Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Eddie Albert - The Eddie Albert Album (1966)

Here's another celebrity vocal album. I got this at a music memorabilia show at the end of January, thanks to my friend, Dan, who pointed it out to me. We were both swooning over the young Edward Albert (Eddie's son) on the cover - wasn't he a dreamboat? Anyway, Eddie Albert recorded this album during his "Green Acres" fame, and sings that song on the album, but it's a little different from the version sung on the TV show (no Eva Gabor and some of the lyrics are different). Eddie was really a very talented entertainer - an Academy Award nominated actor, a singer, dancer, circus performer -go read about him on Wikipedia if you want to know more. And this album is a fun album. I like his version of Simon and Garfunkel's "Homeward Bound", and even "Guantanamera" (which I've always thought to be a boring song). But the one I really love is "Feeling Good" - it just cracks me up the way he says "Feeling gooooooood"! Hope you enjoy this!

Track listing for Eddie Albert - The Eddie Albert Album:

Side 1:
1. A Smile is Just a Frown (Turned Upside Down)
2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
3. Guantanamera
4. Colors
5. Feeling Good
6. Green Acres

Side 2:
1. Homeward Bound
2. Blowin' in the Wind
3. For Lovin' Me
4. Mr. Clown
5. Pass the Plate of Happiness Around


vo5vo said...

Hi, Nice to see this fun record.
I lived in a town that had a Mall called: Green Acres Mall.
This was a shock to the then towns big ego.
It was the first suburban train stop out of New York City to south Long Island.
The Long Island Railroad had a sign on its side "The Dashing Commuter."
Showed a well dress man running to to catch the train.
His sons name is Edward Albert an actor of some renown.

groovylounge said...

FYI - This is MONO

Esther said...

Hi, Vince! Glad you like the record! Unfortunately, both Eddie and Edward passed away - just a year apart.

Hi, Groovylounge - yes, it is mono. I have both mono and stereo albums but record them all in the "stereo" mode on Audacity.


ChildsPlay said...

A suprisingly good album. Thanks, Esther.

gppressingon said...

Eddie Albert was a fine singer. A few years ago I saw a 1957 Western starring Wm. Conrad and Anthony Quinn titled The Ride Back and Albert sang the title song but didn't appear in the film. That was my first introduction to Albert's serious singing outside of the Green Acres theme song.

To the first poster, I remember The Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream on Long Island. There used to be an RKO theater there. I grew up in Babylon (between the Sunrise and South Shore Malls). -- Gary in Omaha