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Thimble Corner [Single]

Jim Copp and Ed BrownAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 11, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: September 1, 1960
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Playhouse Records
  • ASIN: B000075BF6
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,449 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Arrival
2. The House on Thimble Street
3. The Carpenter and the Duck
4. The Turkey in Satin
5. The Apartment House
6. The Dog that went to Yale
7. Cloudy Afternoon
8. Miss Goggins and her Troupe
9. Can't Dance!
10. Time to Leave

Editorial Reviews

From the late 1950s until the early '70s, Jim Copp and Ed Brown produced some of the most inventive children's music ever created. Their self-produced albums are filled with clever stories, a rich vocabulary, and whacky sound effects. This is nothing like the folk-based children's storytelling of Raffi, as Copp and Brown owe more to radio theater and cabaret music than Pete Seeger. Their musical creations are unforgettable, describing a world where a dog enrolls at Yale, teachers are far too cranky for their own good, and socialite turkeys wear satin. Thimble Corner dates from 1960 but it still sounds fresh today. It's one of their finest efforts and, along with 1958's Jim Copp Tales, it belongs in every kid's music collection. A gem. --Jason Verlinde

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Outing April 25, 2008
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I've given this five stars, with a bit of a caveat: I don't think it's quite as strong as some of the Copp & Brown creations that followed. But even slightly subpar Copp is a vast improvement over its competition. A four star review might discourage some would-be buyers, and I'd hate to be responsible for that. So five it is.

As you might imagine, Thimble Corner is presented as a place you visit. The trolley conductor (Copp, naturally) takes a little time to introduce his intrigued passenger (Brown, naturally) to some of the people who live there. At least 26 of them by my count can be found in "The House On Thimble Street" (Track #2), each of whom has a very specific chore to perform ("I'm Thomas Tuggs. I buy the jugs. I'm Gertie Scruggs. I beat the rugs. I'm Lucy Gluck. I feed the duck. My name is Nash. I burn the trash.") We meet "The Dog That Went To Yale" (track #6), who in addition to his impressive canine intellect has the longest name in the world. Following that is "Cloudy Afternoon" (track #7), in which a boy pedals to a nearby park with his nanny, leaves her sleeping on a bench, has a number of adventures involving insects, other children, and a truck, and gets drenched in a sudden rainstorm.

Those, to my mind, are the absolute standouts. The remaining tracks include "The Carpenter and the Duck," "The Turkey in Satin," "The Apartment House," "Miss Goggins and her Troupe," "Can't Dance," and "Time To Leave." You'll no doubt find them worth the price of admission. You might even decide they're better than good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Work of Genius April 19, 2008
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This recording was the cornerstone of evenings and rainy days when I was growing up. To this day, I can recite the words to several of the songs, as they are incredibly zany and completely memorable. As an adult, I have a much deeper appreciation of the comic genius this recording embodies and am so, so delighted to be able to play it for my children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Silly fun - great songs - love it! November 9, 2008
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OK, I am 50 years old. I grew up with Thimble Corner and the subsequent records as a child. I loved Thimble corner and transferred the silly songs to an audio tape at some point in my life to share with my own children. I was delighted to see that it had been made into a CD. Thimble corner is wonderful silly fun. A family favorite is the "Dog that went to Yale." My kids (now in college) will occasionally refer to something funny from their memories of Thimble Corner. This is a great and imaginative gift for a young person - probably around age 4 or 5 on up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the Album November 4, 2009
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I grew up listening to Jim Copp and Ed Brown albums. The CD's are great, better clarity and the same funny stories and ditties. The CD even has the same label as the album and states its' "Unbreakable". Brought back a lot of good memories, I'll be sending these CD's to my 2 year old niece for Chritsmas. She just can't grow up without hearing Miss Goggins and the Dog That Went To Yale!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clever, creative and funny November 18, 2013
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Brings back happy childhood memories. The stories are weird, funny and include moral lessons. Adults and children both will love.
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