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Songs of Joe Raposo

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by BlueFrackle, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    Wow - I just found out that Joe DIDN'T write the song Funny Face, contrary to what I had thought when I first saw that Unpaved episode.
  2. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member


    Because there are TOO many songs that Joe wrote - LOL!

    So i thought its best to keep it to what Joe sung.

    see ya
  3. Ol' Buddy Bert

    Ol' Buddy Bert New Member

    I have a really nice version of Joe singing "Somebody Come and Play" that I took of an early broadcast of Sesame Street. It accompanied footage of a small chimpanzee apparently, looking for someone to pal around with. It's really a nice segment.
  4. Ol' Buddy Bert

    Ol' Buddy Bert New Member

    There's also his "Brushin' Blues" song, too.
  5. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    I listed that one as:

    Up And Down, Left And Right (footage of brushing a whale's teeth)

    Is that the one you mean?
  6. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    I just thought of two more Raposo tunes that I haven't seen/heard in years, but almost remember the words by heart:
    •Water Baby
    •Trying And Trying Again
  7. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    Didn't he do one called, "What Do You Do When You're a Kangaroo"?

    Joe had a voice in "I Am A Fine Musician" song - the trombone verse.

    It's also been stated in Muppet Central that he also was the voice of the unnamed Cookie Monster in "Everyone Likes Ice Cream". (It sounds plausible enough.)
  8. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    For some reason, I thought the trombone verse of "I Am A Fine Musician" was Bob. I have just noticed that sometimes, Joe Raposo and Bob have similar voices.
  9. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe New Member

    Here are some other Raposo-sung songs:

    I'm an Ardvark
    Touch, Feel
  10. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    Here are the Raposo tracks I've collected:

    A Little Bit At The Beginning
    Bein' a Pig
    Dressed Up
    Everybody Eats
    Everybody Sleeps
    Go Ahead and Touch
    High, Middle, Low
    I Believe In Little Things (1984)
    I Believe In Little Things (1988)
    I'm an Aardvark
    Look At This
    Peanut Butter
    Take a Breath
    There's a Bird On Me
    Two is You And Me
    Water Baby
    What Do You Do With a Fruit?
    Who You Lookin' At, Tiger? (vocal: Northern Calloway)
    Your Sunny, Funny Face

    At the Vet
    Elephant and Zebra
    It's an Otter!
    Lobster and Crab
    Two Birds
    Wart Hog
  11. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Member


    I learned that "Alligator King," "Martian Beauty," "Ladybug Picnic," "Ten Tiny Turtles," and "That's About the Size of It" were NOT sung by Joe Raposo; the singer just sounds rather similar to him. Can you take those off your list?
  12. billyk

    billyk New Member

    To Boober Gorb:

    Didn't Joe sing "Run, Run, Everybody Run"??
  13. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    Yes. I keep forgetting to record that song. :o But it'll be SOON.
  14. Muppaphone

    Muppaphone New Member

    Someone Nice

    Does anyone have a copy (video or audio) of the Raposo Sesame Street song "Someone Nice"? I only vaguely remember the song, and I don't remember if he sung it or not.
  15. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    How does the song go?
  16. Muppaphone

    Muppaphone New Member

    someone nice

    It's in my Sesame STreet songbook which I can't find at the moment, but some of the words are:

    "I need someone nice to be nice to,
    I need someone sweet for a friend,
    I need someone warm I can warm to
    when the days grow chill, as they sometimes will..."
  17. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    I don't think I've ever seen or heard that one. Maybe it wasn't on the show. Can anyone verify this?
  18. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    the song what do you do with a fruit. i've heard of what do you do with a pet if that's what you mean. also it's so interesting that sing a song was on SS first before The Carpenters did their take on it. that's so strange that a song from a kids show become a hit for a well known singing group of that time. 1973 i think is when they recorded it. but what's even more intersting is Ernie's rubber duckie also became a hit in 1970 by Ernie himself. i wonder what the music critic of that time were thinking about this. did Ernie go on American Bandstand and perform this his song. probably not. that certainly would of been interesting.
  19. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    Boober Gorg,Is Swimming Penguins A Raposo Track? If So,What Year Was It And Was It Shown On Noggin?
  20. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    If you mean the "Swimming Penguins" film, I'd say Joe wrote it during the first season (but it's a complete guess). I don't know if Noggin has showed it.

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