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  Chapter 3 of section I: A History of Evolutionary Theory Part 2: Darwin
When radiation was discovered in 1896, the age of the earth suddenly expanded to support Darwin's belief that far more time was required than Lord Kelvin's estimates (based on the brief time it would take the earth to cool from an original scalding state) giving life enough time for natural selection to operate (Bowler, 1984).
The consistency of the blank areas, in other words the regularity of species appearing in the record with no intermediary fossils between it and its most recent ancestor, suggests a dynamic not evident if natural selection is accepted as the lone selective process.
Female sexual selection is driven by an attraction to novelty (Darwin, 1871), and novelty is characterised by variations in the way things look, sound, smell or feel which can be manifested physiologically and behaviorally.
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  Barbelith Underground > Radio & Music > 'Novelty' records
Novelty music is fine by me. The dark kings are V/VM, who are sound like your average pop novelty spun through a mincer, and then vomited on by Chris Morris.
The root of the word "novelty" is that which is new: but the word "novel" in common parlance refers to something unique, different, or strange: so with novelty records.
Basically, a novelty record is any record that stands out from the pack for reasons other than its own sheer excellence--although novelty alone neither precludes nor guarantees excellence.
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 Novelty :: Scuba Diving : Gourt
Novelty, one of the first steam locomotives which was due to compete at the Rainhill Trials of 1829
Novelty dance, a type of dance that is popular for being unusual or humorous
Novelty show, a competition or display in which exhibits or specimens are in way some novel
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 Barbelith Underground > Radio & Music > Novelty Records
A previous thread on novelty records hither, which could serve as a basis for this one--because it petered out just as it was getting interesting (to me, anyway), with a definition of terms.
A "novelty" record may be novel in its performance style (Todd Rundgren's A Cappella), its overriding concept/conceit (English Rebel Songs), its production technique ("Flying Saucer" and its jillions of descendents), its instrumental approach (Switched-On Bach [et al]), its politics, its reference to other musics (parodies and pastiches, Puff Daddy's most obvious samples/rewrites) and/or current events...
It was doing the rounds at the same time as the "Whazzuuup!!??!" Budweiser campaign (another novelty record hook, or several as I recall), so catchphrases were very memetic at the time.
www.barbelith.com /topic/16349   (727 words)

 Novelty song - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Novelty songs are frequently unexpected hits, and may bring their authors or singers unexpected, though often temporary, fame.
Some novelty songs are the work of 'one hit wonders', but some mainstream artists do occasional novelties, and a few artists have made successful careers out of novelty songs.
Sometimes a novelty song may be made by a singer famous in another sphere, such as comedians, actors, or even sports stars.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Novelty_record   (374 words)

 The Legend of Fraternity Records ::
Harry always touted his records as "an absolute monster smash." He was, indeed, one of the most charming and unforgettable characters I have ever met.
Later, she would record "What the World Needs Now is Love," and at this writing, that song is now being used in a national television commercial for a world-famous automobile company.
In "Just for the Record", there is a chapter titled, "Harry and Sid in Cincinnati." It is a colorful portrayal of my good friend, Harry Carlson, always resplendent in a striped suit, starched white shirt, tasteful tie, and of course, his cufflinks (which at times I believe he wore to bed).
www.shadoshea.com /fraternity/index.php3   (2282 words)

 Novelty Nook, Fifties and Sixties
Not a song at all per se, it's a novelty record in which Santa meets up with a UFO, and the whole thing is reported on the news by "John Cameron Cameron," parodying longtime broadcast announcer John Cameron Swayze.
Gayla Peevey, according to legend, was a regional child star of the Oklahoma City area, and this 1953 hit was recorded as a fund-raiser to bring the city zoo a hippo.
Novelties: Fifties and Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties, The Nineties, The 21st Century
www.mistletunes.com /novel50.html   (1981 words)

