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This is one of a series of 12-inch
long-play records designed to take children into a delightful and
exciting world of entertainment. They can
learn wonderful things from these
albums, but it never has to seem like learning. That's part of the magic - for on these
recorded tours into our "Wonderland" your chidren's
guides are celebrated performers, including some of the most
famous and most sparkling names in the entertainment world:
actors, singers and musicians whose skill and charm are well
known to both children and grownups.
The varied and unusual recordings
that make Up this series include: story-telling at its most
enchanting, as such great actors as CYRIL RITCHARD and MARTYN
GREEN recount immortal classics of children's literature;
concerts with famed pianist ALEC TEMPLETON; a remarkable series
of aventures with "Grandpa Magic," as portrayed by ED
WYNG one of the most lovable comedians of all time; famous
American folk-singers in delightful and rousing
"sing-along" albums - and much, much
These albums are conceived,
planned and produced by an experienced, expert staff, and are
recorded and processed at the finest of modern high-fidelity
sound studios. "Wonderland" records are pressed on
topquality, unbreakable vinyl. All are attractively packaged in
sealed, factory-fresh albums, with delightful and colorful cover
illustrations by outstanding artists.
About This Wonderland Record:
The story of jazz is the story of
an exciting and truly American art form - a music bursting with
the vitality of American life. Characterized by a regular beat
and a direct emotional appeal, jazz can-if properly
presented-have deep fascination and rich meaning for young
children from the time they first begin to show an interest in
To insure such proper
presentation, we have enlisted the aid of one of today's most
famous jazz musicians - Julian "Cannonball" Adderley,
who is also noted as a highly articulate and well-informed writer
in this field. His commentary is neither an over-formal history
nor a technical 'music lesson.' Instead, it is an easy-going,
conversational discussion of the highlights of the jazz story in
terms of the major styles and great performers from New Orleans
Up to the present-illustrated at every step of the way by
excerpts from the celebrated Riverside catalogue.
Included are such notable jazz
names as Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Fats Waller, Jelly
Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Sidney Bechet,
Thelonious Monk, and Cannonball himself.
Wonderland Records are produced by
BILL GRAUER PRODUCTIONS, INC.
235 West 46th Street
New York 36, N. Y.
There have been previous attempts
to present jazz to young listeners-but never before has there
been such a comprehensive and authoritative
introduction to this important American
music as that contained in this uniquely valuable album.