24 July 2010

More Childish Childhood Memories

Remember LPs?  Records?

I know all of you do.

When I was a kid, I used to listen to records all the time.  My parents' and my "own" (I didn't buy them , and many of them were a part of the household before I even came along, but as my sibs were all muuch older [or so it seemed at the time] than me, the records were mine).  So at a young age I was well-versed in The Sons of the Pioneers, Harry Belafonte, Bing Crosby -- and lots of the Walt Disney records.

Which brings us to tonight's memory:

Kipling's Just So Stories, read by the inimitable Sterling Holloway (who was also the voice of Pooh Bear).

Can't you just hear him saying "the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River"?


Lisa said...

I can just hear it. Wow - my cousins used to get these from the library during a long stretch when they didn't have a t.v. I used to love going to their house then because I knew the one thing we would not do was watch television.

intelliwench said...

Fun stuff. We also had an LP with Sterling Holloway narrating "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" on one side and "Peter and the Wolf" on the other.

konagod said...

That's not an early Verve label Is it?

I actually one of those records on that label...not sure if it was the same record or not.