Here's a 45 I bought at least 25 years ago, and which has been bringing me a sort of disturbed pleasure ever since. A vanity special, in which Pinky Pinkston and the Dixie Drifters perform two unique songs, "Beggar or a Clown" and "I Am a Loser."
There was a time that a few friends of mine and I discussed (and disagreed) about whether Pinky was a man or a woman, but with the combination of the massive song-poem database, and some ads on eBay, we now know that he was Joseph Pinkston, who also made some vanity record for song-poem hybrid labels, none of which I've been fortunate to hear yet.
However, the lyrics to these songs, in places, remain a mystery to me.
A friend and I once went to the Chicago address found on this label, and found it to be an apartment building in the upscale Lincoln Park neighborhood. There was no listing for Pinkston at the building.
I Am A Loser (MP3)
Beggar or a Clown (MP3)