Friday, March 12, 2010

The Best of The World of Wonder: Sing It Oli-ver!


Although usually lumped in with other so-called "Golden Throats" like William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, the late Eddie Albert had an extensive musical theatre background, including the original Broadway production of The Boys From Syracuse and taking over from Robert Preston in The Music Man. Still, it seems slightly incongruous that the star of Green Acres would get hip with the young crowd by covering Bob Dylan (Don't Think Twice It's Alright and, of course, Blowin' in the Wind), Simon and Garfunkel (Homeward Bound) and Gordon Lightfoot (For Lovin' Me) in his familiar avuncular manner. Just to be on the safe side, they include a new version of the Green Acres theme, lest anyone be disappointed. Of course the album I'm talking about is 1966's "The Eddie Albert Album". I was lucky enough to find a mint, unopened copy of this at an antique store for the amazing price of $1.00! I share my find with you now!

The Eddie Albert Album

10 comments:

Bob Haldeman said...

This is awesome and I hate to complain but I can't seem to unzip this. I use winrar but all I get are error messages.

Dartman said...

It is not an RAR file. It is just a plain old zip file. Try using winzip.

Anonymous said...

I only got tracks 15 through 22 is there a second part??

Anonymous said...

Man, I would LOVE to hear this (I already have his 'Blowing in the Wind' and 'Homeward Bound'), but I've tried downloading twice now, and though everything looks okay when I open the zip file, I can't get anything to play. I also downloaded the Charo file, and that works fine. Help?

Bob Haldeman said...

Ok I downloaded Winzip and unzipped using that program. I was skeptical and I didn't think it would make a difference but it did. I got all the tracks downloaded now. Thanks for the advice.

Dartman said...

The reason the tracks are numbered 15 - 20 is that I have them on a CD with other albums on it. Those are all of the tracks. As far as the file working, I just downloaded it myself and it worked fine. I have no idea why it doesn't work. Sorry

Anonymous said...

This zip file seems to be password protected? Is there a password to unlock it?
Thanks

Dartman said...

The file is not password protected. It should open. Are you using winzip?

Anonymous said...

perfect that worked thank you so much

Rich said...

Dartman....thank you for such a weirdly wonderful blog!

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