Tuesday, July 17, 2007
CAPTAIN KANGAROO'S TREASURE HOUSE!! The 1962 Peter Pan LP Plus Bonus Track!
THIS IS AN LP THAT DADDYKIN AND I BOTH OWN. HERE'S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THIS ONE:
"Hi. Of the many albums that were made around "Captain Kangaroo," this is my favorite. This children's album was released in 1962, and reflects the personality of the long-running TV classic better than any other that I've heard. After five years of playing the silent role of Clarabel the Clown on "The Howdy Doody Show," Robert Keeshan brought his own creation "Captain Kangaroo" to CBS-TV in 1955. The Captain was a "grandfatherly" character, played by Keeshan, who lived in The Treasure House. As each episode began, you would hear the jingling of the Captain's giant keys which would open the big Treasure House doors and transport you to an hour of fun and adventure. The cast of characters included Mr. Green Jeans, a farmer who would visit and tell stories. Actor Lumpy Brannum was a perfect fit for Green Jeans' country humor. The versatile Cosmo Allegretti rounded out the cast in a variety of roles that included Mr. Moose, a talking moose that told knock-knock jokes and brought a shower of ping pong balls down on the Captain in nearly every show. Allegretti was also the voice of Grandfather Clock and the puppeteer behind Bunny Rabbit. The show featured cartoons (remember "Tom Terrific"?), nursery rhymes, singalongs, marching, the reading of children's books, and most importantly, a moral to live by in every storyline. For thirty years (the longest running children's series in history), "Captain Kangaroo" taught kids how to have fun and respect each other, their parents, and God at the same time. Keeshan would often remind children to say their prayers on the show, and even ends this record with that reminder. He truly cared for the children, and this love was evident in the way he presented the show and the many charities that he would sponsor. Robert Keeshan passed away in 2004 at the age of 76, and I dedicate this post lovingly to his memory. TRACK LISTING: 01. THE TREASURE HOUSE KEYS/ KNOCK-KNOCK/ WHEN A BUNNY WANTS A CARROT/ CLOCK TALK/ THE TREASURE HOUSE BAND ON PARADE, 02. THE INVENTION/ THE MUSICAL MOOSE/ THE TALE OF THE TOOTLE-BIRD (AN OPERA), 03. CAPTAIN KANGAROO THEME SONG (BONUS TRACK)."
CAPTAIN KANGAROO'S TREASURE HOUSE INDEX PAGE
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