Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Yogi Bear: How to Be a Better-Than-the Average Child Without Really Trying

Here's a great contribution from a reader identified as "Kids Music Fan from Boston". It's an album of safety songs starring Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, and Cindy Bear. There's a lot of neat catchy stuff here. I don't think this is Daws Butler voicing Yogi though. I could be wrong here, but the voice of Yogi sounds an awful lot like Stan Freberg to me. I had heard somewhere that he had done voice work on some of these records, but I have no proof that this is him here. What do you guys think? Whoever it is did a really good job with Yogi's vocal mannerisms. Boo Boo and Cindy don't fare quite as well though.

As a bonus, the album includes the theme songs to Top Cat, Touche Turtle, and other cartoons. I like these because they're extended versions of the theme songs we're familiar with. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy this. Thanks again Kids Music Fan from Boston!

Here's the track list:
  1. Introduction - Yogi Bear Is Better
  2. Happy as a Clam
  3. Everybody Makes Mistakes
  4. Get Neat
  5. Doodlin' and Dawdlin'
  6. Don't Do Unto Others What You Don't Want Done to You
  7. Take a Little Care
  8. A Little This, a Little That
  9. So Many Rules!
  10. There's a Reason for the Rules
  11. Parents Are People Too
  12. Reprise (You Can Be a Better Child)
  13. Top Cat
  14. Wally Gator
  15. Dum Dum
  16. Touche Turtle
  17. Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har
Click here or here or here to download!

1 comment:

Dave said...

Thanks for this one. I have this LP, and it credits the voices to Frank Milano, Mike Stewart and Dottie Evsns. I'm asuming since Frank Milano is listed first that he does the voice for Yogi. Milano was best known for the voice of Mr. Wizard (the lizard who'd send Tooter Turlte back in time) on the Tennessee Tuxedo and King leonardo cartoon shows.