Smashed Hits and Golden Chi​-​Chi's

by Bobby Volare

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    LAST CALL FOR BOBBY VOLARE'S DOUBLE CD SET! We have less than 20 left (see story below). This set has all of Bobby's hits and comes with a 28-page booklet that tells his whole incredible story. Whether you knew him as The Fifth Beatle, The Sixth Stone, or "the man who put the gensing in the g-string," this is Bobby in all his agonizing glory!

    BACKGROUND: 1000 of these sets were pressed in 2005 but almost immediately after they went on sale, seventeen cases (850+ sets) were lost in the collapse of the company authorized to sell them. Other than the handful of discs we initially sold (and another batch I had given away to those who had worked on the project), THIS BOX WAS ALL THAT WAS LEFT.

    This collection is worth checking out. We first began working on it back in 1993 after KKDJ management worked a deal with legendary audio engineer Rafael Carmany to restore the original tracks. The result was this unique collection. Here's all the Bobby classics, “Chowchilla,” “Fresno Woman,” “Blackstone Side Of The Street,” “Carlo Rossi Rose Wine,” Nights In Visalia,” “The Wind Cries Bobby,” and Dr. Demento favorites like “Return My Blender,” and “Lock The Snackbah.”

    There are over 40 tracks in all arranged as two seperate albums. Disc One contains Bobby's biggest tracks in “SMASHED HITS & GOLDEN CHI-CHI'S.” Disc Two is the only concept album ever composed about the San Joaquin Valley, “SGT. BOBBY'S JALAPENO PEPPER CLUB SANDWICH BAND.” There are many bonus tracks as well as a 28 page booklet featuring “The Bobography,” Volare's life story plus an exclusive interview with the man himself. Profusely illustrated (see thumbnails), the booklet has a complete listings of all the tracks, the musicians, as well as the stories behind the songs.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Smashed Hits and Golden Chi-Chi's via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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The double album contains all the Bobby Volare classics!

SMASHED HITS AND GOLDEN CHI-CHI'S
Jack The Knife and Frisky (Live at The Hacienda - Fresno)
So To Hell With You
Beware
Bobby's Mambo
All Right With Me (Live at The Sands - Las Vegas)
Highway 99
Girl From Mission Beach
Our Bill Will Come
Unforgivable
Return My Blender
Cedar Lanes
Freezno Morning
Carlo Rossi Rose Wine
T.G. I. Fridays,
My Car's In Pieces
Blackstone Side Of The Street
By The Time I Get To Fresno
I Left My Heart At Cal State Fresno
and Red Rabbit (Live at CSUF Vintage Days)
Valley Guy

SGT. BOBBY'S JALAPENO PEPPER CLUB SANDWICH BAND
A Day In Bobby's Life
Foggy Fresno Nights
Nights In Visalia
Can't Stand This Empty Bed
Chowchilla
Coalinga Was Gone
The Wind Cries Bobby
Tons Of Fun
Fresno Woman
Millerton Lake
Lock The Snackbah
Sunflower Seeds For Lunch
Eskimo Pie
Out On The Sidewalk
Kettleman City
August In Fresno
Room Together-Golden Cringes-The End

BONUS TRACKS:
Grassy Knoll
Girl From Woodward Park
Highway 8
Hey Steve Garvey

credits

released 17 December 2012

MUSICIANS INCLUDE: John Ayala, Jerry Barnett, Bill Bixler, Jesse Bloodworth, Mike Borelli, Jeff Bowman, Bob Brumbleloe, Rafael Carmany, Jimmy Carter, Kevin Cearly, Dean Clark, Craig Cordova, Anthony Craig, Steve Daily, Robert Diebert, Gene Doi, Lynn Farmer, Gray Gregson, Coleman Head, Don Heflin, Ruth Kauffman, Jerry Leal, John Mahaffey, Donny Marvin, Kevin Mason, Ben Medrano, John Miller, Tony Negate, Marty Nemanick, Lester Nunes, Glenn Olson, Don Olson, Robert Orndoff, Susan Parmeter, George Ramirez, Russ Reed, George Rotalo, Robert Russell, Paul Shagoian, Bill Sindt, Dan Voelz, Bimbo Walker and many others. See album for complete listing.

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Track Name: Eskimo Pie
A long, long time ago I can still remember
How the public pool would make me smile
Out at Blakely’s, I had my chance
Dive off the tower or wet my pants
And it might make me a hot shot for a while
The long climb up it made me shiver
One look down, my knees would quiver
My skin looked like a pork chop
It hurt like hell that belly flop!
I can’t remember if I cried
As I took my three speed for one last ride
It made the cover of TV Guide
When Webster Webfoot died

Grandma’s saying, how about we have a chicken potpie?
Those Lesterburger’s worse than Gerber baby food dry
At Mars Drive In we’ll get an Orange Nehi
But the valley soda fountains went dry
‘Cause our little Webster just died

Around Kearney Bowl we saw the hardtops race
And John Glenn’s capsule was up high in space
Cause Walter Cronkite told us so
We loved J.F.K. and our Nestle’s Quik
Euless Park was our Candlestick
Back when Fresno was a Giant’s only friend
Near Harpain’s Dairy a sitting duck
Farmer’s firing salt loads from a pick up truck
I was out of luck, on a barbed wire fence my pants were stuck
And the Bulldogs tried to take the field
The West Coast Relays refused to yield
It wasn’t Radcliffe or Beiden Field
When Webster Webfoot died

