3/27/2013 Listening Lounge

 
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book read by Marvin Miller
First published in 1962, Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book tells the story of a small yet contagious yawn which spreads spreads from bedroom to bedroom across the world until zillions of Seussian creatures (such as the Foona Lagoona Baboona, the Chippendale Mupp, and the Krandles) are all soundly fast asleep. Our recording was released on Camden Records in 1966. It is "dramatized" by Marvin Miller with Marty Gold and His Orchestra. If his voice sounds familiar, it's because Miller is famous for narrating another Seuss tale, Gerald McBoing-Boing, and Disney's Sleeping Beauty. He has also lent his vocal talents to the characters Robby the RobotAquamanZarnDeux Deuxand appeared on many shows including the Millionaire, Wonder Woman, Perry Mason, and Space Patrol.

Dreaming of Sleep by Todd Melby
Rough­necks and other oil field workers make big money. But that money doesn't come without sacrifice. Many workers are separated from their families. The job can be dangerous.  And the long hours can mess up a person's life. Todd Melby of the Black Gold Boom oil series reports on one worker whose days sometimes turn into weeks.

Going to Sleep by Milton Feher
Finally, let your mind dissolve in the pitch black space within your head. To help, we're going to hear a deep cut from Feher's classic Relaxation Record; released on Folkways Records in 1962. You can download the "lyrics" and liner notes here after you "Sleep like a baby... Sleep... Sleep..."

 

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March 27, 2013

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