Long Lost Highlights from the Missouri 78 RPM Archive: Listen Here

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The body fo work of Jack Hodges, the Raspberry King, had a definite theme.
Of course the U.S. was not the only country where records were being made. Imported records could foster moments of cultural understanding, such as this one, "Everything is Fresh Today" by British music hall star Jack Hodges, the Raspberry King, from 1933. The record was banned by the BBC, but it proved to Americans that fart jokes are universal.

You can argue, though, about who produces better fart noises, the Raspberry King or the American Mel Blanc, who provides the sound effects for Mickey Katz's "There's a Hole in the Iron Curtain and the USA is Peeking Through," from 1950.

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bruceandyounju
bruceandyounju

Get a grant, convert those things to mp3, and post 'em on the intertubes!  The Library of Congress' National Jukebox would be a good host for them.

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