It's getting to be that time! Are you almost done? Are you feeling good about paying your taxes? If not, Phil Celia and his chirping back-up singers are ready to administer a painless attitude adjustment, as offered by a Mr. or Ms. Busio, on this vintage song-poem 45.
While some song-poem outfits could be counted on to produce records which always had a certain, limited sound or format, Tin Pan Alley's releases were all over the map, and many of their early releases were legitimate, or at the very least borderline.
I was going to offer this up on my song-poem of the week project, but thought its all around weirdness was more suited for this venue. Phil Celia made a few of my favorite song-poem records, rarely in the same style from one to the next, a few of which can be heard here and here (although I may have to replace the sound file on that secibd link). This one, not only because of its unique lyrics, but also because of the presence of those insane backing vocalists, has been a favorite since the first time I gave it a spin, late last year.