|1. Nellie The Elephant|
|2. The Runaway Train|
|3. In The Middle Of The House|
|4. My Grandfather's Clock|
|5. The Owl And The Pussycat|
|6. Puffin' Billy|
|7. All Things Bright And Beautiful|
|8. Robin Hood|
|9. (How Much Is) That Doggy In The Window|
|10. I've Lost My Mummy|
|11. The Laughing Policeman|
|12. My Boomerang Won't Come Back|
|13. You're A Pink Toothbrush|
|14. I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat|
|15. Teddy Bears Picnic|
|16. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett|
|17. The Hippopotamus Song|
|18. Jake The Peg|
|19. Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellenbogen By The Sea|
|20. Woody Woodpecker|
See all 25 tracks on this disc
This is really a selection of children's records for adults. The CD brings back memories from the Saturday morning radio programs from the past that were hosted by Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac) and later by Ed "Stewpot" Stewart. A whole children's culture was built around these records.
Perhaps surprisingly, the records still work extremely well for the children of today. Really, today's children are starved of children's records. They move onto to pop records before they have savoured the delights of simple and catchy children's music.
EMI has made an excellent selection in having reduced this to a single CD. I wouldn't have forgiven them if they had left out Robin Hood or Nellie the Elephant. I would like to have seen two additional tracks. Firstly, "Maizy Doats" which is never heard nowadays, and secondly, "I am a Mole and I Live in a Hole" by the Southlands which deserves a revival.
All in all, this is a splendid collection. My six year old tells me that it's "cool".
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