Few people realize that the Stooges also had a fairly extensive record making career. They produced several records, both 45's and LP's, over the years, and were actually reasonably accomplished singers (for Stooges that is).
Perhaps the most sought after record album by the Three Stooges is this one - The Original Sound Track Recording to the movie Snow White And The Three Stooges. According to record collectors guides, this album is relatively scarce, and considered fairly valuable.
celebration would be complete without the festive sounds of
traditional holiday favorites sung by the Stooges. These two
records feature such yuletide favorites as "Wreck the Halls
with Boughs of Holly", and "I Want a Hippopotamus for
Christmas". The 45 RPM at left was produced by Golden Record
in 1960. The one at right is a "3 on 1" record,
featuring 3 golden records on a single disk. It was produced in
In 1983, Rhino
Records Inc. release "Christmas Time With The Three
Stooges", a collection of their all-time Christmas hits.
Included on this LP were "Jingle Bells Drag",
"Down Through the Housetop", and "I Gotta Cold for
Christmas". Also in 1983, Rhino produce another LP album
featuring many Stooge favorites including "Sing Along With
Moe", Three Chipped Monks", and "The
Concert". This was a picture disk album, featuring a nice
picture of Moe, Larry and Curly Joe imbedded in the album.
In what has been touted as a unique
marketing adventure, the Three Stooges recorded this birthday
record in 238 different versions - one for each unique named
child. So, you could purchase a 45-sized, 33 1/3-play record of
the Three Stooges singing "Happy Birthday to You",
personalized with your name. Sales were reported to be very slow,
and with so many versions produced, stocking all of them was
problematic. Production stopped soon thereafter.
This is the 1984 MCA Records re-issue of
the 1959 original Nonsense Songbook. It contains many children's
songs and stories. It is a popular Stooge collectible because it
also features "The Alphabet Song", an adaptation of the
"Swingin The Alphabet" song from the 1938 classic
Stooge short "Violent is the Word for Curly".
Peter Pan records produced a series of
Stooges story records - "The Three Stooges Meet
Cinderella" featured here. These seven inch mini-LP's are
adaptations of children's stories, as told by the Stooges.
In 1973, Peter Pan records released
"The Three Stooges and Six Funny Bone Stories" album.
It featured many short stories released earlier (on 45 singles,
and on "In Storyland"). This album contains the stories
of the Three Stooges and The Time Rocket, Meet Cinderella, Meet
The Ugly Duckling, The Magic Lamp, The Princess and the Pea, and
Though none of
their originally produced records ever made it to the top of
anything, history would somehow vindicate that the Stooges
belonged there. That would be the case in 1984 when a song penned
by Peter Quinn, and performed by the "Jump 'n the Saddle
Band" hit the number 1 spot in Chicago, and the top 15 on
Billboards national ranking. That would be none other than the
"Curly Shuffle". At left is the original recording
produced at Acme studios. It would be later when radio air-play
launched this song to the top of the charts, that Atlantic
Studios picked up the contract, and re-released the record
(pictured at right).
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