I played LOTS of nifty things this week on Ages 3 and Up!:
Basil Kirchin– “I Start Counting”- v/a Fuzzy Felt Folk
Donovan– “A Funny Man”- Pied Piper
The King Cole Trio– “Three Blind Mice”- v/a Nicky’s Jazz for Kids
Central Services Board of Education– “The Many Uses, and Dangers, of Commas”- s/t (forthcoming)
Mr. T Experience– “Unpack Your Adjectives”- v/a A Slice of Lemon
Skee-Lo– “The Tale of Mr. Morton”- v/a School House Rock Rocks!
Twink– “Night Sway”- s/t
Sun Ra– “The Forest of No Return”- Second Star to the Right (Salute to Walt Disney)
The Fembots– “Under Your Bed”- v/a See You on the Moon!
Recess Monkey– “Robin (The Sugar Goblin)”- Tabby Road
Eban Schletter– “Devil Doll”- Witching Hour
The Sippy Cups– “The Day After Halloween”- One Day Soon (forthcoming)
Eyeball Skeleton– “Flat Top Vampire”- #1
Eban Schletter– “Bleh”- Witching Hour
Kimya Dawson– “Bobby-O”- Alphabutt
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers– “The Wheels on the Bus”- Roadrunner, Roadrunner…
Candy Band– “Monsters”- More Candy
Me3– “Doug the Mole”- The Thin King
Stuart Murdoch– “Florence’s Sad Song”- v/a Songs For The Young At Heart
Elizabeth Mitchell– “Three Little Birds”- You Are My Little Bird
Songs about grammar, more spooky scariness, and the saddest children’s song I’ve ever heard.
New music from the Central Services Board of Education, a Disney classic from Sun Ra and his Intergalactic Arkestra (see/hear the original below), an AWESOME new Halloween album from Eban Schletter, video from The Sippy Cups’ forthcoming release, more new music from Kimya Dawson and Me3….PHEW!
About “Florence’s Sad Song”- This version was recorded by Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian, and appears on the Songs For the Young at Heart compilation. The song originally aired in 1972 on the BBC’s The Magic Roundabout series, in a feature length episode entitled Dougal and the Blue Cat, and was later released as a 7″ single on the Music for Pleasure label. This is, indeed, the saddest children’s song I’ve ever heard. If you’d like to see clips from The Magic Roundabout or Dougal and the Blue Cat, you can do it by searching YouTube.
Have a great week!