Show 42: Tom Glazer

“He sang to children as saints speak to birds”

Tom Glazer

Tom Glazer wrote the children’s classic, “On Top of Spaghetti”, but that song is only a footnote to the many recordings he made for youngsters during the 1940’s and 1950’s. This edition of the Treasure Ivan program features songs carefully selected from the many concert recordings Glazer made with young people over the years.

Glazer was also a regular contributor to Young People’s Records/Children’s Record Guild productions, including “Let’s Go to the Rodeo,” also heard on this show. Listen for the part where he says “Indians, real Indians” — proof that not everyone in the 1950s subscribed to the reigning American legend of Cowboys vs Indians.

On Top of Spaghetti
Tom Glazer

Come Down the Aisle
Tom Glazer

The Wheels on the Bus
Tom Glazer

Three Crows
Tom Glazer

Big Rock Candy Mountain
Tom Glazer

Honk-Hiss-Tweet-GGGGGG
Tom Glazer

This Old Man
Tom Glazer

Let's Go to the Rodeo

Let’s Go to the Rodeo

Let’s Go to the Rodeo
Tom Glazer

A Robin Sat in a Cherry Tree
Tom Glazer

Haul Away Joe
Tom Glazer

I Know an Old Lady
Tom Glazer

Jimmy Cracked Corn
Tom Glazer

Jenny Jenkins
Tom Glazer

Put Your Finger In the Air
Tom Glazer

The Frog Went A-Courtin’
Tom Glazer

So Long, It’s Been Good to Know You
Tom Glazer

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