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pannoni1
09-17-2011, 05:04 PM
Roll over Turtle Tunes, these are some real golden gems here! (Is anybody pissed that '80s music is called oldies nowadays? Back when the original TMNT was on the air, the '50s, '60s, and early '70s were oldies). I am an avid record collector, and perhaps as a tie-in to TMNT stuff, he voiced one of the turtles for most episodes in the classic series, so you can expand your collection perhaps by seeking 45 RPM records, and I have a couple of his. I currently have two of his records: Nuttin For Christmas (1955), b/w "Santa Claus Looks a Lot Like Daddy", and "You Can't Lie To A Liar" b/w "You Can't See The Trees" (1962).

eBay is a good place to check for this stuff, as selling this with Donatello stuff can help persuade buyers to think "That's Donatello's voice! I'll take it!" Most records aren't that expensive due to lack of demand, though some of these records are rare. It's a great opportunity to hear "Donnie" when he was young!

BARRY GORDON's 45 RPM RECORD DISCOGRAPHY
Nuttin' For Christmas/Santa Claus Looks Like Daddy- MGM 12092 (1955)
Rock Around Mother Goose/Seven- MGM 12166 (1956)
I Can't Whistle/The Milkman's Polka- MGM 12222 (1956)
How Do We Look To The Monkeys/Ten Years To Go- MGM 12276 (1956)
Zoomba, The Santa Claus From Mars/I Like Christmas (I Like It, I Like It)- MGM 12367 (1956) A Picture Sleeve of this record also exists.
Rock Little Chillun/That Pretty Little Girl Next Door- MGM 12373 (1956)
The Thief/Yes, We Have No Banana's- MGM 12468 (1957)
Katy/They- Era 1084 (1958
Bluebird Song/Rabbit Habit- Era 1092 (1959)
Sad Little Girl/She's Got Soul- Mercury 71878 (1961)
You Can't Lie To A Liar/You Can't See The Trees- Cadence 1431 (1962)
Go Back Little Tear/Susan- United Artists 730 (1964)
True Love Can Never Die/The Two Of Them- United Artists 795 (1964)
Sealed With A Kiss/Talk, Talk, Talk- United Artists 876 (1965)
Let Me Try/The World Is Mine- United Artists 950 (1965)
Yes Sir, That's My Baby/True Love Can Never Die- United Artists 50019 (1966)
Angelica/Take Off The Veil- Dunhill 4110 (1967)
Days of Pearly Spencer/Ramshackle Guy- Note that there are two variations for this release, one with ABC and Dunhill and one with the Dunhill only (scarcer)- Dunhill 4126 (1968
The Girl I Left Behind/A House Built On A Stand- ABC Dunhill 4141 (1968
You Can't Love a Child Like A Woman/Take Off The Veil- ABC Dunhill 4188 (1969)

There you have it, 20 different 45 RPM releases by the great Barry Gordon! It is a bit shocking though that many of these are over 50 years old and are considered "Grandfather's Music" by today's youth. But it's definately TMNT related and a good way to hear his young voice develop, considering his speaking voice isn't too far off of Donnie's!

Slap-Happy
09-17-2011, 05:51 PM
Is anybody pissed that '80s music is called oldies nowadays?

Since when? Never have I ever heard 80s music described as being oldies.

Even if they were, there's no need to get pissed. There are bigger things to care about.

Raph's Girl
09-17-2011, 09:57 PM
Roll over Turtle Tunes, these are some real golden gems here! (Is anybody pissed that '80s music is called oldies nowadays? Back when the original TMNT was on the air, the '50s, '60s, and early '70s were oldies). I am an avid record collector, and perhaps as a tie-in to TMNT stuff, he voiced one of the turtles for most episodes in the classic series, so you can expand your collection perhaps by seeking 45 RPM records, and I have a couple of his. I currently have two of his records: Nuttin For Christmas (1955), b/w "Santa Claus Looks a Lot Like Daddy", and "You Can't Lie To A Liar" b/w "You Can't See The Trees" (1962).

eBay is a good place to check for this stuff, as selling this with Donatello stuff can help persuade buyers to think "That's Donatello's voice! I'll take it!" Most records aren't that expensive due to lack of demand, though some of these records are rare. It's a great opportunity to hear "Donnie" when he was young!

