Friday, September 17, 2010

Allan Sherman Golf Album?

I am a huge fan of Allan Sherman and recently Mark Evanier has been posting a lot about him with various video clips of him on "The Tonight Show".

Sherman died in 1973 and was active until the end. One of the last things he did was write a book called "The Rape of the A.P.E.". It is an excellent and funny read if you haven't had the chance to read it yet.

Also, near the end of his life Sherman voiced The Cat in the Hat for at least two animated cartoon specials by DePatie-Freleng.

One thing I don't know about is his album of golf stories. Rhino Records makes mention of this unreleased album that was supposedly recorded in 1973, on some of their liner notes of Sherman reissues and greatest hits collections.

What I want to know is, was this album ever recorded and if so, why hasn't it been released? When "My Son, The Box" came out a few years ago, I was hoping that they would finally release a bit of it, but maybe it doesn't even exist. Does anyone actually know? Mark?

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