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Allan Sherman

Arguably the most successful musical humorist in pop history, song parodist Allan Sherman was born Allan Copelon in Chicago on November 30, 1924. After entering show business as writer for the likes of Jackie Gleason and Joe E. Lewis, Sherman attempted to mount his own career as a performer, but initially found little success; "A Satchel and a Seck," a 1951 duet with comedienne Sylvia Froos satirizing Frank Loesser's "A Bushel and a Peck," went nowhere, and an ambitious attempt to release a full-length Jewish parody of the musical My Fair Lady met with legal resistance from the estate of composers Lerner & Loewe.

Sherman consequently turned to television, creating and producing the long-running quiz show I've Got a Secret. A tenure as the writer-producer of The Steve Allen Show followed, but when the series ended in 1961, Sherman found himself on the unemployment line. After signing a contract with Warner Bros., he released the parody collection My Son, the Folk Singer in 1962. To the shock of the recording industry, radio quickly picked up on the album despite Sherman's obscurity as a performer; according to legend, even President John F. Kennedy was spotted in a hotel lobby singing the cut "Sarah Jackman" (a parody of "Frere Jacques"), further boosting the record's popularity.

Ultimately, My Son, the Folk Singer topped the charts, and spawned a cottage industry of copycat releases. Nonetheless, Sherman remained the unquestioned king of the parody hit, and in late 1962, he returned with a follow-up, My Son, the Celebrity, which, like its predecessor, reached the number one spot. 1963's My Son, the Nut was even more successful, topping the charts for eight consecutive weeks on the strength of the Top Five novelty hit "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh," a summer camp-themed take on Ponchielli's 1876 composition "Dance of the Hours."

If, as legend dictates, President Kennedy helped establish Sherman as a star, he also inadvertently contributed to the comedian's drop-off in popularity: following Kennedy's assassination in November, 1963, the nation became serious and solemn, with little interest in the breezy fun offered by song parodies. Released in early 1964, Sherman's fourth album, Allan in Wonderland, reached only number 25 on the pop charts; issued later that year at the height of Beatlemania, the concurrent For Swingin' Livers Only! and Peter & the Commissar (recorded with Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops) fared even more poorly, with the latter record failing even to crack the Top 40.

1965's My Name Is Allan was his last chart effort, reaching only number 88. Still, Sherman soldiered on, recording Live in front of a Las Vegas audience. After 1966's Togetherness, he was dropped by Warner Bros., effectively ending his career as a performer. After publishing an autobiography, A Gift of Laughter, Sherman died in California on November 21, 1973. He was just 48 years old. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder (Live)

1. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A Letter From Camp)

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Track List: The Fig Leaves Are Falling: The Broadway Musical

1. All Of My Laughter (Live)

2. Light One Candle (Live)

4. Today I Saw A Rose (Live)

5. We (Live)

6. Give Me A Cause (Live)

7. For The Rest Of My Life

8. Juggling

9. Let What Happens Happen

10. Did I Ever Really Live? (Live)

11. The Fig Leaves Are Falling

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Track List: Allan Sherman Nutty But Nice

1. Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)

2. One Hippopotamus

3. You Gotta Have Skin

4. Harvey & Sheila

5. You Went The Wrong Way Old King Louis

6. Shine On, Harvey Bloom

7. Sara Jackman

8. Mexican Hat Dance

9. Al 'N Yetta

10. Glory Glory Harry Lewis

11. Downtown

12. The Vampire Song

13. 12 Days Of Xmas

14. Shticks

15. Back To Camp Granada

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Track List: Number One Hits (And Others, Too) Best of Allan Sherman’s Greatest Hits

