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July 16, 2016
Options July 16, 2016 The Paul Frees Memorial Playlist
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Artist Track Label Comments Approx. start time
Link Wray  Options Poppin' Popeye   Trans Atlas    0:00:00 Pop‑up)  
Los Freneticos  Options Chick Chick   Norco    0:04:36 Pop‑up)  
The Thundertones  Options Jungle Fever   Dot    0:06:23 Pop‑up)  
The Run-A-Bouts  Options Wild Fire   Kay-Gee    0:08:45 Pop‑up)  
Hal Willis  Options Bop-A-Dee Bop-A-Doo   Atlantic    0:14:29 Pop‑up)  
Tommy "Jim" Beam and the Four Fifths  Options My LIttle Jewel   100 Proof    0:15:30 Pop‑up)  
Ronnie Allen  Options Juvenile Delinquent   San    0:17:57 Pop‑up)  
Don Wade  Options Gone, Gone, Gone   San    0:19:55 Pop‑up)  
Lee George  Options The Little Moon Men   Wonder    0:21:59 Pop‑up)  
Bud Settlemire  Options Uncle Bud's Twist   Buck and Sonny    0:24:31 Pop‑up)  
Bennie Hess  Options Wild Hog Hop   Spade    0:27:14 Pop‑up)  
Sweet Pea Walker  Options Sweet Pea   Sweet Pea  New reish 45 from Jazzman Records!!!!  0:35:32 Pop‑up)  
Paul Gayten  Options For You My Love   Argo  New reish 45 from Jazzman Records!!!!  0:38:14 Pop‑up)  
Jack McVea  Options Wino   Wino  New reish 45 from Jazzman Records!!!!  0:40:00 Pop‑up)  
Buddy Lucas  Options Greedy Pig (Can't Get Enough)   RCA Victor    0:43:17 Pop‑up)  
Jimmy McCracklin  Options One Track Love   Chess    0:45:57 Pop‑up)  
Bernardo Blanco Orchestra  Options Wha' He Say? Mambo   Stella    0:48:30 Pop‑up)  
The Teen Queens  Options You Good Boy, You Get Cookie   RCA Victor    0:50:39 Pop‑up)  
The Arabians  Options The Shack   Twin Star    0:57:50 Pop‑up)  
The Darts  Options Rockin' At Midnight   Dart    0:59:00 Pop‑up)  
The King Bees  Options Lovely Love   KRC    1:01:05 Pop‑up)  
The Hollywood Flames  Options So Good   Ebb    1:03:24 Pop‑up)  
The "5" Royales  Options Say It   King    1:05:41 Pop‑up)  
The Royal Teens  Options Harvey's Got a Girl Friend   ABC-Paramount  Lunkhead anthem!  1:13:51 Pop‑up)  
The Silvertones  Options Get It   Goliath    1:16:17 Pop‑up)  
Larry Bright  Options Do The Juba   Diplomacy    1:17:04 Pop‑up)  
Chris Cerf  Options Money   Dialectric    1:20:03 Pop‑up)  
Tom King and The Starfires  Options Bop Diddlie in the Jungle   Claremont    1:23:08 Pop‑up)  
Bobby Runnel's Faux Pas  Options True Love - Heartaches   Faux Pas    1:26:12 Pop‑up)  
The Joker  Options What Is A Fisterris?   G & F    1:26:56 Pop‑up)  
Paul Frees and the Poster People  Options The Look Of Love (Boris Karloff)   MGM    1:34:59 Pop‑up)  
The Pirates  Options Cuttin' Out   Back Stage    1:36:53 Pop‑up)  
The Madhatters  Options Chicks Are For Kids   Cardinal    1:41:42 Pop‑up)  
The Invictas  Options (Let's Dance) The Hump   Sahara    1:43:30 Pop‑up)  
The Breakers  Options Long Green   Celmor    1:45:40 Pop‑up)  
The Lidos  Options Since I Last Saw You   BandBox    1:47:48 Pop‑up)  
Little Florene  Options I Miss You So   Excello  Yet another new reish 45 from Jazzman Records!!!!  1:54:09 Pop‑up)  
Vernon Green and The Medallions  Options Shedding Tears Just For You   Popcorn  Yup, ANOTHER New reish 45 from Jazzman Records!!!!  1:55:58 Pop‑up)  

Listener comments!

