Friday, December 30, 2016

Saturday School: Tennessee Tuxedo in Wreck of a Record (1964)

Would you believe Tennessee Tuxedo (Don Adams) tried making a record?

Right around the time that the Beatles made their first foray into the US, Tennessee, along with besties Chumley (Bradley Bolke) and Baldy (Kenny Delmar, who also narrated) form a band, angling to get into a variety show being organized by Stanley Livingston (Mort Marshall). It's too bad the song, "Abra Kadabra", wasn't released as a novelty record, at least as far as I know.

Here's "Wreck of a Record":

Little known fact: Bradley Bolke actually did make a record. He was part of the ensemble cast of Vaughn Meader's "The First Family" in 1961.

Rating: B-.


Christopher Sobieniak said...

Reminded I have that "First Family" someplace, and one or two spin-offs I found out there along the way. Didn't realize the NY talent they had on that, since they've done other cartoons for studios like Terrytoons, Paramount and such.

hobbyfan said...

I had the First Family LP, and later got Rich Little's sequel on cassette. Both are long gone now.