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Atomic Platters: Straight out of Hollywood - Atomic Records

SONGS: ATOMIC



If Tom Lehrer ever went electric, this rocking satirical tune might have been the result...

A Bomb Bop: Mike Fern (aka Mike Fernandez) [1959]
A screaming rock 'n' roll number that manages to accurately convey what most people would do if they heard a 'missile whistle'...

Atom And Evil: The Golden Gate Quartet [1947]
This gospel song worries about the potential misuse of atomic power by an undefined 'Evil.'...

Atom Bomb: Glenn Barber [Recorded 1955]
A rollicking rockabilly record that tells the frantic story of a hillbilly's cartoonish efforts to escape the Bomb by running to the mountains...

Atom Bomb Baby: The Five Stars [1957]
Tunes like Atom Bomb Baby practically made the box set ATOMIC PLATTERS inevitable...

Atom Bomb Baby: Dude Martin's Round-Up Gang [1948]
A pop country, accordion-driven number (not to be confused with The Five Stars' song of the same name) that serves as another hummable guilty pleasure...

Atomic Baby: Amos Milburn [Recorded 1950]
A rollicking blues number by the Chicken Shack Boogie Man himself...

Atomic Baby: Linda Hayes with The Red Callender Sextette [1953]
A re-worked, jazzy take on the song previously recorded, but unreleased, by R&B artist Amos Milburn...

Atomic Bomb Blues: Homer Harris (with Muddy Waters) [Recorded 1946]
This topical blues tune casts as its narrator a World War II soldier writing his sweetheart back home to tell her not to worry because "he's behind the atomic bomb"...

Atomic Cocktail: Slim Gaillard Quartette [1946]
Quite possibly the ultimate Atomic Platter, Slim Gaillard’s unforgettable jazz vocal composition celebrates, with impeccable cool, the wonders of a radioactive cordial (“the drink you don’t pour”).

Atomic Energy: Sir Lancelot [1947]
This calypso ditty serves as an example of one of the earliest outright anti-Bomb songs...

Atomic Love: Little Caesar and the Red Callender Sextette [1953]
Without the atomic references spelling out the metaphor for love made plain by its title, this casual jazz vocal number wouldn't rise above the ordinary...

Atomic Nightmare: The Talbot Brothers of Bermuda [1957]
The primal fear inspired by the prospect of atomic war is on fine display in this relentless calypso number...

Atomic Power: The Buchanan Brothers [1946]
Atomic Power, written the morning after the bombing of Hiroshima by North Carolina country artist and radio personality Fred Kirby, is without a doubt the most popular of the country Bomb songs...

Atomic Sermon: Billy Hughes and his Rhythm Buckeroos [1953]
This 'sermon' preaches an anti-technology ideology from the first person perspective of a worried bumpkin...

 
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