Wednesday, March 08, 2017
WACKY WEDNESDAY: She Was Only a Ventriloquist's Daughter ...
What can you say about a lady whose siblings are Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff?
April Winchell is an actress, comedian, voice-over artist (the voice of Baby Herman's mom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Clarabelle Cow in recent Mickey Mouse cartoons), former radio host, and, yes, daughter of famed ventriloquist Paul Winchell.
And -- best of all for Wacky Wednesday purposes -- she's a collector and disseminator of bizarre music.
For years she's maintained a website full of MP3s of crazy music -- Golden Throat celebrity covers, corporate pep songs, chicken songs, TV themes, commercial jingles, "terrifying Christian music," "Crazy Jew Rap," German covers of show tunes, ...
A woman after my own heart!
April's MP3 library has been online years before YouTube was even invented. But many of these have found their way to YouTube, which make it easier to share with you here.
Here are some of my favorites from the April Winchell collection
First there's this song of faded love. It took both Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand to sing the original, but only one Liberace to send it over the top.
If The B-52s covered "Stairway to Heaven," it would sound like The Rock Lobsters
A question I ask God every day: "What is This Thing called Amway?"
A little yodeling for Jesus by Princess Ramona
A classic Barbra stage outburst remixed ... like butter!
April says this one is "An extremely strange recording."
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