1. Hello Muddah Hello Faddah

2. Downtown

3. You Got to Have Skin

4. Chim Chim Cheree

5. 12 Days of Christmas

6. Overweight People

7. Harvey and Shelia

8. Mexican Hat Dance

9. Old King Louie

10. Pop Goes the Beatles

11. Ballad of Harry Lewis

12. Count Dracula, My Son the Vampire

13. Sarah Jackman

14. One Hippopotamus

15. My Zelda

16. Rat Fink

17. Draft Dodger Song

18. Draft Cards Burning (A Sixties Merry Christmas)

19. Shticks

20. Return to Camp Granada

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Track List: Chim Chim Cheree

1. Chim Chim Cheree

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Track List: Peter And The Commissar

1. Peter And The Commissar

2. Lntroduction

3. Variations On "How Dry I Am"

4. The End Of A Symphony

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Track List: There Is Nothing Like A Lox - The Lost Song Parodies Of Allan Sherman

1. Choped Liver (Parody Of Moon River)

2. Ollawoot (Parody Of Camelot)

3. How Are Things With Uncle Morris (Parody Of How Are Things In Glacamora)

4. Younger Than Springstein (Parody Of Younger Than Springtime)

5. One For My Sadie (And One For Two Cents Plain) (Parody Of One For Baby, One More For The Road)

6. Around The World (Parody Of Around The World In 8 Days)

7. You're The Top

8. How Deep Is A Birdbath (Parody Of How Deep Is The Ocean)

9. Furriers Lament

10. When You Walk Through The Bronx

11. Small World

12. There Is Nothing Like A Lox

13. Seventy-Six Sol Cohens

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Track List: My Son, The Folk Singer

1. Jump Down, Spin Around (Pick A Dress O'cotton)

2. My Zelda

3. Oh Boy

4. Sarah Jackman

5. Seltzer Boy

6. Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max

7. Shticks And Stones Medley

8. Sir Greenbaum's Madrigal

9. The Ballad Of Harry Lewis

10. The Streets Of Miami

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Track List: The Twelve Gifts Of Christmas / You Went The Wrong Way, Ole King Louie [Digital 45]

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Track List: Rhino Hi-Five: Allan Sherman

1. Harvey & Sheila

2. Sarah Jackman

3. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah

4. My Son, The Vampire

5. Christmas '65 (Draft Cards)

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Track List: Allan In Wonderland

1. Skin

2. Lotsa Luck

3. Green Stamps

4. Holiday For States

5. You Need An Analyst

6. The Drop-Outs March

7. I Can't Dance

8. Night And Day (With Punctuation Marks)

9. Little Butterball

10. Good Advice

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Track List: Allan Sherman Live! (Hoping You Are The Same)

1. Hello Muddah (Nevada Style)

2. Taking Lessons

3. A Waste Of Money

4. How Van Nuys Got It's Name

5. Smog Gets In Your Eyes

6. Scotch And/Or Water

7. Sorry 'Bout That

8. The Learner's Brassiere

9. Mononeucleosis

10. In Which I Finally Admit That I Won World War II Single-Handed

11. Dodgin' The Draft

12. The Rebel

13. Warning To Those Who Have A Low Threshold Of Sex

14. When I'm In The Mood For Love (You're In The Mood For Herring)

15. Second Hand Nose

16. A Few Words About The Chinese New Year

17. Sam You Made The Pants Too Long

18. If I Could Play Piano

19. Son Of Peyton Place

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Track List: My Son, The Celebrity

1. Al N' Yetta

2. Barry Is The Baby's Name / Horowitz / Get On The Garden Freeway

3. Mexican Hat Dance

4. The Bronx Bird Watcher

5. The Let's All Call Up AT&T And Protest To The President March

6. Harvey & Sheila

7. Won't You Come Home Disraeli?

8. No One's Perfect

9. When I Was A Lad

10. Me

11. Shticks Of One And A Half Dozen Of The Other

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Track List: My Son The Greatest: The Best Of Allan Sherman

