This is one of my favorite childrenâ€™s albums I had growing up and, judging by the comments for this entry on my blog, it was a favorite for a lot of other people too. This album was a â€œone stop shopâ€ for a lot of classic kidsâ€™ songs I learned and remember to this day. Letâ€™s take a listen, shall we?
Our first song featured is the classic â€œCindy.â€ All goes pretty normal on this one, until he sings about wanting to be an apple so Cindy will take a BITE of him!
Next we have â€œThereâ€™s a Hole.â€ Part of what makes this so much fun is that the song starts out fairly slow, but by the time youâ€™re getting to the flea on the wing of the fly the parts are just shooting out left and right.
Here’s a quickie from (I believe) Thurl Ravenscroft, probably best known in recent years as the voice of Tony the Tiger.
Hereâ€™s the classic â€œI Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,â€ and it works similarly to â€œThereâ€™s a Hole in the Bottom of the Seaâ€ where it starts out slow and casual and picks up speed as it gets further in the song.
Here’s our possible Thurl again, singing a little ditty involving a worm having a close encounter with a train.
Finally, weâ€™ll end this one with the rousing march â€œBe Kind to Your Webfooted Friends.â€ Thereâ€™s also a shout-out here to our flat-footed friends, reason being that â€œa cop may be Dick Tracyâ€™s brother.â€
Donâ€™t let the shortness of this entry fool you. I love this whole album. Itâ€™s just with work and school and rehearsing for a play that opens this week Iâ€™m fighting to keep my eyes open! If youâ€™d like to bring back memories (or start new ones) with this album, you can get it here! And Iâ€™ve noticed that Amazon sells an album that actually has some of the same versions of the songs on this one, and you can get it on CD here or mp3 format here!