Stop in, look around, have a drink and crank some tunes. I'll be posting some songs ripped from records, some out of print and hard to find stuff, some songs by artists you should be listening to, and a few mixes here and there.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Beach Blanket Bingo

I'd like to kick off summer and post the songs from Beach Blanket Bingo. What says summer more than Frankie and Annette? Nothing. I just watched this movie again and forgot how funny Paul Lynde is in here. Don Rickles also puts in a good showing but what was up with putting in a 75+ year old Buster Keaton? These are not off of a record, they are from the DVD. I looked for song names online and it says there is an Annette song called "I'll Never Change Him" but I didn't see it. I must have been making a sandwich at the time. If you know where it is in the movie, leave a comment. I'm going to try and post one beach movie soundtrack a week.

OPENING :: LES BAXTOR AND CAST

FRANKIE AVALON, ANNETTE FUNICELLO & CAST :: BEACH BLANKET BINGO

DONNA LOREN :: IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I CRY

HARVEY LEMBECK :: FOLLOW YOUR LEADER

LINDA EVANS :: HE'S MY NEW LOVE

FRANKIE & ANNETTE :: I THINK YOU THINK

LINDA EVANS :: HE'S MY FLY BOY

FRANKIE AVALON :: THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES

THE HONDELLS :: CYCLE SET (WITH DIALOG)

FRANKIE AVALON, ANNETTE FUNICELLO & CAST :: BEACH BLANKET BINGO CLOSING THEME

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BEACH BLANKET BINGO TRAILER

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

great stuff - yea, it's funny how the super kitschy stuff now really works on a couple levels - were we ever that innocent? (figureativly - I wasn't quite born yet :-)

And in that sense, they are actually fun to watch now - Fox Movie channel also plays a lot of obscure stuff - a lot not on DVD.

But great stuiff - tahnsk!

KaBluie said...

Thanks for these Beach Blanket Bingo songs!

I found this-
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http://www.beachpartymoviemusic.com/BeachBlanketBingo.html

Two footnotes: this editing of this film was in play right up to the moment of release, so there are slightly different variations of it floating around out there. Specifically, the original cut contained "I'll Never Change Him," a bouncy ballad Annette performs late in the storyline. Apparently, another version of this number (performed by Deborah Walley) was simultaneously filmed for the AIP Beach Party clone Ski Party, and Asher and/or the Producers decided it was better to utilize the piece in that film. So the official final release version of Beach Blanket Bingo did not contain "I'll Never Change Him," and that "abbreviated" cut is what has shown up on all (five by my count) subsequent home video versions of the movie.

However, the AIP studio archives did retain the original cut with the Annette performance of "I'll Never Chnage Him," and it has popped up on cable over the years. As example, during the summer and fall of 2001 the American Movie Classics network showed this "original" version numerous times as part of its "American Pop" series. So it -- and the "lost" Annette number -- is now out there on the tapes fans made of those broadcasts. Some bemoan the fact AMC didn't show the movie in widescreen, but my call is half a loaf (the full true original movie, albeit "panned and scanned") is better than none at all.
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Holden said...

Have you seen this one?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206226/
It´s soooooo funny....
I also love it´s music (Straitjackets and bands like that).

Anonymous said...

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Tony said...

Hi!

I don't know what your policy is on reposting files, but if it's OK would you please repost the "Beach Blanket Bingo" songs?

Thanks!
Tony

Bigguns said...

I would give anything for this soundtrack!!!!!