Segments: "Once Upon a Wintertime," two lovers rescued from an icy river by friendly animals; "Bumble Boogie," bee beset by musical instruments and symbols come to life; "Johnny Appleseed," story of the legendary pioneer tree-planter; "Trees," mood piece set to musical treatment of Joyce Kilmer's poem; "Little Toot," story of a heroic little tugboat who saves an ocean liner; "Blame it on the Samba," Donald Duck and Jose Carioca have the blues blown away at a Latin cafe; "Pecos Bill," story of the legendary cowpoke, his trusty mount Widowmaker and his sweetheart Slue Foot Sue. Written by
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7 HIT SONGS! 11 MUSICAL STARS! (original ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
The character of Pecos Bill is supposed to be a figure of traditional folklore and tall tales. However this status is in dispute and scholars suspect he is actually a figure of fakelore. Fakelore or pseudo-folklore consists of recently invented creations, often by a single author, who are presented as age-old folklore or traditional works. In the case of Pecos Bill, his first appearance in print was in a 1917 short story by Edward O'Reilly. O'Reilly claimed he based this story on a traditional tall tale and went on to publish several others. Soon other writers started using the character, most notably James Cloyd Bowman who won an award for his Pecos Bill novel. However there is no evidence that Pecos Bill is actually older than the 1910s and he is considered a likely creation of Edward O'Reilly himself. See more
[introduction to "Little Toot"
Master of Ceremonies
There's drama, there's excitement, and there's harmony for three in a story of adventure on the sea. Now, featured in this epic is a ship of proud design. No, it's not this ocean liner. We take a different line. So with a huff and a puff and a chug-chug-chug, and a perky little hoot, we introduce our hero, the tugboat, Little Toot.
Referenced in Heavy Traffic
Written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
, arranged by Jack Fina
Performed by Freddy Martin Orchestra
Featuring Jack Fina
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