Sunday, March 9, 2008

Chilly Chamber Music

Or: “Songs from the Spookbox.” More examples of Harvey’s slow yet fun evolution into MAD territory with silly, issue filler sing-a-longs containing a horror theme. I’m assuming these are spoofs of songs that were popular in the early 50’s... anyone know for sure?

From the May 1954 issue of Chamber of Chills #23


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The first song is "Oh My Darling, Clementine." The second song is harder to identify (it might be one of the songs from the musical "'Bye 'Bye Birdie"). The third song is "I've Got You Under My Skin." The last song is "Some Enchanted Evening" from the musical "South Pacific."

Now will you be a good buddy and post "The Little People" like you promised?

Anonymous said...

I'm back. The second song is definitely from the musical "'Bye 'Bye Birdie," and is called "We Love You Conrad."

Karswell said...

Thanks for the info, you guys know your old time standards much better than I do. Reading them back now it's obvious that the first one is Clementine... not sure I would have known the others.

FYI: I traded off the Tomb of Terror #1 comic a couple months ago so sorry, no Little People.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I detect a heavy dose of Powell here, too...

Anonymous said...

> I'm back. The second song is
> definitely from the
> musical "'Bye 'Bye Birdie," and
> is called "We Love You Conrad."

Not even close.

It's actually "I Love You Truly" - done by Connie Francis and the Inkspots. Unless this was a version of We Love You Conrad, but as far as I know (and I've heard them both, but not completely) they are completely different songs:

Lyrics to "I love you Truly":
"I love you truly, truly dear
Life with its sorrow, life with its tear
Fades into dreams..."

Lyrics to "We Love You Conrad"
"We love you Conrad
Oh yes we do
We love you Conrad
and will be true
When you're not near us
We're blue..."

Melodies aren't even remotely the same as far as I know.
-AAG

Karswell said...

Thanks Keith!

And yes, I bet you're right Ger, Powell is probably the artist here.