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Sesame Street Old School, Vol. 1
     

Sesame Street Old School, Vol. 1

by Sesame Street
 
From the beginning, Sesame Street was a multi-media proposition, not just a television program but a series of books and toys and, of course, records. A high premium was put on original music, and the early years of the venture produced an astonishing amount of the best children's music written during the 20th century, with a high chart placing for Ernie's classic

Overview

From the beginning, Sesame Street was a multi-media proposition, not just a television program but a series of books and toys and, of course, records. A high premium was put on original music, and the early years of the venture produced an astonishing amount of the best children's music written during the 20th century, with a high chart placing for Ernie's classic "Rubber Duckie" in the summer of 1970 merely serving as the capstone for an incredible achievement. Anyone who picked up The Sesame Street Record after the single became a hit, but with no prior knowledge, would have been treated to a parade of catchy songs, nearly all of them written by Joe Raposo, the Street's maestro-in-residence who was responsible for the opening theme, "Bein' Green," "I've Got Two," "People in Your Neighborhood," and many more (although not "Rubber Duckie"). Not all the characters were set in stone yet, evidence being the delightful "Up and Down," where a voice that sounds like Grover also sounds like the Cookie Monster. Sesame Street Old School, Vol. 1 is a three-disc set consisting of straight reissues of three early albums, The Sesame Street Book & Record from 1970, Big Bird Sings! from 1974, and Bert & Ernie Sing-Along, also from 1974. Only the first will be widely palatable to children and adults; on the character-focused LPs (especially Big Bird Sings!), the overwhelming nature of the character's idiosyncrasies begins to weigh heavily, although Bert and Ernie have a wonderful sense of interplay on the opener "I Refuse to Sing Along."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2010
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923478324
catalogNumber:
4783
Rank:
42689

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sesame Street   Primary Artist
Bob McGrath   cast
Jim Henson   cast
Todd Graff   Vocals
Frank Oz   cast
Hal Miller   cast
Andrea Giglio   Vocals
Loretta Long   cast
Carroll Spinney   cast
Tom Spiro   Vocals
Lois Winter   Vocals
Jerry Nelson   cast
Fran Brill   cast
Sam Pottle   Musical Direction
Emilio Delgado   cast
Sonia Manzano   cast
Roscoe Orman   cast
Arthur Shimkin   Voices
Athea Jackson   Vocals
Clyde Otis   Vocals
Ana Isa Otis   Vocals
Will Lee   cast
Northern Calloway   cast
Christine Winter   Vocals
Matt Robinson   cast

Technical Credits

Jim Henson   Creation
David Connell   Executive Producer
Frank Laico   Engineer
Ed Michalski   Engineer
Robert Pierce   Art Direction
Joe Raposo   Producer,Musical Director
Jeffrey Moss   Writer,Material
Thomas Z. Shepard   Producer
Sam Pottle   Arranger
Robert V. Conte   Package Layout
Jon Stone   Producer,Material
Norman Stiles   Material
Traditional   Composer
Daniel Wilcox   Material
Arthur Shimkin   Executive Producer
Raposo   Composer
Emily Perl Kingsley   Material
Lerner   Composer
Bobbie Wood   Sound Effects
Ray Sipherd   Material
Robert Oksner   Material
Nina Link   Material
Brian Cranner   Visuals
Christhoper Cerf   Executive Producer
Robert Fillie   Package Layout
Charles Pike Rowan   Cover Photo
Joseph A. Bailey   Continuity,Material
Jerry Juhl   Material

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