 Xlibris.Com Bookstore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The King of Novelty is Jon Goodman’s revisionist epic for posterity of his father, legendary novelty record producer and music sampling pioneer Dickie Goodman, a man contending with internal conflict and familial obligations while entertaining the world; foreword by Dr. Demento, and epigraph from "Weird Al" Yankovic.
THE KING OF NOVELTY is an in-depth study of Dickie Goodman’s invention, the “break-in” record, a recording concept that laid the foundation for what is known today as mixing and sampling.
The very nature of novelty records is geared to all members of the family and the book is coming to print in the wake of publicity generated by current CD re-releases.
www2.xlibris.com /bookstore/bookdisplay.asp?bookid=1152   (2769 words)

 TEAC Turntable CD Recorder Stereo System GF-350
Finally, a way to record from vinyl to CD that doesn’t require a computer or an engineering degree.
With this nostalgic looking TEAC turntable stereo system, you can record the entire album or just selected tracks to make your own unique compilation discs.
Monitor your recording through the built-in amplifier and stereo speakers, or the front panel headphone jack.
www.noveltytelephone.com /products/teacttcdrecorder_gf350.html   (186 words)

 TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY - CYFMLAY (Can you feel my love around you?)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
You probably wouldn't call it novelty record, though, because it is way too musically sophisticated and accomplished.
Most things called "novelty" records are stupid little nothings with a short shelf life that get over on some little musical gimmick or an off the wall funny lyric.
Terence has made a funny record with a weird texture, but it all comes together in a way that will still be worthwhile once the novelty wears off.
www.morethings.com /music/ttd/cyfmlay.html   (322 words)

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Sugar Hill Records, which put out 1979's Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang - debatably the first rap record - have released a set of records commemorating their history as the pioneers of hip-hop.
When that record first came out, the guys who were driving the scene - the likes of Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, the Crash Crew, who were the real leaders on the scene - were rather taken aback," Mr Niccoll said.
But at the time, the Sugarhill Gang themselves doubted there would be many rap records and saw the record as a novelty.
www.trinity.edu /jdunn/hiphop.htm   (654 words)

 Protecting your vinyl record albums
Keep the records inside their sleeves and in their jackets (album covers) when not listening to them.
Make sure your record player's needle is in good condition and replace it often (if you use it a lot).
While the record is spinning, squeeze a bead of water onto the cut you want to play/record.
www.angelfire.com /fl5/roadhouse/protect.html   (503 words)

 Rare Vinyl Records at Craig Moerer ~ Records By Mail | Used, Collectible, Vintage and Rare Vinyl Records, LPs and 45s
While "Rapper's Delight" was not the first rap record -- it was actually preceded by Fatback's "King Tim III" -- it was the first to expose the mainstream public to the art form.
Sugar Hill Records boasted a roster that included the Sugarhill Gang, Grand Master Flash and The Furious 5, The Treacherous Three, Kool Moe Dee, Spoonie Gee, Funky 4 + 1, Crash Crew, West Street Mob, and The Sequence (the first all-female rap group).
The bulk of early rap records reproduced an MC's party routine with a loose sequence of narrative, boasting, and call and response.
www.recordsbymail.com /sugarHill.php   (2847 words)

 Alabama Wild Man - Jerry Reed - Similar Albums
Recorded at Panther Hall in Fort Worth, TX, it features impeccable sound and captures Pride at his most genial -- he shows an amazing sense of humor about his unusual status in the country music pecking order -- as well as in...
The back of this record says, "Willie writes the songs...You make them into hits" and proceeds to talk about some of the artists who have had hits from the pen of Willie Nelson.
His own recordings were less successful until, in 1966, Country Favorites, Willie Nelson Style became his first album to enter Billboard's country album charts,...
www.mp3.com /albums/71556/similar.html   (773 words)

