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November 30, 2007

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Louis Harrison

Thanks for posting the Roger Price album and bringing back memories of Droodles. I have a copy of Walt Kelly's 'Songs of the Pogo' on A.A. Records #2 and have long wondered what catalog #1 on that label might be. Sascha Burland and Don Elliott of the Vermont Jazz All-Stars were also the guys behind the Nutty Squirrels.

Corey K.

A quick Google search seems to have possibly turned up A.A. Records' third release (at least according to the title of the blog entry):

http://scarstuff.blogspot.com/2006/03/famous-monsters-famous-monsters-speak.html

A.A. Records seems to have been an interesting, if not terribly prolific, little outfit. Anybody know anything else about them?

BenT

if you'd like to hear more by The Nutty Squirrels, you can download their album Birdwatching at my blog
http://mrjevil.blogspot.com/2007/06/uh-oh-those-nutty-squirrels-made.html

Roy B.

Uh, Roger Price didn't invent those things he called droodles. They were around as far back as the 1500's, at least. Agostino Carracci used to make them up all the time. See:

http://www.archimedes-lab.org/droodles.html

Scott Mercer

I thought Price actually sounds a bit like (and even looks a bit like) Stan Freberg. And their humor isn't too far apart either.

Ted Hering

Scott Mercer says Roger Price displays similar humor to Stan Freberg. That was my reaction as well, especially with the "Sound Droodles." Three years before this LP was recorded, Freberg presented a character named Herman Horne on his CBS radio show (now available on CD). Herman would present "hi-fi sounds," such as "Benny Goodman in a skin diving suit playing 'Danny Boy' in a kelp bed." These sketches were likely the direct inspiration for Roger's "Sound Droodles."

Pinball King

Roger Price also did a third Droodles book with an orange cover called "Droodles: A Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch". Frank Zappa had an album with the same title and cover art. A newer Roger Price book is called "Classic Droodles".

Penguin_Pete

That's "SHIP Arriving Too Late To Save a Drowning Witch."

aca: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_arriving_too_late_to_save_a_drowning_witch

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