Sunday, December 18, 2005

Woodchuck Trumps Grasshoppers

Here's another LP that takes a page from Ross Bagdasarian's book and creates some high pitched animal sing-alongs. This time the little creature is a woodchuck, though, which creates all sorts of comic possibilities that just aren't there when dealing with chipmunks. Unfortunately, those possibilities remain unexplored here. Most of these songs are sung straight, although there are a few twists here and there. Pay close attention to The Twelve Days Of Christmas and O Tannenbaum. For some strange reason, they sing the Chipmunk Song complete with David Seville's parts intact, even going so far as to call themselves Alvin, Simon & Theodore, when the label clearly identifies them as Woody, Milty & Chuck! Anyhow, this is light years better than that terrible Happy Crickets LP I told you not to download last week. This one has some nice arrangements, some actual singing, and even a little bit of charm. Hard to believe, I know, but you'll see. Please download and give a listen to Woody The Woodchuck-Christmas Sing Song aka Christmas With Woody The Woodchuck (Premiere XM 6).

UPDATE: This one is now available as a download from Amazon. If you want it, you gotta go over there and get it from them, not from me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't think I'd ever see this one again. I actually had this one as a kid. Kudos!