Show 67: Best & Worst

My quest to find the best and worst children’s records often has me in the trenches. This week has been no exception. The show kicks off with a howl, with three songs about dogs.

The Whistler and His Dog
The Korn Kobblers

The Korn Kobblers

The Korn Kobblers

A Dog Is Man’s Best Friend
Phil Silvers

How Much Is that Doggy in the Window?
Ivan Ulz

I’m pleased to debut the newly released 8th cover recording of my song “Fire Truck!” It’s the first time a woman has chosen to sing the song, and it fits Bernadette’s voice like a glove.

Fire Truck
Bernadette Quattrone

Next up is a story record positing that cars and trucks have feelings just like you and me.

Blazer the Fire Engine who was Afraid
Toby Deane

For a more realistic view of machines and construction, stick around and listen to Marcia Berman’s zen-like song about BEING the machine. Then Tom Glazer dramatizes the construction of an urban Nirvana. Your child may bring out blocks or Legos after hearing new and dramatic ways to use them.

Machines
Marcia Berman

Tom Glazer

Tom Glazer

Building a City
Tom Glazer

Young People’s Medley
Ivan Ulz

Paul McCartney sings a classic nursery rhyme, and the Korn Kobblers do the same (nearly 50 years earlier).

Mary Had a Little Lamb
Paul McCartney

Mary
The Korn Kobblers

And here’s some good advice for living right.

Two Little Magic Words
Tex Ritter

Tex Ritter

Tex Ritter

Don’t Wipe Your Face on Your Shirt
Cornell Hurd

Finally, Norman Rose narrates a fantastical story you may have trouble understanding if you are not 2 to 4 years old. It’s all about vocabulary, but please do give it a try, and remember, it’s never too late to have a happy childhood!

Sugar Lump Town
Norman Rose

Little Sacka Sugar
Woody Guthrie

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