 Dr. Demento News Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A Minneapolis native, Dr. Demento was born Barret Hansen in 1941, and he began cultivating his love for weird records at the ripe age of four, when his music-loving father brought home a new album by Warner Bros. cartoon-soundtrack composer Spike Jones--complete with gunshots and sound effects.
By the late 1960s that steady stream of "novelty records" had slowed to a fitful trickle.
He once described himself as "the straight man to the records I play." His description of his syndicated show seems simple: "The show is funny, it's light, it's comic relief, and you don't get much of that on the radio anymore.
www.davesfunstuff.com /044ar010.htm   (2693 words)

 Peter Tosh - His Story
The Wailers also founded their own record label, Tuff Gong Records for Wailers output and Peter formed his own Intel-Diplo HIM record label for his solo output.
Indeed, Catch a Fire was no novelty record; the anger and pain of the lyrics and the reality that they painted were burned into the grooves of the vinyl.
Peter did not trust Blackwell (who he referred to as "Whiteworst") and was resentful that Bob was being pushed to the front of the band and he and Bunny were relegated to background singer status for much of the album.
www.ptosh.com /story.html   (1145 words)

 Planning Your Radio Promotion Campaign
When it comes to commercial radio, the chances of getting significant national airplay for your independent record are next to none.
A more realistic approach for airplay is to consider the options available on the noncommercial side of the FM dial.
Professional record labels always have distribution and sales connections set up before they secure airplay.
www.musicbizacademy.com /knab/articles/radiocampaign.htm   (930 words)

An up and coming band has some leftover studio time and decides to record some quirky little song, maybe from the pen of one of their band members or invented off-the-cuff during a jam session.
Collectables Records has reissued the four Royal Guardsmen albums on two discs that bring almost the entire catalog of the group into the digital age.
It's this sort of pro-establishment attitude that probably turned off the hippies and the protestors, and endeared the group even further to the parents of the preteens the Royal Guardsmen albums and singles were being marketed to.
members.aol.com /Shake6677/DFroyalg.html   (2219 words)

 Baseball Talk:Record Closeup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The card is placed record down, into a set of guides and a metal rivet which fits into a little hole in the center of the record.
When the clear plastic top is closed, the record is held and a stylus mounted to a wheel, spins from BELOW and tracks the groove.
This was a very fun novelty record player which I'm sure kids enjoyed when it came out.
www.wfmu.org /MACrec/bbtalk4.html   (173 words)

 Arts Feature . Washington City Paper
Novelty music is still silly, stoopid, and weird—which is exactly why the Top 40 could use more of it.
And that was going by a pretty loose definition of “novelty hit”: an intentionally humorous and/or strange song that sells a boatload because it captures or critiques a moment in popular culture—or because, bizarrely, it becomes its own moment in popular culture.
The loss of the novelty song that everyone can simply, unironically love is but one more example of the vanishing common ground in our common culture.
www.washingtoncitypaper.com /special/2006/novelty0106.html   (2003 words)

 Those Nice Young Men In Their Clean White Coats | MetaFilter
The record, along unfortunately with most of the rest of my collection, was lost a few years back to a reason I'd rather not discuss here.
One of the reasons I like novelty music is that artists can get away with a little more expirimentation if it's a "comedy" record; check out the stuff by Barnes and Barnes; there's a LOT of experimentation on those records; different recording techninques, dense soundscapes made in mixing; collages; all sorts of stuff.
As I implied in my post on LSD records, the record album was in that era one of the most accessible mass media available, sort of an early internet built of discrete packets made of vinyl.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/45371   (1186 words)

 Fuzzy Izzy's Collectibles Radios and Records Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Recorded in 1987, this record by Restless features the football novelty song "Go Giants Go" (sung to the tune of Chuck Berry's "Go Johnny Go") b/w "Never Say Never Again." 1987 Sutra Records.
The gatefold cover and record are in VG condition.
The record is in NM condition, and features bowling tips from bowling legends John Powell ("Junior") and Charlotte Grubic ("Rusty").
www.trocadero.com /fuzzyizzy/catalog/Radios_and_Records470.html   (612 words)

