Drop and give me 10 (songs), jarheads
Chuck Zangus and Howie Snider are "The Captains", apparently a couple of Marine aviators who got bitten by the folk-singing bug. Though there is no indication on the album of specific military support of the recording (other than in the liner notes: "they are sometimes accused of being 'singing recruiters'") some basic Googling indicates that Howie was an Information Officer in the Marine Corps (as well as, later, a Shakey's restaurant owner, subject of a film about Muncie, IN, and a Ball State teacher) so my suspicion is that this LP might have had some clandestine armed forces support.
The Captains In Pensacola
Marine Corps Aviator Folk Song
Look Her In The Eyeballs
CNABATRA (pronounced sin-a-ba-tra)*
Ballad Of Papa Don
Give Me Back That Rib**
The Captain's Song
* Chief Of Naval Air Basic Training (Rear Admiral Daniel F. Smith, Jr., in this specific case)
**DO NOT play this for any woman with whom you wish to remain on good terms
A portion of the liner notes:
Here are 'The Captains' at last on record with some of their most popular songs.
This pair of comical lyricists, Chuck Zangas and Howie Snider, are known throughout the country for their ability to create songs and tailor parodies to suite their many varied audiences. They have now brought their accordian (sic) and guitar into the studio to give posterity and shut-ins an opportunity to laugh with them (or at them) as they gaily exercise with some of the less esoteric selections from their repertoire.
Some of The Captains' repertoire is oriented toward the military audience. As a result, they are sometimes accused of being "Singing Recruiters." Whether or not you are, have been or will be in some way affiliated with the armed forces, we think you will get a kick out of The Captains' original and spirited examination of the lighter side of military life. And certainly everyone will enjoy their commentaries on such universal subjects as topless bathing suits and disc jockeys.