Monday, April 28, 2008

Let's Subtract

These are drills to help you learn how to subtract, but I think the makers of this album took the word "drill" way too seriously. This teaches subtraction tables with a lady singing over the same four bars of music over and over and OVER except for a small bit at the beginning and the end of each side. I see this being used less for learning subtraction and more for torturing roommates or coercing information from enemy spies. I will not be held responsible as to how you use it!

Here's the track list (such as it is):
  1. Instruction and Participation: Ones
  2. Twos
  3. Threes
  4. Fours
  5. Fives
  6. Sixes
  7. Sevens
  8. Eights
  9. Nines
  10. Practice and Testing: Ones
  11. Twos
  12. Threes
  13. Fours
  14. Fives
  15. Sixes
  16. Sevens
  17. Eights
  18. Nines
Click here or here to download!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Romper Room Birthday Party

Now this is the Romper Room stuff that I remember better, combined with another one of those Birthday Party themed albums that were all over the place. I don't know about you, but those are some pretty scary looking kids on the cover! The songs aren't really split up, so this is just split into Side 1 and Side 2. The zip file also includes the back cover, which had lyrics for some of the songs. Enjoy, and Happy Birthday wherever you are!

Click here or here to download!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Paul Lynde: Recently Released

I remember Paul Lynde most from Hollywood Squares (the original one) and his role as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched. He was also in one of those Frankie and Annette Beach Party movies. I knew he did quite a bit on Broadway as well. What I didn't know about him was that he did stand-up too! (At least I guess you'd call this stand-up--he does little character bits in front of an audience.) Anyway, it's some pretty funny stuff, and I hope you like it too!

Here's the track list:

  1. The Trip of the Month

  2. The Family Just Across the Moat

  3. A Few Odd Odes

  4. The Monster Stalks

  5. Phlegm Falls Drama Club

  6. Let's Be Frank
Click here or here to download!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Let's Play School - The Rocking Horse Players and Orchestra

This album is supposedly by the Rocking Horse Players and Orchestra ,but it's really one of those albums that you know they patched together from other albums from other times (possibly even other decades). That lady sure hit the high notes on the Star-Spangled Banner though. If I played that as a kid it probably would have made my dog's ears explode!

According to the back cover "The Rocking Horse Players and Orchestra have written and produced hundreds of happy records for young folks to provide them with hours and hours of 'fun-a-plenty'". Hope you have "fun-a-plenty" with this one!

Here's the track list:
  1. The Little Red Schoolhouse

  2. The Counting Song

  3. The Alphabet Song

  4. The Good Habit Song

  5. Frere Jacques

  6. The Pledge of Allegiance

  7. The Star Spangled Banner

  8. Round and Round the Village

  9. All Around the Mulberry Bush

  10. Did You Ever See a Lassie?

  11. The Farmer in the Dell

  12. Old MacDonald Had a Farm

  13. Here We Go Looby-Loo

  14. She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain

  15. Pop Goes the Weasel
Click here or here to download!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Father Guido Sarducci - Live at St. Douglas Convent

I've been looking for this one for a while, and finally found it last weekend. With the Pope making a trip to the U.S., I figured this would be worth bumping ahead in the currently scheduled albums. There's some great bits on here (I especially like the Five Minute University since I'm taking classes right now). Enjoy!

Click here or here to download!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Smurfs Party Side

Here's another great Smurfs album from Jon. More fun songs about little blue guys. I'm not exactly sure what album this is because I haven't found this combination of songs on any one album. If any of you can figure out which album this is for sure (and verify the song title on #11) I'd appreciate it!

NOTE: This file is a .rar file, so you need a program like WinRAR to unzip it.

Here's the track list:
  1. Gargamel and the Smurfs
  2. Purple Peter From Mars
  3. The Hiccup Smurf
  4. Smurfette
  5. Smurf Party
  6. Lullaby
  7. The Smurf School (some skips)
  8. A Picnic
  9. Mr. Pigeon
  10. Lazy's Song
  11. Smurf the Day (?)
  12. Laughing Smurfs

Click here or here to download!

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Wizard of Oz and Other Favorite Children's Stories - The Rocking Horse Orchestra and Chorus

This has probably one of the shortest versions of "The Wizard of Oz" that I've ever encountered (besides this one). I seem to remember a couple of these songs from another album I had (and lost) when I was a kid that was much newer than this one, especially the King Midas and Aladdin ones. This has got some fun stories and catchy tunes on it, so I hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. The Wizard of Oz
  2. Rumpelstiltskin
  3. Aladdin
  4. The Further Adventures of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
  5. King Midas
  6. The Adventures of Simple Simon
Click here or here to download!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Mister Rogers Music Mix! (fixed)

Wow, there's so many Mister Rogers songs here that I could only make one upload link for it! (CORRECTION: I've split the file into two parts, so I think it'll work better.) You won't be hurting for a dose of Mr. R. after downloading this file, brought to us again by John, one of my great readers. Thanks John!

