Muppet Music Mix

Louise Gold featured as a Muppet Performer on a number of tracks.

Catalogue number: (CD) ? 78400-15002-2, (Cassette) 78400-15002-4. compilation produced in 1994

 

Cast

Featured Talents:

Jim Henson (as: Kermit The Frog, Rowlf, Link Hogthrob, and other assorted characters)

Frank Oz (as: Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, and other assorted characters)

Jerry Nelson (as Gobo Fraggle, The Doozer Architect and other assorted characters)

Richard Hunt (as: Scooter, Turbo Doozer and other assorted characters)

Dave Goelz (as: Bunsen Honeydew, Gonzo, Boober Fraggle, Wrench Doozer and other assorted characters)

Steve Whitmire (as: Rizzo The Rat, Wembley Fraggle, Crusty Doozer, Flange Doozer, Beaker, and other assorted characters)

Kevin Clash (as various assorted characters)

Kathryn Mullen (as Mokey Fraggle, Cotterpin Doozer, Crosscut Doozer and other assorted characters)

Karen Prell (as Red Fraggle, Modem Doozer, Wingnut Doozer, and other assorted characters)

Greg Berg (as assorted Muppet Babies)

Katie Leigh (as Baby Rowlf)

Howrie Mandel (as Baby Animal)

Laurie OíBrien (as assorted Muppet Babies)

Russi Taylor (as Baby Gonzo)

Frank Welker (as Baby Kermit, and, Baby Bunsen)

Barbara Billingsley (as The Muppet Babies Nanny)

 

Uncredited:

Louise Gold (as Annie Sue, and other assorted characters)

Tim Gosley (as: Bull Doozer)

Michael Petersen (as: Bailiff Doozer, and, Doozer #1)

Gordon Robertson (as: Tumbrell Doozer)

Sandra Shamas (as: Rotary Doozer, and, Yeaster Doozer)

 

 

Production Team

 Executive Producer (Compilation) - Robert Kraft

Digitally Assembled and Mastered by - Rick Wilson

Special Thanks to - Christine Roberts, Craig Shermin, Lisa Bauman, and Tim Fuscaldo

 

Track Listing

1. Rainbow Connection (from The Muppet Movie) - Kermit The Frog (Jim Henson)

2. Happy Feet (from The Muppet Show) - Kermit & Frog Chorus (Jim Henson with: Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, and, Dave Goelz)

3. Rhyming Song (from The Muppet Show) - Fozzie Bear, Link Hogthrob, Scooter, and, Annie Sue (Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, and, Louise Gold)

4. Fraggle Rock Theme (from Fraggle Rock) - Gobo, Wembley, Boober, Mokey, and, Red Fraggle (Jerry Nelson, Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Kathryn Mullen, and, Karen Prell (The Fraggle Five))

5. Yes, We Can (from Fraggle Rock) - The Architect, Cotterpin, with Wrench, Flange, Wingnut and the other Dozers(Jerry Nelson, Kathryn Mullen Dave Goelz. Steve Whitmire, and Karen Prell, with company likely to include: Richard Hunt, Tim Gosley, Michael Petersen, Gordon Robertson, and, Sandra Shamas)

6. You & I & George (from Rowlf The Dog Olí Brown Ears Is Back) - Rowlf (Jim Henson)

7. Surfin - The Surf Rats (Steve Whitmire and company likely to include: Kevin Clash, Dave Goelz, Frank Oz, and, Jerry Nelson)

8. Limbo Rock - Fozzie Bear and Muppet Cast (Frank Oz and company likely to include: Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash, Dave Goelz, and, Jerry Nelson)

9. Room In Year Heart For Love (from The Muppet Christmas Carol) - Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker (Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire)

10. Dream For Your Inspiration (from The Muppet Babies) - The Muppet Babies (Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Howie Mandel, Laurie OíBrien, Russi Taylor, Frank Welker, and, Barbara Billingsley)

