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Options December 26, 2004: The Second-Ever Boxing Day 45 RPM Novelty Record-A-Rama
"45 RPM December" concludes with a program consisting exclusively of novelty records, as i assume most listeners are out of town.

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Artist Track Label Comments
Arbogast & Ross  Chaos Part I   Options Liberty   
Ran-Dells  Martian Hop   Options Chairman   
Detergents  Double-O-Seven   Options Roulette  Featuring Ron Dante, who was the singing voice of Archie on the Archies' "Sugar Sugar" 
Cindy & Lindy  You Can't Mail an Elephant   Options Coral  Co-written by Bix Reichner 
Arbogast & Ross  Chaos Part II   Options Liberty   
Jim Bakus and Friend  Delicious   Options Jubilee  [sic] 
Nutty Squirrels  Uh! Oh! Part 1   Options Hanover   
 
Fowls  The Yanks Are the Champs   Options Rotten Rat   
Chicago Cubs  Pennant Fever   Options Chess   
Roosevelt Grier  Pizza Pie Man   Options D-Town   
Singing Dogs  Oh! Susanna   Options RCA   
Singing Sheep  Baa Baa Black Sheep   Options Sheep   
Bill Saluga  Dancin' Johnson (Part 1)   Options A&M  You can call him Ray, or you can call him Jay, et cetera, et cetera. But ya doesn't hasta call him Johnson! 
 
Irene "Granny" Ryan  No Time At All   Options Motown  This actress, who played Daisy "Granny" Moses on The Beverly Hillbillies, is undoubtedly the most unlikely Motown recording artist ever. 
Ted Cassidy as Lurch  The Lurch   Options Capitol   
Vince Edwards  Squeelin Parrot (Twist)   Options Russ-Fi  I've said it before, and i still maintain that "Squeelin Parrot (Twist)," by Vince Edwards, is the greatest song ever recorded!  
Señor Wences  ’S-All Right? ’S-All Right!   Options Joy  Proof that ventriloquism can work on a record 
Arnold Stang and Leroy Holmes  Lotsa Luck, Charlie   Options MGM  Dedicated to Listener Carol 
T. Lance & the Coctails  Abba-Dabba-Do Dance   Options Telstar  WFMU DJ Todd-O-Phonic Todd is involved with this recording in some capacity. 
Sea Monkeys  Food Emporium   Options Vital Music  With WFMU's Dave the Spazz on lead vocals 
Vince Edwards  Squeelin Parrot (Twist)   Options Russ-Fi  The only record i play more than once per show as a matter of course 
 
Spats  The Roach   Options Enith International  A garage-rock cover of the Gene and Wendell classic 
Judge ’n Jury  Roaches   Options Verve   
Harmon Bethea  Roaches   Options Musicor  The artist also known as the Maskman 
Barnstormers  Bug Stompin' (Stomp That Roach)   Options Capitol   
Manchesters  I Don't Come From England   Options Vee-Jay  Written and performed by the great, great David Gates, later of Bread 
Senator Bobby  Wild Thing   Options Parkway  This is not really sung by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-NY). This impersonation was credited to the Hardly Worthit Players. 
Peels  Juanita Banana   Options Karate   
 
Los Tres Sudamericanos  Juanita Banana   Options Belter  Same song as the preceding one but sung in Miss Banana's native Spanish 
Freshies  I Can't Get "Bouncing Babies" by the Teardrop Explodes   Options Razz/MCA   
Inconceivables  Hamburger Patti   Options Columbia   
Mickey Katz  Sixteen Tons   Options Capitol   
Don & Juan  Chicken Necks   Options Big Top   
Susan Christie  I Love Onions   Options Columbia   
Teenage Filmstars  I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape   Options Fab Listening  Featuring Edward Ball, formerly of Television Personalities, later of Creation recording artists the Times 
 
Big Loser (and Friends)  This Is Monte   Options Groove   
Timmie Rogers  I Love Ya – I Love Ya – I Love Ya – I Love Ya   Options Parkway  Featuring his catchphrase, "Oh, yeaaah!" 
Stan Freberg  Sh-Boom   Options Capitol   
Jerry Landis  The Lone Teen Ranger   Options Amy  He later achieved the pop stardom he should have attained for recording "Lone Teen Ranger" after reverting to his real name – Paul Simon. 
Nervous Norvus  Transfusion   Options Dot   
Legendary Stardust Cowboy  Paralyzed   Options Mercury   
Screamin' Jay Hawkins  I Hear Voices   Options Enrica   
  BOX SCORE Number of songs: 42 • Number of discrete artists played: 40 • Percentage of songs from my personal collection: 100% • Ratio of songs by discrete artists with sung, spoken, barked or bleated vocals to instrumental songs: 40:0 • Ratio of songs by discrete artists with a human vocal component that contain solely male vocals to solely female vocals to mixed-sex vocals: 25:3:8 • Number of songs that feature a vocal performance by a real or imitated animal: 4 • Language percentages: English – 88%; Spanish – 2%; Yiddish – 2%; Dog – 2%; Sheep – 2%; Squirrel Scatting: 2% • Format breakdown: 7-inch vinyl – all • Longest song: 3:55 • Shortest song: 1:28 • Discrete artists by continent (defined by origin of artist, not where song was recorded): North America – 34; South America – 1; Europe – 5; Asia – 0; Africa – 0; Australia/Oceania – 0 • Number of songs played that have made the Billboard Top 40 chart: 4 • Highest chart position reached by a song played: No. 8 • Percentage of artists played who have appeared on an episode of Chico and the Man: 10% • Number of artists played who have performed with a disembodied talking head: 2 • Number of songs played that were performed by WFMU DJs with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia: 2

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