Way Out Wednesday: “Mister Ed the Talking Horse: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth”

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Looking at this cover you’d think you’d hear stories featuring Alan Young as Wilbur Post and Allen “Rocky” Lane as Mister Ed. You’d be wrong though. There’s no Wilbur Post to be found, and the only Mister Ed to be heard is voiced (I’m pretty sure) by Thurl Ravenscroft.

We start out with the “Mister Ed” theme, sung in a sort of slow drawly way by Ed himself:

Mister Ed – Mister Ed Theme

The rest of the album is songs by anonymous singers while Mister Ed joins in occasionally and spouts out random facts about whatever subject the song is about. This one is called “Straight from the Horse’s Mouth” and he’s all over the map factwise:

Mister Ed – Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

Next is “Birds of a Feather” which is, as you might expect, about birds. Listen to factoids like why we don’t stuff Aztec Indians, and marvel at how Ed is able to slide some religion into the mix.

Mister Ed – Birds of a Feather

Finally, we have “The How Song,” which is another one where Ed displays his general knowledge. I like the way the singers sing the questions like, “How is chewing gum made? Hmmmmmmm?”

Mister Ed – The How Song

If you’d like to see how Mister Ed tackles such subjects as animals, weather, and hats, you can catch the whole album here!

(I apologize for this being another light week for Way Out Wednesday. It’s another busy week at school. And besides, you’re just here for the music anyway, aren’t you?)