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All Music Guide - John Bush
Burl Ives, the man who brought Sam the Snowman to life and helped make the television version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer one of the most faithful holiday annuals in pop culture history, alternated four children's stories and their attendant songs on this 1974 LP for Children's Records. Ives' familiar voice makes him the perfect figure to recite these favorite stories, and the arrangements on the songs are light and nimble, replete with acoustic guitar and woodwinds. In total, the list of songs (each with an accompanying story) is "The Witch at the Well," "The Tailor and the Mouse," "Mr. Froggie Went A-Courtin'," and "The Crocodile ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Burl Ives, the man who brought Sam the Snowman to life and helped make the television version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer one of the most faithful holiday annuals in pop culture history, alternated four children's stories and their attendant songs on this 1974 LP for Children's Records. Ives' familiar voice makes him the perfect figure to recite these favorite stories, and the arrangements on the songs are light and nimble, replete with acoustic guitar and woodwinds. In total, the list of songs (each with an accompanying story) is "The Witch at the Well," "The Tailor and the Mouse," "Mr. Froggie Went A-Courtin'," and "The Crocodile Song."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/2008
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • UPC: 826663110562
  • Catalog Number: 11056

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Burl Ives Primary Artist, Vocals, Narrator
Mitch Miller Musical Direction
Jim Timmens Musical Direction
Jimmy Carroll Musical Direction
Technical Credits
Bob Fisher Remastering
David McLees Reissue Producer
Robert Pierce Cover Illustration
Greg Ehrbar Liner Notes, Creative Consultant
Jeff Palo Producer
Arthur Shimkin Producer
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