BARRY GORDON's 45 RPM RECORD DISCOGRAPHY
Nuttin' For Christmas/Santa Claus Looks Like Daddy- MGM 12092 (1955)
Rock Around Mother Goose/Seven- MGM 12166 (1956)
I Can't Whistle/The Milkman's Polka- MGM 12222 (1956)
How Do We Look To The Monkeys/Ten Years To Go- MGM 12276 (1956)
Zoomba, The Santa Claus From Mars/I Like Christmas (I Like It, I Like It)- MGM 12367 (1956) A Picture Sleeve of this record also exists.
Rock Little Chillun/That Pretty Little Girl Next Door- MGM 12373 (1956)
The Thief/Yes, We Have No Banana's- MGM 12468 (1957)
Katy/They- Era 1084 (1958
Bluebird Song/Rabbit Habit- Era 1092 (1959)
Sad Little Girl/She's Got Soul- Mercury 71878 (1961)
You Can't Lie To A Liar/You Can't See The Trees- Cadence 1431 (1962)
Go Back Little Tear/Susan- United Artists 730 (1964)
True Love Can Never Die/The Two Of Them- United Artists 795 (1964)
Sealed With A Kiss/Talk, Talk, Talk- United Artists 876 (1965)
Let Me Try/The World Is Mine- United Artists 950 (1965)
Yes Sir, That's My Baby/True Love Can Never Die- United Artists 50019 (1966)
Angelica/Take Off The Veil- Dunhill 4110 (1967)
Days of Pearly Spencer/Ramshackle Guy- Note that there are two variations for this release, one with ABC and Dunhill and one with the Dunhill only (scarcer)- Dunhill 4126 (1968
The Girl I Left Behind/A House Built On A Stand- ABC Dunhill 4141 (1968
You Can't Love a Child Like A Woman/Take Off The Veil- ABC Dunhill 4188 (1969)

There you have it, 20 different 45 RPM releases by the great Barry Gordon! It is a bit shocking though that many of these are over 50 years old and are considered "Grandfather's Music" by today's youth. But it's definately TMNT related and a good way to hear his young voice develop, considering his speaking voice isn't too far off of Donnie's!

Wow! Thanks for the Discography!! I'll definatly be on the lookout for those!!

Jester
09-17-2011, 10:24 PM
I know we've mentioned he sang the original "Nuttin' for Christmas" before...
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but I didn't know he had such a extensive discography....

Here's Take Off The Veil...doesn't sound like Barry to me, but singing voices are very different.
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Deluge:
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Also Donatello does the Pyramid:
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Raph's Girl
09-17-2011, 11:32 PM
Here's Take Off The Veil...doesn't sound like Barry to me, but singing voices are very different.
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Deluge:
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Now THAT's music!!! OMG... I LOVE Deluge and Take Off the Veil!! I love that kind of music!! It's the stuff I grew up listening to.... I've never liked modern music much. I grew up listening to oldies radio.

Raph's Girl
09-17-2011, 11:41 PM
This song is somewhat....odd.... good...but odd

You Can't Love A Child Like A Woman
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Cute song:

Talk Talk Talk
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Jester
09-17-2011, 11:48 PM
This song is somewhat....odd.... good...but odd

You Can't Love A Child Like A Woman
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Indeed...what does it mean? It's almost like Billy Idol's Rock the Cradle of Love or Young Girl (Get Out of My Mind)
Cute song:

Talk Talk Talk
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I've got a new one:
DONATELLO DOES LPs!!

Raph's Girl
09-18-2011, 12:09 AM
Ooh! Found a more recent album by Barry that came out in 1999! It's called Santa Swings....it was recorded in Seattle! :o

http://www.oldies.com/product-view/15652N.html

Tracks:

1.Jingle Bells
2.Winter Wonderland
3.Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
4.Baby It's Cold Outside
5.First Noel, The
6.Let It Snow
7.Christmas Time Is Here
8.Me and My Baby on Christmas Eve
9.Christmas Song, The
10.Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
11.Christmas Waltz
12.Silent Night
13.White Christmas
14.Silver Bells
15.We Wish You a Merry Christmas

And here's another one from 1989 called Distant Songs:

