Columbia 10-inch Album Discography, Part 6:
Children's Series (JL 8001 to JL 8014) 1949-1951

By Randy Watts, Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries
Last update: May 23, 2011

The JL-8000 series was Columbia's 10" Children's series.

The label used for the CL-8000 series was yellow with red print. The "COLUMBIA" name was at the top of the label, bending around the edge. There was a thin red circle concentric with the center hole and about a half-inch in from the label edge. Along the bottom edge it read, "LONG PLAYING MICROGROOVE" with the LP logo between "playing" and "microgroove." At the very bottom of the label, bending around the edge, was fine print which read, "Trade Marks Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Marcas Registradas Made in U.S.A. Pats Pending". Within the circle at the top was a drawing of children with the word "NONBREAKABLE".

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Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

JL-8001 - Nursery Songs - Gene Kelly [1949] With vocal quartet. Paul Affelder, conductor. Jack And Jill- London Bridge/Three Little Kittens-Alphabet Song/Sing A Song Of Sixpence-Mary Had A Little Lamb/Little Boy Blue-Pop! Goes The Weasel//Farmer In The Dell-Ten Little Indians/See Saw Margery Daw-Billy Boy/Little Bo Peep-Hickory Dickory Dock/Pussy Cat-Mulberry Bush

JL-8002 - Many Moons/The Eager Piano - Various Artists [1949] Children's stories, the first narrated by John Lansing and the second by John Larkin

JL-8003 - The Gingerbread Boy/Goldilocks and the Three Bears - David Allen, narrator [1949] Curtis Biever, conductor

JL-8004 - Rhumpy the Rhino/Kankie and the Concertina - Various Artists [1949] Children's stories, the first narrated by Karl Weber and featuring Craig McDonnell, and the second narrated by David Allen

JL-8005 - Pancho Goes to a Fiesta/Come to the Circus - Various Artists [1949] Children's stories, the first narrated by Arno Tanney and the second by Jack Lawrence

JL-8006 - Little Red Riding Hood/Little Black Sambo - Various Artists [1949] Children's stories, the first narrated by David Allen and the second by Don Lyon

JL-8007 - The Pied Piper of Hamelin/The Shoemaker and the Elves - Gene Kelly [1949]

JL-8008 - Peter Rabbit/Songs from "When We Were Very Young" - Gene Kelly [1949] Peter Rabbit//Hoppity/Missing/Politeness/Sneezes/Halfway Down/The Four Friends/At The Zoo/In The Fashion

JL-8009 - Slugger at the Bat/Stampede - Various Artists [1949] Children's stories, the first narrated by Carl Frank and featuring Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. The second is narrated by Gene Autry.

JL-8010 - The House That Wouldn't/The King Who Couldn't Dance/The Cuckoo Who Lived in a Clock - Gene Kelly [1949] Lehman Engel, conductor

JL-8011 - Chummy (Your Record Playmate)/The Glooby Game - Various Artists [1950] Children's stories, the first featuring Peter Donald and the second featuring the Modernaires

JL-8012 - Champion (The Horse No Man Could Ride)/Tiger (Bring em Back Alive) - Various Artists [1950] Children's stories, the first featuring Gene Autry and the second featuring Frank Buck with narration by Merrill E. Joels

JL-8013 - Tubby the Tuba/Animal Fair: Songs for Children - Various Artists [1950] Children's stories and songs, the first narrated by Victor Jory and the second sung by Burl Ives. Tubby The Tuba//The Grey Goose/The Whale/Buckeye Jim/The Sow Took The Measles/The Goat And The Train/Mr. Rabbit/The Tailor And The Mouse

JL-8014 - The Stories and Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Josef Haydn - Symphony Orchestra, Rudolph Goehr, Conductor [1951] A Dramatization with a cast and music. Narrated by Milton Cross.

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