Yes, that is Spock in the headphones. The year was 1979. These are some of my LPs, themed compilations, and the like.


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Parlor Piano (Joe “Fingers” Carr)

This 1956 album, like other work from Joe “Fingers” Carr, is a lot of fun.

His real name was Lou Busch, and he did more than produce knuckledusters at an alarming rate.  He was also a producer and A&R man.  His musical career was interrupted by a stint in the US Army during WWII.

His song “Rollercoaster,” co-composed with Milton DeLugg, was used as the closing credits for What’s My Line?, 1950-1967.  He was the producer behind comic Allen Sherman’s hit comedy albums, including the single “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.”

Another appreciation page for Joe/Lou is Space Age Pop. 

Here are the tracks from this album:

Parlor Piano

(Capitol T698 - Released 1956 - All selections performed by Lou Busch as Joe “Fingers” Carr)

1. Moonlight Bay (Percy Wenrich/Edward

         Madden - 1912)

2. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Albert

         Von Tilzer/Jack Norworth - 1908)

3. That Old Gang of Mine (Ray

         Henderson/Mort Dixon/Billy Rose -


4. Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Leo

         Friedman/Beth Slater Whitson - 1910)

5. Smiles (J. Will Callahan/Lee S. Roberts -


6. My Wild Irish Rose (Chauncey Olcott -


7. The Gang That Sang “Heart of my

Heart” (Ben Ryan - 1926)

8. By the Light of the Silvery Moon

(Gus Edwards/Edward Madden - 1909)

9. I Love You Truly (Carrie Jacobs-Bond -


10. Moonlight and Roses (Ben Black/Neil

Moret - 1925)

11. There’s a Long, Long Trail (Alonzo

Elliot/Stoddard King - 1911)

12. Three O’Clock in the Morning

(Dorothy Terriss/Julian Robledo - 1922)

13. Shine On Harvest Moon (Nora Bayes/

Jack Norworth - 1911)

14. Home Sweet Home (John Howard

Payne - 1823)

See you next Monday!

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