1.Briana
2.Walking In The Air (from The Snowman)
3.Sunshine Girl
4.Silk Stockings
5.Colleen
6.Listen, It's Snowing
7.Bonner's Ferry Valley-Hi
8.Toys For Taylor
9.Let Me Love You
10.Nightfall

I love youtube. Been finding some more Barry Gordon songs. Here's The Days of Pearly Spencer. Now THIS is a song i actually knew but not the Barry Gordon version. Im more familiar with the David McWilliams version from 1967. Barry seems to have covered it in 1968. The most recent cover of the song is Marc Almond's cover from 1992. This is one of those songs that basically almost everyone has sung. *lol*

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MikeandRaph87
12-22-2011, 09:57 AM
Sorry for bringing up an old topic,but read in the celebrity birthdays that Barry Gordon has a birthday today, turning 63. Its hard to believe he has been active as a kid singining and on Leave It To Beaver. Quite the resume from singer to SGA President to VA. I hope he can do some guest voice work on the CGI cartoon coming up.

***First of Two Latin Kings***
12-22-2011, 10:50 AM
Sorry for bringing up an old topic,but read in the celebrity birthdays that Barry Gordon has a birthday today, turning 63. Its hard to believe he has been active as a kid singining and on Leave It To Beaver. Quite the resume from singer to SGA President to VA. I hope he can do some guest voice work on the CGI cartoon coming up.

Who was he on "Leave it to Beaver?" Nevermind, I'll look it up...

MikeandRaph87
12-22-2011, 01:12 PM
Who was he on "Leave it to Beaver?" Nevermind, I'll look it up...

He played a one-shot friend of Beaver's as Chopper in ABC's Leave It to Beaver Episode 119: "Beaver's House Guest". Its pretty good. I never would have thought though that the brat was Barry "Donatello" Gordon until I saw the credit.

MikeandRaph87
12-22-2011, 01:28 PM
Do any other TMNT VAs have any dsicography? Seeing Barry's being so extensive has me curious.

Guitar_Raph
12-22-2011, 02:33 PM
As long as we got this Barry Gordon tribute, how about this ad?
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Imagine Donatello playing the guitar & singing about Nestle Quik. I like Strawberry Quik better.

Raph's Girl
12-22-2011, 03:27 PM
Do any other TMNT VAs have any dsicography? Seeing Barry's being so extensive has me curious.

Cam Clarke (original series Leonardo) has a couple albums out. He's from a somewhat famous LDS musical family, the King Family singers. Plus he's the singing voice for Simba in Lion King.

This is one of the songs off his album Inside Out:

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Eric Stuart who voiced Hamato Yoshi and several other characters in the 2K3 series has a band called The Eric Stuart Band and has released 7 albums. His most recent one came out this year and is called Falls On Me.

This is from a concert a couple years ago:
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Greg Cipes (Michelangelo in the upcoming Nickelodeon series) has a reggae band called Cipes and the People.

This is my fave song of his:
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pannoni1
01-08-2012, 07:26 PM
Look if you dare, but you'll have to pay a pretty penny to own a little Cam Clarke.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Inside-Out-Performer-Cam-Clarke-Lml-Music-/230693318741?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item35b664b055

I've seen a Peter Renaday (OT Splinter) CD before entitled "Nice & Easy" a few months ago on eBay. It was only $20, and was mainly of the lounge/jazz style, but nobody bid and hasn't been re-listed since.

Raph's Girl
01-08-2012, 10:44 PM
I've seen a Peter Renaday (OT Splinter) CD before entitled "Nice & Easy" a few months ago on eBay. It was only $20, and was mainly of the lounge/jazz style, but nobody bid and hasn't been re-listed since.

U can hear some of the songs on his Myspace site. Niiice!! Wish I could get a copy!!
http://www.myspace.com/peterrenaday

Sage Ninja
01-09-2012, 12:00 AM
Wow! I had no idea Barry Gordon has singing ability! What a nice singing voice he has too! I love 60's style music and he has a good voice for it. Now that makes Rob Paulsen, Cam Clarke, and Barry Gordan with singing ability. I wonder if Townsend Coleman can sing too? He voiced a character called Riot on Jem and the holograms who was a singer but some one else did the characters singing voice.