Big Red Car

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Big Red Car
Big Red Car Album.jpg
Studio album by The Wiggles
Released February 20, 1995
Recorded 1994-1995
Genre Children's music
Length 35:38
Label ABC, EMI Music Group Australasia
Producer The Wiggles
The Wiggles chronology
Yummy Yummy
(1994)Yummy Yummy1994
Big Red Car
(1995)
Wake Up Jeff!
(1996)Wake Up Jeff!1996

Big Red Car is the fifth album by Australian band The Wiggles, released in 1995 by ABC Music. This album won the ARIA Award for Best Children's Album.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by (or trad. arr. by) M. Cook, J. Fatt, A. Field, G. Page except spoken or listed below.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wags The Dog" J.Field, M.Cook, J.Fatt, A.Field, G.Page 2:42
2. "Henry's Dance"   1:51
3. "Five Little Joeys Jumping on the Bed"   1:48
4. "Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist?)"   1:34
5. "Di Dicki Do Dum"   1:33
6. "Cows" (spoken)   0:20
7. "I'm a Cow"   0:31
8. "Bouncing Ball" (spoken)   0:12
9. "Brown Girl in the Ring"   1:35
10. "Dorothy's Dance Party" J.Field 2:15
11. "The Four Presents"   2:39
12. "My Holiday at the Beach" (spoken)   0:10
13. "On Your Holiday" M.Perry 1:33
14. "Teddy Bear Hug" Raffi, Simpson 1:55
15. "Big Red Car"   1:49
16. "My Hat" (spoken)   0:08
17. "Hat On My Head" J.Field, A.Field 1:11
18. "Here We Go Dorothy"   2:41
19. "Do The Flap" J.Field, T.Henry, M.Cook, J.Fatt, A.Field, G.Page 2:26
20. "Down by the Station"   0:40
21. "Joannie Works with One Hammer"   0:47
22. "Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo"   1:14
23. "My New Shoes"   0:42
24. "I Am a Dancer"   0:58
25. "Look at Baby" (spoken)   0:09
26. "Georgia's Song"   0:43
27. "Sanctissima"   0:45
Total length: 35:38

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the album booklet.[2]

The Wiggles

  • Murray Cook – bass, guitar, vocals, vibraslap
  • Jeff Fatt – piano, Lowrey Colour Glow organ, lead vocals on "I'm a Cow", backing vocals, vibraslap
  • Anthony Field – acoustic guitar, vocals, vibraslap co-ordinator
  • Greg Page – lead vocals, Hammond B-3 organ, vibraslap

Additional musicians

  • Terry Murray – guitar
  • Tony Henry – drums on "Five Little Joeys", "Can You (Point Your Fingers And Do The Twist?)", "Brown Girl in the Ring" and "Big Red Car"
  • Andrew Bignall – drums on "Wags the Dog", "Henry's Dance", "Teddy Bear Hug", "Hat on My Head" and "Do the Flap"
  • Greg Truman – backing vocals on "Wags the Dog", "Henry's Dance", "Teddy Bear Hug", "Hat on My Head" and "Do the Flap"
  • Gerry Brady – backing vocals on "The Four Presents" and guitar on "Pufferbillies"
  • Emma Buter – Dorothy's voice
  • John Field – sequencing and guitar on "Dorothy's Dance Party"

Video[edit]

Big Red Car
The Wiggles and their friends are in the first Big Red Car with Jeff driving it.
Big Red Car cover
Directed by Phil Cullen
Produced by John Spence
Written by The Wiggles
Starring Greg Page
Anthony Field
Murray Cook
Jeff Fatt
Music by The Wiggles
Distributed by Roadshow Entertainment / ABC Video
(#17128)
Release date
September 1995[3]
Running time
40 minutes
Country Australia

Big Red Car was made into a video, released in 1995 by The Wiggles. It marks the first appearances of the Big Red Car and the S.S Feathersword, although they were merely cardboard props. This video also debuts Wags the Dog. In the United States, the video was marketed as Dance Party.

