Jack B. Nimble – A Mother Goose Fantasy

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Jack B. Nimble – A Mother Goose Fantasy
Jack B. Nimble – A Mother Goose Fantasy (album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch, 1958
RecordedApril 25, 1957
LabelGolden Records (A198:23)
Bing Crosby chronology
Never Be Afraid
Jack B. Nimble – A Mother Goose Fantasy
New Tricks

Jack B. Nimble – A Mother Goose Fantasy is an LP album by Bing Crosby made for children by Golden Records in 1957. It was a story of a small boy in search of his name. The music was by Dean Fuller and the lyrics and book by Marshall Barer.[1]

The album was issued on CD by Drive Entertainment in 2001 (catalogue No. PUR0951).


In April 1957, Golden Records recorded a number of new children’s records. Bing Crosby was enlisted to read and sing four of the stories and in addition to Jack B. Nimble – A Mother Goose Fantasy, there were Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, A Christmas Story - An Axe, An Apple and a Buckskin Jacket, and Never Be Afraid.[2]


Billboard reviewed it saying: “An engrossing fable, interlaced with delightful songs, is narrated by Crosby with warmth and charm. Mixed chorus and ork shine. Flip features suite based on the tunes; moppets won’t enjoy it but parents may. The first side is worth the price, however.”[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Once upon a Time"
  2. "One Early Afternoon"
  3. "Medley: Old King Cole / Sing a Song of Sixpence / Mistress Mary / Humpty Dumpty / Little Boy Blue"
  4. "We Don’t Know Where We’re Going"
  5. "For Want of a Nail"
  6. "Star Light, Star Bright"
  7. "Jack B. Nimble"

Side Two
A Musical Suite based on the Themes and Mother Goose Melodies in "Jack B. Nimble" by Dean Fuller – played by the Golden Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Arthur Norman.

  1. "The Candlestick Suite"
  2. "The Candlestick Suite"
  3. "The Candlestick Suite"


  1. ^ Reynolds, Fred. The Crosby Collection 1926-1977 (Part Four: 1951-1960 ed.). John Joyce. pp. 231–232.
  2. ^ "BING magazine". BING magazine. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "Billboard". Billboard. April 28, 1958.