We kids were screaming, “Buy, buy another Eskimo Pie
This Lesterburger’s worse than Gerber baby food dry
At Mar’s Drive In we’ll get an Orange Nehi
But the valley soda fountains went dry
‘Cause our little Webster just died”

It’s been twenty years and like a rolling stone
They keep adding pavement up on North Blackstone
But that’s not how it used to be
There was Bob’s Big Boy, Last Chance Gasoline
North of Shaw, all the hills were green
And Fashion Fair was just a future dream
In city hall new plans were drawn
Big money decisions were being handed down
Fulton Street has got to go
We’re gonna build a mall here, see? Raise the dough!
As the mayor did his Groucho Marx
The monkey’s screamed out in Roeding Park
The Crest and The Hardy, they both went dark
When Webster Webfoot died

My dad was saying, ” Let’s get ourselves an ice cold Eskimo Pie
Today’s the day they tear the courthouse dome from the sky
When the big one comes, son, then you’ll understand why
But the marble water fountain went dry
Even my new kite wouldn’t fly” (it was a Man In The Moon)

Copper smelter in a summer swelter
Hey! Lets move those doves and pigeons
Get ‘em out to the animal shelter
Eight miles high, she’s falling fast!

The courthouse dome landed smack right on the grass
Bob Long and Dick Moody did a telecast
And The Chipmunks on the sidelines, what a cast!

The burning leaves were sweet perfume
Collegians played a marching tune
And Hoppy did a dance, Flippo Jr. sat there in a trance
As the wrecking ball climbed up high off to the right
Thousands of people cried into the night
Uncle Jimmy Weldon called up Chicken Delight
And Webster Webfoot died

The vendor’s screaming, ”Buy, buy a melted Eskimo Pie
We got old cheeseburgers worse than Gerber baby food dry
We got Diet Rite, I ain’t got no Orange Nehi
Hey man! That water fountain’s gone dry!”
Even my kite wouldn’t fly!

We held the wake at the Eagle Café
Dale Brothers coffee and some Special K
But the waitress frowned and looked away
I went back to the White Front store
Where dad bought our TV years before
But the man said, “Webster Webfoot flew away”
On Fulton Mall, the neons beam
Winos sleep where Del Webb dreamed
Useless Pit Stop tokens, the slot cars all were broken
At The Three Stooges we laughed the most
When ol’ Al Radka was the host
Rainbo Bread done burned the toast
When Webster Webfoot died

So remember, next time you have a chicken pot pie
Could be Webster or a mobster, there’s no need to ask why
Wreck a courthouse or a henhouse
It’s the same, by and by
Now that Blakely’s giant pool is drained dry
Track Name: August In Fresno (+20 Sunsceen Mix)
AUGUST IN FRESNO
TEMPURATURE’S SOARING
PAVEMENT IS SCORTCHING
BALLS OF MY FEET

AUGUST IN FRESNO
+20 SUNSCREEN
SCOPING BIKINIS
ON REEDLEY BEACH

I FEEL MY SHOULDERS START TO STING
CAN’T EVEN TOUCH MY FACE
WENT TO THRIFTY FOR A CAN OF BACTINE
FELT JUST LIKE A SQUIRT OF MACE

AUGUST IN FRESNO
MY BED IS BURNING
ROTISSERIES TURNING
I’M MEAT, MY SEAT’S
IN HEAT, NO TREAT

BV: Hey, I’m Bobby Volare, how are ya?

BABE: Who?

BV: Listen, would you rub a little lotion on my back? I’ve got, like, a 3rd degree burn back there between my shoulder blade area.

BABE: Oh, all right.

BV: Hey, weren’t you the Coppertone Girl?

BABE: No!

BV: I think you were, I really do! There’s only one way to tell though…

BABE: That’s it! I’m out of here!

BV: Hey, where you going?

BABE: Buh-bye!

I CANT EVEN TAKE A SHOWER
THIS IS WORSE THAN POISON OAK
I THOUGHT I HAD ON SWIMMING TRUNKS
HOW’D I GET BURNED SO LOW?

COME NOVEMBER
I’LL REMEMBER
JUST HOW TENDER
MY HEINIE COULD BE

AUGUST IN FRESNO
GLOBS OF NOXEMA
AUGUST IN FRESNO

1st reprise

COME DECEMBER
I’LL REMEMBER
TO SURRENDER
WHEN IT’S COLD AND FROSTY

IT CAN’T BE WORSE THAN
AUGUST IN FRESNO
AUGUST IN FRESNO

2nd reprise

COME DECEMEBR
I’LL REMEMBER
TO SURRENDER
WHEN IT’S COLD AND FROSTY

PRODUCER: Hey, Bobby. That's a take, man. C'mon!

BV: But I was just getting going!

PRODUCER: Well let's wrap it up!

BV: But this is the best part! Listen to this!

Ultimate reprise:

AUGUST IN FRESNO
+20 ENDINGS