(2011) The Purple People Eater

Sheb Wooley

... read moreInspired by the success of David Seville's "Witch Doctor," Sheb Wooley decided to work up his own tape-manipulation novelty and created "The Purple People Eater," a huge number one hit in 1958. This CD is a companion to Bear Family's That's My Pa box set and two other single discs which, in...

01:09′:56″ 31 Songs

1
Sheb Wooley
The Purple People Eater
2:18
2
Sheb Wooley
Honey I'm Lonesome (The Telegraph Song)
2:18
3
Sheb Wooley
I Found Me An Angel
2:03
4
Sheb Wooley
The Taste Of Ashes
2:16
5
Sheb Wooley
Reach For The Moon
2:05
6
Sheb Wooley
Never Look Down
1:56
7
Sheb Wooley
Purple People Eater, No. 2
2:33
8
Sheb Wooley
The Birth Of Rock 'N' Roll
2:21
9
Sheb Wooley
Google Eye
2:22
10
Sheb Wooley
The Chase
2:21
11
Sheb Wooley
Star Of Love
2:34
12
Sheb Wooley
Are You Satisfied?
2:24
13
Sheb Wooley
I Can't Believe You're Mine
2:28
14
Sheb Wooley
A King Or A Clown
2:04
15
Sheb Wooley
Pygmy Love
2:27
16
Sheb Wooley
Running With The Night Crowd
2:11
17
Sheb Wooley
Monkey Jive
2:05
18
Sheb Wooley
The Who Who Walldinks
2:16
19
Sheb Wooley
Hyoom
2:08
20
Sheb Wooley
Mirage
1:58
21
Sheb Wooley
Walkin' Guitar
2:05
22
Sheb Wooley
Skin Tight, Pin Striped, Purple Pedal Pushers
2:48
23
Sheb Wooley
You Can Do It
2:16
24
Sheb Wooley
Luke The Spook
2:24
25
Sheb Wooley
Wild And Wooley, Big Unruly Me
2:44
26
Sheb Wooley
Josie (Brown)
1:54
27
Sheb Wooley
Let The Big Wind Blow
2:16
28
Sheb Wooley
Crazy Butterfly
1:55
29
Sheb Wooley
Do I Remember
1:58
30
Sheb Wooley
Santa Claus Meets The Purple People Eater
2:19
31
Sheb Wooley
Sixteen Violins
2:09
Released 01 September 2011, ℗ Goldenlane Records

Review

Inspired by the success of David Seville's "Witch Doctor," Sheb Wooley decided to work up his own tape-manipulation novelty and created "The Purple People Eater," a huge number one hit in 1958. This CD is a companion to Bear Family's That's My Pa box set and two other single discs which, in combination, account for most of Wooley's recordings. The Purple People Eater concentrates on novelty songs, including the instrumental EP The Purple People Eater Plays Earth Music, a couple of sequels to "The Purple People Eater," and the unbelievable "Pygmy Love." Other recordings are merely pop-oriented (Wooley's first hit from 1955, "Are You Satisfied") or up-tempo country, but for the most part, this is the wackiest music in Wooley's catalog. Bear Family usually organizes its reissues in a more sensible manner than Sheb Wooley received with his haphazard thematic packages, but lovers of novelty music will appreciate this one. ~ Greg Adams