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Favorite Muppeteer songs

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Xerus, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Xerus Active Member

    Not only are the Muppeteers great with the Muppets, but they're also talented singers too. Here are my favorite songs from the Muppeteers.

    Jim Henson song: Kermit on SS singing, THIS FROG! It was a beautiful feel good song. :)

    Frank Oz song: Grover on SS singing, MONSTER IN THE MIRROR.

    Dave Goelz song: Gonzo on TMS singing, JAMBOREE.

    Jerry Nelson song: Little Jerry on SS singing, MAD!

    Richard Hunt song: Scooter on TMS singing, SIX STRING ORCHESTRA.

    Steve Whitmire song: Pinocchio on TMS singing, PULL MY STRINGS.

    Kevin Clash song: Hoots on SS singing, THINGS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING.

    Caroll Spinney song: Big Bird on SS singing, AB-C-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QR-STUV-WXYZ.

    Karen Prell song: Red Fraggle singing, THE RUMBLE BUG HUM.

    Kathy Mullen song: Mokey Fraggle singing, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, to Bagooney.

    Martin P. Robinson song: Telly singing, SHAPES IN MY ROOM.

    Bill Baretta song: Nippy the Tiger Beetle from The Animal Show singing, MEAN MACHINE.

    Louise Gold song: Annie Sue in TMS singing, PUT A PIECE OF CARBON PAPER UNDER MY HEART.
  2. JaniceFerSure Active Member

    Singing Muppeteers

    Glad to see someone else appreciates their singing.Here are some of my vocal favs:

    Jim Henson-
    Kermit-Bein' Green,Convincing John-Listen to Convincing John,Kermit-Rainbow Connection,Kermit-Stepping Out With A Star,Cantus-Let Me Be Your Song,Ernie-Imagination(nice and soft),Kermit-Couldn't We Ride,Dr.Teeth-Can You Picture That,Rowlf-What a Wonderful World,Mahna Mahna-Mahna Mahna,Bip Boppity-Rhyming Songs,Big Mama-I'm Ugly,Swedish Chef-his theme song

    Frank Oz-
    Piggy-Bert-National Association of 'W' Lovers,Cookie Monster-C is For Cookie,Your Gonna Miss Miss Piggy,Grover-Monster in the Mirror,Piggy with Raquel Welch WOMAN,Hugga Wugga-Hugga Wugga(just because Frank could make his voice so deep)

    Steve Whitmire-
    Pinocchio-Puppetman(always been my fav. of his singing),Wembley-Pass It On,Wembley-Pukka,Pukka,Pukka Squeetily Boink

    Richard Hunt-
    Scooter-Six String Orchestra(so happy someone else appreciates this song too),Sweetums-We Got Each Other(along with Jerry as Robin),Scooter-There's a New Sound,Simon Smith and His Dancing Bear,Don Music-Mary Had a Bicycle

    Jerry Nelson-
    Little Jerry-Telephone Rock,Floyd Pepper-Mr.Bassman,Robin-Halfway Down the Stairs,Robin-Nine 'Imteen,Floyd Pepper-While My Guitar Gently Weeps,Count-The Batty Bat,Herry Monster-MMMM Monster Meal

    Dave Goelz-
    Gonzo-I'm Going to Go Back There Someday,Gonzo-Wishing Song

    Carol Spinney-
    ABCDEFGHI-JKLMNOPQR-STUVWXYZ,Oscar-I Love Trash

    Kathryn Mullen-
    Cotterpin-The Way I've Got To Go,Mokey-I'd Give My Soul

    Karen Prell-There's A Lot I Want To Know

    Kevin Clash-
    Hoots-Put Down The Duckie
  3. Skekayuk Member

    Well some of my favourites include:

    Jim Henson:
    Rainbow Connection, It's Not Easy Bein' Green, Stepping Out With A Star

