Saturday, September 30, 2006

We're the Banana Splits (1969)

How many of you remember "The Banana Splits"? It was a Saturday morning show, and they were made up of Bingo (a gorilla), Fleagle (a beagle), Snorky (an elephant), and Drooper (a lion). They sang, clowned around, and introduced cartoons - "The Arabian Knights", "Danger Island", and "The Three Musketeers".

Well, after years of looking for this LP, I finally bought in on eBay a few years ago, and it was in MINT condition! The record label says it's a "promotional copy - not for sale", so I was even more excited about finally finding it (don't ask me how much I paid for it - I try not to think about how much money I've spent on my various collections). The only song I really remember is "The Tra La La Song", and it's my favorite on the album. I don't remember the rest of the songs, and they sang a little rougher than I remember - not as bubblegum as I thought. But, it brings back pleasant memories of my childhood - sigh. So, here's the entire album for your listening pleasure!

Track listing for We're the Banana Splits:

Side 1:
1. We're the Banana Splits
2. I'm Gonna Find a Cave
3. This Spot
4. Doin' the Banana Split
5. Toy Piano Melody
6. Soul

Side 2:
1. The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)
2. Wait Til Tomorrow
3. You're the Lovin' End
4. In New Orleans
5. Two-Ton Tessie
6. Don't Go Away - Go-Go Girl


Bob Haldeman said...

If you are interested I have a CD of what I think are all the Banana Splits songs plus the album "Here Comes The Beagles" with a total of 31 tracks all together.

Esther said...

Hi, Bob!
Thanks for the offer, but I'll just stick to this album. As I mentioned, I really only like "The Tra La La Song", so I doubt that I would really listen much to any of the other songs.
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Anonymous said...

Digged it back in the day.
This sure tickles those (thought to be lost) memory cells.

Wonderful site by the way!!

mr_mjb1960 said...

There was also two Ep's The 'Splits made for Kellogg's,thru HB Records,that could be aquired by sending Two Box Tops along with $1.50! I'd had them,but lost 'em..anyone here have them on files?