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Revision as of 06:28, May 5, 2008

Sesame-discography

From its earliest planning stages, Sesame Street was designed to be a show that would use music and singing as a part of the material being taught. So it was only natural to release the musical content on records, not only to reinforce the curriculum lessons for children when they weren't watching the show, but also because Sesame Street music is enjoyable just for its own sake.

The first few albums were released by Columbia Records and Warner Bros. Records, both major labels with many years of experience. These were deluxe albums, issued in colorful gatefold covers, usually with bonus material such as posters, lyric booklets, and photos and drawings of the show's characters. This arrangement lasted for the first five years of the show.

In 1974, Sesame Street created its own series of records, on an independent label that was called Sesame Street Records, with a custom record label logo of the Sesame Street sign. These albums were manufactured by Children's Records of America from 1974 to 1976, and by Distinguished Productions from 1977 to 1984. Over 70 titles were produced over the ten-year run of the label. The catalog included reissues of all of the previous Columbia and Warner Bros. albums, although in less lavish packages than their original editions. At first, titles were only issued on vinyl, but over the years, they were also produced on cassettes and 8-track tapes.

The Sesame Street Records label was shut down around 1984. Soon after, many Sesame Street titles began to be reissued on cassettes by an educational company called Sight & Sound. While some tapes used the original cover pictures, others had new cover pictures. An important historical footnote during this period is that in 1987, the very first Sesame Street CD was produced, called The Best of Sesame Street, and it would be the only CD produced until the early 1990's. In 1990, titles began to appear on Golden Music, which was the music division of Golden Books. A mix of new titles appeared, beginning with tributes to Jim Henson and Joe Raposo, along with reissues of older titles. Golden's license lasted until 1994.

In 1995, Sony Wonder began issuing a new series of titles. This was looked on with interest by some Sesame collectors, since Sony owns the back catalog of Columbia Records, who put out the very first Sesame Street LP in 1970. While that album has not yet been reissued on CD in its entirety, the second Columbia album, The Muppet Alphabet Album, was reissued as Sing the Alphabet. However, one section of dialogue was cut which referred to turning the record over, which wouldn't make any sense to CD listeners.

The Sony Wonder years culminated with Songs from the Street, an elaborate 3-CD boxed set produced in association with Sony Music's Legacy Recordings. This set was full of classic and rare tracks both from records and from live performances on the show. It was the first time Sesame Street had received the boxed-set treatment.

In 2007, Koch Records announced that it would begin distributing Sesame Street titles. The first titles began to appear in early 2008, with reissues of four albums that had previously been released on Sony Wonder.


