Wednesday, December 09, 2015

WACKY WEDNESDAY: This One's For the Birds!

Here's a high-flying tune by Jay Wilbur & His Metropole Players from 1932

The great Mel Blanc had a big hit with his tribute to this feathered celebrity in 1948

The Holy Modal Rounders did this bird ode in Easy Rider

The Trashmen had a big one-hit wonder with "Surfin' Bird." That that actually was a medley of sorts of two R&B songs by The Rivingtons, "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" and this one, "The Bird's the Word"

Warning: DO NOT WATCH THIS WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF HALLUCINOGENIC DRUGS! (You might see gooney birds! But I love this lady's voice.)

If, for some strange reason you like these tunes, you might like my Duck Songs post from earlier this year.

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