Sunday, November 2, 2008

Dr. Fun's Funhouse Box Set (1964 Columbia Record Club P5M 5087)

THIS, AS IT TURNS OUT, IS AN EXTREMELY RARE CHILDREN'S SONG LP BOX SET. I'VE GOOGLED SEVERAL DIFFERENT TITLES, AND HAVE COME UP WITH NOTHING. THIS BOX SET JUST BY MERE CHANCE HAPPENED TO BE FOR SALE ON EBAY ABOUT 8 MONTHS AGO, AND I BOUGHT IT. I WILL BE SHARING IT AT MY NEW YUKU FORUM.



15 comments:

Leslie Elise said...

Wow, my sis and I listened to these albums over and over as children. I just remember loving them so much! I am going to have to come back and buy the cds for my son, age 7. You're right, they are VERY rare. By the way, any chance you can lay your hands on The Ventures-- Vintage Ventures II? I am looking for a song called "Funk n Wagnell" (probably spelling it wrong).

Dave said...

No I don't have anything by the Ventures, but I'll see if i can find it said online anywhere.

Dave

Leslie Elise said...

Thanks, Dave! (Oh my god,that sounds like it came out of the mouth of a chipmunk...guess I saw the movies one too many times:)

DoingItMyWay said...

Did you ever have the chance to post any of the songs? Unfortunately, I can't afford to buy the box set since it's so valuable, but really want my daughter to share the songs I loved so much. I have had no luck finding the songs in mp3 format (except puff).

Dave said...

The entire LP is now shared at my YUKU Forum HERE. You'll have to contact me once you register there since I've had to hide the music sharing forums from public view.

I can also make you CD copies of the box set for under under $35.00 for 5 CDs with full-colored graphics included.

Dave

Denise said...

OMG! I have been looking for this set for years! I grew up with the Dr. Fun's FunHouse records! Please sell me a cd set! I am a member of YUKU.

Dave said...

Denise,

email me at DavesWorld56 AT MSN DOT COM, and we'll discuss the CDs arrangement.

Dave W.

Bella said...

Hello
now I'm member od Yuku bur How can I contact you Dave? because I want the lp you share there. Thak u for your help

Dave said...

You would have to come to the YUKU Forum, and click "Interact" Under my name where it appears in any post that I've made. Once you do that you'll get a drop down menu, and click on "Message" and send me a PM then.

Analy said...

Hello, I have an original set of Dr. Fun's Funhouse recordings (and then some) and I'm looking to sell. I saw your postings and wanted to know if someone in your e-community is interested.

Dave said...

How much? Do you have the Halloween LP?

Dave W.

Val~Dee said...

Oh My! I have looked for these for years! Mine got broken over the years & I wanted them for my son. My Mom used to dress up & come out lip syncing Serendipity when I had friends over LOL. Very embarrassing! "I Love to Laugh" was always one of my favorites.

Penny said...

I actually own all of the Dr. Fun box sets. They were handed down to me in the early 80's by an elderly British couple whose only son was a bachelor in his 30's at the time and with not intentions of getting married. They also gave me his green record player. I remember at the age of 8 thinking I was so cool owning my own record player and set of records. I also remember getting yelled at for playing the Dr. Fun Christmas records in the middle of the summer :). I have a 4-year old who will eventually inherit the sets from me.

Dave said...

I have acquired most of the 3 record 7 Inch Dr. Fun's box sets. I notice that one of the sets has a Halloween cover. I'm wondering if this is the only Halloween record that exists or if there is a 12 inch Halloween LP like the one for Christmas (which I do have btw)? Does anyone know for sure?

Dave

AfricanOrchid said...

Hi I saw you had the set up for everyone on the yuki site but unfortunately they are no longer available. Will you be able to re upload the set again? I really would love to own this set again. I had the lp's as a child and as i read thru the list of songs i was still able to sing my favorites... Nice blog btw. lots of great childhood memories on here. :-)