En Garde

:: Donut And A Dream ::

:: The Alphabet ::

The very first, and perhaps only, release on LGT Records. Guess what LGT stands for. These twins hail from Australia, and are still kicking, probably in Nashville, and you could pay $30 to get some of their newer stuff. Or you could just listen to these two tracks and satisfy whatever curiosity you might have about them. They certainly look like entertainers, even when posing with an oversized number one in front of a garage, or in front of wallpaper that even Elvis might have found too garish.

The first track here, the road-weary "Donut And A Dream," was penned by Carson Parks, brother of Van Dyke Parks, and the composer of the chart topping Frank & Nancy Sinatra duet, "Something Stupid." Carson died last year, but his website doesn't seem to know that. (I apologize for that remark if he ran the site himself) Next is "The Alphabet," with a biblical reference for every letter of the alphabet, the polar opposite of "Blowfly's ABC's." Towards the end of the song, they are threatening to modulate their way up into dog frequencies, but the fade out completes before that can happen. This album is actually pretty good, save for their sappy reading of the Pledge of Allegiance, and I bet they put on a darn good show in person. I give you Ted and Tom, The Le Garde Twins.

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Sunday, March 12, 2006 6:18:00 AM

Thanks for pointing to them.
Completly new to me,so when you have more of them?? let us hear it.

Question: from what year are the songs???


Sunday, March 08, 2009 5:20:00 PM

I worked with the Legarde twins at Ashtons circus back in the early 50's. they had a whip cracking and marksman act as well as singing.
I remember they had a matching pair of boots made for the my R.M.WILLIAMS with a kangaroo and their names inlaid into the leather.
When they were in their teens they used to compete rode in bull and broc events and sing for the crowd during the breaks    

Thursday, March 19, 2009 10:11:00 PM

when i was a young kid i went to
there tent show at maryborough new
years day show and had a newspaper
whiped out of my hands by them.
great personalities.    

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