Songs and skits[edit]

  1. Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist?)
  2. Wags the Dog
  3. Five Little Joeys
  4. Di Dicki Do Dum
  5. I'm a Cow
  6. Do the Flap
  7. On Your Holiday
  8. Hat on My Head
  9. Greg's Magic Show (The Magic Bag) (skit)[note 1]
  10. Brown Girl in the Ring
  11. Georgia's Song
  12. Our Boat is Rocking on the Sea
  13. Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo
  14. Dorothy's Dance Party
  15. Big Red Car[note 2]

Cast[edit]

The Wiggles

Also featuring

  • Alex Harfield and Jacqui Field as Wags The Dog
  • Emma Buter as Dorothy the Dinosaur
  • Vanessa Fallon-Rohanna as Henry the Octopus
  • Anthony, John, or Paul Field as Captain Feathersword[note 3]
  • Alex Harfield, Mary Ann Hull, Rhiannah Kitching as "Georgia's Song" Dancers

Choreography

  • Leanne Halloran[note 4]
  • Assistants: Donna Halloran, Judy Halloran

Release[edit]

This video was released on VHS in September 1995 in Australia,[3] and 2001 to the United States. The DVD was released to the United States on 4 February 2003 under the title Dance Party.[4]

Here Comes the Big Red Car[edit]

Here Comes the Big Red Car
Studio album by The Wiggles
Released 2006
Genre Children's music
Label ABC
Producer Anthony Field
The Wiggles chronology
Sailing Around the World
(2005)Sailing Around the World2005
Here Comes the Big Red Car
(2006)
It's Time to Wake Up Jeff!
(2006)It's Time to Wake Up Jeff!2006

Here Comes the Big Red Car is the 25th album release from an Australia children's music group, The Wiggles. It contains tracks that were mostly recorded for the Big Red Car album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Big Red Car
  2. Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist?)
  3. Wags The Dog
  4. Five Little Joeys
  5. Di Dicki Do Dum
  6. Brown Girl in the Ring
  7. Sorry Again
  8. Introduction
  9. I'm A Cow
  10. Do The Flap
  11. Pufferbillies
  12. Joannie Works with One Hammer
  13. I Want To Wear The Jacket
  14. Introduction
  15. Hat On My Head
  16. The Four Presents
  17. Introduction
  18. Georgia's Song
  19. I am a Dancer
  20. Our Boat is Rocking on the Sea
  21. Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo
  22. Dorothy's Dance Party
  23. Henry's Dance
  24. Sanctissima
  25. Here We Go Dorothy
  26. My New Shoes

2006 video[edit]

The companion video was released in 2006. DVD extras include a song jukebox, photo gallery, electronic songbook, Dorothy the Dinosaur special announcements, and two episodes of "Lights, camera, action, Wiggles" .[5]

Song list[edit]

  1. Big Red Car
  2. Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist?)
  3. Wags the Dog
  4. Five Little Joeys
  5. Di Dicki Do Dum
  6. I’m a Cow – animated
  7. Do the Flap
  8. Hat on my Head
  9. Brown Girl in the Ring
  10. Georgia’s Song
  11. I Want to Wear the Jacket
  12. Our Boat is Rocking on the Sea
  13. Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo
  14. Dorothy’s Dance Party
  15. Sorry Again
  16. Henry's Dance

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The background songs played during Greg's Magic Show skit are a mashup of "Camptown Races" and "Long, Long Ago"
  2. ^ During the end credits, "Henry's Dance" was played as background music.
  3. ^ Paul Field played Captain Feathersword in "Do the Flap" and the end credits and John William Field played him at "Dorothy's Dance Party".
  4. ^ Halloran also played the girl pirate in "Our Boat Is Rocking on the Sea" and "Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA Awards 2010 : History: Winners by Year – 1995". ariaawards.com.au. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Big Red Car booklet last page, 1995
  3. ^ a b "Powerhouse Museum – The Wiggles Videography". Powerhouse Museum. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wiggles Dance Party DVD". Amazon.com. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  5. ^ http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/20075260?selectedversion=NBD40437213