Cris Vangel's YouTube Channel
September 18, 2010 1:34 PM   Subscribe

Cigareetes, Whusky and Wild, Wild Women. Cris Vangel's "78's and Other Music" YouTube Channel is full of old time vinyl goodies including a 1932 love song sung by a man, possibly to another man. Cat Scratchin' for Caturday. Bonus link: The Muppet version of Cigarettes and Whiskey with Peter Sellers singing.
posted by nickyskye (12 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
I've heard it said thaty they'll drive you crazy. Yea, they'll drive you insane.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 1:44 PM on September 18, 2010


nickyskye you have found another jewel. The Peter Sellers and Muppets video is a pearl in the SLYT dross.
posted by Cranberry at 1:46 PM on September 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


These are the kinds of records that Dr. Demento started his record collection with (so if it didn't drive you crazy, it would certainly make you demented). The only 78 in my own collection (saved from my parents' record collection) was Kay Kyser and his Orchestra performing "When Veronica Plays Her Harmonica (On the Pier in Santa Monica)" with the "Woody Wood-Pecker"(sic) theme on side B. At age 6, I had by first crush on the vocalist, Gloria Wood.

And those 78s weren't vinyl, they were shellac (and quite breakable).
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:57 PM on September 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow: it was worth buying the Internet just for that Peter Sellers video.
posted by theredpen at 2:46 PM on September 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yep, Peter Sellers and the Muppets will be on heavy rotation in my house this weekend.
posted by Drab_Parts at 3:00 PM on September 18, 2010


I'm actually kind of surprised how literal their cover was.

What does 'sing temptation' mean?
posted by empath at 3:10 PM on September 18, 2010


"Sing "Temptation"!" It was a request, a contemporary version would be "Free Bird!"

I think this was one of the times when the Muppet producers suggested something way out of the norm for a guest star and were tickled pink when they went for it. (And not the only time; I need to do some Muppet googling...)
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:37 PM on September 18, 2010


What does 'sing temptation' mean?

It's a reference to this song, the joke being that the drunk recognizes Red playing the part of a preacher.
posted by StrikeTheViol at 3:43 PM on September 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Re 78s and vinyl. From Wikipedia:

"Vinyl was first tried out as a 78 rpm material in 1939, as a cigarette radio commercial mailed to stations, as vinyl was less breakable in the mail. On the record, mention is made of the Lucky Strike exhibit at the 1939 NY World's Fair.[13] Decca introduced vinyl "Deccalite" 78s after the Second World War. During the war, the US Armed Forces produced thousands of V-Discs for the soldiers to play overseas, as well as giant 16-inch War Department radio transcriptions, all of which were made of vinyl.[14] Victor made some vinyl 78s, but other labels would restrict vinyl production to the special DJ copies of 78s, which were also commonly issued in vinyl to be mailed to radio stations, during the late '40s and early '50s."
posted by nickyskye at 8:22 PM on September 18, 2010


I only know this song as done by Buck Owens, so a little extra bit of info is great.
posted by PinkMoose at 11:06 PM on September 18, 2010


I think this was one of the times when the Muppet producers suggested something way out of the norm for a guest star and were tickled pink when they went for it.

With quite a number of guests I got the impression that their main reason for appearing on the show was the knowledge they could do something way out of their norm. Wasn't there an episode with a famous country singer where there was this unspoken assumption he was going to do one of his hit songs, and he kept coming up with weird stuff?

My google fu brings up this with Garth Brooks. It's from the Muppets Tonight, but I was thiniking of the original series...
posted by DreamerFi at 11:38 PM on September 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


That's corny
posted by sebastienbailard at 11:59 PM on September 18, 2010


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