I went to the local Salvation Army yesterday to kill some time and I found this little gem. It's not in the best condition but well enough to share with you. There isn't a copyright date on the record and there is very limited information on this album available. I'm assuming by the musical style and the clip art on the album cover that it's from the late 60's to early 70's. There is an address on the record itself from Oklahoma City and as an Okie myself, I am saddened this is a product from my own state.
As a young child my parents would constantly feed music into my brain. My dad would put on classical music to help me sleep, for example. I remember back hearing children music, even as a rug rat, I could tell the difference between children's music with real texture (Raffi for example) from drivel like this.
This record, to me at least, is particularly annoying. The music on this album is designed to facilitate tike-sized square dancing. See? The name of the album itself is a pun, which is annoying enough. Children will take carpet segments, turn them nap side down and perform instructed movements. There isn't much one can do on a small carpet square, added with the limited mental capacity of four and five year olds, the activities are quite limited. Twisting, for example, is a real staple move for this activity.
I'll share a few tracks from this record to show you what I mean. This album is fairly rare (gee, I wonder why!?) but you may be able to pick up a copy on eBay.
The first track on this album is an appalling adaptation from an old royalty-free ditty.