Thursday, October 4, 2007

"Bozo Under The Sea" And "Bugs Bunny And The Tortoise" (Capitol Records L6818-RR)

Originally released as 78 RPM records. Capitol Records later re-released several of their titles in this double format in the 33 RPM LP form. These LPs were produced by Alan Livingston. A little info on Livingston and Captiol records from wikipedia:

"His initial assignment was to create a children's record library for the four-year old company, for which he created the "Bozo the Clown" character. He wrote and produced a popular series of storytelling record-album and illustrative read-along book sets beginning with the September 1946 release of "Bozo at the Circus." His record-reader concept, which enabled children to read and follow a story in pictures while listening to it, was the first of its kind. The Bozo image was a composite design of Livingston's, derived from a variety of clown pictures and given to an artist to turn into comic-book-like illustrations. Livingston then hired Pinto Colvig to portray Bozo on the recordings. Colvig, a former circus clown, was also the original voice of Walt Disney's Pluto, Goofy, Grumpy, Sleepy and many other characters. Billy May produced the music. The series turned out to be a smash hit for Capitol, selling over eight million albums in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Successful record sales led to a variety of Bozo-related merchandise and the first television series, "Bozo's Circus," starring Pinto Colvig on KTTV-Channel 11 (CBS) in Los Angeles in 1949. The character also became a mascot for the record company and was later nicknamed "Bozo the Capitol Clown."

Livingston wrote and produced many other children's recordings including products for Walt Disney; Walter Lantz's Woody Woodpecker; Bugs Bunny and all of the Warner Bros. characters. In the case of the latter, he wrote the 1951 pop hit "I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat" for Mel Blanc's Tweety Pie."

Other titles in this series included Woody Woodpecker, Tweety & Sylvester, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Gerald McBoing-Boing & Rusty.

"Bozo Under The Sea" And "Bugs Bunny And The Tortoise" Zip File


LadyMcgrath77 said...

Hi Dave! Thank you so much for the Bugs!!! I was so happy whenever I saw it today! I was wondering if I could make a couple of more requests? I hope its not to make trouble I saw the list of what you have and I was wondering if you could post the following:

Bugs Bunny and his Friends
Magilla Gorilla and His Friends
The Flintstones TV Soundtrack
Pixie and Dixie TV Soundtrack
Quick Daw TV Soundtrack
I would so be willing to pay you for these I have been looking everywhere! I was wondering do you have The Flintstones Hansel and Gretel? Love, Kimberly

Dave said...

I will be sharing all of those eventually, but I can't say for sure when. Actually the only Quick Draw COLPIX LP that I own I have already shared here:
Quick Draw McGraw The Treasure of Sarah's Mattress". If I listed another one on the list it was by mistake. There was another Quick Draw LP I saw on ebay once about a year ago. It went for way out of my price range though. I've never seen it on ebay again since. I also have been trying to find the Treasure Island HBR record, but it is a hard one to find at an affordable price also.

I do have Flintstones Hansel & Gretel. I plan on sharing it either next or the share after.


LadyMcgrath77 said...

Thanks so much you are the best!!!!

Nick said...

Wonderful, wonderful blog! Thank you for the Top Cat and Huckleberry Hound's buried waaaay back in the posts.

Dave said...

You're both welcome. Gla dyou came.