Thursday, May 11, 2006

Leo Muller - Bobby & Betty go to the Moon

The "Bobby & Betty go to the Moon" LP originally appeared on the Pye-owned label "Marble Arch" in the late 60's. This "Happy House" record (Happy House HH506) was first released in the early 70's. Side one is a strange 'kiddies go to the moon' space story for the tots, performed by incredibly bad actors. It is filled with loads of 60's/70's sexism and it even has a "spacey" version of the "Blue Danube." Side two is 'The Party After Landing at Lunar Central.' The Soul Symphony must have been the house band at the party, because we are treated to "space-tweaked" versions of 'CC Rider' and 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag' from the 'Symphony of Soul Hits' (1970) LP, which was released on Leo Muller's own "Gold Award" label. There has been some added flute and out of synch vibes, but the strings has been turned down (though you can still hear the bleed through in the quieter moments).
Found this album for 10p in a charity shop in Rotherham, thought it looked cool & would be an ideal piece for my self-proclaimed "Crap Record Collection", except most of the records in the collection were really cool. Sampled by loads of people, especially Wagon Christ on his album "Big Soup". Published on "Happy House Records" although these are no dodgy hardcore tunes! This cover of James Brown's "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" is the gem of the whole album.

Bobby & Betty - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

Buy the album here

Thanks to Ubuweb for info

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