Cover Date Title Label


SSBook&Record
1970 The Sesame Street Book & Record
LP
Columbia Records
Bobmcgrathfromss
1970 Bob McGrath from Sesame Street
LP
Affinity Records
Susansings
1970 Susan Sings Songs from Sesame Street
LP
Scepter Records
MuppAlphabetLPOrig
1971 The Muppet Alphabet Album
LP
Columbia Records
SS2BookandRecord
1971 The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album
LP
Warner Bros. Records
RFranklinLP
1971 The Year of Roosevelt Franklin
LP
Columbia Records
Album.havinfun
1972 Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
LP
Columbia Records
LiveLP
1973 Sesame Street LIVE!
LP
Columbia Records
Bertsblockbusters
1974 Bert's Blockbusters
LP
Sesame Street Records
BigBirdSingsLP
1974 Big Bird Sings!
LP
Sesame Street Records
CookieLP
1974 C is for Cookie
LP
Sesame Street Records
ErnieHits
1974 Ernie's Hits
LP
Sesame Street Records
GroverBlues
1974 Grover Sings the Blues
LP
Sesame Street Records
Frownumbrella
1974 Let a Frown Be Your Umbrella
LP
Sesame Street Records
LettersNumbersLP
1974 Letters ...and Numbers, Too!
LP
Sesame Street Records
LPRoosevelt
1974 My Name is Roosevelt Franklin
LP, reissue of The Year of Roosevelt Franklin (1971)
Sesame Street Records
1974 Pete Seeger and Brother Kirk Visit Sesame Street
LP
Sesame Street Records
SSOriginalCast74Reissue
1974 Sesame Street 1
LP, reissue of The Sesame Street Book & Record (1970)
Sesame Street Records
MuchoLP
1974 ¡Sesame Mucho!
LP
Sesame Street Records
LPsing
1974 Sing the Hit Songs of Sesame Street
LP
Sesame Street Records
ComeandPlayLP
1974 Somebody Come and Play
LP
Sesame Street Records
25greatesthits
1975 25 Greatest Hits
LP
K-Tel
BertErnieSingAlong
1975 Bert & Ernie Sing-Along
LP
Sesame Street Records
CountCountsLP(2)
1975 The Count Counts
LP
Sesame Street Records
Album.merryxmasfromss
1975 Merry Christmas from Sesame Street
LP
Sesame Street Records
MonstersLP
1975 The Sesame Street Monsters!
LP
Sesame Street Records
Sesamestreet2
1975 Sesame Street 2: Original Cast Album
LP, reissue of The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album (1971)
Sesame Street Records
60FavoriteSongsSS1975
1975 60 Favorite Songs from Sesame Street
5 LP set
CRA
AlphabetAlbumLP
1976 The Muppet Alphabet Album
LP, reissue of The Muppet Alphabet Album (1971)
Sesame Street Records
YouLP
1977 Aren't You Glad You're You?
LP
Sesame Street Records
Album.bigbirdband
1977 Big Bird Leads the Band
LP
Sesame Street Records
Bobsings
1977 Bob Sings!
LP
Sesame Street Records
Live2LP
1977 Concert On Stage - Live!
LP, reissue of Sesame Street LIVE! (1973)
Sesame Street Records
BirthdayLP
1977 Happy Birthday from Sesame Street
LP
Sesame Street Records
FeelingsLP
1977 Let Your Feelings Show!
LP
Sesame Street Records
CTW160bLettersNumberSigns
1977 Letters, Numbers and Signs
LP, reissue of The Muppet Alphabet Album (1971), Numbers! (1977) and Signs! (1977)
Sesame Street Records
NumbersLP
1977 Numbers!
LP
Sesame Street Records
FairytaleLP
1977 The Sesame Street Fairy Tale Album
LP
Sesame Street Records
Sesamegold
1977 Sesame Street Gold!
LP, reissue of The Sesame Street Book & Record (1970) and The Official Sesame Street 2 Book-and-Record Album (1971)
Sesame Street Records
SignsLP
1977 Signs!
LP
Sesame Street Records
LPsleepy
1977 Sleepytime Bird
LP
Sesame Street Records
TimeLP
1977 What Time Is It on Sesame Street?
LP
Sesame Street Records
10th
1978 10th Anniversary Album
LP
Sesame Street Records
Daydreamin
1978 David, Daydreamin' on a Rainy Day
LP
Sesame Street Records
FairLP
1978 Fair Is Fair
LP
Sesame Street Records
MuppetMasquerade
1978 Muppet Masquerade
3-LP set
Sesame Street Records
LPBlockPartyNew
1978 On the Street Where We Live - Block Party!
LP
Sesame Street Records
FeverLP
1978 Sesame Street Fever
LP
Sesame Street Records
Album.ss-storytime
1978 Sesame Street Story Time
LP
Sesame Street Records
SingSangSongSingalong
1978 Sing, Sang, Song Singalong
LP
Sesame Street Records
Annemurrayss
1979 Anne Murray Sings for the Sesame Street Generation
LP
Sesame Street Records
AtHomeLP
1979 At Home with Ernie and Bert
LP
Sesame Street Records
Dinahsong
1979 Dinah! I've Got a Song
LP
Sesame Street Records
Everybodys
1979 Every Body's Record
LP
Sesame Street Records
DiscoLP
1979 Sesame Disco!
LP
Sesame Street Records
