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  • Audio CD (Nov. 14 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • ASIN: B000F2C8IU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #201,429 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Save A Fighter Pilot's Ass
2. Come And Join The Air Force
3. Give Me Operations
4. Itazuke Tower
5. Sidi Slimane
6. Army Air Force Heaven
7. Bless 'Em All
8. Glory Flying Regulations
9. The Goddamned Reserves
10. Barnacle Bill, The Pilot
See all 30 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Honey Baby
2. Call Out The Corps
3. Man In The Moon
4. The Reserves' Lament
5. Wake Island
6. Dinky Die
7. Gee, But I Wanna Go Home
8. The United States Marines
9. Moving On
10. Pua Pua
See all 28 tracks on this disc

Product Description

: Oscar Brand has devoted entire albums to such subjects as drinking, presidential campaigns, sports cars, cats, dogs, boating and, of course, bawdy songs. But of all his albums, these four, recorded for each branch of the armed services, were among his most popular, and truly their commercial success helped Elektra gain financial footing back in the early days of the label. Indeed, they were especially well-received by our troops, who no doubt appreciated the, er, "salty" tang of Oscar's renditions. We "enlisted" Oscar's aid for the notes, too, a one-of-a-kind Collectors' Choice Music exclusive!

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By Jonathan Davies on Dec 10 2006
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The songs on this CD are quite amusing! The only Oscar Brand recording I had ever heard before I heard this CD, was his "Sports Car Songs" album, which was given to me by a relative when I was just a kid. One bit of information lacking on this CD that I would have appreciated are the release dates of each of the 4 albums that are on it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The Way Warriors Were June 4 2008
By Junie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This collectors edition re-release of Oscar Brand's four classic records of American military songs recorded back in the Fifties and early Sixties is more than worth its price. Covering the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Brand has chosen what he considered to be representative informal songs actually written and sung by the guys who did the fighting.

The lyrics are raunchy (well, not by today's standards) and have been lightly cleaned up in places. They are humorous--the kind of humor you would expect from civilians in uniform doing a nasty job with real risks involved. The music bed is universally derived from old tunes which every grunt, zoomie, swab-jock and gyrene would have known from childhood.

For anyone who wants to catch something of the spirit of the guys who fought our wars--World Wars I and II, the Korean War, this two CD set will do the job. I hope that someone, some day does the same for the Vietnam War and our current wars. Of course, now the women get to have some music too,
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Oscar Brand Gets It Right! Sept. 20 2007
By A. Laidlaw - Published on Amazon.com
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There are some funny songs in this collection. I am partial to "Every Inch A Sailor" since I first heard that album when the crew of my ship played "Quantanamo Bay" over the ships intercom as we were steaming out of the harbor after an 8 week stay at Gitmo. You favorites may be based on what branch off the service you served in.

Brought back a lot of memories for me!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Amusing songs Dec 10 2006
By Jonathan Davies - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The songs on this CD are quite amusing! The only Oscar Brand recording I had ever heard before I heard this CD, was his "Sports Car Songs" album, which was given to me by a relative when I was just a kid. One bit of information lacking on this CD that I would have appreciated are the release dates of each of the 4 albums that are on it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Brings back memorys of my youth. Feb. 4 2011
By Phillip E. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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I remember hearing these songs/ditty's when I was a sailor homeported overseas on a permanetly deployed ship. They gave me and my shipmates a laugh as we would unwind with a few cool ones after a tough day. Back then they were on a scratched up (due to repeated use) LP, the quality on the CD is great and the nostalga quota was amazing.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Bawdy, but brisk! Sept. 6 2006
By Ronald W. Medlock - Published on Amazon.com
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Not as good as his earlier Riverside recordings, especially American Drinking Songs, still these are great songs from Oscar Brand.I wish someone would release Bawdy Ballads on CD.


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