Songs of the Pogo

by Walt Kelly with Norman Monath

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Reissue of 1956 album by Pogo Possum creator Walt Kelly teamed with composer Norman Monath. 18 songs originally included on the album plus 6 bonus tracks from 45s, rehearsal sessions, and a spoken word piece by Kelly. 20 page, full-color booklet.

An olde timey, big bandy, folksy, children's soingalong thingy straight from the Okefenokee Swamp. Adds a whole new dimension to the phrase "playing possum", don't it? I Go Pogo!

Who is Pogo Possum? A friendly cartoon swamp creature who comments wryly on politics and philosophy in groundbreaking "golden era" comic strip. Walt Kelly, a cartoonist and movie animator, visited the Okefenokee Swamp in 1942 and was inspired to draw some "swamp critters." Pogo Possum appeared in comic books in the early 1940’s and became the star of a nationally syndicated newspaper comic strip in 1949. Declaring "We have met the enemy and he is us," Pogo poked fun at the vanity and shortcomings of people everywhere.

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released April 8, 2003

18 songs from the book, sung by Walt Kelly, Fia Karin, Mike Stewart and Bob Miller. Orchestra and chorus under the direction of Jimmy Carroll.

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