Trust Me, You’ll Like It by Howie Newman

It is not very often I am sent a Comedy CD to review, but recently I was sent a Comedy CD called Trust Me, You’ll Like It by Howie Newman.  This collection of humorous songs was released November 30, 2006, on the Major League Records label.  The music on this album is a mixture of country, jazz, and little Texas swing.  This thirteen track release features such songs as Everybody’s Talkin’ On The Phone, Way Past My Bedtime, Please Buy My Record, Weekend Warrior, Pushin’ 30 and much more.  It was well written, recorded and produced. This release is available from Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes and many other outlets.

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Deep Fried and Sanctified by Reverend Billy C. Wirtz

Deep Fried and Sanctified is the second album by American blues musician, comedian, and writer Reverend Billy C. Wirtz.  This is an album that was crude and irreverently hilarious with great bluesy performances was released March 1993 on the Hightone Records label. Among the great songs on this nine track album is Tennie Weenie Meanie, InbredBeep Tone Blues, Your Greens Gives Me The Blues and my favorite track off this album, Roberta.  This album is well written, recorded, and produced.  Whether your thing is a comedy or the blues, you will want to add this album to your record library.

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Alice’s Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie

Since it is Thanksgiving and no new music reviews, I thought I would review what I call my favorite Thanksgiving album.  Alice’s Restaurant is the debut album by Arlo Guthrie released in September 1967 by Reprise Records. It features one of his most famous songs, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree“, Imagine it has been almost 50 years since this song was released and I still love this song. At 18 minutes and 20 seconds you still can’t get bored with song because it kept you laughing.  The title track has everything Thanksgiving, Jail, The Draft and more.  Not long ago I also got the CD of this album which was the revisited version.  On this one it is 22 minutes and 21 seconds long which he adds about the Nixon Tapes.  It is so funny.  There are other great songs on this album; my favorite of these other tracks is The Motorcycle Song.  I highly recommend this album if you want to listen to something that will make you laugh and may your day more happy.

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Golden Classics by Ray Stevens

My review of Golden Classics,  a collection of songs that Ray Stevens previously recorded for Barnaby and Monument Records from 1968 to 1971. This 20 track album contains such great tracks as Shriner’s Convention, The Streak, Ahab the Arab, Jeremiah Peabody, Gitarzan and much more. I have been a fan of Ray Stevens since I was a kid, his songs always gave me a good laugh and the song Misty is a great song to tap your feet.  I highly recommend adding this collection to your music library.

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