Foggy Carbuncle

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Unsuccessful composer who never had a hit, due to his unerring ability to always back the wrong horse. Also staggeringly long-lived, based on the range of dates he writes about. Even if he wrote his "Confederate Victory Song" as a callow youth, he'd have to have lived to at least age 110 to 120 to then also write about the 1964 election.

The songs appear on two separate albums, Smash Flops, a 1959 comedy album which makes no mention of Foggy Carbuncle. Track Listing:

  • "Congratulations Tom Dewey"
  • "I Wish I Was In Chicago (On St. Valentine's Day)"
  • "We're Depending On You General Custer"
  • "When The Hindenberg Lands Today"
  • "The Confederate Victory Song"
  • "There'll Always Be Forty-Eight States In The U.S.A."
  • "When Amelia Earhart Flies Home"
  • "Little Rock-That All American Town"
  • "Good Job Well Done Neville Chamberlain"
  • "Sleepy Cafe Cape Canaveral Moon"
  • "Columbus, You Big Bag Of Steam"
  • "Bon Voyage Titanic"

There is a also a medley on the 1965 album Live from Ledbetters by folk group The Back Porch Majority, with a spoken introduction explaining who Foggy was.


Compositions

  • "Confederate Victory Song" (1865)
  • "Hip, Hip, Hooray for the Edsel" (1958-1960)
  • "Mr. Krushchev"
  • "Happy Anniversary, Eddie and Liz" (May 12, 1959 – March 6, 1964)
  • "Congratulations, President Nixon"
  • "George Lincoln Rockwell"
  • "Johnson Victory Song"
  • "Bon Voyage, Titanic" (1912)
  • "Goldwater Victory Song"
  • "When the Hindenburg Lands Today" (1937)


The songs were actually composed by Richard Sherman (of Disney's Sherman Brothers) and Milt Larsen.

Foggy's name is a parody of real composer Hoagy Carmichael.

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