Spazzy Answer Songs

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/08/spazzy_answer_s.html#more

Ran across this entertaining blog entry from WFMU and thought I would pass it on…enjoy! 🙂

Answer_3MP3s: 28 of them below the jump, plus a handful of streaming realaudio archives.

All these periodic payola inquiries would lead you to believe that the only way to get a song played on the radio is by delivering duffel bags full of cash, cocaine and Adidas sneakers to a station’s doorstep. Not so. For several decades, another time-tested method was to shamelessly hitch your tune to an already established single, a phenomenon known as the Answer Song.

In 2003, Dave the Spazz collected 28 answer songs for his WFMU marathon premium CD, which are now presented here as MP3s, with a few of the originals linked as realaudio archives.

Ernest_tubbErnest Tubb: Dont Talk to Me About Dames (MP3 for download)
Answer to Cindy Walker’s Don’t Talk to Me About Men

Jody Miller: Queen of the House (MP3 for download)
Answer to Roger Miller’s King of the Road (streaming realaudio)

Ralph Emery: I’ll Take Good Care of Your Baby (MP3 for download)
Answer to Bobby Vee’s Take Good Care of My Baby (streaming realaudio) 

The Rag Dolls: Society Girl (MP3 for download)
Answer to The Four Season’s Rag Doll

Kdoe2bigPaul Peek: Brother In-Law (He’s A Mooch) (MP3 for download)
Answer to Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-In-Law (streaming realaudio) 

The Bobbettes: I Don’t Like It Like That (MP3 for download)
Answer to Chris Kenner’s I Like It Like That (streaming realaudio) 

Carla Thomas: I’ll Bring It On Home To You (MP3 for download)
Answer to Sam Cooke’s Bring It On Home To Me (streaming realaudio) 

ShaftThe Bar-Kays: Son of Shaft  (MP3 for download)
Answer to Isaac Hayes’ Theme From Shaft (streaming realaudio) 

Delores Ealy and The Kenyaettes: Come Into My Bedroom (MP3 for download)
Answer to Chick WIllis’ Stoop Down Baby (streaming realaudio) 

Ann Cole: I’ve Got Nothing Working (MP3 for download)
Answer to Muddy Waters’ I Got My Mojo Working

The Upfronts: I Stopped The Duck of Earl (MP3 for download)
Answer to Gene Chandler’s Duke of Earl

Duke_of_earlThe Pearlettes: Duchess of Earl (MP3 for download)
Answer to Gene Chandler’s Duke of Earl

The Dukays: Please Help (MP3 for download)
Answer to The Tokens’ The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Wendy Hill: Gary Please Don’t Sell Your Diamond Ring (MP3 for download)
Answer to Gary Lewis and the Playboys’ This Diamond Ring

Carole King: Oh! Neil (MP3 for download)
Answer to Neil Sedaka’s Oh! Carol

Joanncampbell2Jo Ann Campbell: I’m The Girl on Wolverton Mountain (MP3 for download)
Answer to Claude King’s Wolverton Mountain (streaming realaudio) 

Sonny Wright: I’ll Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (MP3 for download)
Answer to Loretta Lynn’s Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (streaming realaudio) 

Charlie Ryan and The Timberline Riders: Hot Rod Hades (MP3 for download)
Answer to Ramblin’ Jimmy Dolan’s Hot Rod Race

Little Sammy Yates: Comic Book Crazy (MP3 for download)
Answer to The Olympics’ Western Movies

Sam_thesham_1The Sham-ettes: Big Bad Wolf (MP3 for download)
Answer to Sam The Sham and The Pharoahs’ Little Red Riding Hood (streaming realaudio) 

Sam The Sham and the Pharoahs: I’m In With The Out Crowd (MP3 for download)
Answer to Dobie Gray’s The In Crowd

Lou Christie: Mr. Tenor Man (MP3 for download)
Answer to Johnny Cymbal’s Mr. Bass Man

The Debs: Sloopy’s Gonna Hang On (MP3 for download)
Answer to The McCoys’ Hang On Sloopy

Barry_mann_cov_75The Fabulous Marcels: I Put The Bomp (MP3 for download)
Answer to Barry Mann’s Who Put The Bomp (streaming realaudio) 

Sugar Pie DeSanto: Slip-In Mules (MP3 for download)
Answer to Tommy Tucker’s High Heel Sneakers

Vicki Anderson: I’m Too Tough For Mister Big Stuff (MP3 for download)
Answer to Jean Knight’s Mr. Big Stuff

Dawn_of_correctionJeanie and Her Boyfriends: It’s Me Knocking (MP3 for download)
Answer to The Genies’ Who’s That Knocking? (streaming realaudio) 

The Spokesmen: The Dawn of Correction (MP3 for download)
Answer to Barry McGuires’s Eve Of Destruction (streaming realaudio) 

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