Also “Dinner Music for People Who Aren’t Very Hungry: Spike Jones Demonstrates your HiFi” with an accented professor describing how the sound goes around in the tubes and comes out as hasenpfeffer or something nonsensical like that, He specifies you MUST use "good quality records, the kind with the hole in the middle.”
There is also a cute demo of a fine sounding violin, going down a garbage disposal, with a touching, gurgling part at the end where the maestro chose to go down with his Stradivarius… At 14 I thought it was quite funny!
It has a lot of rehashing of his classics, like twee liddle fiddies, Pal Yat Chee, and Cocktails for Two, all in glorious HiFi Mono. Was one of my adolescent favorites!
Here’s a fairly accurate article, though my copy had a different cover.
On Apr 9, 2015, at 8:40 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There's also Bob and Ray throw a hi-fi party or some similar title. It was actually a good enough hifi demo record that Classic Records reissued it on vinyl in the 90s.
> -- Tom Fine
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>> Unrelated to Freberg, but still very related to the Hi-Fi phenomenon, is Flanders & Swann's "A Song of Reproduction"
>> (This is a 1959 recording; a version from 1957 exists with slightly different lyrics. "I can make Caruso sound like 'Hutch'" instead of "Bel Canto sounds like double Dutch", and without the references to stereo in the middle monologue.)
>> Michael Shoshani