    Frank Oz:
    Mad About The Frog

    Richard Hunt:
    The Telephone Of Seville

    Jerry Nelson:
    As My Guitar Gentley Weeps, Bless Us All, Halfway Down The Stairs, Happiness Hotel, Hands, Frog Struggle Song, .... (and just about any of his duets with Louise Gold, see later)

    Dave Goelz:
    Jamboree

    Steve Whitmire:
    One More Step Till Christmas

    Louise Gold: [please note, this list only includes her singing as a Muppeteer - I've many many other favourites form the showmusic stuff she's done]
    I Get A Kick Out Of U, I'm Gonna Catch Me Some Blues, I Am Chicken, Sweet Memories (from The Secret Life Of Toys - lyrics by Jerry Nelson), Charming's Fax machine song, Lime In The Coconut, .... (and just about any of those wonderful duets she's done with Jerry Nelson).

    And when it comes to duets, well I have to mention a few:

    Jim Henson & Frank Oz:
    Movin' Right Along

    Jerry Nelson & Louise Gold:
    I Can Sing Anything When I Sing With You, Hennrietta's Wedding, Borneo, whatever the number was that Bratty Rat & Raisin did together in The Secret Life Of Toys, Something Always Comes Between Us, A Song For Two Will Make Us One... (I'm sure there are others, I just like pretty much any duet from this pair).
  4. erniebert1234ss Active Member

    Lucky ********...

    How about Beaker and "Misty" ("Mee-Meep") (UK Bonus Feature-Diana Ross ep)? Or what about "Grandma's Feather Bed" (John Denver ep)? Or "Shoop Shoop" (Linda Ronstadt ep)? Or "Blue Bayou" (also Ronstadt ep; you see where my alliances lie!!), etc., etc., etc.

    BJ
  5. Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    Jim Henson:
    Rainbow Connection, Bein' Green and Let Me Be Your Song. Also I Hope That Something Better Comes Along , a terrific duet between two of Jim's characters. And there's something about It Was a Very Good Year, his duet (as Waldorf) with Richard Hunt (as Statler) that strikes a chord in me.

    Frank Oz:
    Don't Dilly-Dally on the Way and Cuante Le Gusta.

    Richard Hunt:
    The aforementioned Waldorf/Statler duet It Was A Very Good Year. There's also How Wide, How Far, How Long from Fraggle Rock; someone in one of the tributes to Richard that they felt that song was to Richard as Rainbow Connection was to Jim. Is It True? also gets a nod from me, as does Rama Lama Ding-Dong.

    Jerry Nelson:
    Absolutely, positively, quintisenstially(?) Halfway Down the Stairs, followed closely by Floyd's rendition of While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

    Dave Goelz
    A tie between Gonzo's Wishing Song and I'm Going to Go Back There Someday. Followed up by Follow Me.

    Steve Whitmire:
    Heart in a Hanky and Duet for One, as well as We Are the Children of Tomorrow.

    -Kim
  6. muppetmayhem Member

    You guys are right. Are favorite muppets can also sing our favorite songs. My favorite is... well I don't know the name but here is a link to hear it. It is a really cool song: :cool:

    http://www.henson.com/video/Fraggle1.mov

    Do you like it as well? :confused:
  7. JaniceFerSure Active Member

    It Was a Very Good Year & Rama Lama Ding-Dong; both very good examples Kim. :)
  8. Xerus Active Member

    I think of all the Muppeteers, Richard Hunt sang the best songs. Here are more of my favorite Richard songs.

    Scooter singing, THERE'S A NEW SOUND.
    Scooter singing, MR. BASEMAN.
    Scooter singing, SIMON SMITH AND HIS DANCING BEAR.
    Sweetums singing, WE GOT EACH OTHER, with Robin.
    Statler singing, IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR, with Waldorf.
    Statler singing, THE BURLESQUE RECIPE, with Waldorf.
    Janice singing, ROCKIN' ROBIN.
    Furry monster singing, THE FUR SONG.
    Another furry monster singing, COMB YOUR FUR.
    Placido Flamingo singing, PELIGRO, TELEPHONE, and NAUGHTY MARIETTA.
    Junior Gorg singing, BIG BOY NOW.
    Junior Gorg singing, FEELING BETTER.
    Mudwell singing, FEEL THE RIVER FLOWING.
    The Fraggle Wizard singing, IS IT TRUE?
    The Mean Genie singing, DO YOU WANT IT?!
    The Fairy Old Fraggle singing, LET IT FLY, with Wembley.

