Walt Kelly & Norman Monath

Songs of the Pogo

Reaction Records


CD / REACTCD002
UPC: 795306499725

Reissue of 1956 album by Pogo Possum creator Walt Kelly teamed with composer Norman Monath. 18 songs originally included on the album plus 6 bonus tracks from 45s, rehearsal sessions, and a spoken word piece by Kelly. 20 page, full-color booklet. An olde timey, big bandy, folky, children's songy thingy straight from the Okefenokee Swamp. Adds a whole new dimension to the phrase "playing possum." I Go Pogo!

Who is Pogo Possum? A friendly cartoon swamp creature who comments wryly on politics and philosophy in groundbreaking comic strip. Walt Kelly, a cartoonist and movie animator, visited the Okefenokee Swamp in 1942 and was inspired to draw some "swamp critters." Pogo Possum appeared in comic books in the early 1940’s and became the star of a nationally syndicated newspaper comic strip in 1949. Declaring "We have met the enemy and he is us," Pogo poked fun at the vanity and shortcomings of people everywhere.

 

 


Songs of the Pogo
Product Type: CD
Product ID: REACTCD002
Product UPC: 795306499725
Label Page: 87
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