Defend yourself against the 70s! (Kids Music Album Covers)

[5 May 2009 | By | 19 Comment(s) | 12,886 views ]

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Not long ago, my parents were cleaning out their attic, and sent me a bunch of old records (remember those things?) from when I and my brother were kids. I thought they were too cool not to share – some for the memories, some for the interesting album artwork. So, here are some of the pics (if you click through, you can see full size on flickr [or go to the set here])

Some of the Covers:
Kids Albums from the 70s! -set 1
Robin Hood! Snoopy vs the Red Baron!

More Covers:
Kids Albums from the 70s! -set2

Covers: Albums, Singles, and Singles with Books
Kids Albums from the 70s! - set 3

The Cover art from Victor Borge telling Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales.
I loved this as a kid, I would just stare at the picture. It’s by Arthur Szyk (
Cover Art - Victor Borge tells Hans Christian Andersen

Check out this really weird Sesame Street art. I’m not sure if they were being avant garde, or couldn’t get the rights to draw the actual muppets..
Sesame Street - Odd art!

This album taught you how to do math with Jiminy Cricket.. I swear I still remember these songs and I think they helped me learn my multiplication tables!
Multiplication and Division (Jiminy Cricket)

The back of Snoopy vs the Red Baron, the story of Victor Borge, and the very 70s cut paper artwork of A is for Animals (I liked the song “Animal Fair”)
Kids Albums from the 70s!

Hey! Check out some of my early artwork on the inside of Brer Rabbit!
Inside of Brer Rabbit - and some of my early artwork!

I have a few more pics uploaded here… if you want to see another view of any of them, let me know!

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19 Comment(s) »

  • Art Fan Ako [] :

    What treasure! I can tell your parents were cool!

  • CraftyHope [] :

    OH FUN!! I KNOW we had the Santa Claus one. I totally recognize it. The others are not as familiar-looking. But, we had a ton of kids records too. I wonder if my mom has gotten rid of them yet? I may look for them tonight. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane!!

  • angeltreats [] :

    See this is why you should never throw anything away! Because one day you’ll dig them out of the loft and realise how cool they are. I’d frame some of those – especially the Wizard of Oz one :)

  • craftandart [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    Dabbled – Art/Craft/Food: Defend yourself against the 70s! (Kids …

  • Enjoying the Sweetness [] :

    I love them all. I have accumulated quite the collection thrift store hunting! We listen to them all the time and the girls and I love to dance to them. How cool is the Math one though? I am jealous…

  • Diana Evans [] :

    oh what fun Nancy!!! these bring back so many memories…we used to listen to these things too….

    what fun!!!!

  • The Regulator [] :

    Actually, the Sesame Street cover may not be so far off…Oscar the Grouch was originally orange.

    But your theory about not getting the rights is probably spot on. It took a few years for CTW to start merchandising, and only then under strict controls.


    Wow! What is it about nostalgia? These covers bring back a LOT of memories; I have seen most of them, not sure of some, but what an awesome collection! Thanks for sharing!

  • Dot [] :

    So glad everyone is enjoying them! And welcome Neatorama visitors!

  • Anonymous [] :

    Thanks for the retro trip down memory lane! I had several of these albums and can vividly remember listening to them on my little green plastic record player.

  • James Schneider Jr [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    collection of 70’s era kid’s album covers -> dabbled: …great nostalgia

  • Conner McCall [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    rt @circuitbreaks collection of 70’s era kid’s album covers -> dabbled: …great nostalgia (Wonderful stuff)

  • jeffconn [] :

    Great selection. By the way, i have one request of you. Digitize that Jiminy Cricket math LP! I would love to hear some songs from it.

  • Dot [] :

    I’m going to have a friend port them all over to mp3 – I’ll post the Jiminy Cricket when I do!

  • 3rdEyeMuse [] :

    talk about a flashback (of the terrific sort)!

  • LAPTOP Magazine: The Pulse of Mobile Technology [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

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  • Karen [] :

    Enjoyed seeing the albums. I have been looking for a children’s song I believe of the seventies. I think the title is, It’s Okay to Cry. Wonder if anyone remembers what album it was on or who the artist was.

  • Andrea Stuart [] :

    Hi! I’d really like to be in touch about the Victor Borge read along book. I’d like to track this down for a research project I’m working on. Any information (especially publisher like info on the inside of the cover/first page) would be great… or photos of this info and/or all the pages. I would be so grateful and could maybe send you a gift card or something as a thank you. Best wishes! Andrea (andreastuart -at- g m a i l – c o m)

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