Dr. Seuss Presents Cat in the Hat Son - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- Glenn Korman (Compilation); Jeremy Holiday (Compilation)
- Dr. Seuss: Cat in the Hat
2 LPs on 1 CD.
Personnel: Ralph Curtiss (sound effects).
Liner Note Author: Robyn Flans.
Recording information: RCA Victor's Music Center Of the World, Hollywood, CA.
The long-winded title of The Cat in the Hat Songbook/If I Ran the Zoo/Dr. Seuss Sleepbook is meant to explain that this reissue of Dr. Seuss' 1967 album The Cat in the Hat Songbook is sandwiched between two bonus tracks: spoken word adaptations of the books If I Ran the Zoo and Dr. Seuss' Sleepbook. The latter two cuts consist of Marvin Miller delivering Seuss' rhymes over a bed of music composed by conductor/arranger Marty Gold. The Cat in the Hat Songbook, on the other hand, features actual songs that Seuss wrote with Eugene Poddany, a veteran composer of cartoon music. The lyrics are far more offbeat than the music, which consists of a mixed chorus … la the Ray Conniff Singers with spare piano and organ backing. The whimsical songs wordlessly mimic the sound of rain ("Rainy Day in Utica, N.Y.") and the sound of drums ("Drummers Drumming"), and tell lightly humorous tales filled with Seuss' characteristic made-up words. In addition to providing entertainment for children, The Cat in the Hat Songbook has made a contribution to the folk canon in that a number of artists, including Bill Clifton and Rosalie Sorrells, have recorded "My Uncle Terwilliger Waltzes with Bears" under the expurgated title "Waltzing with Bears." ~ Greg Adams
- Country of Origin
- Buddha Records
- Sony Music Distribution (
- Dr. Seuss
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] If I Ran the Zoo
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Let Us All Sing
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Super-Supper March, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] My Uncle Terwilliger Waltzes with Bears
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] In My Bureau Drawer
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] No Laugh Race, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Plinker Plunker
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Hurry Hurry Hurry!
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Cry a Pint
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] I Can Figure Figures
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Somebody Stole My Hoo-Too-Foo-To-Boo-To-Bah!
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Rainy Day in Utica, N.Y.
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Lullaby for Mr. Benjamin B. Bickelbaum
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Happy Birthday to Little Sally Spingel Spungel Sporn
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] My Uncle Terwilliger Likes to Pat
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Yawn Song
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Left-Sock Thievers, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Drummers Drumming
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Party Parting
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Dr. Seuss' Sleepbook
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Dave Hassinger; Dick Bogert; Mickey Crofford
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