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Hello Children Everywhere Box set

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  • Audio CD (28 Nov. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Virgin Television
  • ASIN: B000BOWT8G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,201 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Puffin’ Billy - The Melodi Light Orchestra
  2. Nellie The Elephant - Mandy Miller
  3. The Laughing Policeman - Charles Penrose (Billy Grey) Minder
  4. Teddy Bears Picnic - Henry Hall
  5. The Bare Necessities(The Jungle Book)
  6. The Ugly Duckling - Danny Kaye
  7. (How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window - Lita Roza
  8. The Ugly Bug Ball - Burl Ives
  9. Zip - A - Dee - Doo - Dah - James Baskett
  10. When You Wish Upon A Star - Pin - Ochio
  11. I Taut I taw A Puddy Tat - Mel Blanc
  12. I Wanna Be Like You (Jungle Book) - Louis Prima
  13. Robin Hood - Dick James
  14. Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellenbogen By The Sea - Max Bygraves
  15. Buckingham Palace - Ann Stephens
  16. Little Boy Fishin’ - Shirley Abicair
  17. Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport - Rolf Harris (Rolf Harris)
  18. Deadwood Stage (Whip - Crack - Away, Calamity Jane) - Doris Day
  19. Dance Duet(Hansel And Gretal,Act 1 Scene 1) The Manchester Schools Choir
  20. Bluebell Polka - Jimmy Shand
  21. Donald Where’s Your Trousers? - Andy Stewart
  22. The Typewriter - Leroy Anderson
  23. Tubby The Tuba - Danny Kaye

Disc: 2

  1. The Runaway Train - Michael Holiday
  2. Give A Little Whistle (Pinocchio) - Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones
  3. You’re A Pink Toothbrush - Max Byraves
  4. I’ve Lost My Mummy - Rolf Harris
  5. Christopher Robin Is saying His Prayers - Ann Stephens
  6. Heigh Ho (Snow White) - Dwarf Chorus
  7. Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - The Avons
  8. Standing On the Corner(The Most Happy Fella) - The King Brothers
  9. Where Will The Dimple Be - Alma Cogan
  10. Thomas O’Malley Cat (Aristocrats) - Phil Harris
  11. I Know An Old Lady - Burl Ives
  12. The Gnu
  13. Any Old Iron - Peter Sellers
  14. The King’s New Clothes(from ‘Hans Christian Anderson’) - Danny Kaye
  15. Grasshoppers Dance - Jack Hylton & His Orchetra (Ernest Bucalossi/Jack Hylton)
  16. Michael Row the Boat Ashore - The Highwaymen
  17. Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Kingston Trio
  18. English Country Garden - Jimmie Rodgers
  19. Hole In The Ground - Bernard Cribbins
  20. Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Benny Hill
  21. Where’s Me Shirt - Ken Dodd
  22. My Boomerang Won’t Come Back - Charlie Drake
  23. Zambesi - Lou Busch & His Orchestra
  24. Carbon The Copycat - Tex Ritter
  25. Sparky’s Magic Echo - Henry Blair

Disc: 3

  1. When I See An Elephant Fly (Dumbo) - Cliff Edwards & the Hall Johnson Choir
  2. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins) - Louis Prima
  3. Woody Woodpecker - Mel Blanc and the Sportsmen (George Tibbles/Ramez Idriss)
  4. The Big Rock Candy Mountain - Burl Ives
  5. Soldier Won’t You Marry Me - Jimmie Rodgers (Hugo Peretti/Jimmie Rodgers/Luigi Creatore)
  6. Little Sir Echo - Max Bygraves
  7. I’ve Got No Strings - Dickie Jones
  8. Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf - Henry Hall & His Orchestra
  9. The Little Shoemaker(Le Petit Cordonnier) - The Michael Twins/Frank Weir & His Band
  10. Coronation Scot (From ‘Paul Temple’ programme) - Sidney Torch & His Orchestra
  11. In The Middle Of The House - Alma Cogan (Bob Hilliard)
  12. The Happy Wanderer(Der Frohliche Wanderer) - The Obernkirchen Children’s Choir
  13. A Windmill In Old Amsterdam - Ronnie Hilton
  14. The Siamese Cat Song - Peggy Lee
  15. The Owl And The Pussycat - Elton Hayes
  16. Little Red Monkey - Joy Nichols/Jimmy Edwards/Dick Bentley
  17. Baby Sittin’ Boogie - Ralf Bendix & Little Elizabeth
  18. Beep Beep - The Playmates
  19. Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
  20. Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio
  21. Ragtime Cowboy Joe - David Seville And The Chipmunks
  22. Boom Oo Yata - Ta - Ta - Morecambe & Wise
  23. Hippopotamus Song (Mud Mud)Flanders & Swann
  24. Pickin' A Chicken - Eve Boswell
  25. Kitty In The Basket - Diana Dekker
  26. Right Said Fred - Bernard Cribbins
  27. Lily The Pink - The Scaffold

Product Description

Here’s a fantastic album and a perfect opportunity to fill your world with the happy sounds of gentler times. Hello Children Everywhere takes it’s name from a BBC Radio show that ran through the 1950’s and 60’s called "Children’s Favourites". It was presented by Derek McCulloch aka Uncle Mac and later, in the late 60’s by Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart (as "Junior Choice").

