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Sunday Morning, Coming Down: Songs to Read the Funnies By

Artist Song
Johnny Cash  Sunday Morning, Coming Down 
Cartoon Theme  Minnie Yoo-Hoo 
Spike Jones and His Orchestra  Barney Google 
Eddie Bo  Check Mr. Popeye, Part I 
The Tornadoes  The Popeye Twist 
Jasper Mills  Mutt 'n' Jeff Blues 
The Electric Prunes  The Toonerville Trolley 
Cartoon Theme  Donald Duck 
Spanky and Our Gang  Sunday Mornin' 
Radio Theme  Bringing Up Father 
Promenadorquestren  Krazy Kat 
Kristin Hersh  The Key (Strings Version) 
Rod Stewart  Gasoline Alley 
The Hollies  Gasoline Alley Bred 
The Hollywood Argyles  Alley Oop 
Spanky and Our Gang  Sunday Will Never Be the Same 
Radio Theme  Little Orphan Annie 
Sopwith Camel  Little Orphan Annie 
Walt Kelly and Norman Monath  Potlucky 
The Skatalites  Dick Tracy 
Radio Theme  Ambushes Everywhere - Terry and the Pirates 
Genesis  Scenes from a Night's Dream 
The Royal Guardsmen  Snoopy vs. the Red Baron 
Boots Randolph  Charlie Brown 
Dave Brubeck  Linus and Lucy 
What's with 31?  Blue Charlie Brown 
The Velvet Underground  Sunday Morning 


The quest: to construct a mix about that feeling of Sunday morning and reading the funnies.
The four songs about Sunday aren't about the funnies, but rather the slipperiness of that Sunday morning feeling. Spanky and Our Gang, a group I'm always somehow confounding with the Young Rascals, charted with Sunday Mornin' and then again a year later with a sequel. Johnny Cash and VU provide darker but no less nostalgic visions.
Krazy Kat is an Artie Shaw number, I think, but I couldn't get my hands on it -- Promenadorquestern appears to be a stage band from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Pretty cool.
Kristin Hersh's The Key is inspired by the zany and incessant celebration of life in George Herriman's strip, Krazy Kat. This version is heavily orchestrated.
Neither of these Gasoline Alley songs appear to be about the comic strip, but they get included here for their intense homesick atmospherics. I think perhaps they were some sort of response to the Nashville Teens' big hit, Tobacco Road. You know, middle-class Brits getting all Little House on the Prairie on your ears.
Potlucky is a Pogo the Possum song. Word salad in a Cuisinart. Whee!
The Genesis song would have been much improved for Peter's presence, but it was not to be -- it seems to be inspired by Winsor McKay's influential Little Nemo in Slumberland.

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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 10/30/2003
Cool theme/Nice execution:

Pick up the sunday news I need my funny papers
A little Orphan Annie and me have a rendezvous at three
With Mary Worth and Dick>

...Dean Friedman, "
Funny Papers [links to lyrics]
Sean Lally
Date: 10/30/2003
This is really cool.
Date: 10/30/2003
i'd make this mix of the week if i was guest editor or if that was the kind of thing that was still going on...this is a tremendous mix, and i'd love a copy. interested in a trade?
joey de vivre
Date: 10/30/2003
Too funny! Too cool!
Does the absence of Doonesbury & Dilbert tunes demonstrate the diminishing cultural relevance of the Sunday newspaper, or is it just that it's too hard to come up with rhymes
for Doonesbury?
Date: 10/30/2003
Great mix! I love a good theme and you pulled this off great. Joe Jackson's "Sunday Papers" would have fit in nice ("you can read it in the sunday papers") even though it's not really about the comics. I can't believe there's not a song about "Cappy Dick"!!!
Date: 10/30/2003
Great stuff!
p the swede
Date: 10/31/2003
Spanky and Our Gang mmmmmmmmmnice
Mo Twang!
Date: 10/31/2003
Mix of the Week!!!
Date: 11/27/2003
Outstanding! How did I miss this?
Date: 1/13/2004
Wonderful. Lovely. Charming. &c.