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March 15, 2007

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In the "tradition" of Shatner and Nimoy, and perhaps inspiring future singing thespians like Don Johnson and David Hasselhoff, Jack Klugman and Tony Randall get down with their funkadelic vocalistic selves. As Orrin Judd writes, "'You're So Vain' is a... [Read More]

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Rumple Stiltskin

The Seventies: "A Decade is a Terrible Thing to Waste."

Dale Hazelton

I scored a copy of this at a yardsale years ago, and besides the hilarious cover of "You're so Vain" the "Odd Couple Opera" is an all-time favorite. It always reminds me of the Looney Toons "What's Opera, Doc". Randall was one of the great unsung comic actors, he was fantastic in "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter" (that commercial interruption bit knocking the Television medium is hilarious). And the "Seven Faces of Dr. Lao" made a big impression on me as a kid. Glad this got posted, I've been foisting it on people for ages.

Lipwak

Alas, no Happy and Peppy. I will dub that off and post it on my Yahoo briefcase (http://briefcase.yahoo.com/lipwak) but give me some time to put it up there.

Cheers,

Lipwak

oddjob

This isn't the only time Jack Klugman's singing, er, talents were committed to vinyl. He's also on the original cast album of Gypsy, including a duet with Ethel Merman!

K French

I bought this when it was only out of print for about 10 years (in 1984, at Flamin' Groovies Records in New Brunswick NJ!). It's always been one of my favorites, especially "You're so Vain." It bugs me when it's compared to other "actors singing" records since, as you point out here, Klugman and Randall are in character as Oscar & Felix. A priceless gem and a joy to download. Thanks.

Listener Kliph

The gatefold cover is also ultra nice on this one. Cool photos of the boys in their boxers with pictures framed in the shape of tv sets. Apricot scarf? You're paranoid!

PierreVK

Hey that's great. I immediately fell under the spell of the opening song. Laaaaaa. Laaaaaaaaa. Laaaaaaaaaaaa.

Mark Kaufman

Thank you for posting MP3s of this, one of the jewels of my record collection. I don't have it in front of me at the moment, but am I wrong about this being a Snuff Garrett production? I love Johnny One Note and sometimes have it running through my head. And having Jack Klugman catterwalling through your head while walking down the street is disconcerting at best. Great record from the second best television show of all time. Sgt. Bilko is number 1, natch.

Toddy

I agree with you John! This version of "You're so vain" is a masterpiece! Mysterious and creepy.

mister_pj

Besides actually having gone out and buying this on vinyl many, many years ago (I think around the time the Odd Couple were a staple in reruns at 11 on 11), it really is one of those albums that come along once in a blue moon. My only complaint is they don’t have the unforgettable ditty Randall sung in one episode: ‘Once there was a man named Oscar. Oscar, Oscar, Ooossscar!’

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Note and sometimes have it running through my head. And having Jack Klugman catterwalling through your head while walking down the street is disconcerting at best. Great record from the second best television show of all time. Sgt. Bilko is number 1, natch.

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