Sesame Street – The Count Counts

Songs from Sesame Street
Released 1975
Format LP
Label Sesame Street Records
Cat no. CTW 22069

The Count Counts is a concept album, which presents a radio broadcast of The Count’s Countdown series, on the FM-style radio station “Radio 1-2-3”, complete with station jingles, news, weather, and commercials. Also featured on this album are several alternate versions of songs originally found in Bud Luckey’s animated Sesame Street shorts, here performed by Jerry Nelson (as the Alligator King and others), Richard Hunt and Jim Henson (as the Amazing Slim).

The station broadcasts “direct from the Sesame Street Studios high above Hooper’s Candy Store,” with Guy Smiley as station ID and commercial announcer.

This album was later released as part of the 2-LP set, The Count Presents Numbers. The plot of the album was also used as the basis of an episode of Sesame Street in the mid-1970s.

Side 1

1.Introduction
Written by Joseph A. Bailey
2.Ladybug’s Picnic – Dwayne Wayne
(Hadley-Luckey)
3.Counting Is Wonderful – The Count
(Kingsley-Axlerod-Pottle)
4.It’s a Lovely Eleven Morning – Tammy Whynot
(Hadley-Luckey)
5.The “15” Commercial – Guy Smiley
Written by Joseph A. Bailey
6.Ten Turtles – The Amazing Slim and His Country Turtlenecks
(Hadley-Luckey)
7.The Count’s Weather Report – The Count
Written by Joseph A. Bailey
8.Martian Beauty – The Mariners Nine
(Hadley-Luckey)
9.Numerical Correspondence (Sing a Song of Numbers) – The Transylvanian Symphony
(Korr-Axlerod-Pottle)
10.Candy Man – Jerry Lee Nelson
(Hadley-Luckey)
11.It’s Been a Long, Long Time – The Royal Transylvanians
(Cahn-Styne)
12.The Alligator King – The Alligator King
(Hadley-Luckey)
13.Count It Higher – Chris and the Alphabeats
Music and Lyrics by Christopher Cerf
from Letters …and Numbers, Too!

side 2

1.Counting is Wonderful (reprise) – The Count
(Kingsley-Axlerod-Pottle)
2.Country Six (The Snail Song) – The Amazing Slim
(Hadley-Luckey)
3.Numbers in the News – The Count
Written by Joseph A. Bailey
4.1-2-3-4-5! – Five Bat Night
(Scott-Textor)
5.Beep – Two Anything People
(Kingsley-Pottle)
6.Four Big Lions – The Amazing Slim
(Hadley-Luckey)
7.I Just Adore “4” (from the musical comedy “Two Plus Two”) – Big Bird and the Tarnish Brothers
(Bailey-Pottle)
8.The “3” Song – The Amazing Slim and His Counting Fools, featuring “Red” Sales and His Son Seth
(Hadley-Luckey)
9.Subtraction Blues – David
(Bailey-Pottle)
10.Doll House – Dolly Pardon
(Scott-Textor)
11.The Song of the Count – The Count
(Kingsley-Moss)
from Letters …and Numbers, Too!

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