But played loudly enough, any one of these ice cream truck melodies would melt that record-setter into a puddle of digital goo. Link to WFMU blog post with lots of audio files, and here's my favorite. Maybe I'll make it my own ringtone. Then every time someone calls me, I'll taste Creamsicles or It's-Its in my brain and imagine a creepy dude hunched over the steering wheel, counting dimes. (thanks, Mike)
Mike Ransom says,
I noticed that WFMU MP3-ized the WAV of "And The Band Played On" from my Ice Cream page: Link.
I found a sample fragment from an urban musicology album online on 4/29/2000 (Link). I was able to carefully re-splice it into a whole so it could play as a continuous loop on the above page.
That's the one I really remember as a kid, plus Mr. Softee (I also like the less wholesome Kid Creole and the Cocoanuts tune with the same title.)
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