Dennis Farnon`s Mother Magoo Suite
Dennis Farnon composed background music for the UPA cartoon series "Mr.Magoo" in the late 1950s. In 1957 he recorded a novelty album of this music
entitled "Mr. Magoo in Hi-Fi," featuring his own orchestra accompanied by the talents of comedian Jim Backus, who voiced the near-sighted Magoo on the cartoon series. This LP contained a complete musical suite -- loosely inspired by Ravel's Mother Goose Suite -- entitled "Mother Magoo Suite."
In 1996 Gert-Jan Blom produced a modern digitally recorded version of this clever masterpiece with the celebrated Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jan
Stulen. Fay Lovsky does a vocal guest turn, as well as playing toy piano and Theremin. The liner notes and art direction are by Dutch designer/music
historian Piet Schreuders, and the cover artwork is by noted American illustrator Wayno.
1. HALF THE KING'S MEN 3:19
2. VERY CONTRARY MARY 3:43 (Soprano Solo by Fay Lovsky)
3. HIP POCKET FULL OF RYE 3:13
4. THE LITTLE MISS MUFFED IT 2:41
5. NOT-SO-SIMPLE SIMON 2:39
6. SHEEPISH BO-PEEP 3:54 (Theremin Solo by Fay Lovsky)
7. THE LITTLE BOY BLEW 2:27 (Piccolo Trumpet Solo by Jelle Schouten)
8. PORTRAIT OF MR. MAGOO 3:23
9. WORMWOOD SCRUBS MARCH 2:28