Louise Gold sang as a Muppet Performer background vocalist part of The Entire Muppet Audience, record produced in 1977.
Catalogue number: (45 RPM Record) PYE Records 7NX 8004
Frank Oz - as Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear
Jim Henson - as Kermit The Frog
The Entire Muppet Audience - Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, and, Louise Gold
Orchestra conducted by - Jack Parnell
Musical Associate - Derek Scott
Produced by - Jim Henson with the assistance of Peter Harris and Philip Casson
Recorded by - Ted Scott and Roger Knight
Producer for PYE Records - Jed Kearse
Re-Mix Engineer - Larry Bartlet
Sleeve Design - Paul Chave
1. Don’t Dilly Dally On The Way - Miss Piggy and The Entire Muppet Audience (Frank Oz with Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, and, Louise Gold)
2. Waiting At The Church - Miss Piggy and Kermit The Frog (Frank Oz and Jim Henson)
1. The Boy Up In The Gallery - Miss Piggy and The Entire Muppet Audience (Frank Oz with Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, and, Dave Goelz, possibly also Louise Gold)
2. Wotcher Knocked Em In The
Two of the four tracks on this little record (Don’t Dilly Dally On The Way, and, Wotcher Knocked Em In The Old Kent Road), were in episodes of The Muppet Show that were recorded after Louise Gold had joined the team, so it would make sense to use her big strong singing voice on the backing vocals). Interestingly The Boy Up In The Gallery was actually from the episode of The Muppet Show that was recording the week Louise had her second audition, the one that actually involved her trying-out on the show. It is quite likely that the track was laid down in the same recording session as when Louise recorded her audition number Chanson De Amour. So is it possible she could have sung backing vocals on this as well? But if she did then The Muppets were very very lucky that Louise was the candidate who actually got the job.
Miss Piggy’s star role on this album has led to it sometimes being referred to (especially on Ebay Listings) as Miss Piggy’s Music Hall.
All six puppteers singing on this album, along with the orchestra conducted by Jack Parnell, starred on The Muppet Show, on which Peter Harris, Philip Cason, Derek Scott, Roger Knight, and, Ted Scott also worked.
All six puppeteers singing on this album, along with an orchestra conducted by Jack Parnell, can be heard on the Muppet albums: The Muppet Show 2, and The Muppet Show Music Album. Derek Scott was a musical associate, on, and Philip Casson, Peter Harris, Ted Scott and, Roger Knight were involved with, all of these
All six puppeteers sing on the single For What It’s Worth, which was also produced by PYE Records.
All six puppeteers singing on this album, along with an orchestra conducted by Jack Parnell, appeared on The Royal Variety Performance (1977). They can all also be heard on the Muppet album Jim Henson Presents Silly Songs.
All six puppeteers singing on this album, puppeteered on the film The Great Muppet Caper; and can also be heard singing on: The Great Muppet Caper (Soundtrack album), John Denver And The Muppets A Christmas Together, John Denver & The Muppets Merry Christmas 45RPM, Favorite Songs From Jim Henson’s Muppets, Put Some Zing In Your Spring, Muppet Music Sampler, Muppet Music Mix, Christmas For Kids, John Denver Christmas, and, Music Mayhem And More.
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, and, Louise
Gold puppeteered on The Dark Crystal, for
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and, Dave Goelz puppeteered on Labyrinth.
Jim Henson, Frank Oz,
Dave Goelz, and, Louise Gold went on to puppeteer on The Animal Show, on which Frank Oz did a guest puppeteering appearance, and Peter Harris was also involved with.
New-Girl Louise Gold went on to appear in Mrs Cole’s Music Hall at The Mill in
Sonnig, where coincidentally the songs on the bill included Wotcher
Knocked ‘Em In The
Louise Gold, Jim Henson, and, Richard Hunt went on to puppeteer on Tale Of The Bunny Picnic.
Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Richard Hunt,
Louise Gold, and, Richard Hunt went on to puppeteer on The Ghost Of Faffner Hall (with Louise actually starring, she performed the title role).
by Emma Shane, 1st November 2005
This is a curious little Muppet album. The first time I heard it I had no idea there was even a possibility that one very very new Muppeteer could be singing on it, even if it was only backing vocals. Music Hall songs have a certain delightful informality and catchy pleasantness about them, popular in the days before mass-produced recorded music. Perhaps it was actually the invention of the phonograph and more recent recording devices (such as a the CD) that signalled the demise of music-hall songs. With their famously “second-rate variety” theme these old songs suit the spirit of The Muppet Show rather well, and it is nice to hear these four: Don’t Dilly Dally On The Way, Waiting At The Church, The Boy In The Gallery, and, Wotcher Knocked Em In The Old Kent Road given a new lease of life on phonograph as performed by a bunch of talented puppeteers! There is only one drawback, and that is giving the lead vocals to Frank Oz. They were probably best suited to his characters, especially Miss Piggy, the only difficulty is that some of the puppeteers singing as part of The Entire Muppet Show Audience (mostly Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt, plus of course Louise Gold) are somewhat better singers than he is. But perhaps it doesn’t matter too much, he acquits himself reasonably well after all. Certainly this record is probably a must-have for Miss Piggy Fans. But what about fans of performers other than Mr Oz? There’s a nice little performance from Jim Henson as Kermit on Waiting At The Church, but other than that the remaining three or four muppeteers are very much in the background, however if you listen very carefully, it may be possible to pick out a few individuals; Jerry Nelson sounds quite distinctive on The Boy Up In The Gallery. While the Muppet’s then youngest newest recruit, Louise Gold, on her first Muppet album can be distinctly heard momentarily as part of the audience on Wotcher Knocked Em In The Old Kent Road. A small beginning to start a not insignificant recording career. Perhaps worth thinking about getting for that, at least if you happen to be a fan of either The Muppets or Music Hall Songs.
Links about The
Muppet Wiki’s page for this album: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppet_Show_Music_Hall