July 5, 2009

Spooky Stories

Spooky Stories
Released: 197?
Format: Cardboard Record

This set of three cardboard records were pressed on the back of cereal boxes (I can't remember what brand) sometime around the late 70's. I had to cut them out of the box and poke a hole in the center.

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June 19, 2009

Win $1,000,000 Instantly! Play This Record NOW!

McDonald's Flexi
Released: 1988
Format: Cardboard Record

This little cardboard record was distributed in the local Sunday paper sometime in the late 80’s. According to the rules listed on the reverse side, the odds of winning were 1 in 80,000,000.

"Play this record NOW!"

June 10, 2009

Alice, The Queen of the Funnel Cakes

Alice Reinert
Artist: Alice Reinert - Reading, PA
Album: Alice, The Queen of the Funnel Cakes
Released: 1981
Format: Vinyl LP
Label: Fun-nel-Aires Records - Reading, PA

The tender and annoying voice of Alice Reinert is like nothing you've heard before. Alice sings with confidence but sounds as if she just completed 11th grade.

"A Very Special Birthday"

"My Darling Daughter"

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Funnel Cakes
"From out of the Pennsylvania Dutch country comes Alice the Queen of the Funnel Cakes, singing some of her songs that she wrote while making her famous funnel cakes at fairs, carnivals, festivals and shopping centers etc."

June 8, 2009

Professor Schnitzel - Pa Dutch stand-up comedy?

Herman F. Schnitzel
Artist: Professor Schnitzel (Herman F. Schnitzel)
Album: As I Was Saying...
Released: 1962
Format: 45 rpm 7"
Label: Buch Records

I found this strange (and funny) Pa Dutch stand-up comedy record at the LPL book sale today. I had never heard of this Professor Schnitzel before and the only info I could find online about him was here.

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June 5, 2009

Karaoke Booth Tape - Part 1

Super Star Recording

Remember those booths at malls and amusement parks where you could sing along to your favorite songs karaoke style and get a souvenir cassette to take home? I’ve found a number of these tapes at yard sales and thrift stores over the years and they’ve always been a good source of amusement.