SomebodyComePlayRainySet
1979 Somebody Come and Play on a Rainy Day
3 LP set
Sesame Street Records
StarsLP
1979 The Stars Come Out on Sesame Street
LP
Sesame Street Records
SesameStreetWelcome
1979 Welcome!
LP, reissue of ¡Sesame Mucho! (1974)
Sesame Street Records
Birdtimestories
1980 Big Bird's Birdtime Stories
LP
Sesame Street Records
CD)
1980 In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record
LP
Warner Bros. Records
LoveLP
1980 Love
LP
Sesame Street Records
Album.peopleneighborhood
1980 The People in Your Neighborhood
LP
Sesame Street Records
Album.sstreasury
1980 Sesame Street Treasury
LP
Columbia House
BertAndErnieSideBySide
1981 Bert & Ernie: Side By Side
LP
Sesame Street Records
Album.campingincanada
1981 Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch: Camping in Canada
LP
Golden Music
Album.bigbirdorchestra
1981 Big Bird Discovers the Orchestra
LP
Sesame Street Records
CountPresentsNumbers
1981 The Count Presents Numbers
LP, reissue of The Count Counts (1975) and Numbers! (1977)
Sesame Street Records]
Album.xmaseve
1981 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
LP
Sesame Street Records
SchoolLP
1981 Getting Ready for School
LP
Sesame Street Records
Album.gringiggle
1981 Grin & Giggle with Big Bird
LP
Sesame Street Records
Sesamecountry
1981 Sesame Country
LP
Sesame Street Records
Hanschristianandersen
1982 Big Bird presents Hans Christian Andersen
LP
Sesame Street Records
ExerciseLP
1982 Exercise!
LP
Sesame Street Records
FirstTimeLP
1982 For the First Time
LP
Sesame Street Records
Album.justfriends
1982 Just Friends
LP, reissue of Big Bird Sings! (1974) and Let a Frown Be Your Umbrella (1974)
Sesame Street Records
Justthetwoofuslp
1982 Just the Two of Us
LP, reissue of C is for Cookie (1974) and Grover Sings the Blues (1974)
Sesame Street Records
Album.singalong-lp
1982 Sesame Street Sing-Along!
LP
Sesame Street Records
BestofBert
1983 The Best of Bert
LP
Sesame Street Records
Album.bestbigbird-lp
1983 The Best of Big Bird
LP
Sesame Street Records
Bestofcookiemonster
1983 The Best of Cookie Monster
LP
Sesame Street Records
BestOfTheCountLP
1983 The Best of the Count
LP
Sesame Street Records
Album.bestofernie
1983 The Best of Ernie
LP
Sesame Street Records
Album.bestofgrover
1983 The Best of Grover
LP
Sesame Street Records
BestOfOscar
1983 The Best of Oscar the Grouch
LP
Sesame Street Records
AddLP
1983 Born to Add
LP
Sesame Street Records
GangLP
1983 The Gang's All Here!
LP
Sesame Street Records]
MyRecord
1983 My Record
LP
Sesame Street Records
1983
1983 Surprise!
LP
Sesame Street Records
Album.ssxmassingalong
1984 Sesame Street Christmas Sing-Along
LP
Sesame Street Records
Followthatbirdstrack
1985 Follow That Bird
LP
RCA Records
Noimage
1986 Christmas on Sesame Street
cassette
CBS Special Products
Album.favoritejimhenson
1986 Favorite Songs From Jim Henson's Muppets
LP
Magic Video Publishing Company
SightSoundBestSS1987
1987 The Best of Sesame Street
LP
Sight & Sound
Berterniesidebyside
1990 Bert & Ernie: Side By Side
Cassette, reissue of Bert & Ernie: Side by Side (1981)
Golden Music
GoldenBestOfBigBird
1990 The Best of Big Bird
Cassette, reissue of The Best of Big Bird (1983)
Golden Music
Album.bestofsesame-cass
1990 The Best of Sesame Street
Cassette, reissue of The Best of Sesame Street (1987)
Golden Music
Album.trueblue
1990 Cookie Monster and Grover: True Blue
Cassette
Golden Music
Album.putdownduck-cassette
1990 Put Down the Duckie!
Cassette
Golden Music
Goldensleepytime
1990 Sleepytime on Sesame Street
Cassette, reissue of Sleepytime Bird (1977)
Golden Music
1990 The Best of Ernie
Cassette, reissue of The Best of Ernie (1983)
Golden Music
Album.bobsesame
1991 Bob's Favorite Street Songs
CD, cassette
A&M/PolyGram Records
Album.jimhensonsesame
1991 Jim Henson: A Sesame Street Celebration
CD, cassette
Golden Music
Album.happybirthday-cass
1992 Happy Birthday from Sesame Street
Cassette, reissue of Happy Birthday from Sesame Street (1977)
Golden Music
Album.sesamecountry-cassett
1992 Sesame Country
CD, cassette, reissue of Sesame Country (1981)
Golden Music
Album.joerapososesame
1992 Sing: Songs of Joe Raposo
CD, cassette
Golden Music
Noimage
1993 Elmo's Favorite Sing-Alongs
Cassette
Golden Music
GoldenXmasSingAlong
