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Dr. Suze and Lewis Carroll

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Carl de Suze reading stories from the Walrus and Carpenter and Jabberwocky  Pathways of Sound Records

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
      And the mome raths outgrabe.
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
      The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
      The frumious Bandersnatch!”
He took his vorpal sword in hand;
      Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree
      And stood awhile in thought.
And, as in uffish thought he stood,
      The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
      And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through
      The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
      He went galumphing back.
“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
      Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
      He chortled in his joy.
’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
      And the mome raths outgrabe.
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“Ridin’ that train …”

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Puff ‘n Toot and other musical stories  Rocking Horse Orchestra & Chorus  Diplomat Records

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On the high C?

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Captain Snorter and the Incredible Christopher  Childcraft Records #28

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Ultimate spinach

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Popeye  King Features (1964)  Song and story “Skin Diver” (my favorite) b/w “Fleas a Crowd”  $.49 only!   (Hey, wait a minute.  Popeye is smoking his pipe with his nose?  Eh, what do kids know anyway.)

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A good egg

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Humpty Dumpty’s Album for Little Children  Bud Collyer  RCA Records (1958)  Bud Collyer supplied the voices of both Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent. A highlight of every Superman episode was the moment when Clark Kent transformed into Superman, an effect which Collyer conveyed by shifting voices while speaking the immortal phrase “This looks like a job for Superman!”. (Collyer’s voice deepened by an octave while making the transition from one identity to the other.)  Collyer went on to host Beat the Clock, and in 1956, became the host of To Tell the Truth on CBS.

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Too much pork for just one Ford

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“Pinky and Perky’s Pals”  Columbia Records (England) (1962)

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House music

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Alberto Closas  ECO Records  (We’d love to find another copy of this one, if anyone in the world has it, let us know!)

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Let’s go trippin’

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Two on a favorite children’s record label – Robin Hood!  One from the “Famous Children’s Stories” series and one from the “Children’s Playtime Songs” series.   Each is kind of trippy in that children’s fairy tale way.

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Spinning only 45′s

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Merveilles de L’Enfance  Panarama Records (France)

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I need more triangle!

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Gossamer Wump  (Told by Frank Morgan)   Music by Billy May!  Capitol Records (1949)

GOSSAMER WUMP wanted to play the triangle ever since he watched a marching band. So his mother packed up 27 peanut butter sandwhiches and put them and his dog George into a suitcase and sent them to the famous music school to study playing the triangle. After ten years Professor Cutty Nutty Dump felt GOSSAMER was doing very good but GOSSAMER had to leave as he was out of sandwhiches. Well he got a job in Gaylord Gout’s band but was fired after hitting Gaylord on the head with his triangle’s hammer. But GOSSAMER wasn’t discouraged and decided to go to the big city and went to see the Famous conductor Sanislof Hudnutt and was immediately hired to play a solo. GOSSAMER was so excited that he forgot to put on his belt so he had to hold up his pants with one hand and every time he played the triangle he would let go of his pants; they would fall down; he would strike the triangle and then grab his pants and pull them up again. Well, finally the whole audiance was laughing and poor GOSSAMER ran from the stage in disgrace. However a very important man followed him and because he felt that GOSSAMER was so good he offered him a job. Now, you’ve probably heard GOSSAMER because everytime the icecream wagon goes by, “DING, DING, DING”, that’s GOSSAMER WUMP

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