Sesame Street Fever

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Sesame Street Fever
Studio album by Sesame Street
Released August 1978
Recorded May 1978
New York City
Genre Disco, Children's music
Label Children's Television Workshop
Producer Joe Raposo

Sesame Street Fever is a concept album made by the cast of Sesame Street in 1978. It follows the characters as a love of disco sweeps Sesame Street.

The album heavily parodies Saturday Night Fever, and the cover features Grover where John Travolta should be, and Ernie, Bert, and Cookie Monster in the place of the Bee Gees.

Bee Gee Robin Gibb also appears on the album, and according to the LP's liner notes, "appears courtesy of his children - Melissa and Spencer Gibb".

The recording was released in the LP, cassette, and eight-track audio formats; it has never been commercially released on compact disc but is available to download on amazon, iTunes and file sharing sites. Singles of "Sesame Street Fever"/"Trash" and "Doin' the Pigeon"/"Rubber Duckie" were released as promotional items. (The CD was released in Japan in 1991. The product number is SRCS-5595.)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sesame Street Fever" by Robin Gibb, Bert, Count von Count, Big Bird, Ernie, Cookie Monster
  2. "Doin' The Pigeon" - Bert & The Girls (preceded by a short hidden track that features Bert and Ernie debating the dance craze)
  3. "Rubber Duckie" - Ernie & His Rubber Duckie
  4. "Trash" - Robin Gibb
  5. "C Is For Cookie" - Cookie Monster & The Girls (preceded by a conversation between Cookie Monster and Robin Gibb)
  6. "Has Anybody Seen My Dog?" - Marty & Grover (Cookie Monster makes a brief cameo.)

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

The album ended up being a surprise commercial success both in terms of chart performance and sales. It peaked at #75 on Billboard's Pop Albums Chart,[1] and was certified Gold by the RIAA.

See also: Sesame Street discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Bilboad Albums, 6th edn. Joel Whitburn. 2006. Record Research Inc. p. 1366. ISBN 0-89820-166-7.

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