Tracklist

1-1 The Wet Stranger 4:02
1-2 What Time Is It 3:51
1-3 My Baby 2:37
1-4 Sound Museum 7:11
1-5 The Vidiot 5:32
1-6 Roger 5:15
1-7 Hunger Is From 3:51
1-8 Looks Like It's Going To Rain 3:31
1-9 Flibberty Jib 4:46
1-10 The Smith Family 2:02
1-11 Miss Cone 2:46
1-12 Outer Space 3:40
1-13 Down The Drain 3:15
1-14 Secretary 3:05
1-15 Bubble Gum 2:39
1-16 Looking At Numbers 2:25
1-17 Anytime, Anytime 2:23
1-18 I Used To Think My Right Hand Was Uglier Than My Left 2:19
1-19 Lemming 2:20
1-20 The Bullfighter 2:53
1-21 Junk Man 4:37
1-22 Charlie Zen 2:11
1-23 Just A Breather 2:29
2-1 Mr. Big 1:59
2-2 Smerd 4:29
2-3 Bury-It-Yourself Time Capsule 3:09
2-4 Faces In The Jazzamatazz 3:43
2-5 Manned Satellite 2:20
2-6 A Whistler 3:02
2-7 7 + 1 13:10
2-8 Hafta Have You 2:08
2-9 The Climber 3:24
2-10 There's A She And A He 3:36
2-11 Reaching Into 2:06
2-12 Adult Kindergarten 2:03
2-13 Spectrum 2:51
2-14 Fireflies 2:14
2-15 So And So 2:01
2-16 Lesson Number 1 1:34
2-17 Confessions Of 013-04-1920 7:24
2-18 You're Getting Better 2:09
2-19 Original Sin 2:58
2-20 Pacing 2:16
2-21 Involutional Intellection 2:34
2-22 Silly Ideas I Used To Have 2:50

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar – John Pisano (tracks: 1-2 to 1-21)
  • Art Direction [Art & Production] – Michele Horie
  • Artwork – Mike Diehl*
  • Bass – Emmet Frazier* (tracks: 2-7, 2-10 to 2-19), Harold Gaylor (tracks: 1-10 to 1-21), Jimmy Bond (tracks: 1-2 to 1-21), John Frigo (tracks: 2-1 to 2-6, 2-8, 2-9)
  • Drums – Bob Frazier (tracks: 2-7, 2-10 to 2-19), Jerome Slosberg (tracks: 2-1 to 2-6, 2-8, 2-9), Red Holt (tracks: 1-10 to 1-21)
  • Drums, Percussion – Forest Horn (tracks: 1-2 to 1-21)
  • Engineer – Jim Cunningham* (tracks: 1-2 to 1-21, 2-1 to 2-9, 2-15), Mason Coppinger (tracks: 2-10 to 2-14, 2-16 to 2-19)
  • Executive Producer – Pat Lawrence, Thane Tierney
  • Guitar – John Gray (tracks: 2-1 to 2-6, 2-8, 2-9)
  • Leader, Cello – Fred Katz (tracks: 1-2 to 1-21)
  • Leader, Piano – Dick Marx (tracks: 2-1 to 2-6, 2-8, 2-9)
  • Leader, Piano, Vibraphone – Richard Campbell (tracks: 2-10 to 2-19), Dick Campbell* (tracks: 2-7)
  • Liner Notes [New] – Jim Cunningham*, Ken Nordine, Laurie Anderson, Thane Tierney, Tom Waits
  • Liner Notes [Original] – Ken Nordine
  • Management [Production] – Heather Whitten
  • Mastered By – Erick Labson
  • Piano – Richard Marx* (tracks: 1-10 to 1-21)
  • Producer – Tom Mack (tracks: 1-2 to 1-21, 2-1 to 2-19)
  • Reeds – Victor Vallineri* (tracks: 2-1 to 2-6, 2-8, 2-9)
  • Reissue Producer – Mike Ragogna, Thane Tierney
  • Woodwind – Ken Soderbloom* (tracks: 2-7, 2-10 to 2-19), Paul Horn (tracks: 1-2 to 1-21)
  • Written-By, Narrator – Ken Nordine

Notes

Disc one:
Tracks 1, 22 & 23 previously unreleased, recorded circa 1960.
Tracks 2-9 taken from Word Jazz (Dot Records, DPLP 3075, 1957 in Mono / Dot Records, DPLP 25075, 1967 rechanneled in stereo).
Tracks 10-21 taken from Son of Word Jazz (Dot Records, DPLP 3096, 1957 in Mono / Dot Records, DPLP 25096, 1958 rechanneled in stereo).

Disc two:
Tracks 1-9 taken from Next! (Dot Records, DPLP 3196, 1959 in Mono / Dot Records, DPLP 25196, 1959 rechanneled in stereo).
Tracks 10-19 taken from Word Jazz II (Dot Records, DPLP 3301, 1960 in Mono / Dot Records, DPLP 25301, 1960 rechanneled in stereo).
Track 20 recorded circa 1960. Originally released on the album How are things in your town (Blue Thumb, BTS 33, 1971).
Tracks 21-22 previously unreleased, recorded circa 1960.

Technical note:
No re-channeled stereo was employed in this recording. The Fairchild 641 stereophonic disc mastering was use in transferring the original masters from tape to disc.
Mastered at Universal Mastering West.

Comes in a two-panel digital sleeve.
Limited edition of 5000.
© ℗ 2005 Geffen Records

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Genre: Jazz, Children's

Label: Hip-O Select ‎– B0005171-02
Type: 2 x CD, Compilation, Limited Edition, Remastered
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Date of released: 18 Nov 2005
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