Released on 14/09/09. In the late 1950's, with the rock n roll sound at it'sheight and teenage America swept up in this new music with a very serious look on its face, one man came along and poked a little fun at things, taking on the law and winning in the process. That man was Dickie Goodman, and his seminal break-in hits spawned a new approach to novelty records, foreshadowing sampling, tape manipulations and mash-ups by many decades in the process.
Goodman'searly years, captured here, were peppered with hilarious and highly inventive novelty hits which sampled Fats Domino, Little Richard, Elvis, The Platters, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Nat King Cole, The Everly Brothers and just about everybody else who meant anything at the time, weaving captured fragments of familiar classics into three minute plays on the themes of space, the spooky and other fads of the era. He also found time to write and produce hits for his own Luniverse label, and it'sa unique combination of these two simultaneous careers which is captured for the first time on this compilation. Produced in conjunction with Goodman'sestate, Works 1956-1959 captures all the hits from this period, alongside the best of his Luniverse productions. The hectic, high speed nature of The Flying Saucer , Santa and the Satellite et al is perfectly tempered by the luscious doo-wop and rock n roll of The Del Vikings, The Nutmegs, Bill Allen and Frankie Sardo, making for a highly listenable, sometimes schizophrenic mixture of the kind we here at Wisecrack love big time. You have to hear this stuff to believe it! First compilation to combine novelty hits with production and writing hits.
Produced in conjunction with John Goodman, Dickie'sheir and manager of his estate.
24 tracks that sum up the schizophrenic nature of the late 1950s American music scene perfectly. If there are more familiar and classic hooks crammed onto one disc anywhere in the known universe, we want to know about it!
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The Flying Saucer Part 1 / The Flying Saucer Part 2 / Buchanan & Goodman On Trial / Crazy / Why Should We Break Up? - The Sonnets / Come Go With Me - The Del Vikings / Key To The Kingdom - The Nutmegs / Gift O Gabbin Woman - The Nutmegs / Flying Saucer The 2ND / Mystery / The Banana Boat Story / Santa And The Satellite Part 1 / Santa And The Satellite Part 2 / Martian Melody / Meet The Creature / Oo-We-Baby - Bill Allen / The Creature / The Flying Saucer Goes West / The Thing / Frankenstein Of '59 / Flying Saucer The Third / Russian Bandstand / Frankenstein Returns / Fake Out Frankie Sardo