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The Dr. Demento Show (live on KMET) - October 21, 1973 (6p-10p)

Special Topic: Ruth Wallis quadrilogy; highs legal & illegal

Beep Beep - The Playmates
last steam engine out of Pasadena on the Santa Fe Railroad
Bum Song - Haywire Mac
Down By The Station - Slim Gaillard & His Trio
Wreck Of The Old 97 - Vernon Dalhart
The Bum Song (excerpt) - Ernest Hare
Hobo's Lullaby - Goebel Reeves

Singing In The Bathtub - Dick Robertson
Practicing The Piano - Mae Questel
Hold Tight - Fats Waller & His Rhythm
Fish - Leona Anderson

The Farmer - anonymous
Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day - Cab Calloway
There Won't Be A Shortage Of Love (excerpt) - Kay Kyser
Tacos For Two - Lalo Guerrero

Lines Upon A Tranquil Brow - Walt Kelly
That's My Weakness Now - Helen Kane
River Blues - R. Crumb Keep-on-truckin' Orchestra
Ready For The River (excerpt) - The Rounders
Song Of The Sewer - Art Carney
Powerhouse - Raymond Scott Quintet

The Dinghy Song - Ruth Wallis
Davy's Dinghy - Ruth Wallis
The Admiral's Daughter - Ruth Wallis
Hawaiian Lei Song - Ruth Wallis

Monkey Doodle - Eddie Cantor
Barnacle Bill The Sailor - Frank Luther
Mrs. Pettibone - Dwight Fiske
Old Man Mose - Eddie Duchin & his band

Julius Played The Trumpet - Ray Stevens
Jeremiah Peabody's Poly Unsaturated Quick Dissolving Fast Acting Pleasant Tasting Green And Purple Pills - Ray Stevens
Poisoning Pigeons In The Park (live w/ intro) - Tom Lehrer
Cockroach Stomp - Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
Dead Skunk - Loudon Wainwright III

Betty Co-Ed - Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees
Football Freddy - Ted Wallace & His Campus Kings
High School Hero - Billy Tracy
Daffy Duck's Rhapsody - Mel Blanc
I Can't Sleep In The Movies Anymore - Happiness Boys

The Spider And The Fly - Bobby Christian & The Allen Sisters
The Thing (overdubbed version) - Phil Harris
Rubbin' On The Darned Old Thing - Lovin' Sam Theard
Keep It Clean - Charley Jordan

Mellow Pot Blues (excerpt) - Buster Bennett
Dope Head Blues (excerpt) - Victoria Spivey
Junker's Blues - Jack Dupree
Cocaine Habit - Memphis Jug Band
Reefer Head Woman (excerpt) - Buster Bennett Trio
Junco Partner - James Waynes
Can't Kick The Habit - Jack Dupree
Drunk - Jimmy Liggins

Chant Of The Weed - Don Redman & His Orchestra
If You're A Viper - Rosetta Howard
Reefer Man - Cab Calloway
Here Comes The Man With The Jive - Stuff Smith & his band
Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine - Harry The Hipster Gibson

Benzedrine Blues - Texas Rhythm Boys
I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas) (excerpt) - Bob Wills
Cocaine - Dick Justice
Cocaine Blues - Freddy Countryman
We Must Have Beer (excerpt) - The Light Crust Doughboys
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams

I Get A Kick Out Of You (excerpt) - Ethel Merman
Marijuana Boogie (excerpt) - Lalo Guerrero
Marijuana Hell (brief excerpt) - Ron Nagle
Clink, Clink, Another Drink (edit) - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
The Twelve Days Of Christmas - Mushroom Tab. Choir
Kicks (excerpt) - Paul Revere & The Raiders
I Couldn't Get High - The Fugs
Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent - Jef Jaisun

#10 The Ballad Of Ben Gay - Ben Gay & The Silly Savages
#9 Boobs A Lot - The Holy Modal Rounders
#8 It's A Gas - Alfred E. Neuman
#7 I'm Gonna Keep My Hair Parted - Washboard Sam

EXTRA: The Monkey That Became President - Tom T. Hall
#6 Meet The Demento Gang - Shokus Hotline

#5 Grunt Song - Cliffie Stone & His Barn Dance Orchestra
#4 Sahra Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out - Shel Silverstein
EXTRA: Chula Vista - Possum
#3 Through Thick And Thin - The Vinegaroons

#2 Fat Dog Blues - The Vinegaroons
#1 Deteriorata - National Lampoon
CLOSING: Sugar Blues - Clyde McCoy