3: The Sesame Street Record (1970)

Chances are, our first encounters with music was that which was aimed right at our hungry little learning minds and dancing little feet. For generations of kids, including our own Graeme Burk, a heavyweight in this department was the original cast recording The Sesame Street Record, released in 1970. Like the groundbreaking TV show it was based on, the music was designed to entertain and educate in tandem, with the songs imprinting themselves on many not only as artifacts of childhood, but also as well-written and well-played music in their own right. What else makes for great children’s music? How does it differ from any kind of music we listen to and enjoy even as we reach adulthood? That’s our topic in this third episode of our podcast. So, don’t be a grouch. Dive in!

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