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The Dr. Demento Show (live on KMET) - July 7, 1974 (6p-10p)

Special Topic: mini-festival of the guitar; our legendary "Pico And Sepulveda" set
NOTE: This was the first time the Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band version of the opening theme song was used on KMET. Its use was timed to coincide with the first nationally syndicated Dr. Demento Show. The same recording is still in use today as the theme.
NOTE: Additionally, they recorded a bumper "The Doctor is out...", top ten bumper, "extra" bumper, #1 bumper, and closing theme ("Home Sweet Home"). Of these, only the top ten bumper is still in use, plus the ending of the closing theme. They recorded a new #1 bumper later which is still in use today.

The Freckle Song - Larry Vincent
Let It All Hang Out - The Hombres

Big Ball's In Town - J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers
The Pop-Up Song - Ruth Wallis
Old Man Mose - Eddy Duchin/Patricia Norman
I Like A Fun'ral - Michael Brown

Mechanical Man - Mark '56 Magic Record
Mechanical Man - Bent Bolt & The Nuts
Put The Bone In - Terry Jacks
Boobs A Lot - The Fugs
Huggin' And Chalkin' - Clancy Hayes/Bob Scobey's Frisco Band

Diddie Wa Diddie - Blind Blake
Hot Fingers - Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson
Mystery Pacific - Django Reinhardt & Le Quintet Du Hot Club De France
I'm So Glad - Skip James

The Kinky Kids' Parade - The Duncan Sisters
Who's Yehoodi - Jerry Colonna w/ 6 Hits & A Miss
Hooty Sapperticker - Barbara & The Boys
Boy Wonder I Love You - Burt Ward

Chula Vista - Possum

The Pub With No Beer - Slim Dusty
The Biggest Aspidastra In The World - Gracie Fields
Davy's Dinghy - Ruth Wallis

Chloe - The Singing Sophomores
Moonlight On The Ganges - Jonathan & Darlene Edwards
The King Of Borneo - Frank Crumit
Elephant story - Pete Seeger

Twinkle Twinkle Little Earth - Leonard Nimoy
The Honey-Earthers - Stan Freberg & Daws Butler
Hippety Hop - Allen & Grier

At A Georgia Camp Meeting - Sousa's Band
Purple Haze - Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band
Move Over Jehovah - Willard Robison
Me And My Goose - Arlo Guthrie
Get A Load Of This - R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders

They're Coming To Take Me Away (Oy Vey) - Josephine

Farmyard Melody - Harry Lester & The Hayseeds
Boogie (brief excerpts during above) - John Hartford
I Owe A Lot To Iowa Pot - Jerry Samuels
Reefer Head Woman (excerpt) - Buster Bennett
Boogie (brief excerpt during above) - John Hartford
Drip, Drip, Drip - (Sloppy Lagoon) - Spike Jones & His City Slickers f/ Del (Water-On-The-Brain) Porter
Boogie - John Hartford (w/ Jungle Judy v/o in second half)

Honey Babe - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
Baldheaded End Of The Broom - Grandpa Jones
Bloodshot Eyes - Wynonie Harris

Buzz The Fuzz - Biff Rose
Communist Love Song - Proctor & Bergman
Can You Dig It - Jerry Samuels
It's In The Book (parts 1 & 2) - Johnny Standley

Everybody Loves That Hadacol - The Basin St. Six
Snootful Of Snow - Allen & Grier
Tell It To Me - The Tenneva Ramblers
Drunk - Jimmy Liggins
The Pig Got Up And Slowly Walked Away - Rudy Vallee

Vancouver Town - Rolf Harris
California Here I Come (excerpt) - Al Jolson
Avalon (excerpt) - Al Jolson
Home In Pasadena (excerpt) - Al Jolson
Golden Gate (excerpt) - Al Jolson
Pico And Sepulveda (The Street Song) - Felix Figueroa & His Orchestra

#10 Squaws Along The Yukon - Hank Thompson
#9 I'm A Rollin' - Jackie Miles
#8 Chula Vista - Possum
#7 Gentry's Gin - Doodles Weaver [briefly started at 45 rpm instead of 33 1/3 rpm, then brief backwards excerpt, then brief excerpt of something else, then started at correct speed]

#6 They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! - Napoleon XIV
#5 Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp) - Allan Sherman
#4 Rutabaga Boogie - Paul Shelasky & His Musical Zombies

#3 Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent - Jef Jaisun
EXTRA: Oh Roscoe - Red Stanley
#2 Highly Illogical - Leonard Nimoy
#1 Shaving Cream - Paul Wynn
EXTRA: Be Prepared (original studio version) - Tom Lehrer
CLOSING: Home Sweet Home - The Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band

NOTE: This show was also aired on KZOK in Seattle, WA on July 14, 1974. The playlist was mostly the same, but instead of the four Al Jolson songs about California followed by "Pico And Sepulveda" the following three songs were substituted: