Louise Gold featured as a Muppet Performer on a number of tracks †
Catalogue number: (Cassette) MUPPET 1. compilation produced 1993 (album undated but The Kermitage lists it as being 1993), produced by BMG KIDZ
According to The Kermitage website, this album was only produced as a Cassette, it was a free album (intended to promote their other Muppet albums), and, obtained by writing to BMG KIDZ to request it.
(Note, none are actually credited on the album)
Produced by - BMG KIDZ
1. Mahna Mahna (from the album Muppet Hits) - Mahna Mahna and The Two Snooths (Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and, Richard Hunt)
3. Rainbow Connection (from the album The Muppet Movie) - Kermit The Frog (Jim Henson)
4. At The Dance (from the album Muppet Hits) - Scooter, a muppet girl, Male chicken, Female chicken, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, another muppet girl, Animal, a sheep (Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, and, Louise Gold)
5. Fozzie On Skates (from the album Muppet Hits) - Fozzie Bear with Stadler and Waldof (Frank Oz with Jim Henson and Richard Hunt)
6. Can You Picture That (from the album The Muppet Movie) - Dr Teeth and Electric Mayhem (Jim Henson with Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, and Dave Goelz).
7. One More Step ĎTil Christmas (from the album Muppet Christmas Carol) - Kermit The Frog (Steve Whitmire)
8. Walkiní On Sunshine (from the album Muppet Beach Party) - Clifford with Gonzo and Rizzo (Kevin Clash with Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire)
9. The First Time It Happens (from the album The Great Muppet Caper) - Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy with chorus (Jim Henson and Frank Oz with: Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Kathryn Mullen)
10. The Rhyming Song (from the album Muppet Hits) - Fozzie Bear, Link Hogthrob, Scooter, and, Annie Sue (Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, and, Louise Gold)
11. Iím Going To Go Back There Someday (from the album The Muppet Movie) - Gonzo (Dave Goelz)
12. The Magic Store (from the album The Muppet Movie) - The Muppets (Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Steve Whitmire, and, Kathryn Mullen)
This album features Dave Goelzís original 1978 recording of Iím Going To Go Back There Some Day, he rerecorded the song for the film Muppets From Space in 1999, and that later version can be found on the album Music Mayhem And More.
Although she has never recorded it, Louise Gold has sung Rainbow Connection in her cabaret act LOUISE GOLD....By Appointment.
Five from The Muppet Show (Jim Henson, Frank
Muppet Show Eight (Jim
Henson, Frank Oz,
All nine performers on this album (The Muppet Show Eight and Kevin Clash - although Louise was not credited) can be heard on Muppet Music Mix (as can the songs: Sufin USA, Rainbow Connection, The First Time It Happens, and The Rhyming Song in its full form)
Jim Henson, Frank Oz,
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve
Whitmire, Louise Gold, and, Kathryn Mullen puppeteered on The Dark Crystal, for which
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, and, Kevin Clash, puppeteered on Labyrinth
Kevin Clash, Louise Gold, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, and, Steve Whitmire puppeteered on Tale Of The Bunny Picnic.
Kevin Clash, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Kathryn Mullen,
Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, and, Louise Gold went on to puppeteer on The Animal Show, on which Frank Oz did a guest puppeteering appearance.
Kevin Clash, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Richard Hunt, Kathy Mullen,
Dave Goelz, Louise Gold,
Louise Gold, and, Richard Hunt had puppeteered on The Ghost Of Faffner Hall.
Kevin Clash, Louise Gold, Richard Hunt, and,
Steve Whitmire probably puppeteered Kermit The Frog on ITVís 50 Greatest Shows.
by Emma Shane, 9 February 2005
While I found this album very enjoyable to listen to, I couldnít help feeling that all the songs were better represented on other Muppet albums. There are also some startling omissions (for example: The Muppet Show Theme Tune, and the classic We Got Us). Of course I particularly liked Jim Hensonís own wonderful original rendition of Rainbow Connection (I can only think of two other artistes who can do that song anything like as well as he can), and the award winning The First Time It Happens. I also thoroughly enjoyed, as usual, the At The Dance segment. Though it was nice to hear The Rhyming Song, I could not help noticing that part of it (notably Annie Sueís main verse ďI left my knees in your car/ My laundryís ready at half past oneĒ) had been cut. I canít help feeling that the sweet-but-ambitious young pig might not have been too impressed by that, I am sure her fans certainly wonít be.
All in all, while this is a fun album to have if you happen to come across it, its not really worth going out of ones way for. Except for fans who are such serious collectors they want to have everything, most people would be much better off looking for the more commonly findable albums that this songs have appeared on, often in a much more complete form.
Links about Muppet Music Sampler
Kermitageís listing for this album (and other Muppet albums): http://www.kermitage.com/html/collectibles/musicandvideo/musicpages4.htm
WRUI Childrenís Showís page for the album The Muppet Beach Party: http://www.wriukids.org/wish/muppetbeach.html