Show 40: Back to School

The Treasure Ivan Show officially opens the 2012/13 school year with “This is My School,” a song about the preschool experience written by me, Ivan Ulz, with my friend Christopher North. I was raised in a nursery school and this song describes the place I called home while growing up.

This Is My School
Ivan Ulz

In the 1960s, Tom Glazer made an album of songs about weather. The songs are catchy and you can learn a lot by singing them a few times.

What Makes the Weather?/What is the Atmosphere?
Tom Glazer

Tom Glazer

Where is the Stratosphere?
Tom Glazer

Sterling Holloway made two albums of Aesop’s Fables. Today we hear an eleven minute rendering of “The Tortoise and the Hare” with orchestral background. If his voice sounds familiar, that’s because Sterling Holloway played the part of the Cheshire cat in the 1952 Disney version of “Alice in Wonderland.”

The Best Stories of Aesop

The Best Stories of Aesop

The Tortoise and the Hare
Sterling Holloway

“Slow Joe” is a story record on the Children’s’ Record Guild label. It is narrated by Norman Rose whose resounding voice earned him the nickname of “The Voice of God.”

The Story of Slow Joe
Norman Rose

The Story of Slow Joe

The Story of Slow Joe

Slow Poke
Arthur Godfrey

The Birthday Record by Frank Luther makes one feel that they are attending a wild and wonderful birthday party. This record does in six minutes just about everything you would think of to do at a birthday bash. It’s followed by me singing two classic birthday songs for children, one from radio and one from television. The one that beings “Today is a birthday…” was featured on the Big Jon and Sparky radio show (starring Jon Arthur) and the one starting with “Put another candle on my birthday cake…” was originally performed by Sheriff John Rovick on his eponymous TV Show.

The Birthday Party Record
Frank Luther

Big Jon & Sparky

Big Jon & Sparky

Sparkie’s Birthday Song/Birthday Cake Polka
Ivan Ulz

“Mr. Gallagher’s Donkey” is a Peter Pan Records production and stars Jack Arthur, who was among the most featured performers on the label. It is based on a book by Mary Windsor.

Mr. Gallagher’s Donkey
Jack Arthur

Why Must We Go to School?
The Nutmegs

With thanks to Kiddie Records Weekly

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