Classic Recordings – ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Posted on by Dave

Pickwick Records, successor to the Cricket and Happy Time Records labels in the US and Canada, was a standalone children’s music label in Britain.

In North America, the label lasted from roughly 1972 until at least 1976, reissuing some earlier product and kid-friendly cover versions of then contemporary material as well as releasing LPs based on the PBS children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”. In the UK, the label operated from the mid 1960s until 1980, issuing mainly 7″ 45 RPM extended-play singles.

From the mid 70s non-children’s music was also released on this label. I cannot see on my record’s sleeve any dates and haven’t found release dates anywhere on the net. My best guess is sometime in the early to mid 70’s as my oldest brother’s name (born 1971) is written on the record itself. My other brother’s name appears on the front cover of the sleeve, although this looks to be written later, probably by my mom- not knowing who’s it was.


Label: Mr. Pickwick
Voices: The Mr. Pickwick Players
Format: 33 rpm 12″ LP Stereo (1)
Country: US/UK
Released: TBD
Genre: Children’s/Musical
Style: Story, Music, Special Effects, Spoken Word
Length: 34:37

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  1. Andrew February 10, 2014 at 7:56 pm -

    Thanks, Dave! My kid will be exited to hear this. Did you get the Spellbinder stories I sent?

    • Dave February 10, 2014 at 9:35 pm -

      Just looked at them, FANTASTIC! Can’t wait to get these up on the site. Your efforts are much appreciated, Amigo!

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