Label: Dominion ?– LPS 48506, CBC Radio Canada ?– LM 66
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre: Children’s, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Story, Nursery Rhymes
Mr. Dress Up’s Surprise 19:25
This Old Man/Macdonald 3:55
Songs About Going Places 3:08
Songs About Animals 6:10
Oh My Little Boy / Aitken Drum 1:48
The Big Ship Sails / The Lighthouse 1:20
Mr. Dress Up was a Canadian children’s album spin-off of the TV series Mr. Dressup. Performed by Ernie Coombs (as his TV character, Mr. Dressup) and Judith Lawrence (as the puppet character “Casey”), it was recorded in Studio G, at CBC Toronto. The recording engineers were Stan Horobin and Bruce Ritchie, and its executive producer was Jury Krytiuk. All music for the album was arranged and conducted by Donald Hines.
The album is in two parts: Side 1 consists of a storyline (roughly the length of a regular TV episode) in which Mr. Dressup, Casey, and Finnegan the dog (Finnegan, being a non-speaking character on TV, is not actually heard on the record) take shelter in a newly built playhouse during a thunderstorm and amuse themselves by singing songs and playing games. Side 2 is a selection of children’s songs performed by Mr. Dressup and Casey.
The album was issued by the CBC, the TV network that aired Mr. Dressup, and distributed by Dominion Records. Its label number was LM-66. No date information is provided on the album cover or record label, but likely dates to the late 1960s or early 1970s.