Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Woody Woodpecker Presents...

Here's a fun album from 1957. Even though Woody Woodpecker is prominently featured on the album cover and is the subject of a few of the songs, don't expect to hear that familiar voice, other than the one used at the very beginning of the cartoons (and that exact same audio clip is used a few times). There's someone that does a voice for Woody in a couple of the songs, but he sounds nothing like the real voice!

Anyhow, there's some neat tunes here and a few stories as well. Hope you like it!

UPDATE: As reader Jon Cooke pointed out, that voice I couldn't identify (and really should have) belongs to cartoon voice veteran Hal Smith, who did quite a few character roles as well, notably Otis the town drunk on "The Andy Griffith Show". Thanks for the info, Jon!

Here's the track list:
  1. Woody Woodpecker Song
  2. Who's in the Zoo
  3. Oswald the Rabbit Hop
  4. Zebby the Zebra
  5. Woody Woodpecker Waltz
  6. Western Pony
  7. Woody Woodpecker March
  8. Littlest Reindeer
  9. Chilly Willy the Penguin
  10. Whopper Whale
  11. Andy Panda Polka
  12. Pepito Chickeeto
UPDATE: This album is now available to purchase in mp3 format from! You can get it here.


Craig D said...

Wow - that's a great cover! The band, particularly Andy Panda, looks like they're hopped up on amphetamines!

As always, thanks for sharing.

Jon Cooke said...

That's the one & only Hal Smith singing on some of those tracks (including THE WOODY WOODPECKER SONG). He's our fake Woody on THE WOODY WOODPECKER MARCH as well.