Benny Bell – Shaving Cream

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Oct 172017
 
“Shaving Cream” is a song written by Benny Bell in 1946, and originally sung by Paul Wynn. It is a novelty song where each verse ends with a mind rhyme of sh*t, the initial sh- segueing into the refrain, “Shaving Cream”.

For example:

“I have a sad story to tell you
It may hurt your feelings a bit
Last night when I walked into my bathroom
I stepped in a big pile of …shhhhh . . . aving cream,
be nice and clean. . . .
Shave ev’ry day and you’ll always look keen.”

Enjoy!

The original version of “Shaving Cream” was issued on Bell’s Cocktail Party Songs record label in 1946, with Phil Winston on vocals under the pseudonym Paul Wynn, and as that name was also used by Bell himself, Winston’s version has often been mistaken for Bell’s, and has appeared on Benny Bell compilation albums more frequently than Bell’s own version.

After the song began to be played on the Dr. Demento radio show in the 1970s, Vanguard Records reissued the song in 1975, and it became a hit, peaking at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Early copies of the 1975 Vanguard single credited Bell as the performer. However, after controversy ensued, the same recording was re-released with revised labels crediting Paul Wynn as performer.

A remake of “Shaving Cream” performed as a duet with Dr. Demento was released on the albums, Dr. Demento’s Dementia Royale and Dr. Demento’s 25th Anniversary Collection. Dr. Demento occasionally performed the song live in concert with “Weird Al” Yankovic’s band (Yankovic playing accordion). Another 1970s cover version was recorded by a soca group, The Fabulous Five.

Dave Van Ronk performed this song at his shows over the years, and a version is included on the CD of rarities, The Mayor of MacDougal Street. He modifies the trick of the song by changing the last line to “stick your head in a bucket of shit” rather than “a bucket of shaving cream”.

On the 2017 revival of The Gong Show, this song is performed as an intermission partway through each show, and is sung in audience sing-along fashion, led by a staff performer.
 

 

 

 

 

Dad’s Amazing Cover Of ‘Tennessee Whiskey’

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Sep 242017
 

Fort Worth, Texas singer and dad Kris Jones sings his heart out in his very own version of “Tennessee Whiskey” in his truck. His daughter rides along and is understandably impressed while her dad, delivers a stunning rendition of the classic country song.

 

 

 

Joke Of The Day: Playing Like A Pro In No Time

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Aug 242017
 
Joke Of The Day: Playing Like A Pro In No Time A horse is sitting at home, watching MTV.

He’s watching a heavy metal music video, and the guitarist plays an amazing solo. The horse says “that looks amazing, I want to do that!”

The horse goes to the phone book, looks up a music teacher and calls him. “Hi, I’d like to learn to play guitar.” Says the horse.

“Sure,” says the man on the phone. “Just come to your lesson and we’ll get you started.”

“There’s just one problem,” says the horse. “I’m a horse.”

“Not to worry,” the man says. “We have new state of the art technology to teach horses. You’ll be playing like a pro in no time.”

Sure enough, the horse gets really good at the guitar and he can play that amazing solo. He wants to show his friends, so he picks up the phone and calls chicken.

“Hey Chicken, come over!” he says. Chicken comes over, watches horse play the guitar and thinks it’s pretty cool. Chicken watches the music video and says “hey, that drum part is pretty cool, I want to learn to play that.”

Chicken goes to the phone book, looks up a music teacher and calls him. “Hi, I’d like to learn to play the drums.” Says the chicken.

“Sure,” says the man on the phone. “Just come to your lesson and we’ll get you started.”

“There’s just one problem,” says the chicken. “I’m a chicken.”

“Not to worry,” the man says. “We have new state of the art technology to teach chickens. You’ll be playing like a pro in no time.”

Sure enough, the chicken gets really good and begins to jam with the horse. Eventually, they think that something’s missing. They watch the video again and realize they need a bass guitarist. They call their friend Cow and show them what they’ve been up to. Cow thinks it’s pretty cool, and wants to learn how to play the bass guitar.

Cow goes to the phone book, looks up a music teacher and calls him. “Hi, I’d like to learn to play bass guitar.” Says the cow.

“Sure,” says the man on the phone. “Just come to your lesson and we’ll get you started.”

“There’s just one problem,” says the cow. “I’m a cow.”

“Not to worry,” the man says. “We have new state of the art technology to teach cows. You’ll be playing like a pro in no time.”

Sure enough, the cow gets really good at the bass and the animals have a nice band going.

One day, while they’re practicing, a man walks by and hears them. He goes up to the animals and says “hey, you guys are pretty good! I’m from a record label, I’d like to sign you!”

The band records an album, puts out some singles and becomes a massive success. They go on a worldwide tour and make tons of money. Right before the last show of the tour, which is supposed to be in Vegas, Horse gets a call. His mother is in hospital.

Horse goes to visit her before the show while the rest of the band goes to Vegas to set up. It turns out that she’s all good, it’s just a cold. As horse is leaving the hospital, he gets another call. The private jet that was carrying the band and their producer crashed into the ocean, and there were no survivors.

