Album: All Aboard..."The Runaway Train" -- Classic Tunes & Tales to Grow Up With
Parade of the Tin Soldiers - New Light Symphony Orchestra
Woody Woodpecker, The - Mel Blanc
Runaway Train, The - Carson Robison & His Pioneers
Little Ginger Bread Man - Dwight Weist
Mr. Froggie Went a Courtin' - Burl Ives
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man - Billy Costello
Heigh Ho / Dig Dig Dig - Lyn Murray & Chorus
Tubby the Tuba - Danny Kaye
Dry Bones - Fred Waring Chorus
One-Zy, Two-Zy - Phil Harris/Alice Jr.
Animal Crackers in My Soup - Shirley Temple
Trains - Reginald Gardiner
Teddy Bear's Picnic, The - Val Rosing/Henry Hall & His Orchestra
We're Off to See the Wizard - Victor Young & His Orchestra/Ken Darby Singers
Three Billy Goats Gruff, The - Frank Luther
Getting Nowhere - Bing Crosby
Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day - Perry Como
Compilation producers: Geoff Milne, Paul Pelletier.
Includes liner notes by Geoff Milne.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This odd little gem from the quirky Jasmine label is less goofy and toddler-oriented that one would think. All Aboard..."The Runaway Train" -- Classic Tunes & Tales to Grow Up With features 17 cuts culled from the heydays of the silver screen, radio, and gramophone, including pieces from Burl Ives, Shirley Temple, Bing Crosby, and the voice of Looney Tunes, the inimitable Mel Blanc. The sound quality varies, as many of the tracks are from the late '20s and early '30s, but as pieces of nostalgia these nuggets from the pre-television and Internet eras are charming artifacts of imagination, nostalgia, and whimsy. ~ James Christopher Monger