The SPARKY Collection 2-CD Set
8 SPARKY RECORDINGS ON 2 CDS
SPARKY AND THE TALKING TRAIN, SPARKY’S MAGIC PIANO & MUCH MORE!
The “golden age” of children’s records ran from the mid-40s to the mid-50s, commensurate with the post-WWII economic boom. One of the most popular characters on record was SPARKY, a little fellow with an overactive imagination, created by Capitol Records in 1947. His adventures involved inanimate objects which magically came to life and spoke to him, the most famous of which was Sparky’s Magic Piano. Rusty In Orchestraville is also included this collection. The original 1940s albums were issued as 10-inch shellac 78rpm records, with three discs in each album. This unique collection of all the Sparky releases is the first time they have all been collected together.
SPARKY AND THE TALKING TRAIN (1947) Sparky’s first adventure.
SPARKY’S MAGIC PIANO (1948) Voiced by Henry Blair, with musical accompaniment by Hollywood studio and session pianist Ray Turner.
SPARKY’S MUSIC MIX-UP (1949) Featuring Stan Kenton and his orchestra.
RUSTY IN ORCHESTRAVILLE (1946) With Henry Blair and Billy Bletcher. Music by Billy May.
I DON’T WANT A LOT FOR CHRISTMAS / DO YOU BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS? (1950) (Christmas single with Billy May)
SPARKY’S MAGIC ECHO (1952) Lee LeDoux provides a new voice for Sparky and tells how Sparky lost his echo in the mountains, and goes in search of it.
SPARKY’S MAGIC BATON (1954) Sparky finds a conductor’s baton in the street and meets all the instruments of the orchestra. Sparky voiced by June Foray.