Way Out Wednesday: “Fun for Everyday with Little Johnny Everything and His Sister Judy”

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Here’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 “I Wish I Had a” and it’s about Johnny and Judy imagining being in a parade and the instruments they would like to play:

Little Johnny Everything – I Wish I Had a

Next we have “Felix the Cat,” but it’s not the theme song that we all know. In fact, I’m not even sure that they’re even talking about the cartoon character here, although he does do some pretty fanciful things.

Little Johnny Everything – Felix the Cat

Since we put a cat song on here, let’s give equal time to the dogs. Here’s a song about a dog named Mr. McGee. Now who the heck would name a dog “Mr. McGee”?

Little Johnny Everything – Mr. McGee

“The Bicycle Tricycle Song” is about Judy riding her bicycle and Johnny riding his tricycle (but looking forward to the day that he could ride a bicycle too).

Little Johnny Everything – The Bicycle Tricycle Song

I put this next one on there because it’s one that you might be familiar with. It’s called “My, How You’ve Grown,” and if you watched “Captain Kangaroo” in the ’60s and early ’70s as I did, you’ll probably recognize this song that was performed many times by puppets on the show.

Little Johnny Everything – My, How You’ve Grown

This last one, “The Little Brown Bunny,” I put on here because it sort of creeps me out. It’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 I’m asleep gives me the jibblies, no matter how intentioned he might be.

Little Johnny Everything – The Little Brown Bunny

This is just a small sample of the songs on this album. If you’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!!