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Small Fry: Capitol Sings Kids' Songs for Grownups

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Small Fry: Capitol Sings Kids' Songs for Grownups is an excellent collection of exactly what the title promises: a star-studded lineup of Capitol's stars of the '40s, '50s, and early '60s doing kids' songs. It is noncheesy fun all the way through, guaranteed to warm the heart of even the iciest cynic. Even if you hate kiddy songs, the smooth and witty versions here will have you changing your tune. All the songs are a bushel and a peck of fun, but the highlights are Johnny Mercer's swinging "Glow Worm," June Christy's charmingly sweet "Give a Little Whistle," the Pied Pipers' insanely catchy "Mairzy Doats," Nat King Cole's tender "I Wanna Be a Friend of Yours," and Tony ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Small Fry: Capitol Sings Kids' Songs for Grownups is an excellent collection of exactly what the title promises: a star-studded lineup of Capitol's stars of the '40s, '50s, and early '60s doing kids' songs. It is noncheesy fun all the way through, guaranteed to warm the heart of even the iciest cynic. Even if you hate kiddy songs, the smooth and witty versions here will have you changing your tune. All the songs are a bushel and a peck of fun, but the highlights are Johnny Mercer's swinging "Glow Worm," June Christy's charmingly sweet "Give a Little Whistle," the Pied Pipers' insanely catchy "Mairzy Doats," Nat King Cole's tender "I Wanna Be a Friend of Yours," and Tony Bennett's typically smooth "Jeepers Creepers." Perfect for swing kids of all ages, this disc is worth hunting down in secondhand stores and on the Internet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/23/1996
  • Label: INDENT SERIES
  • UPC: 762185147627
  • Catalog Number: 99179

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Teddy Bears' Picnic - Frank deVol (2:29)
  2. 2 The Glow Worm - Johnny Mercer (2:52)
  3. 3 The Pussy Cat Song (Nyow! Nyot Nyow!) - Gordon MacRae (2:52)
  4. 4 I Wanna Be a Friend of Yours - Nat King Cole (2:09)
  5. 5 Swinging on a Star - The Four Freshmen (2:17)
  6. 6 Give a Little Whistle - June Christy (2:26)
  7. 7 A Bushel and a Peck - Jimmy Wakely (1:59)
  8. 8 Pop! Goes the Weasel - The Merry Macs (1:41)
  9. 9 A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes - The Jubalaires (2:34)
  10. 10 Playmates - Kay Kyser (3:00)
  11. 11 "A" You're Adorable (The Alphabet Song) - Gordon MacRae (2:22)
  12. 12 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Johnny Mercer (2:50)
  13. 13 There's a Train out for Dreamland - Nat King Cole (2:34)
  14. 14 Jeepers Creepers - Tony Bennett (2:06)
  15. 15 Woody Woodpecker - The Sportsmen (2:16)
  16. 16 The Hokey Pokey - Ray Anthony (3:11)
  17. 17 Mairzy Doats - The Pied Pipers (2:44)
  18. 18 Three Little Fishes - Kay Kyser (3:09)
  19. 19 Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo - Gordon MacRae (2:10)
  20. 20 Shortnin' Bread - Johnny Mercer (3:01)
  21. 21 Small Fry - June Christy (3:23)
  22. 22 When You Wish upon a Star - The Lettermen (2:05)
  23. 23 (Go to Sleep) My Sleepy Head - Nat King Cole (2:42)
  24. 24 Three Blind Mice - Van Alexander (2:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
June Christy Track Performer
The Four Freshmen Track Performer
The Lettermen Track Performer
The Pied Pipers Track Performer
Jo Stafford Track Performer
Ray Anthony Track Performer
Count Basie Conductor
Tony Bennett Track Performer
Kay Kyser Track Performer
Billy May Conductor
Margaret Whiting Track Performer
Alvino Rey Conductor
Van Alexander Track Performer
The Skyliners Vocals
Frank deVol Conductor, Track Performer
Gordon MacRae Track Performer
Jimmy Wakely Track Performer
Mel Blanc Track Performer
Nat King Cole Track Performer
Jimmie Haskell Conductor
Johnny Mercer Track Performer
Paul Weston Conductor
Harry Babbitt Vocals
Ish Kabibble Vocals
Sully Mason Vocals
Ginny Simms Vocals
The Merry Macs Track Performer
Jo Ann Greer Vocals
The Jubalaires Track Performer
Technical Credits
Billy May Arranger
Joe Castro Contributor
Van Alexander Arranger
Frank deVol Arranger
Jimmie Haskell Arranger
Buddy Kaye Composer
Bob Norberg Remixing, Remastering
Fred Wise Composer
Brad Benedict Producer
Wayne Watkins Contributor, Compilation Supervisor
Tommy Steele Art Direction
Robert Risko Illustrations
Sidney Lippman Composer
Traditional Composer
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