Monday, March 28, 2011

Still More Smothers Brothers

I talk about the Smothers Brothers quite a bit here, but it's because I think they're great. has been great about reissuing virtually all of their back catalog. They have explained to me that they don't have the rights to reissue "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" album because it features TV soundtracks. Also, they don't seem to have the rights to compilations and are not in the mood to issue their straight music albums. That leaves one album in limbo called "Tour de Farce: American History and Other Related Subjects" that's eluding CD release.

It's my favorite album of theirs and includes the following tracks:

Tour de Farce: American History and Other Unrelated Subjects, the sixth comedy album by the Smothers Brothers (released November 1, 1964 on Mercury Records). Recorded at The Ice House, Pasedena, California. The back of the album contains the note: "For special enjoyment, try playing your old Smothers Brothers albums at 45 rpm." SONG LIST: 1) Siblings; 2) That's My Song; 3) American History II-A; 4) Mediocre Fred; 5) The Measles Song; 6) Since My Canary Died; 7) American History II-B; 8) Eskimo Dog; 9) She's Gone Forever; 10) Life And The Song Of Life; 11) Time And The Song Of Time; 12) Wagon Wheels; 13) Military Lovers; 14) The Put-On Song.

Let's put the pressure on and tell them to release this unreleased-to-CD gem...Contact Ted at

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