Horse is devastated. All of his best friends are dead, he’s out of a job and he’s stuck with nowhere to go. He breaks down in tears and decides he’ll drink himself to death.

So the horse walks into a bar.

The bartender asks, “why the long face?”

 

 

 

12-Year-Old Wows With Cover Of Tim McGraw’s ‘Humble And Kind’

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Jul 312017
 

Jake wowed the crowd on ‘The Voice Kids UK’ by performing McGraw’s soft single as a power ballad.

12-Year-Old Wows With Cover Of Tim McGraw’s ‘Humble And Kind’

Jake, A 12-year-old aspiring musician, on The Voice Kids UK, wowed the crowd by covering Tim McGraw’s hit single “Humble and Kind.”

The young artist turns the previously understated tune into a powerful ballad, while only accompanying himself on an acoustic guitar. Jake might only be 12 years old, but the emotion he pumped into his performance makes him seem far wiser and older.

Watch the video below.

 
 

Police Officer Sings “You Are My Sunshine”

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Jul 192017
 

A police officer sings “You Are My Sunshine” at the request of an elderly woman. This is the type of Police Body Camera Footage we all can enjoy!

 
A police officer’s body camera captured this sweet video of an elderly woman at her home. The officer was there to make sure she was OK after helping her with her microwave. Filmed in Logan, Utah.

 
 

Guitar Built With Wood From Irish Whiskey Barrels

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Jul 122017
 

This Guitar Was Built with Wood from Bushmills Irish Whiskey Barrels

Guitar Built With Wood From Irish Whiskey Barrels

And it sounds pretty good, too.

 
Plenty of great guitar-driven songs are “soaked in whiskey” – a polite way of saying that the artist behind it was a bit of a drunk. But as for the guitars themselves, unless said artist was a touch too tipsy to find his mouth while performing, the instruments typically stay dry. However, for musicians looking to truly intertwine their booze with their six-string, Lowden Guitars and Bushmills Irish Whiskey have teamed up to release a guitar made in part from Bushmills whiskey barrels.

Granted, these limited-edition, hand-crafted guitars are far from being entirely made of old whiskey barrels. The bulk of the instrument is made from ancient bog oak and reclaimed sinker redwood: The former is used for the back and sides; the latter for the soundboard (basically the front part of the guitar). Instead, Bushmills barrels are used for the “appointments” – which are essentially the decorative elements of the instrument: the back inlay, soundbox bevel, bindings, rosette, head facings, and a special Bushmills 12th fret inlay. Sadly, as a result, you can’t brag to your friends that the entire guitar reverberates with the sound of whiskey-soaked wood, but it’s not like the guitars your friends have were made with any whiskey barrel wood so why do you have to impress them?!

“We scour the world for the best tonewoods which are the real ‘stars’ of our guitars, determining how they sound, feel, and play, so my sons and I relished the opportunity to work with the Coopers to select the best Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrel wood for the guitar,” said George Lowden in a statement. “It was a great opportunity to see up close how the barrels are formed and how they give the whiskey its colour and flavour.”

Only eight of these Bushmills x Lowden F-50 guitars have been produced, and as would probably be expected, the price is steep: £8,500 (over US$10,000). Assuming, you’d like to listen before you buy, Bushmills released an “Acoustic Session” video featuring Northern Irish singer-songwriter Ciaran Lavery with the guitar’s sound supporting Lavery’s delightfully world-weary voice.

For the record, this isn’t the first time a guitar has been made using whiskey barrel wood. In fact, it’s not even the first time a guitar has been made from Bushmills barrels. Back in 2012, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and guitar maker Gordy Bischoff built a one-of-a-kind electric baritone guitar almost entirely out of a Bushmills whiskey barrel that was auctioned off for charity. That sold for $9,400. But, you know, inflation and all.

 
 
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Competitive Foursome

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Apr 252017
 

These four ladies from Germany, known as Salut Salon, are not only great musicians, they are very talented comedians.

Antonio Vivaldi’s “Summer” is the scene of a musical competition. Salut Salon fight him acrobatic, and with lots of humor – a classic of the Hamburg quartet. A concert recording from the movie “Salut Salon. The film” directed by Ralf Pleger.

“The Summer”, composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Becomes the stage for a musical competition. Salut Salon fight acrobatically and with a special sense of humor – this is a classic Salut Salon, a live recording from the movie “Salut Salon The Movie.” Directed by music filmmaker Ralf Pleger.

 

Whip Somebody’s Ass

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Apr 062017
 
I’m About to Whip Somebody’s Ass

The ultimate stress reliever.

When things are going really bad at work… just remember to stop and sing this little song to feel much better.

Enjoy!

Lyrics:

I’m about to whip somebody’s ass
Oh, I’m about to whip somebody’s ass
Oh, if you don’t leave me alone
You’re gonna have to send me home
Cause i’m about to whip somebody’s ass