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Vintage Children's Favourites 1926 - 1959 - Double CD

Vintage Children's Favourites 1926 - 1959 - Double CD
CD / Product Number: RTS4162

Children of all ages cannot fail to respond to this extraordinary collection of 48 childhood favourites from half a century ago, all with the original artists.
Listening to ‘Children’s Favourites’ was a Saturday morning ritual for millions in those unsophisticated, far off days of innocence, and – younever know – perhaps even today’s youngster might still be as entranced as his parents and grandparents were by this remarkable collection of 48 vintage classics that have stood the test of time – all from the original artists andtranscribed from cherished 78s.
The infectious guffawing of The Laughing Policeman reopens the door to one’s childhood, to reveal a magical storybook of characters such as Popeye The Sailorman or Ragtime Cowboy Joe, or film favourites like Heigh-Ho from Snow White or We’re Off To See The Wizard from The Wizard Of Oz. Animals accounted for a great number of children's favourites: Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?, The Owl And The Pussy Cat, Run Rabbit Run on so on, not to mention other creatures such as Three Little Fishes, The WoodyWoodpecker Song or Arthur Askey’s The Bee Song.
Other subjects for children's songs range from Grandfather's Clock to Frank Crumit's The Song Of The Prune to the unmentionable Thing of Phil Harris. Thatwonderful, evergreen musical classic Tubby The Tuba is retold by Danny Kaye, as is the whole of Sparky’s Magic Piano, before we are tucked up in bed with Paul Robeson’s Little Man, You’ve Had A Busy Day and Vera Lynn’s Goodnight, Children, Everywhere.


Disc 1

1. Puffin' Billy by Melodi Light Orchestra
2. The Laughing Policeman by Charles Penrose
3. The Song of the Prune by Frank Crumit
4. The Wedding of the Painted Doll by Layton and Johnstone
5. Barnacle Bill the Sailor by Frank Luther, Carson Robinson
6. Hansel and Gretel Dance Duet by Manchester Children's Choir
7. The Runaway Train by Vernon Dalhart
8. The Teddy Bear's Picnic by Henry Hall, The BBC Dance Orchestra
9. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? by Henry Hall, The BBC Dance Orchestra
10. The Old Sow by Leslie Sarony
11. Grandfather's Clock by Harold Williams
12. On the Good Ship Lollipop by Shirley Temple
13. I'm Popeye the Sailorman by Billy Costello
14. Ragtime Cowboy Joe by Hill Billies
15. The Owl and the Pussy Cat by Stuart Robertson
16. Heigh-Ho by The Seven Dwarves
17. Balloons by The Ovaltines, Montey Ray
18. The Dicky Bird Hop by Gracie Fields
19. The Bee Song by Arthur Askey
20. Three Little Fishes by Maurice Denham, The Three in Harmony, The Three Ginx
21. We're Off to See the Wizard by Ken Darby Singers
22. Run, Rabbit, Run by Flanagan and Allen
23. The Grasshoppers' Dance by Alfredo Campoli
24. Christopher Robin at Buckingham Palace by Ann Stephens
25. Vespers: Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers by Ann Stephens
26. Tubby the Tuba by Danny Kaye

Disc 2

1. Swinging on a Star (feat. The Williams Brothers) - by Bing Crosby
2. Big Rock Candy Mountain by Big Rock Candy Mountain
3. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah by James Baskett
4. The Woody Woodpecker Song by Danny Kaye, The Andrews Sisters
5. Me and My Teddy Bear - by Rosemary Clooney
6. The Thing by Phil Harris
7. I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat by Mel Blanc
8. The Ugly Duckling by Danny Kaye
9. The King's New Clothes by Danny Kaye
10. Little Red Monkey by Joy Nicholls, Jimmy Edwards, Jack Bentley
11. How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? by Patti Page
12. He's a Tramp by Peggy Lee
13. The Happy Wanderer by The Oberkirchen Children's Choir
14. The Little Shoemaker by Petula Clark
15. Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea by Max Bygraves
16. Coronation Scot by Sidney Torch
17. In the Middle of the House by Alma Cogan 18. Nellie the Elephant by Mandy Miller
19. Little White Bull by Tommy Steele
20. Sparky's Magic Piano by Henry Blair
21. Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day by Paul Robeson 22. Goodnight, Children, Everywhere by Vera Lynn