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Media diet: new Sesame Street album!

Those of you who've known me for awhile already know I'm a fan of Sesame Street and collect recordings of mainstream musical artists' appearances on the show (mostly MP3s, but I have a bunch on VHS too -- where do you think the MP3s come from?).

It was announced on Monday that a new Sesame Street boxed set will be coming out late August/early September called Songs from the Street, which will include Tony Bennett's "Little Things", Melissa Etheridge's "Like the Way U Does", the Spin Doctors' "Two Princes", and the Fugees' "Happy to Be Me" (the latter's currently available on Elmopalooza).

I am literally itching for this to come out, although it may just be the ant bites again.

And just to be facetious, the photos in the copy of the announcement on ToughPigs (yes, there are entire adult fansites for Sesame Street and the Muppets) are, top to bottom: Sheryl Crow singing a parody of "Soak Up The Sun", the Backstreet Boys singing "One Small Voice", R.E.M. singing "Furry Happy Monsters", and Gladys Knight Patti LaBelle (thanks, cathouse!) leading a sing-along of the alphabet song.


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Jul. 9th, 2003 03:40 pm (UTC)
...except that's Patti LaBelle, not Gladys Knight.

Otherwise, much coolness, and will buy.
Jul. 9th, 2003 04:19 pm (UTC)
Edited and credited; I respectfully submit myself for a lashing with wet noodles for that.

I need to work on connecting voices to faces -- it's been awhile since I'd seen that clip and after finding it on tape, several of the Muppets do make a fuss over "It's Patti LaBelle!".

On a semi-related note, I'd never heard of Lillias White until I saw her sing "Transylvania 1-2-3-4-5" on Elmo Says Boo!.
Jul. 9th, 2003 05:14 pm (UTC)
I want it too!

I'm a big Sesame/Muppets fan from way back (and I'm much older than you). The Muppet Movie was my first date and "Bein' Green" is my personal theme song. I put it on a mixed tape for my (ill fated) wedding and my mother and cousin Amy came up to me crying because they associate that song with me too. I have it on a Sesame Street CD colletion now.

I have a techno remix of the Sesame Street theme music done by a group called The Smart E's. Would you like me to rip you a MP3 of that?
Jul. 9th, 2003 07:42 pm (UTC)
The first movie I ever saw in a theatre was Follow That Bird. (: If we ever have a wedding-type event (we got married at my hometown DMV) I want to play Sarah McLachlan's cover of "Rainbow Connection" off For The Kids. I don't think too many people associate songs with me, although a couple of people swear Dead Milkmen's "Punk Rock Girl" makes them think of me. (I'd chalk that up to the fact that I always correct the verse that attributes "California Dreaming" to the Beach Boys.)

I think I might already have that MP3 -- a techno remix of the 1970s version of the Sesame Street theme showed up on a mix disc Himself made for the driving leg of our vacation back in May, but he had no idea where it came from except that a former housemate downloaded it -- but I'm always up for Sesame Street-related tracks!

Have you already seen the MP3s and other bits at Back Stage Left... at the Muppet Theatre?
Jul. 9th, 2003 08:32 pm (UTC)
Have you already seen the MP3s and other bits at Back Stage Left... at the Muppet Theatre?

Very cool link thanks! I'll have to explore that ore when I get home from work in the morning! You're the rght person to ask, have you ever heard of a collection of songs performed by Joe Raposo? I've only heard a couple of them, but I'd love to hear his version of Bein' Green and There Used To Be A Ballpark Here (Sinatra, not Kermit).
Jul. 9th, 2003 11:29 pm (UTC)
The only album I'm familiar with that specifically has songs performed by Joe Raposo is Sing: Songs of Joe Raposo (1992), but he doesn't do "Bein' Green" on it -- Ray Charles does. And to tie things back into my confusing Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight in the original post, Gladys Knight and the Pips perform the Sesame Street theme on that album.

I'm going to stew on this, call a few people I know with vaster vinyl knowledge than mine, and get back to you on it. It's good to be stumped.
Jul. 9th, 2003 06:39 pm (UTC)
Not stricly speaking SS, but it does have some Muppet content.

Jul. 9th, 2003 07:54 pm (UTC)
I _love_ Dr. Who. I tried to teach myself to knit to make a scarf like his, but failed miserably. I'll try again in a few years when I've forgotten my incompetence with knitting needles.

Exterminate! Exterminate! (I do a passable Dalek impression, but it's nothing to write home about.)
Jul. 9th, 2003 07:58 pm (UTC)
Heh. I downloaded some Dalek sound files but none of them sound quite like what I remember.

I don't know if my memory is faulty or if I just haven't found the right clips.
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