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Novelty Song Friday #21 — “One Toke Over the Line,” by Brewer and Shipley

Welcome to another installment of Novelty Song Friday. This is the third week of what I will call the “stoned series.” Thank you to Max at Power Pop for the suggestion! It will be the last one in the series at least for now, as I have another song lined up next week that doesn't… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #21 — “One Toke Over the Line,” by Brewer and Shipley

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Novelty Song Friday #20, “Don’t Bogart Me,” by The Fraternity of Man

Continuing on with the marijuana theme I started last week with The Friday song, just by chance, mind you, here's another laid back tune. per wikipedia: The Fraternity of Man was an American blues rock and psychedelic rock group from the 1960s. They are most famous for their 1968 song "Don't Bogart Me," which was… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #20, “Don’t Bogart Me,” by The Fraternity of Man

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Novelty Song Friday #19 — “Shanty,”by Jonathan Edwards, aka The Friday Song

Up until I was about 15-16 years old in the 1970s, besides listening to albums of my mom and grandparents and my own meager collection, I listened exclusively to AM Top 40 radio. I have no idea how I learned about FM radio, but listening to 97 WLAV FM out of Grand Rapids, MI, who… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #19 — “Shanty,”by Jonathan Edwards, aka The Friday Song

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Novelty Song Friday #18 — “The Hair on My Chinny Chin Chin,” by Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs

Per wikipedia: Domingo "Sam" Samudio (born February 28, 1937, in Dallas, Texas, United States), better known by his stage name Sam the Sham, is a retired American rock and roll singer. Sam the Sham was known for his camp robe and turban and hauling his equipment in a 1952 Packard hearse with maroon velvet curtains.… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #18 — “The Hair on My Chinny Chin Chin,” by Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs

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Novelty Song Friday #17 — “Thirty Thousand Pounds of Bananas,” by Harry Chapin

"30,000 Pounds Of Bananas," sometimes spelled "Thirty Thousand Pounds Of Bananas," is a folk rock song by Harry Chapin from his 1974 album, Verities & Balderdash. The song became more popular in its live extended recording from Chapin's 1976 concert album, Greatest Stories Live that started the phrase "Harry, it sucks." The song is based… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #17 — “Thirty Thousand Pounds of Bananas,” by Harry Chapin

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Novelty Song Friday #16 — “Pink Shoe Laces,” by Dodie Stevens

Thanks go to Jim Adams at A Unique Title for Me for finding this little gem of a song to feature for this week's Novelty Song Friday. Per wikipedia: "Pink Shoe Laces" (or "Pink Shoelaces") is a song composed by Mickie Grant that was recorded by Dodie Stevens, accompanied by Bobby Hammack and his Orchestra,… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #16 — “Pink Shoe Laces,” by Dodie Stevens

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Novelty Song Friday #15 — “Daddy Cool,” by Boney M.

My x-boyfriend is the one who directed me to the video. He was convinced that Bobby Farrell of Boney M. was the prototype for Prince as far as fashion goes. When I saw this video, I had to wonder also. Beware, the song is an earworm! Per wikipedia: Boney M. is a Euro-Caribbean vocal group… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #15 — “Daddy Cool,” by Boney M.

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Novelty Song Friday #14 — “I’m in Love with my Car,” by Queen

Dedicated to Johnathan Harris, boy racer to the end. Wikipedia says: Night at the Opera is the fourth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on November 21, 1975 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, it was… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #14 — “I’m in Love with my Car,” by Queen

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Novelty Song Friday #13 — “Thumbsucker,” by Shel Silverstein

Per wikipedia: There is a an eye-popping amount of information highlighting Shel in wikipedia. I'm including just a bit of it. If you want to learn more about his many talents, achievements, etc., I encourage you to click the link. Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein (9/25/30 – 5/10/99) was an American writer known for his cartoons,… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #13 — “Thumbsucker,” by Shel Silverstein

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Novelty Song Friday #12 — “Doobie in my Pocket,” by Keller Williams

One of my friends whose daughter travels far and wide to see live music and sometimes drags her along told me I needed to go to youtube and find this song. She is the same friend who told me about Billy Strings so I did as she instructed. Nowadays, with reefer becoming legal in so… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #12 — “Doobie in my Pocket,” by Keller Williams