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Old 07-21-2011, 01:09 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I'm surpirsed no one has mentioned the old Loony Toons episodes where they adapted classical music; the adaptation of "Ride of the Valkyries" (KILL THE WABBIT! KILL THE WABBIT!) sticks with me to this day. Their Peter & The Wolf is good, as well, but that's a song that's sort of impossible to muck up.
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:15 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I'm surpirsed no one has mentioned the old Loony Toons episodes where they adapted classical music; the adaptation of "Ride of the Valkyries" (KILL THE WABBIT! KILL THE WABBIT!) sticks with me to this day. Their Peter & The Wolf is good, as well, but that's a song that's sort of impossible to muck up.
That's true, hip hop: I do invariably associate certain classical songs with cartoons. Thanks for mentioning Looney Toons music and Peter & The Wolf, too.

I had a Peter & The Wolf record I liked to play when I was a child, leafing through the illustrated story page pictures that came as part of the jacket. I always felt sad for the duck when the wolf swallowed her down!

Sergei Prokofiev - "Peter and The Wolf" - "The Duck"



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The song I'll share below isn't really intended for children, but I remember loving it when I was a child and still do. My mom was learning to play guitar and sometimes played at folksy social gatherings with sing-alongs I enjoyed. She was in this cool '70s fashion phase during which she wore wide collars, colorful pantsuits, and short dresses with wild prints. I liked those years.

Cat Stevens (Yusuf) - "Morning Has Broken"
with a German intro! I especially like the strength and gusto of the piano entrance.

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If a chicken was smart enough to be able to speak English and run in a geometric pattern, then I think it should be smart enough to dial 911 (999) before getting the axe, and scream to the operator, "Something must be done! Something must be done!"
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:07 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I can't believe I haven't posted more Sesame Street songs!

My favorite Sesame Street song is "The Rainbow Connection." I loved this song when I was a child and would happily sing or hum it for myself at random, quiet times during the day.

Kermit the Frog on Sesame Street - "The Rainbow Connection"
Kermit sings a lovely, contemplative song...covered later by Karen Carpenter.



I like the song above so much that I looked up the lyrics, available at a U.S. government website:

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"The Rainbow Connection"

Written by Paul Williams and used by Kermit the Frog, of The Muppets, Jim Henson Productions
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/rainbow.htm

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that
and someone believed it,
and look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.

All of us under its spell,
we know that it's probably magic....

Have you been half asleep
and have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I've heard it too many times to ignore it.
It's something that I'm supposed to be.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.
La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa
Here's a Sesame Street song that amuses me:

Sesame Street - "Don't Be A Bully"
(Advice that would make the world a much better place, if all people followed it.)



...which is a cover of this famous song:

Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs - "Wooly Bully"
I didn't realize they dressed up in fake pharaoh garb!

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Old 11-20-2011, 01:44 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I watched "The Year Without a Santa Claus" (1974) yesterday, which made me remember how much I liked these two songs when I was a child:

"Blue Christmas"



Sniff.

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The Heat Miser song!!

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Old 11-22-2011, 06:40 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Sweet Little Band does great cover albums "For babies":

Babies Go Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here


Babies Go U2 - With Or Without You


Babies Go Beatles - Yesterday
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Babies Go Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody


Babies Go Abba - Chiquitita


Babies go Redonditos - El pibe de los astilleros


Babies Go Bob Marley - Is This Love
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:07 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Apparently I can't post URL's ... but check out:

Sean Colvin & Ernie - I don't want to live on the moon (Sesame Street)

Free to Be ... You and Me (title track by New Seekers)
Michael Jackson and Roberta Flack - When I Grow Up
(so many more from that show!)
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:54 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I had a Peter & The Wolf record I liked to play when I was a child, leafing through the illustrated story page pictures that came as part of the jacket.
Try this:



Narrated by.... Sting!!

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