Avatar 1:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar 1:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& the most distinct example of chickenpickin' you ever heard...Rex is not messing around today...
Avatar 1:10pm Mailman Tom:

Paul Frees, one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, voice actors ever
  1:13pm SeanG:

  1:26pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Afternoon, Fools!
Listening on the beach in Cape May-bringing the no-brow sounds to the squares!
Avatar 1:27pm Lemmy Skynyrd:

Frees was not only Boris Badenov, he was John Lennon and George Harrison... amazing... his list of credits is extensive and wide ranging...
Avatar 1:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Frees Form Radio.
...or - (alternate Bullwinkle title) - for those of you on the coast - Frees Foam Radio...
Avatar 1:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Bullwinkle, Beatles, Godzilla, Hitchcock, Banana Splits, DoughBoy - ! ! !
Avatar 1:49pm geezerette:

Twistin' the day away...:D
Avatar 1:55pm Marc Francis:

I get cookie.
Avatar 1:55pm Ken in Tucson:

Sometimes I wonder if that song is about cookies at all.
  1:58pm Mike tp:

Hmmmm. My wife's from Garfield but doesn't seem to remember the Belmont Ballroom. I do remember the CHOO CHOO CLUB but never went.
  2:01pm P-90:

Paul Frees, one of the All-Time giants. In addition to the enormous catalog of vocal characters, he does appear in some very notable films, like the original 1950's "The Thing" as one of the scientists at the North Pole lab, and in the original "War of the Worlds" as a reporter. In the earliest Pilsbury "Pop 'n' Fresh" commercials he actually sings an extended song/jingle, and does a very nice job. He was also often called on to do a kind of erzatz "Orson Welles" heavy narrative voice, like when they didn't want to pay the actual Welles (like at the very end of Beneath the Planet of the Apes.")
Avatar 2:05pm geezerette:

For after this show,for Ray Bradbury fans: Paul Frees narrates a Bradbury story,"Here There Be Tygers".
Avatar 2:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...inventor of audio-visual technique - the Frees Frame...focus of the Black & White classic - 'Frees Willy'...
Avatar 2:07pm Lemmy Skynyrd:

I see no record credits for Frees at Wikipedia, so I'd like to think a Holy Grail in the form of a 45RPM exists...
Avatar 2:08pm kyle a.:

Paul Frees is prepared to know what time it is in no fewer than 5 cities simultaneously.
  2:16pm P-90:

@Lemmy, he may have no solo record credits, but Frees appears on tons of comedy records, Stan Freeberg's stuff, Hanna-Barbera children's records, etc etc
  2:17pm P-90:

"...all radio is dead", that was Frees in War of The Worlds
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:18pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Greetings, Mensa dropouts!
  2:23pm P-90:

Haha, classic Wolfman Jack moment
Avatar 2:24pm Lemmy Skynyrd:

thanks, P-90... Hanna-Barbera, better yet an enterprising reissue label, should release Bedrock Twitch by Rock Roll (voiced by Otis the Drunk) b/w Eep Op Ork Ah-Ah by Jet Screamer (voiced by Ernest T. Bass)... that pair is an odd bit of cartoon trivia synchronicity...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm Power Papi:

Is this Ken Nordine?
  2:32pm P-90:

Also gotta mention Frees's Disney work, most notably his creation of the voice of Professor Ludwig von Drake. And he dubbed all of Tony Curtis's lines in "Some Like it Hot" when the character is in drag and speaking in a falsetto "female" voice.
Avatar 2:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...somebody's gotta do it...
Avatar 2:38pm Lemmy Skynyrd:

thanks for finding the Holy Grail, Rex... this version of The Look Of Love is absolutely essential...
  2:38pm P-90:

Like many impressionists, Frees's Karloff doesn't sound much like Karloff at all.
I liked the Bob Crewe-style smooth backing arrangenent, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38pm Parq:

Best version of "Look of Love" EVER!
Avatar 2:51pm Ken in Tucson:

Denver, represent!
Avatar 2:59pm cee:

great show as usual rex. you're the best!
  3:00pm P-90:

Thanks, Rex

I am an author working on a book about 1960-62 label Candix Records and was hoping I could get details of Larry Bright's Diplomacy single which was played on air July 16. I need label,writers etc. Any HELP would be greatly appreciated.
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