Sunday, January 31, 2021
Alfred E. Neuman "What - Me Worry?" b/w "Potrzbie"
(ABC-Paramount, 1959) This is a classic novelty record in the straight up "Pac Man Fever" tradition, where the popularity of MAD's mascot and his catchphrase are exploited as rudimentary novelty pop fare, with Alfred (and his Furshluginner Five) musically cutting up. The two most notable things (in 1959) were the Don Martin figures reacting to Alfred's face on the picture sleeve (Martin's jazz LP covers had nothing to worry about) and that they decided Alfred had a kind of goobery nerd voice, neither sounding like the almost mystical trickster he seems to be on so many covers, or particularly Jewish, as one would assume he was considering all of the pseudo-Yiddish in the magazine. But the afterlife is a little more interesting. The song's composer, Charles R. Green, a/k/a
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