    And my favorite, Scooter singing, SIX STRING ORCHESTRA.
  9. JaniceFerSure Active Member

    I highly agree with you,Richard did get the best songs. Steve & Jerry do have incredible vocals though.
  10. Xerus Active Member

    You're right. I remember in Secrets of the Muppets, it showed a behind the scenes making of The Solid Foam video and it showed Steve, Jerry, and Kevin Clash singing a wild song in a recording booth. And then mixing the puppetry into it.
  11. erniebert1234ss Active Member

    sad... I LOVE scooter's Simon Smith and his Dancing Bear; I believe it was an accident that brought that about when the "whatever" managed to bow out. What was that? my memory is fuzzy.

    BJ
  12. funkydoo New Member

    there is too many for me to mention but my faves inc rainbow connection, going to go back there someday , dancing bear but my fave is feelings by beaker =O)
  13. I'll just narrow it to my top 3:


    Jim: Kermit-Tadpole (SS), Rainbow Connection (TMM), Stepping Out w/ a Star (TGMC)

    Frank: Miss Piggy-Never Before (TMM) Grover-Monster in the Mirror (SS) Cookie-Another Reason for Eating Cookie (SS)

    Dave: Gonzo-I'm Going to Go Back There Someday (TMM), Memory Lane (TMS)

    Jerry: Slippery Slim (SS), Windmills of Your Mind (TMS), I'm So Happy (TMS)

    Richard: Gladys-Proud to be a Cow (SS), A-E-I-Oklahoma! (SS), Pretty much any Wayne and Wanda sketch (TMS)
  14. rumtar_10165 New Member

    Fave Muppet songs.
    Kermit-Bein' Green (the Muppet Show Version)
    Rainbow Conection (The Muppet Movie)
    Disco Frog (Sesame Street)

    Miss Piggy-Staying alive (muppet show)
    I'm always gona love you (The Muppets Take Manhattan)

    Gonzo- I'm Gona' go back there some day (Muppet Movie)
    Jamberee (the Muppet Show)

    Animal- Wild thing (muppet show)

    Rowlf- I hope that somethin better comes along

    Floyd- New York State of Mind

    Sesame Street Songs
    Ernie- Rubber Duckie
    Bert- Doing the Pidgon
    Big Bird- Everyone makes mistaces (mistakes)
    Oscar-I love Trash
    Cookie monster-C is for Cookie
    The Count- The song of the Count
    Elmo-Elmo's Song (now Elmo's world)
    Zoe- Little Miss Count along

    Fraggle Rock
    (well all songs from that show is still my fave but the one is the most)
    Cantas- Let me be your song

    Then there is others that I have on 45's
    Jim Henson- Tick Tock/ The Countryside
    The Organized Mind

    that is some but there is a lot of muppet songs I still like.
  15. Princeton Guest

    *Jim*

    *Kermit- Rainbow Connection
    *Dr. Teeth- Can You Picture That
    *Rowlf- I Never Harmed An Onion
    *Ernie- I Don't Want To Live On The Moon

    *Frank*

    *Piggy- Never Before Never Again
    *Fozzie- Knees Up Mother Brown

    *Richard*

    *Junior Gorg- Big Boy Now
    *Scooter- Six String Orchestra
    *Janice- With A Little Help From My Friends

    *Can't really think of any Dave or Jerry songs.

    *Duets*

    *Floyd and Janice- 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
    *Philo and Gunge- Home

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