HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“I Wish I Had aÃ¢â‚¬Â and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s about Johnny and Judy imagining being in a parade and the instruments they would like to play:
Next we have Ã¢â‚¬Å“Felix the Cat,Ã¢â‚¬Â but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not the theme song that we all know. In fact, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not even sure that theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re even talking about the cartoon character here, although he does do some pretty fanciful things.
Since we put a cat song on here, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s give equal time to the dogs. HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a song about a dog named Mr. McGee. Now who the heck would name a dog Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mr. McGeeÃ¢â‚¬Â?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Bicycle Tricycle SongÃ¢â‚¬Â 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 itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one that you might be familiar with. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s called Ã¢â‚¬Å“My, How YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve Grown,Ã¢â‚¬Â and if you watched Ã¢â‚¬Å“Captain KangarooÃ¢â‚¬Â in the ’60s and early ’70s as I did, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll probably recognize this song that was performed many times by puppets on the show.
This last one, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Little Brown Bunny,Ã¢â‚¬Â I put on here because it sort of creeps me out. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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!!