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Arthur Shimkin (1922-2006) was a record producer. The former head of '50s pop label Bell Records, Shimkin worked on many Sesame Street albums in the '70s and '80s, first as project supervisor, and later as producer. On the 1975 album Merry Christmas from Sesame Street, the backing chorus was billed as "The Voices of Arthur Shimkin," indicating his role in assembling the group
At Simon & Schuster, he conceived Little Golden Records, storybooks read on two-sided 45 r.p.m. records. Predecessors to audiobooks on tapes and CDs, they starred Bing Crosby, Alfred Hitchcock, Roy Rogers, Burl Ives, and Johnny Cash.
Original Concept & Design
- The Sesame Street Book & Record
- C is for Cookie
- The Sesame Street Monsters!
- Bert's Blockbusters
- Ernie's Hits
- Big Bird Sings!
- 10th Anniversary Album
- Let a Frown Be Your Umbrella
- Grover Sings the Blues
- Letters ...and Numbers, Too!
- Somebody Come and Play
- The Count Counts
- Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert
- Merry Christmas from Sesame Street (Executive Producer for CRA)
- Big Bird Discovers the Orchestra
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Dennis Hevesi, "Arthur Shimkin, 84, Dies; Produced Records for ‘Runny-Nosed Kids’", The New York Times, December 7, 2006.