2. Crazy Downtown

3. A Waste Of Money

4. Harvey And Shelia

6. Sarah Jackman

8. One Hippopotami

9. Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max

11. Shticks Of One And Half A Dozen Of The Other

12. Al 'N Yetta

13. The Rebel

14. Pop Hates The Beatles

15. The Twelve Gifts Of Christmas

17. Lotsa Luck

18. The Streets Of Miami

19. Hail To Thee, Fat Person

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Track List: Togetherness

2. Strange Things In My Soup

3. Turn Back The Clock

4. Signs

5. Down The Drain

6. Plan Ahead

7. Togetherness

8. Spanish Flea

9. My Aunt Minnie

10. If I Were A Tishman

11. There's No Governor Like Our New Governor

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Track List: My Name Is Allan

1. It's A Most Unusual Play

2. The Laarge Daark Aardvark Song

3. That Old Back Scratcher

4. Call Me

5. Peyton Place, U.S.A.

6. Drinking Man's Diet

7. Secret Code

8. The Painless Dentist Song

9. Chim Chim Cheree

10. Go To Sleep, Paul Revere!

11. An Average Song

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Track List: Songs For Swingin Livers Only

1. Grow, Mrs. Goldfarb

2. Your Mother's Here To Stay

3. Pills

4. Shine On, Harvey Bloom

5. J.C. Cohen

6. Pop Hates The Beatles

7. Beautiful Teamsters

8. Kiss Of Myer

9. America's A Nice Italian Name

10. The Twelve Gifts Of Christmas

11. Bye Bye Blumberg

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Track List: Allan Through The Looking Glass

1. Down The Drain

2. Sex Is Better (The Sexual Revolution Song)

3. There Is Nothing Like A Lox (A.K.A. We Ain't Got Lox)

4. Short Songs

5. Gimme A Cause (Give Me A Cause)

6. How Deep Is A Birdbath (A.K.A. How Deep Is The Ocean)

7. The Girl From Nymphomania (A.K.A. The Nymphomaniac From Ipanema)

8. Sexy Songs

9. Mononucleosis Is The Kissing Disease

10. Sam You Made The Pants Too Long (Hong Kong, China Version)

11. When You Walk Through The Bronx (A.K.A. Walk On Through The Bronx)

12. The Laarge Daark Aardvark Song (The Large Dark Ardvark Song)

13. I Was Never A Nazi (And I Never Knew Adolf Hitler)

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Hmm I've never heard of this guy, sounds good though
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Im new 2 this guy
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I grew up listening to Allan Sherman. I'd only ever heard one of his albums - My name is Allan - and I still get a kick out of hearing his stuff!
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dclark385
The Drinking Mans Diet and That Old Back Scratcher are also classics not just camp Granada. Alan My deceased husband introduces his records to me back in 1976
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Off to the way other things y t a few days to the time t a lot r
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Please play the rendition of the camp granada with the bear
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barb.kohlman
Hello Muddah,Hello Faddah
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trknc93
Cool song
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robinhood212 0
Haha epic.
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pegasi77
This freaked me out. Copy and paste this on ten comments and you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either get kissed or get asked out. If you thus break this chain you will see a dead girl In you room tonight. In the next 53 someone will say I love you or I'm sorry
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vvv No, no it isn't.
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Please follow...... i follow back always...... w h i t e and nerdy=HILARI U S ! ! !
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jacobsenmd
His humor is timeless and can be enjoyed by a wide range of folks.
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Better than Rucka Rucka Ali
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thomasm.kels o
I remember him mostly for his memorable turn as the Cat in the Hat in the Chuck Jones/Dr. Seuss collaboratio n for CBS back in the early Seventies. I made a point of showing it to my kids after the execrable Mike Myers film, so they knew there was a Cat done right out there.
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One of the best writer's of parodies - I am lucky to have grown up at a time to know of Allan Sherman and the rest.
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doublek61
I don't think anyone was claiming that Allan Sherman is a current artist. I think that they were just posting his music. Why is that a negative?
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I don't think anybody born after 1990 knows who these people were/are? Alan Sherman who?

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