Here's the track list:

  1. Everybody's Fancy
  2. Exercise Your Eyes
  3. Find a Star (CBC) (John Readron)
  4. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  5. I Like to Take My Time
  6. I Like to Take My Time (alternate version)
  7. I Need You
  8. I'd Like to Be Just Like Mom and Dad
  9. I'm Proud of You
  10. I'm Still Myself Inside
  11. I'm Taking Care of You
  12. It's a Lonely Kind of Thing
  13. It's Such a Good Feeling
  14. It's You I Like
  15. It's You I Like (faded sound)
  16. Let's Think of Something to Do
  17. Perfect Day Song (1968)
  18. Scary Mad Wishes (Joe Negri)
  19. Scary Mad Wishes 1
  20. There Are Many Ways to Say I Love You
  21. This Is Just the Day
  22. Tomorrow Song (CBC)
  23. Tree, Tree, Tree
  24. Tree, Tree, Tree (faded sound)
  25. Welcome Song
  26. What Do You Do
  27. When the Baby Comes to Your House
  28. Who Made the Rainbow
  29. Who Shall I Be Today
  30. Won't You Be My Neighbor
  31. You Are My Friend
  32. You Are You (faded sound)
  33. You're Growing
  34. You're Growing (1967)
  35. You've Got to Do It (1969)

Click here or here for the first part,

and click here or here for the second part!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Happy (Late) St. Patrick's Day!!!

I wish I would have found this last month. As it is, it's still too good to pass up.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you...

The Leprechaun Brothers!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

OGF Zodiac for April 5 - June 5: Eerie the Monster!

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Here's your Otis G. Firefly zodiac for Apr. 5-Jun. 5: Eerie the Monster. As a kid this probably would have been my favorite one to get, but alas, I was born in December under the sign of...well, you'll see!

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin

Here's a neat album featuring the original cast of the Rin Tin Tin television show dramatizing a number of stories. That Rinty is one sharp dog, isn't he?

Here's the track list:

  1. Poisoned Water

  2. The Gun Runner

  3. Rinty Breaks Through

  4. The Deserter
Click here or here to download!

I hope everybody enjoyed Way Out Junk New Album Week (pts 1 and 2)! I'm going to try to settle into a 2-3 album per week rhythm for a while. We'll see how it goes!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Namu the Killer Whale and Other Ballads of Adventure - Tom Glazer

The first song from this album is supposed to be from a movie called "Namu the Killer Whale". I don't remember that movie myself, but it's a pretty nifty cover. The other songs are your typical folk songs filled with violence and death and Davy Crockett sung quite nicely by Tom Glazer. Enjoy!

Here's the track list:
  1. The Ballad of Namu the Killer Whale (Live and Let Live)

  2. The Froggie Song

  3. Henry Martin

  4. Brennan

  5. The Golden Vanity

  6. The Keeper

  7. The Rifle

  8. The Greenland Whale

  9. The Ballad of Davy Crockett

  10. The Sinking of the Titanic

  11. Blow Ye Winds

  12. The High Barbaree
Click here or here to download!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Children's Favorites in Song and Verse

This is another one of those albums that has a bunch of classic children's songs that you might remember. It's a pretty cool cover too! Enjoy!

Here's the track list:
  1. The Little Nut Tree

  2. The Farmer in the Dell

  3. Looby Loo

  4. A Tisket A Tasket

  5. London Bridge

  6. 'Round the Mulberry Bush
Click here or here to download!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Flash Gordon

Even though this album came out in 1979, it really doesn't tie in much with the movie. It still has some pretty cool stories though. I don't think these are from the radio show; I think they were recorded especially for this album. Hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. The Hairy Giants

  2. In Search of the Glacier Monster

  3. Fight to the Death
Click here or here to download!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Josephine the Short-Necked Giraffe - Mister Rogers

Here's a fun story told by Mister Rogers and a bunch of singers and other voices, and brought to us by John, another one of our great WOJ readers. Thanks again, John!

NOTE: This is a .rar file, so you need a program like WinRAR to unzip it.

Click here or here or here to download!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Professor Crow and His Animal Show - The Golden Singers & Orchestra

This is an odd little album of fun animal songs. It sounds like one of those albums that people growing up with it would have fond memories of. I just got it recently myself, but I still enjoy it. Hope you do too!

Here's the track list:

  1. Professor Crow and His Animal Show

  2. The Elephant's Ear for Music

  3. The Musical Rooster

  4. The Buzzing Fly

  5. The Obliging Frog

  6. The Hissing Snake

  7. The Talented Bear

  8. The Hootin' Owl

  9. The Laughing Hyena

  10. The Donkey Serenade

  11. The Moosical Cow

  12. The Silver Tongued Parrot

  13. The Silent Giraffe

  14. The Cuckoo Bird

  15. The Limited Pig

  16. Oh Deer!

  17. The Tin Can Alley King (Goat)

  18. The Heavyhanded Ox

  19. The Lucky Beetle

  20. The Young Coyote

  21. The King of the Jungaliers

  22. The Barking Dog

  23. The Operatic Nightingale

  24. The Howling Wolf

  25. Professor Crow Reprise
Click here or here to download!

OGF Wisdom for April

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For those of you who came late to the dance, these are from this book. More wit and wisdom from Prof. Otis G. Firefly for the month of April. Brought to you (hopefully) on time thanks to Blogger's scheduling posts function!

Don't worry, this isn't counting towards New Album Week 2: Electric Boogaloo. Consider this a bonus!