Some of you may remember the Saturday morning animated cartoon series The Harlem Globetrotters as I surely do. (1970-1972 on CBS) Hanna-Barbera meets Meadowlark Lemon and “Curley” Reese and the high-flyin’, high-fivin’, slam-dunkin’est squad ever to cross 125th street! And don’t forget their fictional bus driver and manager Granny, and Dribbles, their dog mascot. Josie and the Pussycats, Hanna-Barbera’s other 1970 series, premiered 30 minutes earlier on the same day and network.
This soundtrack album, The Globetrotters, was produced by Jeff Barry and released in 1970 by Kirshner Records. It includes tunes heard in episodes of the series (during the basketball game sequences). Don Kirschener served as music supervisor for both the series and the record. Globetrotter frontman Meadowlark Lemon was the only member of the team to be actually involved with the project, adding occasional background vocals to some tracks. Among those actors also providing voices for the series are Scatman Crothers, Stu gilliam and Eddie (“Rochester”) Anderson.