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Here’s an interesting combination from my dad’s shellac disks from RCA Victor Records. He had several albums made FOR children and several that seem like they were made BY children. Four sides you’ll hear is a familiar story of encouragement, determination and pride. The other four sides are pure musical comedy by the master of the art.

So get ready to put these eight sides together in one show with Volume 132: A 78 RPM Railroad Spike.

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Credits and Copyrights:

Paul Wing / Henri René / Norman Leyden – The Little Engine That Could
Label: RCA Victor – Y 384, RCA Victor – 45-5251, RCA Victor – 45-5252
Series: Little Nipper Series
Format: 2 x Vinyl, 10″, 78 RPM, Album
Released: 1949
Genre: Stage & Screen

Conductor – Henri René
Music By – Norman Leyden
Narrator – Paul Wing
Orchestra – Frank Milano

Spike Jones And His City Slickers – Musical Depreciation
Label: RCA Victor – none
Format:5 x Shellac, 10″, 78 RPM, Album
Genre: Pop
Style: Novelty, Parody
The Album is generic. Customers could buy the album, and any Spike Jones records available at the time to put in the album.

written by Gus Kahn and Neil Moret
Released in March 1945

Hawaiian War Chant
Lyrics written by Ralph Freed
Originally written by Johnny Noble, Prince Leleiohoku
Released in June 1946

Little Engine that Could pts 1-4
based on the book published in 1930 by Platt & Munk

Our Hour (The Puppy Love Song)
Cover of song originally by: The Modernaires
Written-By – Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston, and Mack David
Recorded July 15, 1947

Spike Jones And His City Slickers Old MacDonald
A traditional song…meaning nobody knows who wrote it.
Released April 1946

I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

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