This album is very similar to a number of children’s albums I have, where the material is taken from a number of different sources that fall under the general artist name of “The Peter Pan Singers and Orchestra.” For example, take a listen to this version of “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window”:
It sounds like something out of the ’40s, doesn’t it? Here’s some of the variety of music to be found on this album.
Here’s one that sounds a bit newer. It’s a song and story about “The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat,” two stuffed animals who decide it would be fun to do what real dogs and cats do.
Moving on to more current music (at least for the time), here’s a peppy little song about “Tippy the Tiger,” who ends up misbehaving and getting a “tiger spankin’.”
Now we move on to a swinging ditty about “Lenny the Leopard,” who the song describes as a “drop-out” and a “pop out” (whatever that means).
Finally, “Chip the Chimpanzee” is another fun song from the same time frame. That great horn solo helps give it a bit of a Jungle Book feel.
One thing I like about these last three songs is that they sound like the themes to undiscovered cartoon shows. Some ambitious young animator could do worse than these songs!
As always, if you’d like to listen to the rest of this album, you can find it here. Have a great week, and I’ll see you all next time!