Collins, Ace.  Disco Duck and Other Adventures in Novelty Music.  New York:  Berkley Boulevard, 1998.

--Offers nice listing and some good discussions of oldies tunes, but Collins gets a number of facts wrong and takes an attitude of superiority toward the music he discusses.


Otfinoski, Steve.  The Golden Age of Novelty Songs.  New York:  Billboard, 2000.

--Good history and analysis of the novelty tradition.  Otfinoski, unlike Collins, registers an appreciation and love for his subject.

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