 Mondo Chipmunk-O
By recording at a slow speed while articulating clearly and slowly so that when the tape is played back at regular speed it will be a sped up, high pitched version of the voice recorded, he explored a comic effect whose potential had yet to be fully realized.
And the record is supposed to end on that lingering, poignant Kenny Rogers reprise of the phrase, "Everyone considered him…the coward of the county…" but somehow it doesn’t have the same presence when sung in Chipmunk voice.
Recorded in Nashvillle, with a bunch of studio hotshots (including Billy Burnette and Jai Winding), this is the Chips response to "New Country," the post-Garth phenomenon that produced some serious radio friendly hits natural for the boys to latch unto.
www.roctober.com /roctober/chipmunks.html   (18788 words)

 Record Labels on the ARTISTdirect Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Crane Mountain Records is here to get some good, fun music to the people.
Featuring comedy and novelty acts such as Larry "The Dream" Weaver and Reluctant Beating, Inc. Featuring news, sound files, submission info, photos, and a lot more.
record label, bands, music, zine, greensect, bunker, magenta's turn, kirk adam, lookin' for bands.....
www.artistdirect.com /music/ubl/resource/0,,320-B-2:44-2,00.html   (305 words)

 Parlour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This record is dated 2/8/1898, and until recently was thought to be the very first disc record recorded in England.
There is now some dispute as to which title was the actual "first" record, but nevertheless this dates from the very infancy of sound recording in Europe.
On this record, there is a spoken introduction.
www.theseason.org /parlour.htm   (225 words)

 Two Sheds Music - Atlanta's Home of Indie Rock
When the idea for this tribute record first arose in the summer of 2003, we were surprised that there had not been any sort of tribute done to Jawbox in the past.
Also from Novelty is the Colossal contribution, "Spit-Bite." Colossal is from the Chicago area and records on Asian Man Records.
Buffalo hardcore legends Snapcase was originally slated to be on the record, but the band called it quits before completing their track.
www.2sheds.com /jawbox_tribute.html   (498 words)

 Dr. Demento Presents The Greatest Christmas Novelty CD Of All Time - Christmas Music At Randy's Rodeo
The novelty record has had a long love affair with Christmas (or vice versa).
Demento Presents The Greatest Christmas Novelty CD Of All Time (1989), the high priest of hilarity exposes the best of this rarified genre, and the results can be hilarious (comedic tracks from Cheech and Chong and Doug and Bob McKenzie), crazy (Spike Jones) or just plain weird (Gayla Peevey's "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas").
The Greatest Christmas Novelty CD Of All Time lives up to its billing, and any Christmas collection will be incomplete without it.
www.randysrodeo.com /christmas/various/dr_demento.php   (515 words)

 washingtonpost.com: The Monster Mash Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Bandmate Lenny Capizzi suggested the pair take advantage of the novelty song craze that was prevalent in the early sixties so they wrote a song around Pickett's imitation of the horror movie star.
So I stopped driving the cab, called London Records and the head of the company took me to lunch at the Scotch and Sirloin (restaurant in N.Y.) and told me how happy he was to have been able to call me and tell me that the record was doing well.
There was a disk jockey named Danny Dark in Indiana or somewhere in the midwest and he played the record and the phones kept lighting up and he told the London Records promotion man that the company should rerelease the record.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A2534-2004Oct27?language=printer   (2183 words)

 Talking Gifts
Our recordable teddy bears and stuffed animals are perfect as unique gift ideas for all gift occasions.
Our recordable teddy bears and stuffed animals are designed and sized for huggability.
Repeat your recording process until you are satisfied with the message.
www.katlynskornergifts.com /talking_gifts.php   (476 words)

 Sudden Death - Funny rap the way it was meant to be!
In the 50's and 60's they were known as "Novelty" records.
This means that comedy bands will be able to have their songs listed for sale along side big name "mainstream" artists and people will be able to download individual songs without having to buy the entire album.
It's not a 45 RPM record, but it could be the return of the "novelty record"- or perhaps "novelty MP3" would be more appropriate.
www.suddendeath.org /pressreleases2.php3?id=2   (1791 words)

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