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
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