1993 Merry Christmas: A Sesame Street Sing-Along
Cassette, reissue of Sesame Street Christmas Sing-Along (1984)
Golden Music
Sesameroadtape
1993 Sesame Road
Cassette
Golden Music
Noimage
1993 A Sesame Street Sing-Along
Cassette, reissue of Sesame Street Sing-Along! (1982)
Golden Music
Album.earthlings
1993 We Are All Earthlings
Cassette
Golden Music
Cheepthrills
1994 Cheep Thrills
Cassette
Golden Music
Sesamecelebrates
1994 Sesame Street Celebrates!
Cassette
Golden Music
The Bird is the Word! Big Bird's Favorite Songs (CD)
1995 The Bird is the Word!
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
AddCD
1995 Born to Add
CD, cassette, reissue of Born to Add (1983)
Sony Wonder
Cookiecd
1995 "C" Is for Cookie: Cookie's Favorite Songs
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Cdnumbers
1995 Numbers
CD, cassette, reissue of Numbers! (1977)
Sony Wonder
Elmo's Favorite Sing-Alongs (CD)
1995 Elmo's Favorite Sing-Alongs
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Platinum All-Time Favorites (CD)
1995 Platinum All-Time Favorites
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Sesame Road (CD)
1995 Sesame Road
CD, cassette, reissue of Sesame Road (1993)
Sony Wonder
Album.ssxmascd
1995 A Sesame Street Christmas
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Splish Splash- Bath Time Fun (CD)
1995 Splish Splash: Bath Time Fun
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Bert and Ernie's Greatest Hits (CD)
1996 Bert and Ernie's Greatest Hits
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Dreamytime songs
1996 Dreamytime Songs
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Monster Melodies (CD)
1996 Monster Melodies
CD, cassette, edited reissue of The Sesame Street Monsters! (1975)
Sony Wonder
Album.sillysongs-sesame
1996 Silly Songs
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Sing the Alphabet (CD)
1996 Sing the Alphabet
CD, cassette, edited reissue of The Muppet Alphabet Album (1971)
Sony Wonder
Travelsongs
1996 Sing-Along Travel Songs
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
The Best of Elmo (CD)
1997 The Best of Elmo
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
The Count's Countdown (CD)
1997 The Count's Countdown
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs (CD)
1997 Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Kids' Favorite Songs (CD)
1997 Kids' Favorite Songs
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Cdoscar
1997 Oscar's Trashy Songs
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Platinum too
1997 Platinum Too
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Album.sesamebest
1997 Sesame Street Best
CD
Razor & Tie
Elmo Saves Christmas- Holiday Favorites (CD)
1998 Elmo Saves Christmas: Holiday Favorites
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Elmo Says BOO! (CD)
1998 Elmo Says BOO!
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Elmopalooza! (CD)
1998 Elmopalooza!
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Elmo's Lowdown Hoedown (CD)
1998 Elmo's Lowdown Hoedown
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Fiesta Songs! (CD)
1998 Fiesta Songs!
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Elmo In Grouchland (CD)
1999 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
CD
Sony Wonder
Album.cinderelmo
2000 CinderElmo
CD
Sony Wonder
Album.elmo-orchestra
2001 Elmo and the Orchestra
CD
Sony Wonder
Album.kidsfavesongs2
2001 Kids' Favorite Songs 2
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Album.songsfromstreet
2003 Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music
CD
Legacy/Sony Wonder
AreWeThereYetCD
2004 Are We There Yet?
CD
Sony Special Products
Cdgrover
2004 A Celebration of Me, Grover
CD, cassette
Sony Wonder
Happybirthdayfromsesame
2004 Happy Birthday from Sesame Street
CD, cassette, reissue of Happy Birthday from Sesame Street (1977)
Sony Wonder
Elmopalooza!
2008 Elmopalooza!
CD, reissue of Elmopalooza! (1998)
Koch Records
2008 Kids' Favorite Songs
CD, reissue of Kids' Favorite Songs (1997)
Koch Records
2008 Platinum All-Time Favorites
CD, reissue of Platinum All-Time Favorites (1995)
Koch Records
2008 Sing the Alphabet
CD, reissue of Sing the Alphabet (1996)
Koch Records

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