CHILDREN'S TREASURY OF BATMAN MUSICAL STORIES - The Merriettes
TRACK LISTING: Look Out For the Batman, Ho Ho Ho The Joker's Wild, The Wonderful Boy Wonder, The Penguin, Here Comes the Batmobile, It's the Batman, The Joker Gets Trumped, There Goes Robin, A Penguin Caper, The Battiest Car Around
IMPRESSIONS: The kiddiest of kiddie records. The music here sounds very "Peter Pan Players" and is perfect for boppin' toddlers. The singing is so breezy and chirpy it's hard to remember this album concerns the Dark Knight Detective. Either released right on the cusp of the campy BATMAN TV show craze, it's particularly fun to hear the struggling orchestra try to cope with the hip, modern, go-go sound on "There Goes Robin". One can only suppose children are instructed to do the "Batusi" while listening. Also, the musical intro to "Ho Ho Ho The Joker's Wild" is nothing other than the "Casper the Friendly Ghost" theme surely lifted without permission. Another well-known super-hero would get the "Merriettes" treatment . . . but that's a story for another day. . .
MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: Look Out For the Batman, Ho Ho Ho The Joker's Wild, The Penguin, Here Comes the Batmobile, It's the Batman, The Joker Gets Trumped, A Penguin Caper, The Battiest Car Around
FACT SHEET: No facts . . . just bats.