Frank Luther has a new fan! I'm so glad I was able to introduce my 2 yr. old to one of the favorite
records of my childhood. She loves it and often asks to hear "the baby show", as she has decided to
call "A Child's First Record." I'm not sure why I was listening to a 50s record in the 70s as a kid,
but I loved it, and so does Gloria, so Luther has several generations of fans! Thanks for making that
possible. My husband has become a fan too!
Wendy L.Figueres, Spain
This site is amazing, and truly a cultural phenomena. Peter has lovingly and painstakingly preserved, and, made available, an entire generation's childhood, which would otherwise have been lost in the digital age. I too had a "rosebud" moment, finding tunes that have nagged at the back of my memory for ages. Better, more accessible, and friendlier than the Library of Congress. Thanks!
David B.NY, NY
I received my "Bozo on the Farm" CD today. I thought I'd never hear those animals ever sing again
until I found your website. You can't imagine the pure joy and pleasure I get listening to that story,
over and over, just as when I was a little girl. I wouldn't even think to try and erase or cover the
hisses, scratches, pops, etc. Those are what make it even sweeter and truer to my memories.
Barb F.Orlando, FL
Three cheers for the Kiddie Rekord King! For 25 years, I’ve searched for copies of “Robin Hood”
and “Songs for Little Folks”. I loved these records when I was a little boy, some 60 years ago, but
could never find them. Thanks to you, I can recapture my childhood and share these treasures with my
11 grandchildren. I feel like Orson Welles in the last scene of Citizen Kane when he recalls his childhood
sleigh, “Rosebud.” Now I’ve found my "Rosebud" at your wonderful website! Thanks so much.
Joe P.Cincinnati, OH
The Perfect "Surprise"
Gift: My mom sang several special songs to me as a child. My mom would personalize them to include my name.
This made me feel very special...I have since had two children myself who still ask me to sing these
special songs. I often thought of finding a copy of (this long lost record) to give to my mom. However,
I didn't even know the name of the record - only the lyrics to a few songs. After stumbling across
the www.kiddierekordking.com website - quite by accident, I emailed Peter, the Website owner,
the beginning of the lyrics to several songs in an attempt to see if this was even a record he might know of.
After some quick email exchanges, we confirmed that the record was "Hello, I'm Adeline". I purchased a CD
for my mother with the artwork and a copy of the CD for myself. I attempted to explain to my children that
this would be the best gift we could ever give my mom, "Grandma Jean"-- the gift of a lifetime. I am so
happy to have captured the joy and surprise in my mom's face (as seen in photo at right) when she opened her
surprise gift, presented to her by her grandchildren. This moment is something I will cherish always.
This is a gift that she can now cherish always too!
Mary Jean B.Cincinnati, OH
Finding your web site and knowing that there is someone out there who treasures and
makes old songs available to the rest of us is fantastic. I am excited
about receiving copies of songs from my childhood--Polly Polite, Train
to the Zoo and Nothing to Do--were favorites for my sisters and me.[see photo at left; I am the
smallest one]. I'm writing narratives about growing up in New Orleans in the 1950s and
1960s. I've just finished the family narrative that I call "Family
Songbook" which was why I was so into finding copies of certain songs.
I know when I hear those childhood songs again I'll be laughing and
crying at the same time. And I know I can find this website again if I
need more memorable songs from my past. Thanks so much.
Deborah L.Montgomery, AL
You helped me out by providing me with "The Teddy Bear Picnic" song that I needed for my school in Kazakhstan
some time back. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated it, and I have attached some pictures of
my students. Unfortunately, I was so busy with the activities that I didn't really get a chance to take
many pictures. However, here are a couple of my second grade teddy bears!
Once again, thank you so much for your help.
Melissa H., Peace Corps Volunteer
What a treat to arrive back from my two-week vacation
to find (the order)in my mail! I gather that you realize just how
much I remembered of these songs and recordings….I am very happy
that a chance call to the Library of Congress should have enabled
me to meet you
“I was elated to receive your letter confirming
that you indeed did have a copy of Gossamer Wump….it must
be rewarding to know that other people appreciate the work and devotion
you have for the history of children’s records.”
“I am at loss of words what to say to you tonight. I have
for so long waited for the moment that I could speak with someone
that could in any way respect my importance of hearing once again
what was a childhood experience….I can’t help but feel
envious of you; you hold in your possession one of my deepest dreams,
and you too should feel proud that you hold in your files protected
the music that molded an entire generation of people, even if they
are unaware of the importance of it’s influence, and also
the past that once was in America, innocence.”
“I got (the order)!! I am sooooo thrilled! It sounded wonderful.
The little scratches in the record were even wonderful to me!….I
plan on playing it for my grandson.”
“I received the (order) yesterday and have
already listened to it 3 times! Thank you so much. I am going to
surprise my brothers and sisters at Christmas. What memories it
brought back and I was surprised how many of the words I knew! “
“I received my (order) yesterday and am thoroughly enjoying
it! I am so thankful for your hobby because I thought I would never
hear these songs again.”
“I am beyond impressed (with your Website); you have a beautifully
designed, incredibly thorough and informative (site), with a wonderful
series of pictures I really enjoyed! I really hope your record guide
gets published, you truly know your stuff and I’m so glad
you are open to sharing your knowledge and collection for everyone.
Thank you for all your work on this under appreciated area of record
Los Angeles, CA
“You ARE The Kiddie Rekord King!!!! I just
received my order and I can’t tell you the flood of memories
it brought back. I was fearful that as much as we both agreed that
this was what I was looking for, it may not be. How wonderful to
I have not told my mother I located this record,
so she is going to really be surprised when I play it on Christmas
when my entire family is together. Thank you so much.
We wanted you to know that the “Bozo Under
The Sea” came today safe and sound and we are thrilled. My
wife has literally been looking everywhere for this record for the
past 25 years.
This was our first time ordering anything over
the Internet but we were very, very pleased with the outcome.
Got (my order)…thanks sounds terrific. The
Goldilocks is the right one—thought that was gone forever.
Thanks for the NO dolby, equalizing, filtering, etc. Sounds exactly
like I remember it, even with the scratches.
Thank you again for the invaluable service you are providing the
public. Someone ought to write an article about you in Time or Newsweek.
San Anselmo, CA
We can’t thank you enough. A very long search has finally
come to an end. David’s father will be so thrilled and just
in time for Father’s day.
I have to tell you how delighted I am with the….music of “The
Twelve Dancing Princesses”. It sounded so much like the old
records, right down to the little scratchy sounds at the beginning
of each record. My husband said I looked just like a 5 year old
singing along. I want to have these songs for my grandchildren.
I’m delighted to have found a source for “Sparky’s
Magic Piano”….I loved the record as a child n the early
1950s and have searched for it for around four decades! I will refer
your name to others seeking reunions with records they heard as
You do not know how happy you’ve made me.
I have the HIV virus and I thought that my illness would have over
taken me before I had a chance to track down those wonderful little
Golden records. However, with your kind help, I am now able to hear
the Golliwogs Cakewalk again after all these years. Thank God for
people such as yourself that work diligently to preserve records
like these….I say thanks again; you’ve made a very ill
person very happy.