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There are still some gaps in the WCF discography and thanks to Doinker, we have managed to fill one of them. For example, there used to be this gap here:

JJ-713 Janis JOPLIN – Wicked Woman
CC-714 CCR – LIVE AT FILLMORE EAST
DD-715 DONOVAN – LIVE AT THE REEDY RIVER JUNCTION

717 Rolling Stones – Stoned Again (pirate)
718 PROCOL HARUM – THE ELUSIVE PH

Well, not anymore:

B&G b&w

The font used for the track list should look familiar.

B&G BG-716 B

If not, the label clinches the deal: Clearly, this was issued by WCF and fits right into the gap above, right down to starting the number with a two letter pre-fix derived from the artist(s)’ name.

An alternate blank label below, similar to what we have seen on other WCF releases:

B&G or bl lbl

And alternate inserts:

 

Obviously, this is not a bootleg but what is it? It’s a pirate of this 1962 novelty record (plus four additional tracks), making a lot of use of a technique later known as “sampling”, here using snippets of popular 50’s pop tunes spliced together and interspersed with dialog in the form of a radio show or an interview.

B&G orig

This seems to be an updated version of “War Of The Worlds”, with the back cover making some interesting claims:

B&G orig b2

Apparently, the original 1956 45 did reach # 3 on Billboard.

An interesting, if not coincidental connection is a CD compilation of 50’s and 60’s “novelty” hits compiled by one of Goodman’s sons, Jon, and includes a couple of Dickie Goodman’s hits, including the The Flying Saucer song. The CD is available on the Varese Sarabande music label, a record company founded by (TMOQ’s) Dub Taylor and Chris Kuchler.” Thanks to YesDays for providing this piece of background information.

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Since the folks behind WCF were partial to pirating, it seems possible that other gaps in the WCF 700 series (719 -22; 729, 737; 745 – 749) were originally filled by similar non-bootleg releases.