Dennis Farnon: Mother Magoo Suite
Fay Lovsky, Jan Stulen & Metropole Orchestra
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||Mother Magoo Suite: Half The King's Men||Jan Stulen & Metropole Orchestra||3:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mother Magoo Suite: Very Contrary Mary||Jan Stulen & Metropole Orchestra||3:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mother Magoo Suite: Hip Pocket Full Of Rye||Jan Stulen & Metropole Orchestra||3:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mother Magoo Suite: The Little Miss Muffed It||Jan Stulen & Metropole Orchestra||2:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mother Magoo Suite: Not-So-Simple Simon||Jan Stulen & Metropole Orchestra||2:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mother Magoo Suite: Sheepish Bo-Peep||Jan Stulen & Metropole Orchestra||3:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mother Magoo Suite: The Little Boy Blew||Jan Stulen & Metropole Orchestra||2:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mother Magoo Suite: Portrait of Mr. Magoo||Jan Stulen & Metropole Orchestra||3:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mother Magoo Suite: Wormwood Scrubs March||Jan Stulen & Metropole Orchestra||2:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Dennis Farnon's Mother Magoo Suite
Dennis Farnon composed background music for the UPA cartoon series "Mr. Magoo" in the late 1950s. In 1957 he recorded a novelty album of this music entitled Mr. Magoo in Hi-Fi, featuring his own orchestra accompanied by the talents of comedian Jim Backus, who voiced the near-sighted Magoo on the cartoon series. This LP contained a complete musical suite -- loosely inspired by Ravel's Mother Goose Suite -- entitled "Mother Magoo Suite." In 1996 Gert-Jan Blom produced a modern digitally recorded version of this clever masterpiece with the celebrated Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jan Stulen. Fay Lovsky does a vocal guest turn, as well as playing toy piano and Theremin. The liner notes and art direction are by Dutch designer/music historian Piet Schreuders, and the cover artwork is by noted American illustrator Wayno.