillette. Includes a download of the full album AND the documentary!
Human Breakdown of Absurdity - Norm Burns & The Singers
"The Subjects I Write about..."
Non-Violent Tackwondo Troopers - David Fox
Danish Radio Intro
Caravan - David Fox
Blind Man's Penis - Ramsey Kearney
I'm a Ginseng Digger - Gene Merlino and the Sunburst Studio Musicians
Jimmy Carter Says Yes! - Gene Marshall
The day Snowflakes Were Born - MSR Singers
Little Rug Bug - Rod Rogers with the Swinging Strings
Ecstacy to Frenzy - Rodd Keith
The 23rd Channel - Gene Berlino and the sunburst STudio Musicians
The Thing - David Fox
The Flitting Firefly - Rodd Rogers
Annie Oakley - David Fox
"Eddie's not gonna come back..."
Out in the Woods - Gene Merlino and the Sunburst Studio Musicians
"Iowa Mountain Tour"
Three-Eyed Boy (Studio Version) - bary & Joshua Forney
"Let's just experiment here..."
Nighttime Whispers - Ramsey Kearney
Cloud Nine - Rodd Keith
NEW SEALED LP with download of the LP + the documentary