Friday, August 3, 2007
THE GLOBETROTTERS!! Cartoon LP Plus 2 Bonus Tracks!
DADDYKIN HAD THIS TO SAY WHEN HE SHARED THIS LP:
"Hi. This is the Globetrotters LP from 1970. Kirshner Records released this album to coincide with the Saturday morning cartoon by Hanna-Barbera. The cartoon was so popular that it made superstars out of the already famous basketball legends. Meadowlark Lemon and Curly Neal became household names in 1970. Enter Don Kirshner, who will make a bubblegum band from any known substance.
The Globetrotters album is unique in that it transcended the kiddie market, and produced a huge beach-music hit with "Rainy Day Bells." Yes, this is the hit version that appears on The Beach Music Anthology box set among many other beach compilations.
The other songs are a lot of fun as well. Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield penned half of the album, and the other half was written by gum legends like Jeff Barry, Ron Dante, and Jamie Carr. Good stuff!
I start the CD with a bonus track, "Sweet Georgia Brown" by Brother Bones and His Shadows. This is the original record that the real-life Harlem Globetrotters adopted as their theme song! They used to sell singles of this version at their "games."
The ending track is a cover of Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl," which was the non-LP B-side to "Rainy Day Bells." So then, here is the Complete Globetrotters! Artwork included. Enjoy!
01. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN- Brother Bones and His Shadows
02. THE GLOBETROTTERS THEME
04. BOUNCIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD
05. SNEAKY PETE
06. MARATHON MARY
07. RIVER QUEEN
08. HOUSE PARTY
11. LILLIA PEABODY
12. PUT A LITTLE MEAT ON YOUR BONES, LUCINDA
13. RAINY DAY BELLS
14. CHEER ME UP
15. DUKE OF EARL- Non-LP B-Side"
THE GLOBETROTTERS DONWLOAD HERE
Posted by Dave at 7:44 PM