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Offline steve ridgway

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Re: Great Novelty Records
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2021, 09:43:41 AM »


Who was it who said the following? :P

I'm thinking about recordings that did something novel, unusual, outlandish (etc.), but transcended their novelty and had real musical value.

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Re: Great Novelty Records
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2021, 09:54:08 AM »
Who was it who said the following? :P

I decided to expand the remit of this thread without telling anyone. It should now be called "Great Novelty or Party Records."
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Re: Great Novelty Records
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2021, 10:21:46 AM »
I had no idea this album existed until today:



Yes, none other than the great songstress of the avant-garde Cathy Berberian, singing the Beatles. This is an entire album. At first listen, these covers sound hilariously wrongheaded. But I could see this being a great party record. Here's a sample:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgxCwdvUt74&list=PLgDsV9tDImDN6Z1YPZlQxWBDFsh05dlbm&index=4


It surprises me that there's a spot in the universe where somebody thought this was a good idea.