Sparky And The Talking Train, Sparky's Magic Piano And Much More!

The Sparky Collection

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Format: 2CD

Cat No: JASCD893

Release Date:  14 July 2023

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  604988089325

Genres:  Childrens  Spoken Word  

  • Description

    The "golden age" of childrens' records ran from the mid-40s to the mid-50s, commensurate with the post-WW2 boom in the economy, one of the most popular characters on record was Sparky a little fellow with an overactive imagination, created by Capitol Records in 1947.

    His adventures involved inanimate objects which would magically come to life and talk to him, the most famous of which was "Sparky's Magic Piano", on which the piano's borderline scary voice was generated by an early incarnation of the talk box.
    Although it preceded the Sparky adventures, "Rusty In Orchestraville" featured the same creative and musical teams and also belongs on this collection.
    The original albums, in the 1940s, were issued on standard shellac 10-inch 78rpm records, with three discs in each album, encased in book-like covers.
    This unique collection anthologises all the Sparky releases, the first time this body of work has been thus compiled.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Sparky And The Talking Train
      • 2. Sparky's Magic Piano
      • 3. Sparky's Music Mix-Up

      Disc 2

      • 1. Rusty In Orchestraville
      • 2. I Don't Want A Lot For Christmas
      • 3. Do You Believe In Santa Claus?
      • 4. Sparky's Magic Echo
      • 5. Sparky's Magic Baton