Welcome to Riverside's WONDERLAND!
This is one of a
series of 12-inch long-play records designed to take
children into a delightful and exciting world of
entertainment. They can learn wonderful things from these albums,
but it never has to seem like learning. That's part of the magic -
for on these recorded tours into our "Wonderland"
your chidren's guides are celebrated performers,
including some of the most famous and most sparkling
names in the entertainment world: actors, singers
and musicians whose skill and charm are well known
to both children and grownups.
The varied and unusual
recordings that make Up this series include:
story-telling at its most enchanting, as such great
actors as CYRIL RITCHARD and MARTYN GREEN recount
immortal classics of children's literature; concerts
with famed pianist ALEC TEMPLETON; a remarkable
series of aventures with "Grandpa Magic," as
portrayed by ED WYNG one of the most lovable
comedians of all time; famous American folk-singers
in delightful and rousing "sing-along" albums - and
much, much more
These albums are
conceived, planned and produced by an experienced,
expert staff, and are recorded and processed at the
finest of modern high-fidelity sound studios.
"Wonderland" records are pressed on topquality,
unbreakable vinyl. All are attractively packaged in
sealed, factory-fresh albums, with delightful and
colorful cover illustrations by outstanding artists.
About This Wonderland
The story of jazz is
the story of an exciting and truly American art form
- a music bursting with the vitality of American
life. Characterized by a regular beat and a direct
emotional appeal, jazz can-if properly
presented-have deep fascination and rich meaning for
young children from the time they first begin to
show an interest in music.
To insure such proper
presentation, we have enlisted the aid of one of
today's most famous jazz musicians - Julian
"Cannonball" Adderley, who is also noted as a highly
articulate and well-informed writer in this field.
His commentary is neither an over-formal history nor
a technical 'music lesson.' Instead, it is an
easy-going, conversational discussion of the
highlights of the jazz story in terms of the major
styles and great performers from New Orleans Up to
the present-illustrated at every step of the way by
excerpts from the celebrated Riverside
Included are such
notable jazz names as Louis Armstrong, Bix
Beiderbecke, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke
Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Sidney Bechet,
Thelonious Monk, and Cannonball himself.
Wonderland Records are
235 West 46th Street
New York 36, N. Y.
There have been
previous attempts to present jazz to young
listeners-but never before has there been such a
comprehensive and authoritative
introduction to this
important American music as that contained in this
uniquely valuable album.