11. Muppet Babies Theme (from The Muppet Babies) - The Muppet Babies (Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Howie Mandel, Laurie OíBrien, Russi Taylor, Frank Welker, and, Barbara Billingsley)

12. First Time It Happens (from The Great Muppet Caper) - Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy, with chorus (Jim Henson and Frank Oz, with: Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Kathryn Mullen)

13. Mississippi Mud (from The Muppet Show) - Early Jugband (Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, and, Richard Hunt)

14. The Muppet Show Theme (from The Muppet Show) - The Muppet Show Cast (The Big Five: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, and, Dave Goelz)

 

 

Please note, the Webmaster doesnít actually have a copy of the CD, but does have the cassette edition, and so is having to guess that the CD listing from the cassette. On the Cassette, Side B begins with Track 8.

 

The song Yes We Can was from Fraggle Rock Episode 32 All Work And All Play it was on the album Fraggle Rock - Music and Magic (1993) Jim Henson Records BMG Kidz 7 4860-35024-2.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Kathryn Mullen were the eight main puppeteers on The Muppet Show., on which Karen Prell also puppeteered.

The Muppet Show Eight (Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Kathryn Mullen) were also the eight main puppeteers on The Great Muppet Caper, and, The Muppets Go To The Movies.

The Muppet Show Eight (Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Kathryn Mullen) sang on The Muppet Show Music Album (from which the track: The Rhyming Song originates, along with a different version of The Muppet Show Theme), The Great Muppet Caper (Soundtrack album) (from which The First Time It Happens originates), John Denver & The Muppets A Christmas Together, John Denver & The Muppets Merry Christmas 45RPM, Christmas For Kids, John Denver Christmas, and, Music Mayhem And More ((although Jerry Nelson, Louise Gold, and, Kathryn Mullen seem to have been uncredited); it also includes the same versions of the songs: The Muppet Show Theme - in its entirety, Happy Feet, Rainbow Connection, The Rhyming Song, The First Time It Happens).

The Muppet Show Eight (Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Kathryn Mullen) also sang on Muppet Hits 1 (which include the same versions of the songs: The Muppet Show Theme, Happy Feet, The Rhyming Song), and, Muppet Hits 2 (which includes the song Mississippi Mud, along with a different version of The Muppet Show Theme), and for both of which Robert Kraft was also Executive Producer.

Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Karen Prell, and, Louise Gold puppeteered on The Muppet Christmas Carol, which had songs by Paul Williams. The puppeteers sang on The Muppet Christmas Carol (Soundtrack album), for which Robert Kraft was also Executive Producer (he had also worked on the film), and from which Room In Your Heart For Love originates.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, and, Louise Gold sang on: The Muppet Show Music Hall, The Muppet Show 2 (from which the song Happy Feet originates, along with a different version of The Muppet Show Theme), For What Itís Worth, and, Jim Henson Presents Silly Songs (which includes the tracks: The Rhyming Song; this also includes a version of The Muppet Show Theme). They also represented The Muppets on The Royal Variety Performance (1977).

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Kathryn Mullen puppeteered on The Dark Crystal, for which Jerry Nelson did some voice-work.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Kevin Clash, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire, Karen Prell, and, Michael Petersen puppeteered on Labyrinth.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Karen Prell, Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Howie Mandell, Laurie OíBrien, Russi Taylor, Frank Welker, Barbara Billingsley, and, Louise Gold sang on Favorite Songs From Jim Hensonís Muppets, which includes the same versions of the tracks: The Muppet Show Theme, Rainbow Connection, Fraggle Rock Theme, Dream For Your Inspiration, The Muppet Babies Theme, The First Time It Happens.

Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Kevin Clash, and, Louise Gold sang on Born To Add.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Kevin Clash, and, Louise Gold sang on Elmoís Lowdown Hoedown, which Tim Fuscaldo was also involved with.

