Growing up in the 1950's, I was entertained for hours and hours by playing records on my Mickey Mouse Club Record Player that left me with some of the fondest memories of my childhood.
Today I'm offering for sale 6 children’s records from the 1950's created by one of the most famous children's record producers of all time, Horace Grenell, the founder of the CRG (Children Record Guild). The company was located at 27 Thompson Street New YorK 13, New York.
From 1949 through 1957, he made and produced some of the most entertaining and imaginative fun filled records that challenged a child's curiosity. Over the years the company made hundreds of 78 and 45 RPM records, but it is the colorful covers that are the big highlight of each record. Listed below is each record and its condition:
1.)”Rhyme Me a Riddle”, record number CRG-1025, date unknown. The songs are The Riddle songs are Up and Down the Stairs!, Door!, Faucet!, Scissors!, Stove!, and Bed!. *Covers: Fair+ condition; There is edge wear and tape along all four edges, several pieces missing from the top edge and the top right corner. *Record: Record is included but it is warped and does not play correctly. Maybe someone needs just the cover.
2.)”Ride ‘Em Cowboy”, record number CRG-5001, date unknown. The songs are Ride ‘Em Cowboy, Circle "Q", Go To Sleep, Little Dogies, and Chow Song. When the record is played you can hear tiny surface scratches—there are no skips. *Covers: Fair condition; There is chips and tears along the edges, three edges have been taped, two ½” x 2” pieces are missing along the front right edge, two small pieces missing from the back left edge and one small piece missing from the back right edge.*Record: Fair condition; clean with light surface scratches. When the record is played you can hear tiny surface scratches—there are no skips.
3.)”Strike Up The Band”, record number CRG- 5027, date 1952. The songs are--Over in The Meadow, Jimmie Crack Corn, Pat-A-Pan, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Hickory Dickory Dock, Jingle Bells, Ride Away on Your Horses, Johnny’s So Long at the Fair, The Woodpecker and The Robin, and Strike Up The Band. *Covers: Fair condition; There is tape on two edges and moisture stains on the back cover. *Record: Good- condition; This record plays and sounds great! There is one very small spot on side one and just a few light surface scratches.
4.)”How The Singing Water Got to the Tub”, record number CRG-4502, date unknown. The songs aren't titled but all have to do with water. *Covers: Good- condition; There is tape along two edges, four small pieces missing from the right side, several tiny pieces missing from the top edge, and scribbling in purple crayon on the back of the cover. *Record: Good- Condition; This record plays and sounds great. There is one small spot on side one and three small spots on side two, and some light surface scratching.
5.)”I Am a Circus”, record number CRG-1028, date unknown. This is a complete story with songs all about the everyday life and sounds in the Circus Big Tent that kids would surely see while watching the show. *Covers: Fair+ condition; There is tape on all four edges and very tiny pieces missing from all four edges. *Record: Good; Clean; This record plays and sounds great! There are light surface scratches on both sides.
6.)”Animal Supermarket, It's Fun to Go Shopping”, record number CRG-9004, date unknown. The songs are--Johnny's Song, Pecans and Peanuts, The Laughing Song, It's Just Right For Me, Swish, Swish, swash, The monkey Cashier, Johnny's Song and Super-Duper Cheer. *Covers: Good- condition; There is edge wear, a long tear along the left edge, and a small piece missing at the top right corner. *Record: Good condition; Clean; This record plays good and at the beginning of each side you can hear scratching. The rest of each side sounds great. There are a few light surface scratches.
I'm also including three other 78 RPM records are free. They are titled---The Musical Story of Peter Rabbit, a Peter Pan Record number 2229-A, Cover: Fair, Record: Good-, surface wear noise to the sound---Tubby the Tuba, a Cricket Record number C-46 from 1953, Cover: Fair, Record: Very Good, Plays and sounds great---Don Wilson Sings Little Songs for Little People, a Capital Record number CAS-3151, a Bozo The Clown Approved record from 1949, Cover: Good-, tape along top and bottom edge, edge wear, Cover: Fair, tape along the edges, Record: surface scratches, light surface noise can be heard.
All 9 records are 78RPM and 10” in size.
At the height of the Children Record Monthly Guild Club a new record was produced each month and at one point over 1 million families were members of the club.
If you want to entertain your children or your grandchildren then pull out the old record player and watch their reactions when they hear all the songs on these great classic kids’ records. I bet they'll bring back some of your very own memories of when you sat on the floor in your room playing your own record player with your friends or your family.
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