Sesame Street and The Muppets on Vinyl

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This time of year makes me nostalgic for vinyl records. Back when I was a kid, my mom always had music playing in our living room during the holiday season — sometimes we listened to the radio, but more often than not she would pull out her favorite records and play them on the living room stereo while we were in the house. Sometimes it was Christmas music but sometimes it wasn’t. Whatever it was, it was always family friendly and my sister and I enjoyed it. I’ve always associated listening to records with happy times and being around family.

I spent some time the other evening organizing my record collection. It’s very small — somewhere around 60 records or so — but it’s pretty specific in nature. I enjoy records that remind me of my childhood, and most of the ones I own do that in one way or another. I can’t think of much that reminds me of my childhood more than the Muppets and Sesame Street, which is why I picked these up throughout the years. Some of them like the movie soundtracks have since been released on CD, but many of them have not nor is it likely they ever will be released digitally.

I have always enjoyed the act of putting a record on the turntable and listening to it. It feels so… intentional, I suppose, when compared to simply having music on in the background of your car or blaring from a television in the next room.

Movin’ right along, Fozzy.


5 Responses to Sesame Street and The Muppets on Vinyl

  1. Chris Ayers says:

    Rob, I’m with you, brother. That John Denver & the Muppets album was my sister’s favorite, and we listened to it every year. We both learned the word “ha’penny” from Miss Piggy’s version of “Christmas Is Coming.” GREAT music!

  2. VicSage says:

    Awesome collection, Rob, and even better memories. :)

  3. DrNobody says:

    You don’t have the Roosevelt Franklin album?!?

  4. Badwolf says:

    I’m a vinyl collector, and I know EXACTLY what you mean. One must be involved when listening to vinyl. Each person who collects and listens has their own little ritual involving taking the disk from the jacket and sleeve, cleaning the side, and cuing up the lead in groove. Each collector has their own guidelines when hunting for, buying, and listening to records. It’s a peculiar thing – we’re all in this together, yet we all do the same exact things differently – it’s WONDERFUL!

  5. Ladyjaye says:

    The French Canadian version of Sesame Street (which was short-lived) was atrocious. Ernie managed to sound creepy in it! I found the sole record they released here, and it’s not really good. It’s really more of a novelty item than anything else…

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