Kelly is recovering from her night shift at the hospital last night meaning I’ve been on Dad Duty all day. No big deal though. Nothing some Yellow Fin Tuna Tacos, a pint (or 3) of the Last Ride Saison and a few rounds of Exploding Kittens at The Sanctuary can’t remedy. I did manage to squeeze a 2000m drill swim in there too (click HERE). Now we’re home and settling down for “relax time” with more vinyl from our Cornball category, the ‘Crew Cuts Go Long Hair‘ album.
This was another $1.00 purchase from our last Record Fair that we’re getting around to know. HRH figured it would make another great addition to our Cornball collection of albums. And who could argue? Look at that album cover…four dudes and (for whatever reason) and angry looking Mozart.
As it turns out The Crew-Cuts were a Canadian vocal quartet, that made a number of popular records that actually charted in the United States and worldwide. Huh. No shit? They all had been members of the St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto, which also spawned another famous quartet, The Four Lads. A Toronto disk jockey, Barry Nesbitt, put them on his weekly teen show, whose audience gave the group a new name, ‘The Canadaires’. All four of the members were at the time working at jobs with the Ontario government, but quit their jobs to sing full-time. They worked clubs in the Niagara Falls, Ontario (right down the road from us), but saved up their money and drove to New York City, so they could appear on Arthur Godfrey’s television and radio program, ‘Talent Scouts’, where they came in second to a comedian. While they did get a record with Thrillwood Records and recorded a song titled ‘Chip, Chip Sing A Song Little Sparrow‘, this led to no improvement in their fortune, however, and they continued playing minor night clubs.
The album, honestly, is total camp. But, hey, good for HRH for picking out something Canadian. She enjoys it and that’s all that matters. She thinks it sounds like something she’s heard before in Mary Poppins.
Can’t say that I disagree actually.