Way Out Wednesday: The Peter Pan Orchestra and Chorus, “What’s the Good Word?”

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Today’s Way Out Wednesday features this album by the Peter Pan Orchestra and Chorus, called What’s the Good Word? It has fun little ditties about different parts of speech and different kinds of words. Here are some samples:

This song starts the album off. I know it says it’s the Peter Pan Orchestra and Chorus, but it sounds to me like a bunch of studio singers taking a break from singing commercials for sponsors like T.G.&Y. and those other 5-and-10 type stores. (Kids, if you don’t know what a 5 & 10 store is, go ask somebody older than you.)

Peter Pan Orchestra and Chorus – What’s the Good Word?

Next we have a song talking about how cavemen communicated without knowing what words were yet. Apparently, according to this song, they were just all really twitchy.

Peter Pan Orchestra and Chorus – With a Wink and a Nod

This song is all about plurals, and how confusing they can be. I like this one because it sounds like a Broadway show tune. I’m sure if there was ever a Broadway show about plurals, this one would be a shoo-in!

Peter Pan Orchestra and Chorus – The Plurals

The last song featured here is about Antonym Island, and is especially enjoyable because it features a bunch of white guys trying to sing calypso.

Peter Pan Orchestra and Chorus – Antonym Island

If you also want to hear songs about synonyms, homonyms, onomatopeia, and much more, you can listen to the entire album here!

Sorry for the abbreviated post this week. Work and school have been hitting my schedule hard. I’ll try to have something more substantial here for you all next week!

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