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Songs & More Songs By Tom Lehrer
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Tom Lehrer continues to teach musical theater and math at UC Santa Cruz. This compact disc makes available his ultra-rare 1953 debut album which was the biggest-selling comedy record of the 1950s. Includes such devastating... more »
Tom Lehrer continues to teach musical theater and math at UC Santa Cruz. This compact disc makes available his ultra-rare 1953 debut album which was the biggest-selling comedy record of the 1950s. Includes such devastating satiric classics as "The Masochism Tango," "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park," "A Christmas Carol," and "We'll All Go Together When We Go."
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Media Type: CD
Title: SONGS & MORE SONGS BY TOM LEHR
Street Release Date: 05/06/1997
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Nancy I. (Nimsy) from WISE, NC
Reviewed on 8/13/2010...
Way back in my college years, I listened to these songs (on vinyl); I knew the words by heart. Now I can sing along with Tom on these old favorites. In addition to his melodic piano style, Tom Lehrer's clever lyrics add to the enjoyment. He;s earned his horns and forked tail!
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The smartest, funniest records I've ever heard
E. L. Oneill | Philadelphia, PA United States | 06/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up on Tom Lehrer. My parents had both of his 10" LPs and we listened to them often. His 60s albums were dragged out EVERY time we had a party and often just when we had the stereo turned on. I had every single song Tom Lehrer ever did memorized and I have NEVER heard a comedy artist as perceptive or as intelligent as Lehrer. Then things changed, as they will. I moved away from home, never bought the CDs and pretty much forgot about him. Recently, though, the issue of academic integrity reared it's ugly head in a discussion and I found myself quoting Lehrer's 1955 masterpiece, "Lobachevsky." It was perfect for the moment. I was asked what they hell I was talking about and to illustrate Lehrer's genius, I wound up singing "The Elements" (the entire periodic table sung to a Gilbert & Sullivan tune) and "The Hunting Song" (a brilliant parody/analysis of hunters and gun advocates). After 35 years, there's not a single song on this collection (first two albums of piano & singing, 4 orchestrated versions and one bonus track) that isn't funny AND perceptive and only a couple have become (only slighty, mind you) dulled by time."
Alan Bell | Chicago Area | 02/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"BOB DYLAN, CHUCK BERRY, AND TOM LEHRER, THE THREE GREAT LYRICISTS OF POPULAR AMERICAN MUSIC. These songs are from his original studio releases on two 10" vinyl disks back in the 50's. My parents actually saw him live in NY on his "Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer" tour, and never recovered. As a pre-teen, I was permanently hooked. My original 50's vinyl versions are decimated by endless play on a Webcor portable phonograph. All four releases are a scream, and in fact, if you don't need the original release versions on this CD, the live performances are even funnier."