Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Looey Looey

Buddy Hackett

 Looey Looey

Sepe Music Co.  Dove Music Co
Arr. and conducted by Bob Mersey
Produced by Tony Sepe

Laurel 1017

Buddy Hackett (1961)

Buddy Hackett was born as Leonard Hacker in Brooklyn, New York in 1924.  He began his comedy career in the Catskills.  After his discharge from the army,  Hackett found some work in nightclubs and then on Broadway in a show called "Lunatics and Lovers".  It was there that he was discovered by Max Liebman and brought over to television.   In 1956, Hackett released a series of half-narrated, half-sung singles for Coral Records, including his biggest hit  " Chinese Rock and Egg Roll  " (it was also anti-rock and roll).  Always a popular guest on variety, game and talk shows, he eventueally landed in a few popular motion pictures.  In later years, Hackett became active in providing voices for animation.

Sources : From Small Screen to Vinyl: A Guide to Television Stars Who Made Records, by Bob Leszczak

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