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Preview: 28 Novelty Hits Collected on "Don't Go Near the Eskimos: 28 Classic U.S. Novelties"

Artist: Various Artists
Title: Don’t Go Near The Eskimos – 28 Classic U.S. Novelties
Release Date: Available now (Europe), November 11, 2017 (U.S. as import via Amazon)
Label: Jasmine
Format(s): CD

Oh, the lowly novelty record.  The first time you hear it you laugh, the second time you chuckle and the 40th time you wish it would go away.

Still, those novelty records hold a special place in our heart as they trigger memories of the years when they were played relentlessly on the radio.  Jasmine Records in the U.K. has gathered 28 of those novelty classics on their new album Don't Go Near the Eskimos: 28 Classic U.S. Novelties.

The album contains genuine hits (Ray Stevens' "Ahab the Arab", The Coasters' "Along Came Jones", David Seville's "Witch Doctor"), a few that have gained stature over the years (Bo Diddley's "Hey Man", The Halo's "Nag") and quite a few rarities ("It's a Gas" by Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman, "The Gorilla" by game show host Bert Convy, "Lone Teen Angel" by Paul Simon in the guise of Jerry Landis). 

Track List:
  • Ahab The Arab - Ray Stevens
  • Lone Ranger Gonna Git Married - Jimmy Johnson
  • Along Came Jones - Coasters
  • Don't Go Near The Eskimos - Ben Colder
  • The Bully Of The Beach - John D. Loudermilk
  • (She Got A) Nose Job - Dellwoods
  • Armpit No.6 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  • Stranded In The Jungle - Cadets
  • Battle Of Kookamonga - Homer & Jethro
  • Nag - Halos
  • My Wife Can't Cook - Lonnie Russ
  • Cops And Robbers - Boogaloo & His Gallant Crew
  • Say Man - Bo Diddley
  • Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb) - Edd "Kookie" Byrnes & Connie Stevens
  • Alley-Oop - Dante & the Evergreens
  • Gun Totin' Critter Called Jack - Hollywood Argyles
  • Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) - Barry Mann
  • Mr Custer - Larry Verne
  • Witch Doctor - David Seville
  • James (Hold The Ladder Steady) - Sue Thompson
  • The Gorilla - Bert Convy
  • It's A Gas - Alfred E. Neuman
  • Uh! Oh! (part 2) - Nutty Squirrels
  • Cinderella - Jack Ross
  • Lone Teen Ranger - Jarry Landis
  • The Flying Saucer (parts 1&2) - Buchanan & Goodman
  • What Is A Fisterris? - The Joker
  • The Maharajah Of Magador - Ziggy Talent With Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra