Monday, March 01, 2010

Down in Jungle Town - The Yum Yum Kids and the MGM Territorial Orchestra


I'm back with this fun album from 1966. I've always liked these kinds of records that have kids enthusiastically singing their lungs out, and except for a couple of choices here, we've got a really interesting lineup of songs here as well. I mean, how often are you going to hear a Noel Coward song sung by children? There's some great text on the back of the album cover too, which I've provided in the download. Enjoy, and I'm pleased to say that it won't be another month before you see something else new here. I've got two more posts scheduled for later this week, so stay tuned!

Here's the track list:
  1. Hooray for Captain Spaulding
  2. I Went to the Animal Fair
  3. Mad Dogs and Englishmen
  4. Song of the Nairobi Trio
  5. Down in Jungle Town
  6. Napoleon Sailed the Ocean Blue
  7. Tiger Rag
  8. Aba Daba Honeymoon
  9. How to Tell the Wild Animals
  10. Under the Bamboo Tree
  11. Abdul the Bulbul Ameer
  12. Civilization
Click here to download!

5 comments:

litlgrey said...

That album art is great! Illustration like that must be a lost art form or something.

JoshuaJon said...

I agree, it's fantastic.

Glammazon said...

That is a very nicely-designed album; the cover picture is by the same artist who did the covers for PURR-TY CAT SONGS and 15 WALT DISNEY FAVOURITES.

Anonymous said...

The "Yum Yum Kids" that must be what the lions & tigers call them.

Bill Basso illustrator/cartoonist said...

Hi Glammazon -
I did the art but I didn't do PURRT-TY CATS
and !5 WALT DISNEY FAVOURITES.

Thanks for the kind comments.