Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Bob Sings - Bob McGrath


Most people know Bob McGrath from his regular gig on a certain street we all know (even though we constantly have to ask directions on how to get there), but this album has an entirely different lineup of songs. There's some old-timey classics, tunes from "The Sound of Music", and even a few Stevie Wonder songs to be found here. I also could have done without hearing Bob singing "Muskrat Love". For some reason, it sounds even dirtier when you hear HIM sing it!

Bob sings a number of these songs accompanied by kids, and the funny thing about that is that he seems to keep pitching the songs higher and higher, until the poor kids have to squeak to keep up with his flawless tenor voice. By the way, one of those kids was Danielle Brisbois, who ended up doing some acting as well, including playing Archie Bunker's niece on "All in the Family".

Here's the track list:
  1. Sir Duke
  2. Do-Re-Mi
  3. Muskrat Love
  4. In the Good Old Summertime
  5. Sunshine Medley
  6. Jamaica Farewell
  7. Getting to Know You
  8. Isn't She Lovely
  9. I Whistle a Happy Tune
  10. Good Morning Starshine
  11. Edelweiss
  12. High Hopes
NOTE: This is now available for purchase from Amazon! You can get it here:

4 comments:

Sam Henderson said...

He was actually pretty big in Japan before Sesame Street. Just like Slim Whitman.

aunt john said...

My mom had the biggest crush on Bob, and even as a five-year-old I found it highly creepy.

Kate said...

You're right. That cover of "Muskrat Love" just shot to the top of my Wrong List.

Jason said...

Seriously, Giles hasn't shut up about this post all freaking day. Can't wait to listen.