Wednesday 15 January 2014

The Midweek Hop - When We Were Very Young

The other half's guest post - three music videos on a theme...
(inspired by Desmond Carrington's 'The Music Goes Round')

The legendary 'Wurlitzer 1015' 1946 Jukebox
The legendary 'Wurlitzer 1015' 1946 Jukebox
This weeks theme is...When We Were Very Young
Inspired by Winnie the Pooh Day this Saturday (18th January) - all the songs (loosely) relate to bears...
Yep, Winnie the Pooh day actually exists - if you're anywhere near the Lake District, drop into Hundred Acre Wood and see if you can find The Enchanted Palace!

1. The Bear Necessities by Louis Armstrong

The classic jungle bear tune!
Taken from the 1967 Disney film, 'The Jungle Book', Louis Armstrong's version was never released as a single. 

2. Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear by Alan Price

Obviously dancing bears were two a penny on the streets of the 1960's...
'Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear' entered the chart on 2nd March 1967 reaching Number 4.

3. The Teddy Bears Picnic - Henry Hall and His Orchestra

The lyricist was from Taunton in Somerset and apparently the inspiration for the words came from a small scout hut in the town!
'The Teddy Bears Picnic' is from before the charts began - Henry Hall first popularised the tune in 1932.
Happy listening!


  1. I never knew Winnie the Pooh day existed! What a fabulous idea; lots of children will be playing Poohsticks this weekend. Love your song picks, Louisa!

    1. Aww thanks Angela! I love the idea as well, I only wish I lived closer to the Lake District! :-) xx


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