Allan Sherman recorded his first album in front of an invited audience of Hollywood celebrities. All present laughed themselves silly and a few weeks later when the record was released, much of America joined in. Sherman was instantly catapulted from being an out-of-work game show producer to being the hottest recording artist in the country. Warner Brothers records had expected that the Jewish-themed humor would go over big in areas with large Jewish populations, and had originally aimed their marketing in that direction. But Sherman hit a crossover note, and as he later put it, "I knew I was a hit when they were selling out of them in gentile neighborhoods." Reports vary as to how many copies were sold but "close to a million" seems to be the prevailing estimate. Sarah Jackman was the big hit as a single but all the songs on the record are terrific and together, they make for one of the great comedy albums of all time. The Ballad of Harry Lewis • Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max • Sir Greenbaum's Madrigal • My Zelda • The Streets of Miami • Sarah Jackman • Jump Down, Spin Around (Pick a Dress o' Cotton) • Seltzer Boy • Oh Boy • Shticks and Stones. Cover is vg, the vinyl is vg+.