If you attended grade school during the 60′s, you probably heard “Chicken Fat” several times a week. Well, it’s available today on mp3 at Otis Fodder’s amazing and wonderful 365 Days Project.
A song written by Meredith Wilson of “Music Man” fame. It was commissioned by John Kennedy for his new Youth Fitness Program. A copy of this record was sent to every school in the U.S. with the idea that it would be played over the P.A. every morning while students did calisthenics.
(After today, try here, but you’ll want to investigate the Archive Page anyway.)
It’s sung by Robert Preston, also of “Music Man” fame.
I’m somewhat amazed they found a copy of the record that wasn’t scratched, worn and chalk dusted within an inch of its life on one of those classic 4 speed school record players. If you’re too young to have had first hand exposure to this treat, download it anyway and annoy a baby boomer with it.
(Insert snarky Natalie Maines joke here.)