Ian Ellis James (sometimes credited as William Electric Black) has been a writer for Sesame Street, credited as early as Season 23 and until Season 33. He has written several Sesame Street songs and a number of incidental cues.
Outside of Sesame Street, he also wrote for The Puzzle Place and Allegra's Wndow.
- Big Bad Mess (with Robby Merkin)
- Bubble on My Snuffle (with Chris Cerf)
- Do the Spaghetti (with Gail Sky King)
- Friendship (with Babi Floyd and Cal Farney)
- Gospel Alphabet (with Gail Sky King)
- Hammer Time with Hammer
- I See Something
- Light on My Feet (with Fernando Rivas)
- Pride (with Gail Sky King)
- Recycle, Save a Tree (Reggae Recycle) (with Chris Cerf)
- T Dance (with Stephen Lawrence)
- Up and Down Dance
- You Gotta Count My Blue Suede Shoes (with Chris Cerf)