Jerry Nelson starred on The Countís Countdown, which Richard Hunt, Kevin Clash, and Louise Gold are also credited as singing on, some songs by Joe Raposo were included, and which Tim Fuscaldo was also involved with. However there has been some debate as to whether or not Louise Gold is actually singing on it.

Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire, and, Louise Gold appeared in The All Time Get Around Sometimes Play Together Every Other Friday Night Vaudeville Show.

Jerry Nelson and Louise Gold with an introduction by Jim Henson can also be heard on Jerome Kern The First 100 Years (although they are credited simply as ĎThe Muppetsí, rather than as individuals).

Kevin Clash, Louise Gold, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Karen Prell, and, Steve Whitmire puppeteered on Tale Of The Bunny Picnic.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, Kathryn Mullen, and, Kevin Clash can also be heard on Muppet Music Sampler (as can the same versions of songs: Sufiní USA, Rainbow Connection, The First Time It Happens, and part of The Rhyming Song).

Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash, and, Louise Gold puppeteered on Muppet Treasure Island, and contributed to the documentary I Love The Muppets.

Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash, Kathryn Mullen, and, Louise Gold Sesame Street (in the early 1990s).

Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, and, Louise Gold went on to puppeteer on The Animal Show, on which Frank Oz did a guest puppeteering appearance.

Jerry Nelson, and Dave Goelz (besides puppeteering on Fraggle Rock itself) did voice-work on the UK Co-Production of Fraggle Rock, on which Louise Gold puppeteered.

Louise Gold, and, Frank Welker worked on Spitting Image.

Kevin Clash, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Richard Hunt, Kathy Mullen, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Karen Prell, and, Steve Whitmire had performed at Jim Hensonís Memorial Service.

Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Jerry Nelson, Karen Prell, and, Steve Whitmireís recording credits include A Green And Red Christmas.

Louise Gold, Richard Hunt, and, Karen Prell had puppeteered on The Ghost Of Faffner Hall.

Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, and, Louise Gold puppeteered on The Secret Life Of Toys.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Kathryn Mullen featured on the documentary Of Muppets And Men, on which Karen Prell also appeared.

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, Kathryn Mullen, and, Karen Prellís recording credits include Put Some Zing In Your Spring, on which The Rhyming Song, The Fraggle Rock Theme, and, The Rainbow Connection all appear.

Steve Whitmire probably puppeteered on ITVís 50 Greatest Shows.

Review

by Emma Shane, 15 June 2004

This is one of those Muppet compilation albums which you would have to be a very serious fan indeed, or something of a completeist when it comes to collecting recordings, to try and get it. For it is extremely hard to find, and every track on it has appeared on other Muppet recordings that are rather more available. That said this is a highly enjoyable mixture, and if you are lucky enough to find a copy, then its certainly worth having all these songs together. The album also includes one very enjoyableFraggle Rock song I hadnít actually heard before,Yes We Can (although this song will probably be familiar to anyone who collects Fraggle Rock albums. This compilation album, like all good Muppet compilations, includes a share of classic Muppet songs, such as: a version of The Muppet Show Theme, The Fraggle Rock Theme, Happy Feet, Joe Raposoís award winning The First Time It Happens an of course one of Kermitís two great triumphs, Paul Williamís and Kenny Ascherís terrific waltz, Rainbow Connection. The latter gets the album off to a fine start. When Jim Hensonís Kermit sings this he does it so well itís almost too beautifully perfect for anyone else to compete with (though there are some artistes who could do it comparably, namely Steve Whitmire and Louise Gold but they are the exceptions that prove the rule). My other particular favourite number on this album, is yet another that turns up a lot of Muppet compilations, The Rhyming Song. Itís typical of the best funny songs from The Muppet Show, with Link and Fozzie Bear providing the comedy, with Scooter and Annie Sue around to keep the singing standard high. Itís also one of those numbers where you can really hear rising starlet Annie Sueís distinctive voice (too bad she isnít actually credited in the albumís sleeve notes). So all in all a very enjoyable album, but nothing you wonít find more easily elsewhere.

 

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