Album Cover Art: Paul Frees And The Poster People

If you’re a longtime reader, you’re probably wondering why this feature popped up on Tuesday afternoon, instead of Wednesday morning. I started the feature in 2013 and posted it religiously every week since then UNTIL last year.

I’ve decided to make Album Cover Art a free-floating feature untied to a specific day of the week. It will also pop up intermittently as opposed to weekly. I still enjoy writing this feature, but it was time for a change. It will also make my life easier on Tuesdays when I’m a solo artist, which is when it’s most likely to appear.

There have been many changes at First Draft since 2021. I’d like to thank our readers for sticking with us. I miss the old gang of Athenae, Scout, Jude, Doc, Tommy T,  and Michael F but I’m proud of our current team. Cassandra and Jamie O may not be as awesome as Jude, but who the hell is?

We return you to our regular programming with Paul Frees And The Poster People:

Paul Frees was a voice actor. He portrayed such cartoon characters as Boris Badenov, Ludwig von Drake, the Pillsbury Doughboy, and on and on and on.

Frees was also an impressionist. This 1970 album features him performing pop hits of the day as the guys depicted on the cover. I am not making this up.

I suspect Paul Frees And The Poster People was an attempt to capitalize on the success of comedy records by Vaughn Meader and David Frye.

Here are a few examples:

Peter Lorre does Hey Jude:

WC Fields does Mama Told Me Not To Come:

Bela Lugosi does Games People Play:

Finally, a Cartoon Network clip fest of the many voices of Paul Frees: