From the great, exceptionally weird Tin Pan Alley song-poem label, and just a few months late for the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, today's offering is Phil Celia with his rendition of "If Butch the Rough Barber Man Shaves Castro".
I love a lot of Tin Pan Alley records (including one about paying taxes, which I previously featured here), and had to have this one the second I saw it, even though it appeared it might be too warped to play (that is the source of some of the surface noise you'll hear). It turned out to be playable on one of my turntables, and now the world can hear it.
The flip side, "Oh, Sing a Song of I-O-WA", is a fun listen, too. I particularly enjoy the really high notes sung by a soprano at the very end of the record, coming from a singer whose presence on the record had not been evident, up until that point. This also may be the only song-poem record I've ever heard to feature a trombone solo.
I share more song-poems, weekly, here, but thought this one was a fit for this venue.