Sesame Street Old School, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - John Bush
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2010
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923478324
  • Catalog Number: 4783
  • Sales rank: 2,586

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sesame Street (1:47)
  2. 2 Abc-Def-Ghi - Big Bird (3:35)
  3. 3 I've Got Two - Big Bird (4:00)
  4. 4 Goin' For a Ride - The Anything People (2:46)
  5. 5 What Are Kids Called? - Susan (1:10)
  6. 6 Everybody Wash - Ernie (1:47)
  7. 7 One of These Things - Susan (1:15)
  8. 8 Up and Down - Two Monsters (2:42)
  9. 9 Bein' Green - Kermit the Frog (2:19)
  10. 10 Somebody Come and Play - The Kids (2:23)
  11. 11 I Love Trash - Oscar (2:50)
  12. 12 A Face - Bob (2:35)
  13. 13 J-Jump - The Kids (2:03)
  14. 14 People In Your Neighborhood - The Anything People (2:02)
  15. 15 Rub Your Tummy - Gordon (1:46)
  16. 16 The Number 5 - The Kids (1:12)
  17. 17 Five People In My Family - The Anything People (1:36)
  18. 18 Nearly Missed - Susan (1:52)
  19. 19 Rubber Duckie - Ernie (3:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Abc-Def-Ghi - Big Bird (3:36)
  2. 2 A Really Good Feeling - Big Bird (1:32)
  3. 3 The Noodle Song - Big Bird (1:24)
  4. 4 Very, Very Special Letter - Big Bird (1:37)
  5. 5 Big Bird Writes a Poem - Herbert Birdsfoot (3:09)
  6. 6 Y'all Fall Down - Big Bird (1:41)
  7. 7 I Just Adore Four - Big Bird (2:12)
  8. 8 How Do I Know I'm Here? - Big Bird (2:07)
  9. 9 Everyone Makes Mistakes - Big Bird (3:00)
  10. 10 The Sound of the Letter "a" - Big Bird (1:40)
  11. 11 Just Three Colors - Big Bird (1:40)
  12. 12 Ha, Ha - Big Bird (1:42)
  13. 13 No Matter What Your Language - Big Bird (2:27)
  14. 14 Big Bird's Poem - Big Bird (0:37)
Disc 3
  1. 1 I Refuse To Sing Along - Ernie (3:47)
  2. 2 I've Been Working On the Railroad - Susan (1:12)
  3. 3 Old Macdonald Had a Farm - Luis (2:04)
  4. 4 A Really Good Feeling - Big Bird (2:21)
  5. 5 Bats In My Belfry - The Count (2:05)
  6. 6 Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Cookie Monster (0:46)
  7. 7 I'll Give You a Song - Oscar (0:13)
  8. 8 Oscar Don't Allow - Big Bird (1:30)
  9. 9 The Limerick Song (Come On and Sing Along With Me) - Susan (3:14)
  10. 10 On Top of Old Smokey - The Company (1:28)
  11. 11 Living Hand In Hand - Susan (2:58)
  12. 12 What's the Name of That Song? - Susan (3:13)
  13. 13 A Very Simple Dance - The Company (2:33)
  14. 14 Morningtown Ride - Bob (2:35)
  15. 15 Everyone Likes Ice Cream - Susan (1:41)
  16. 16 "C" is For Cookie - The Company (1:15)
  17. 17 Peanuts - Big Bird (1:24)
  18. 18 John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith - The Company (0:58)
  19. 19 She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain - Susan (1:38)
  20. 20 Finale: What's the Name of That Song - The Company (0:54)
  21. 21 Sing - Bert (1:35)
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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 Jr. 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
Alan Silverman Mastering
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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