Dr. Demento Dr. Demento Gooses Mother!
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- Released: March 28, 1995
- Label: Rhino
- 1.The Doctor Is In
- 2.The Window
- 3.Mother Goose Arrives
- 4.Baa Baa Black Sheep
- 5.Little Bo Peep & Co.
- 6.(If I Had) Rhythm in My Nursery Rhymes
- 7.Not Exactly Old King Cole
- 8.Funky Bluesy ABC's
- 9.Humpty Dumpty Gets Scrambled
- 10.Simon Says
- 11.Peter Piper's Problem
- 12.Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky
- 13.The Story Book Ball
- 14.Little Jack Horner's Corner
- 16.Mary-Mary Is Very Contrary
- 17.It's in the Book (Pt. 1)
- 18.No, But Seriously, Folks...
- 19.London Bridge Is Falling Down
- 20.Little Boy Blue Gets a Gig
- 21.Skip to My Blues
- 22.Mother Goose With an Attitude
- 23.April Showers
- 24.The Doctor Is Out
Personnel includes: Wayne Allwine, Russi Taylor (spoken vocals).
Engineers include: Bob Wayne.
Personnel: Jimmy Rushing, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Willie "The Lion" Smith (vocals).
Audio Mixer: Bob Wayne.
Recording information: Sunburst Recording.
Illustrator: Scott Shaw.
Unknown Contributor Role: Bob Wayne.
Arranger: Jeff Mutton.
Yet another of Rhino's Dr. Demento collections, Dr. Demento Gooses Mother delivers what its somewhat convoluted title suggests -- a collection of quirky takes and updates on Mother Goose's venerable nursery rhymes. From Nineteen Ten Fruitgum Company's unbearably cute bubblegum version of "Simon Says" to Count Basie & His Orchestra's clever "London Bridge Is Falling Down," the album gathers a surprising amount of creative and fun versions of these timeworn songs. Buckwheat Zydeco's "Skip to My Blues," Maria Muldaur's "The Story Book Ball," and Taj Mahal's "Funky Bluesy ABC" are some of the other standouts on the album, which also includes performances by Hank Thompson, Johnny Standley, and Trout Fishing in America. With its eclectic yet familiar sound, Dr. Demento Gooses Mother's lighthearted appeal reaches children of all ages. ~ Heather Phares
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