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please identify crap novelty singer ???

GUEST,punkfolkrocker 05 Aug 10 - 04:11 PM
Ebbie 05 Aug 10 - 04:25 PM
Noreen 05 Aug 10 - 05:32 PM
GUEST,Wesley S 05 Aug 10 - 05:57 PM
GUEST,Wesley S 05 Aug 10 - 06:05 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 05 Aug 10 - 08:08 PM
Wesley S 05 Aug 10 - 08:15 PM
pdq 05 Aug 10 - 08:26 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 05 Aug 10 - 08:35 PM
mousethief 05 Aug 10 - 08:57 PM
Ebbie 05 Aug 10 - 09:06 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 05 Aug 10 - 09:24 PM
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Subject: please identify crap novelty singer ???
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 04:11 PM

sat enjoying post coastal country walk pints of cider with the mrs..

local working mens club sound system was playing
a thin americanish voice singing
songs about eskimoes and cornflakes..????


who be he then...??????


thanks


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Subject: RE: please identify crap novelty singer ???
From: Ebbie
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 04:25 PM

What's an "americanish" voice?

I tried to find a song/performance about eskimos and cornflakes. All I found was that apparently at one venue, a British group sang 'One Eskimo' and Tori Amos sang 'Cornflake Girl'. Is that close enough?


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Subject: RE: please identify crap novelty singer ???
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 05:32 PM

Many/most(!) 'popular' singers in the UK affect an 'American' accent when singing- I think many of them think that that is how you have to sing!

I suspect this is what pfr means by an 'americanish' voice, Ebbie.

No idea about the initial request though.


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Subject: RE: please identify crap novelty singer ???
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 05:57 PM

Didn't Micheal Franks do a song with those lyrics? Was the song a bit on the jazzy side?

Micheal Franks


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Subject: RE: please identify crap novelty singer ???
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 06:05 PM

There's a childrens artist named "Dan the Music Man" that has a song with the following lyrics. Maybe this one?



Kazoo


My fur is nice, my eyes are green, I look for mice on Halloween,
I'm not a hat, I'm not a bat, I'm a little kitty ... cat!

It's fun to chew, it tastes so good, it's better new, it sticks to wood,
It's not a plum, it's not a thumb, it's a piece of bubble ... gum!

(chorus)
So, Toddle-ooh, Merci beaucoup, I'll meet you all in Timbuktu,
My Kangaroo is coming too, and meet you at the rendezvous/so listen to my new Kazoo

It's made of snow, it's made of ice, to an Eskimo it's very nice,
It's not a shoe, or a skidoo, I live inside a big Ig-... loo!

You can eat me once a year, I'm a treat then I disappear,
It's not a shake or a corn flake, I'm your special birthday ... cake!

(chorus)

You have to wear it everyday, you shouldn't share it anyway,
It's not a bear, it's not a chair, it's a pair of under ... wear!


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Subject: RE: please identify crap novelty singer ???
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 08:08 PM

sorry, should have been clearer,
I'd just got back from the club
and typed quick while dinner was cooking...

one song was about an eskimo

the other was about cornflakes [chorus of 'snap crackle pop'??]

really corny novelty country songs.

I'm guessing the singer was a genuine american..

but who knows...???


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Subject: RE: please identify crap novelty singer ???
From: Wesley S
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 08:15 PM

Y'know it's possible that we may need a little more information.....


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Subject: RE: please identify crap novelty singer ???
From: pdq
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 08:26 PM

"Don't Go Near The Eskimos" by Ben Colder (aka Shep Wooley) is a possiblity for one of the songs.


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Subject: RE: please identify crap novelty singer ???
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 08:35 PM

found 'im...

a Canadian "Stompin' Tom Connors"

http://www.northernjourney.com/cdnfolk/book/artist/connors.tom.html


though f@ck knows how his extremely obscure novelty songs
ended up on the sound system
of a seaside working mens club
in Somerset


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Subject: RE: please identify crap novelty singer ???
From: mousethief
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 08:57 PM

Can't rule out good taste on the part of the proprietor. ;o)


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Subject: RE: please identify crap novelty singer ???
From: Ebbie
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 09:06 PM

Well, well, well. I'm sure that we all thought you meant an USian American singer ("a thin, americanish voice". Turns out it's a Canadian. nyuk nyuk nyuk

:)


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Subject: RE: please identify crap novelty singer ???
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 09:24 PM

now that i've spent a few minutes googling
& read a bit deeper about his life and politics,
he sounds like a very interesting proud of his folk roots kind of bloke
with a much broader back catalog of satirical & comedic music..

.. but those 2 effin irritating novelty songs were played endlessly on a loop..


probably just to mess with the heads
of us dedicated rough cider drinkers...????


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