The programme was introduced with the catchphrase "Hello Children... Everywhere" and the instantly recognisable theme music was "Puffin’ Billy". Uncle Mac would then read kids requests and play a wonderful selection of novelty songs, folk tunes, choirs and instrumental favourites. All the music dates from the 1920’s through to the 60’s and is a glimpse at an older generation and the culture built around these great songs.

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There is something very British about this collection of children's record classics from the 1950's and 1960's. Most of the tracks have been selected from the EMI box set with the same title, "Hello Children Everywhere".
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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I grew up listening to these songs, and I'm only 17! I was given a tape of "Hello Children... Everywhere" aged about 5 and I fell asleep listening to it virtually every night. Losing the tape was a massive blow so I'm delighted to have found it again here. Amazing to discover that, although I hadn't heard it for nigh on 10 years (and that's more than half my life, remember) when "My boomerang won't come back" came on I was still word-perfect!
Heartliy recommended to almost anybody, though I'm not sure it'll appeal to modern, Pop Idol-ed children.
Especially recommend are "I'm a Pink Toothbrush, You're a Blue Toothbrush", "My Boomerang Won't Come Back", "The Runaway Train" and "Jake the Peg".
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This is the second triple CD released in Britain titled Hello children everywhere. The first was a budget release containing 60 tracks that I reviewed some time ago, while this one was released as a full priced collection (perhaps as a result of the sales of the earlier compilation) supported by a TV marketing campaign. I really wanted this collection when it was released, but with limited resources I waited in the hope that I could get it at a better price. Eventually, Amazon UK offered it at a price that I found irresistable.

I remember listening to Children's hour on the radio in the fifties (introduced by Uncle Mac with his catch-phrase Hello children everywhere) and the music played on that programme is the basis of this set, although at least a couple of songs (Ernie, Lily the pink) of more recent vintage are included. A few others have more recent copyright dates (some of the Disney tracks are listed with 1997 copyrights) but I think that merely reflects a renewal of copyright rather than actual recording dates. So this compilation adheres more strictly to the title's concept than the earlier budget collection, which contains Ernie (Benny Hill) and Lily the pink (Scaffold), together with more tracks of a later vintage (among them Grandad and There's no one quite like Grandma). Of course, if you're going to include mid-sixties music, the perfect compilation would include Yellow submarine (Beatles) and Puff the magic dragon (Peter Paul and Mary), but I suspect they couldn't get permission to include those tracks even if they wanted to.

Bernard Cribbins, a comedian, took two very funny songs (Hole in the ground, Right said Fred) into the British top ten in the early sixties and both are included here.
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This is a good CD for kids, but be warned that all 3 CDs come with copy protection installed. My kids were really upset when I told them they couldn't put the songs on their MP3 players.
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This CD is full of traditional songs that I was brought up on, but younger people don't seem to know as well nowadays. They are all original recordings too. I'd forgotten how witty some of these old songs are. A 'must buy' if you want a nostalgic trip!
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Brought back memories of Saturday & Sunday morning childrens radio. My grandchildren enjoyed listening to it on a long journey, they were especially amused by the comedy tunes like Rolf Harris' "I lost my Mummy" and Ken Dodd's "Where's me shirt".
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Today you imagine this sort of stuff appeals more to adults than kids yet its somehow hard to understand how Sixteen Tons could have been a Childrens Favorite.
Supposedly based on the results of requests you take their word for it.
Many of these tracks were produced by the pre Beatles George Martin-Mandy Miller and Bernard Cribbins for example.
If you can find a copy the Childrens Favorites 3 CD set on Prism is better than the Hello Children Everywhere set as its got 74 songs on and without touching the 60s so you have 2 tracks by the Manchester Childrens Choir and various ones from Disney movies
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If you're aged 18 or over, you'll love at least three of the tracks from this album. Although it will be more familiar to people aged 30-40, those aged 18-30 will still be able to say "Wow! I remember this!" when they hear tracks like 'Superted' or 'Postman Pat' (worth the asking price alone). It may be a cliche, but it is a trip down memory lane, and there is always the oppertunity of getting the neighbours to phone the police because you are playing 'Rhubarb and Custard' at full whack!
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