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Don't Take Your Cash to Town, John - Improbable Spoofs, Sequels & Answer Discs

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Don't Take Your Cash to Town, John - Improbable Spoofs, Sequels & Answer Discs
Don't Take Your Cash to Town, John - Improbable Spoofs, Sequels & Answer Discs


Sequels and answer discs first began to proliferate in the early 1950s, initially in the C&W and R&B markets, and proved sufficiently successful that within a couple of years, pop and R&R hits were also likewise being routinely spoofed and lampooned. This wildly eclectic 2-CD set presents 29 big hits from the 50s and early 60s, each followed by its respective riposte.

Some of these were merely humorous, throwaway cash-ins, (e.g. The Romeos, Jeri Lynne Fraser, Carole King, Jo) although several turned out to be great records - and often, big hits in their own right - e.g. the sides herein by Gene Chandler, The Chantels, Skeeter Davis, Ted Taylor, Betty Cody, Goldie Hill and Rufus Thomas.

In some cases the original singers - e.g. Buddy Holly, The Bobbettes, the Hollywood Argyles/Gary Paxton - "answered" their own hits, although a great many came from unknown, obscure artists.

Several of these little-known rarities - including Morecambe & Wise's unlikely 'We're The Guys' and Ben Colder (aka Sheb Wooley)'s spoof of Johnny Cash's doomfest 'Don't Take Your Guns To Town' - make their CD debuts herein.


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  2. Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
  3. Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue Got Married
  4. Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
  5. Theola Kilgore - The Sound Of My Man
  6. Mary Wells - You Beat Me To The Punch
  7. Gene Chandler - You Threw A Lucky Punch
  8. Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
  9. The Chantels - Well, I Told You
  10. Ricky Valance - Tell Laura I Love Her
  11. Laura Lee - Tell Tommy I Miss Him
  12. The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  13. The Romeos - The Tiger's Wide Awake
  14. Dion - Runaround Sue
  15. Linda Laurie & The Del Satins - Stay-At-Home Sue
  16. The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow
  17. The Satintones - Tomorrow And Always
  18. Gene McDaniels - Tower Of Strength
  19. Gloria Lynne - You Don't Have To Be A Tower Of Strength
  20. Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
  21. Dottie West - My Big John
  22. Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
  23. Donna Dameron - Bopper 486609
  24. The Bobbettes - Mr Lee
  25. The Bobbettes - I Shot Mr Lee
  26. Bobby Marchan - There's Something On Your Mind (Part 2)
  27. The Teen Queens - There's Nothing On My Mind (Parts 1&2)
  28. Hank Locklin - Geisha Girl
  29. Skeeter Davis - Lost To A Geisha Girl
  30. Johnny Cash - Don't Take Your Guns To Town
  31. Ben Colder - Don't Take Your Cash To Town, John
  32. Little Esther Phillips - Release Me
  33. Ted Taylor - I'll Release You
  34. Ernie K. Doe - Mother-In-Law
  35. Louise Brown - Son-In-Law
  36. The Miracles - Shop Around
  37. Debbie Dean - Don't Let Him Shop Around
  38. Marcie Blaine - Bobby's Girl
  39. The Sherry Sisters - Stay Away From Bobby
  40. Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
  41. Jeri Lynne Fraser - Poor Begonia (Caught Pneumonia)
  42. Hollywood Argyles - Alley Oop
  43. Gary Paxton - Alley Oop Was A Two-Dab Man
  44. Annette - Tall Paul
  45. Carole King - Short Mort
  46. The Davis Sisters - I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
  47. Betty Cody - I Found Out More Than You'll Ever Know About Him
  48. Skeets Mcdonald - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
  49. Goldie Hill - I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes
  50. Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
  51. Jo - Don't Wanna Be Another Good Luck Charm
  52. The Viscounts - Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)
  53. Morecambe & Wise - We're The Guys (Who Drive Your Baby Wild)
  54. Shep & The Limelites - Daddy's Home
  55. The Sweethearts - Sorry, Daddy
  56. Ruth Brown - Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
  57. Scatman Crothers - Papa, I Don't Treat That Little Girl Mean
  58. Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
  59. Rufus Thomas - Bear Cat
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