Stacks o' Wax #19


Arnold Stang's Waggish Tales
(ABC-Paramount Records; 1960)

6 comments:

Vanwall said...

Holy shit! My favorite high-school English teacher loved this guy - how weird izzat? I would love to hear this stuff, 'cause he had a one-of-a-kind voice, that's for sure.

Robert Fiore said...

We had that record when I was a kid!

Among his many roles Stang was a regular on Henry Morgan's radio show. If you don't know which Henry Morgan I'm referring to, to hell with you.

Vanwall said...

You mean the wise-ass Henry Morgan? I may have heard something about him. ;-)

swac said...

I have an Arnold Stang kids' record around here somewhere...The Elephant Who Forgot or some such thing. The cover isn't nearly as boss as this though.

Jim said...

Thanks for another nostalgia rush Tom.
Here's the Waggish Tales:
http://rapidshare.com/files/17118807/A.S.-Waggy_Tales_side1_2.rar.html

steve said...

Bingo! A.S. has been the magic moment ( at least one of the performances in It's a Mad,M, M, World) in that great-crazy spiff-off scene in the gas station. i loved this guy because of his one specific performance for a 12-yr old kid watchin' late-night movies centuries ago..Thanks for the spot-light on this AS LP. My eyes are peeled at my local thrifts and flea-ms..for this gem.
AND what a voice he had: a--crazy 'hi-ya' in those standard '50s specs goin' insane gas-jockey style on Jonathan Winters back then -NOW I know his name, so thanks/ & for you, Mr. A.S.--peace, little bro.(wait! I think I have his NYT Obit.--not sure..