I know, I know... we're supposed to be a Looney Tunes blog, but I think everyone will enjoy this one. I just wanted to do something to tie in with the upcoming release of the eagerly awaited Woody Woodpecker & Friends DVD set.
Here's a track from an obscure kiddie record from the mid-1950s, Woody Woodpecker's Family Album (released by Decca Records). It features some catchy original tunes by Clarence Wheeler (who was the musical director of the Lantz shorts at the time), dialogue written by Lantz storyman, Homer Brightman and featuring the voices of Grace Stafford as Woody, Gloria Wood as Chilly Willy and Mel Blanc as... just about everyone else (see? it ties into this blog after all!).
Here's Mel doing the voice of Andy Panda (!) who has invited Woody over to his house to watch "Prof. Flutengluten" (also Blanc) perform "The Andy Panda Polka"... a hilarious piece of audio that you can listen to on your iPod on your way to buy the Woody DVD on Tuesday.
Enjoy! The Andy Panda Polka MP3