Hereâ€™s an interesting little album from 1958 featuring Little Johnny Everything and his sister Judy Everything who, with a name like that, must be doing quite well for themselves.
The first selection is called â€œI Wish I Had aâ€ and itâ€™s about Johnny and Judy imagining being in a parade and the instruments they would like to play:
Next we have â€œFelix the Cat,â€ but itâ€™s not the theme song that we all know. In fact, Iâ€™m not even sure that theyâ€™re even talking about the cartoon character here, although he does do some pretty fanciful things.
Since we put a cat song on here, letâ€™s give equal time to the dogs. Hereâ€™s a song about a dog named Mr. McGee. Now who the heck would name a dog â€œMr. McGeeâ€?
â€œThe Bicycle Tricycle Songâ€ is about Judy riding her bicycle and Johnny riding his tricycle (but looking forward to the day that he could ride a bicycle too).
I put this next one on there because itâ€™s one that you might be familiar with. Itâ€™s called â€œMy, How Youâ€™ve Grown,â€ and if you watched â€œCaptain Kangarooâ€ in the ’60s and early ’70s as I did, youâ€™ll probably recognize this song that was performed many times by puppets on the show.
This last one, â€œThe Little Brown Bunny,â€ I put on here because it sort of creeps me out. Itâ€™s supposed to be an Easter song, but the thought of a large brown bunny with a bright pink nose breaking into my house while Iâ€™m asleep gives me the jibblies, no matter how intentioned he might be.
This is just a small sample of the songs on this album. If youâ€™d like to hear more from Johnny and Judy Everything, you can hear the whole thing here!
I apologize again for the rush job on this. I’m scheduled to do my thesis for my Master’s Degree next week, so I’m a bit distracted. Don’t worry, I’ll try to get next week’s installment ready before I start my paper on Monday! Wish me luck!!