Childhood Favourites

Childhood Favourites

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If the very mention of Nellie the Elephant or Muffin The Mule conjures up the simple pleasures of a carefree childhood, stand by to reconnect with a long lost world of puffing steam trains, picnicking teddy bears, chortling policemen and four legged friends. Oh yes, what it was to be young in the 40s, 50s and 60s! For any child of the post-war years, these hand-picked fun-packed recordings will bring so many special memories flooding back.  

Gathered here are the classic playground hits to which a whole generation sang along – no fewer than 50 timeless tunes first heard in Disney films, as television themes or on one of the most popular request shows in radio history, ‘Children’s Favourites’. From Shirley Abicair’s Me and My Teddy Bear to Burl Ives’ Big Rock Candy Mountain, every track in CHILDHOOD FAVOURITES is the original artist recording, freshly restored and remastered to sound brighter than ever before.

Cat. No.: GLMY205

Barcode: 5060088440292

You’ll meet such crazy characters as The Laughing Policeman, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and the eccentric old lady who swallowed a fly. You’ll chuckle once more as Max Bygraves tells of romancing toothbrushes and Bernard Cribbins recalls the comic chaos of piano removal gone haywire in Right Said Fred. And who could forget those singing Siamese cats in ‘Lady and the Tramp’ (voiced by Peggy Lee) or how Nellie The Elephant trundled back to the jungle? 

Recapture the magic of a post-war childhood with Woody Woodpecker, Sylvester and Tweety Pie, Pinnochio, Jiminy Cricket and other cartoon heroes … hear the tales of A. A. Milne, Hans Christian Andersen and Edward Lear in unforgettable musical settings… and enjoy such master storytellers as Danny Kaye (The Ugly Duckling), Tommy Steele (Little White Bull) and Flanders and Swann (The Hippopotamus Song) at their incomparable best.

Take a tuneful trip back to those carefree days of nursery and primary school with a compilation filled with joy, adventure and giggles galore.

Tracking List

50 treasured musical memories.  All original recordings by the original artists.

CD 1

1 Puffin' Billy Melodi Light Orchestra
2 I Tat I Taw A Puddy Tat Mel Blanc
3 Nellie The Elephant Mandy Miller
4 The Woody Woodpecker Song Danny Kaye and the Andrews Sisters
5 When You Wish Upon A Star from 'Pinocchio' Cliff Edwards
6 The Runaway Train Vernon Dalhart
7 On The Good Ship Lollipop Shirley Temple
8 I'm Popeye The Sailor Man Billy Costello
9 The Teddy Bears' Picnic Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra
10 Christopher Robin At Buckingham Palace Anne Stephens
11 The Bee Song Arthur Askey
12 Muffin The Mule Annette Mills
13 Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra
14 Trail Of The Lonesome Pine Laurel and Hardy
15 The Happy Wanderer Obernkirchen Children's Choir
16 The Laughing Policeman Charles Penrose
17 Run Rabbit Run Flanagan and Allen
18 Trains Part 1 & 2 Reginald Gardiner
19 The Hippopotamus Song (Mud Mud) Flanders and Swann
20 The Three Billy Goats Gruff Frank Luther
21 Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo from 'Cinderella' Dinah Shore
22 Thumbelina Danny Kaye
23 Tubby The Tuba Danny Kaye
24 Poppa Piccolino Diana Decker
25 The Siamese Cat Song  from 'Lady And The Tramp' Peggy Lee
CD 2
1 I Know An Old Lady Burl Ives
2 A Four-Legged Friend Roy Rogers
3 Me and My Teddy Bear Rosemary Clooney
4 Robin Hood Dick James
5 Champion, The Wonder Horse Frankie Laine
6 Little Boy Fishing Shirley Abicair
7 Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellenbogen By The Sea Max Bygraves
8 You're A Pink Toothbrush Max Bygraves
9 The Ugly Duckling Danny Kaye
10 Little White Bull Tommy Steele
11 He's A Tramp from 'Lady And The Tramp' Peggy Lee
12 Bimbo Jim Reeves
13 Lollipop The Mudlarks
14 The Mole In The Hole The Southlanders
15 Little Red Monkey Joy Nichols, Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley
16 How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? Lita Roza
17 The Little Shoemaker Petula Clark
18 Twenty Tiny Fingers The Stargazers
19 Ragtime Cowboy Joe The Chipmunks
20 The Big Rock Candy Mountain Burl Ives
21 The Ballad Of Davy Crockett Bill Hayes
22 The Owl And The Pussycat Elton Hayes
23 There's A Hole In My Bucket Harry Belafonte and Odetta
24 My Brother Terry Scott
25 Right Said Fred Bernard Cribbins

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