Tell tale heart and Legend of sleepy hollow

Mercury Records and Beck-John Productions put out a series of children’s records in the ’60s called Storyteller which were “Dramatically enacted, accompanied by a 40 piece orchestra”. Each record had “2 Complete Stories”. The pairings were “Robinson Crusoe” and “Davy Crockett”; “Cinderella” and “Jack and the Beanstalk”; “Robin Hood” and “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves”; “Hansel and Gretel” and “Sleeping Beauty”; “David and Goliath” and “Noah’s Ark”; “Rip Van Winkle and “Three Musketeers”; “St George and the Dragon” and “William Tell”; and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and “Tortoise and the Hare”.

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8 responses »

  1. Eric Fonseca says:

    Is this recording in the public domain? Please help

  2. Mortuis says:

    Can tell me who the narrator was? Though his voice is slightly different in some of the recordings, it seems like it’s the same man in most of the recordings I have.

  3. Melsh says:

    I WAS THE NARRATOR-along with my older brother. I got this for my 10th birthday in 1965 and it has the distinction of being the first LP I ever owned. My brother and I would crack up over the over the top readings and take certain passages and annoy my mom and sisters by doing our versions. However, I do remember that the music was kind of eerie at parts, especially in Sleepy Hollow and to me, it still is at parts. I just found this on YouTube less than a week ago. I still have the original LP, although I have not played it in 50 years. Anyway, great stuff for real little kids. Back then. Today, the kid would just go on YouTube as directed by his/her grandmother/father and get bored REAL fast.

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