Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wishnik Sing-A-Long Party

Boy, there's something out of one of your nightmares, isn't it?

Actually these are Wishniks, one of those fads of the '60s. They were these ugly hard plastic dolls with long hair that you could style or shampoo or pull out or whatever you wanted to do with it. I don't think we had Wishniks growing up. I think we had Trolls, which were sort of a smaller cheaper knockoff of Wishniks. Anyway, here's a record full of Wishnik (or Chipmunk-like) songs, along with some stories presented by Dr. Eric von Newtontootin, the foremost authority on Wishniks. And when they run out of that, there's some generic children's songs to fill out the rest of the album. Enjoy!

Here's the track list:
  1. Mommy, Where Is My Wishnik?
  2. Mommy, I Found My Wishnik
  3. Story of the Wishniks
  4. The Wishnik Went Over the Mountain
  5. Mary Had a Wishnik
  6. Three Tough Wishniks
  7. Old Mac Donald Had a Wishnik
  8. Mother Goosenik Rhymes
  9. Yankee Doodle Dandy
  10. Did You Ever See a Wishnik?
  11. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  12. Ten Little Indians
  13. The Farmer in the Dell
  14. When Wishnik Eyes Are Smiling
  15. Down in the Valley
  16. Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be?
  17. I Love a Parade
Click here or here to download!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Bros. - Frank & Darryl Kuntz

If you watched channel 39 out of Dallas, Texas in the early 80's, you might remember Frank and Darryl Kuntz, the hosts of the kids show "The Good Time Gang". They'd sing songs, give out prizes to kids at home, and even throw a bit of religion into the mix! Here's an album featuring songs and stories from the brothers. Enjoy!

Here's the track list:
  1. Friend of the Father
  2. We Took a Trip
  3. I Wanna Be Loved By You
  4. Darryl and Goliath
  5. Our Voices Were Made for Each Other
  6. Imagifuntastical
  7. A Message
  8. I'm Frank and I'm Darryl
  9. Heigh Ho the Gang's All Here
  10. The Three Bears
  11. Smarty
  12. Who's on First
  13. In My Heart There Rings a Melody
  14. Honey Will You Miss Me
Click here or here to download!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Bicycle Built for Two - The Bubble Gum Singers and Orchestra

Here's another group I know absolutely nothing about, but I admire the fact that they're not just singing the same kid's songs. They do sound a bit too "white and nerdy" to be singing "The Banana Boat Song" though. They sound like they're enjoying themselves however (especially on "The Erie"). Hope you enjoy it too!

Here's the track list:
  1. The Old Brass Wagon
  2. My Dream
  3. Banana Boat Song
  4. Jolly Old Roger
  5. The Blacksmith
  6. Cockles and Mussels
  7. Bicycle Built for Two
  8. There Lived a King
  9. Clementine
  10. Gifts from Over the Sea
  11. Mingo Mountain
  12. The Erie
  13. The Old Grey Mare
Click here or here to download!