Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Fathers Day From The Love Daddy!


I was in a record store a while back and happened upon a children's record by Red Buttons. The first thing to hit me when I saw the cover was that it was titled, "Love Daddy". What made it even creepier was the fact that it had a picture of Red looking into a little girl's eyes. Upon further inspection, I realized that it was meant to say "Love, Daddy" as it was a collection of poems Red had written for his little girl. Why they left out the comma is beyond me. I know in 1974, when this was released, the term "Love Daddy" had no other connotations but over the years that has changed. Even the back cover reads "Red Buttons: Love Daddy". The next thing I noticed about the cover was the sub-text, which reads "Poems for my daughter and other little people." Again, in 1974, "little people" referred to children. However, 37 years later . . . you know what I'm getting at. Anyway, the album is actually a nice collection of silly rhymes set to corny music that tends to be quite entertaining. I'm waiting to play it for my "little person" but I strongly encourage you to play it for yours. Because of the way the album is set up, there really are no tracks so I ripped it as side one and side two. Here, for your listening pleasure, is "Red Buttons: Love Daddy".

Red Buttons - Love Daddy

3 comments:

Fang Shih-yu said...

Oh, the stories I've heard about Red Buttons: good and bad! At least, this little effort seems harmless; I'll save listening to this for Fathers' Day!

What a boxing match there could've been if it were the "Love Daddy" versus "The Love God?" (Don Knotts)! :o)

reayx5 said...

Is it possible for you to reupload or send me the file for the Red Buttons "Love, Daddy" album? There is an old lady at a Retirement Home who I was talking to, and she remembered this album. I started a search on Google, and I came to your site. Love the stuff you have posted. Thanks for any help. Chris

reayx5 said...

Is it possible for you to reupload or send me the file for the Red Buttons "Love, Daddy" album? There is an old lady at a Retirement Home who I was talking to, and she remembered this album. I started a search on Google, and I came to your site. Love the stuff you have posted. Thanks for any help. Chris

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