Welcome to Santa’s Lap

Ann Guest Moore
“Welcome to the World of Ann Guest Moore”
1986, Wil-Mor Inc.

What The World Needs Now

What The World Needs Now

The Christmas Song

The Christmas Song

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Bad Memories of Elvis

Bobbie Mills w/ Shades of Gold

“Memories of Elvis; Walking Tall Loving Them All”
T.M.R. Enterprize

From the Back Cover:(as written)

“HE BEGAN WORKING AS A SELFEMPLOYED TRUCKER, DROVE A SCHOOL BUS, WORKED AS A PRINTER, AND WORKED ON THE CITY POLICE FORCE OF JOSHUA [TX] FOR 5 YEARS. IT WAS DURING THESE TIMES, THAT BOBBIE BEGAN PLAYING BACKGROUND PARTS FOR THE TV SERIES DALLAS AND THE DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS MOVIE. HE HAS MADE PERSONAL APPEARANCES IN COSTUME AT LARGE PARTIES AND CLUBS AS AN ELVIS PRESLEY LOOK ALIKE. SUCH AS THE WESTERN HILLS INN, EULESS, TX, S.P.J.S.T. LODGE BURLESON, TX, AND THIS LIVE RECORDING AT THE GRAPEVINE, TX. TO BRING HIS MEMORIES OF ELVIS. HE REALIZED HE SANG LIKE HIM AND THIS CAUSED BOBBIE TO SING ONLY ELVIS PRESLEY SONGS.”

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I bet he drew the cover art, too.

Kijana

“The Soul of Kijana Unfolds in Music”
Mahdi Records
1976

From the Back Cover:

“In addition to his musical abilities, Kijana owns the most famous black hair styling shop in the world — ‘Magnificent Brothers’ — in Los Angeles. He also managed to find time to patent his own scented hair spray.”

“Did You Really Choose Me?

Did You Really Choose Me?

The hair shop still exists – same address as on the record! No sign of Kijana, though…

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The very similar moods of Joe Di Stefano

Joe DiStefano
“Along the Byways: Memories, Moods, and Milestones”
Sonora #101

“Fly me to the moon”:

Fly me to the moon

From the Back Cover:

“Joe owns and manages Sabin’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge, La., where he generates a curious combination of relaxed energy which provides visitors with splendid dining, legendary southern hospitality and informal but totally professional entertainment.”

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Weddings – Parties – Computer Repair

The Stellar Unit

s/t
LH-19089
design: John Gill magic Rat Productions

“Zip-a-dee Doo-dah”:

Zip-a-dee Doo-dah

Playing again! With a chick!

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Not even cool enough for a color photo

The Losers
s/t
LOST #101

From the back cover:

“TED LOSITO, is Leader, Vocalist and Bass Player with THE LOSERS. Ted came to Cleveland from Syracuse, N.Y., to help build a show group. That group didn’t work out.”

“I Love Music“:

I Love Music

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Strange Children’s Songs from Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore
“Sings The Family”

This is a repost from an archived BizarreRecords blog
There’s a thrift store I go to that always has tons of Children’s records. Especially those newer 80s-90s ones with lots of dull songs about obeying your parents and respecting other cultures. I usually only buy them if there’s something unusual there, like maybe a song about how to pee or perhaps a cover of “I Am the Walrus”. Anyway, there were several records (all signed on the back) by a guy named Thomas Moore… The others were slickly-made things with the usual themes about exercise and hygiene, but one stood out for its craptacular home-made cover consisting entirely of ball-point pen X’s. A friend was over inspecting my day’s finds, and she said “I wanna listen to this one.” Putting the German disco records aside, I put on “Thomas Moore sings The Family”. Holy crap.

“Don’t Feel Sad”

“Don’t Feel Sad”

Basically, it’s “Don’t feel sad, if you’re whole family is dead.” I suppose its not the message that’s bad (unlike the singing, songwriting, and piano)… But it is a bit shocking right off the bat. Other songs include “The New Baby At My House”, “Look What I did This Morning”, “I Get Mad”:

“I Get Mad”, and “I’m a Special Kid”. My favorite however has to be “The Family Jog”

“The Family Jog”… Perhaps the greatest ode to jogging ever performed. Or the only one.


So I immediately went back today to get the other records. They don’t seem to be quite as crazy as “The Family”, but there are some good songs like “I Like Water”

“I Like Water” and “Bus Driver”

“Bus Driver”

Mr. Moore, according to the liner notes, holds college degree in music, and a Ph.D. in child development. He has been an Education professor, and apparently now is an education columnist for the Charlotte Observer.

These recordings are available on CD (and cassette, wouldn’t you know) from Dr. Moore’s website.

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