Each one contained four songs, including a spelling tune and a birthday song. Take a look back — and have a listen!
Child’s name on Captain Kangaroo songs (1978)
Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Hawaii) August 13, 1978
With school about to start, it’s sort of traumatic for the little ones still too young to go, when they find their brothers and sisters off to new learning experiences and adventures. It’s a nice time to let them know you think they’re very special, too, and a Kidsname Record is just the thing to do it with.
Beautifully done by none other than Captain Kangaroo, each record has the child’s own name sung in the four songs that make up each record. For gifts at any time, one of these very personal records will delight any child — an ideal birthday gift.
There are 78 common names — boys’ and girls — now available, and more being added quarterly. There are some not-so-common names as well — Melissa, Vicki, Tracy, Stacy, Jennifer and Heidi, for example; and, among the boys’ names are Jeffrey, Todd, Craig, and others not usually found in name-oriented products.
The records are priced at $2.95 each, and that includes sales tax, free mailer and shipping to anywhere you wish to send them… The sound fidelity is very good, the packaging colorful and cute, printed with the child’s name, and at the top is the message: “If your name is Sharon (your child’s name), this is your very own record. Your name is on every song!”
Kidsname Records: Nancy’s personalized record
If your name is Nancy, this is your very own record! Your name is on every song!
This is one of the nicest ideas in records. All four songs are about your name, including a birthday party song and a spelling song of your own name. It’s your very own record — and I’m sending it to you!!!! Love, Captain Kangaroo
A KENRO production concept – Performed by The Marantz Family – Words and music by Vic Marantz – Produced by “Bugs” Bower – Associate Producer: Ken Rosenblum – Tape Editor: Paul Cornomos – Design: Frank Daniel – Art: Mahan
My Name records – a product of Pickwick International, Inc.
KidsName Records presents THE PERFECT BIRTHDAY GIFT (1977-1978)
CAPTAIN KANGAROO BIRTHDAY SONG: PERSONALIZED STEREO RECORDS FROM CAPTAIN KANGAROO
Each record features 4 fantastic songs with that special child’s name in each catchy tune. Record jacket also has a personal note to the child from TV’s famous Captain Kangaroo.
SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THAT FANTASTIC KID! Including sales tax, postage and free mailer. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money returned. Allow 7 – 10 day delivery. Only $2.95. Order right now. Every kid wants a Kidsname Record!
GIRL NAMES: Amy, Ann, Barbara, Beverly, Carol, Christine, Cindy, Dawn, Deborah, Donna, Heather, Heidi, Janet, Jennifer, Jessica, Judy, Julie, Karen, Kathryn, Kim, Laura, Linda, Lisa, Maria, Mary, Melissa, Michelle, Nancy, Nicole, Pamela, Patricia, Randy, Sandra, Sharon, Stacy, Stephanie, Susan, Tammy, Tracy, Vicki
BOY NAMES: Adam, Andrew, Anthony, Brad, Brian, Charles, Christopher, Craig, Daniel, David, Donald, Douglas, Eric, James, Jason, Jeffrey, Jeremy, John, Jonathan, Joseph, Keith, Kenneth, Kevin, Lawrence, Mark, Matthew, Michael, Patrick, Randy, Richard, Robert, Roberto, Scott, Steven, Thomas, Timothy, Todd, William, Peter
1970s personalized name songs for Sandra
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Retro KidsName record from the 70s: Matthew/Matt
1970s Captain Kangaroo personalized records for Eric & Jonathan/Jon
Listen to the Richard/Dick name songs from these retro records
Here’s what one of these old records sounded like, with songs that included classic lines like, “What do we have at Dick’s party? Happy birthday, Dick — your birthday is today, hey!”
My Son Mark got a 45RPM Birthday Record from Captain Kangaroo circa mid 1970’s. His Grandma bought it for him. We played it on his birthday every year of his life (so fun) I still have it, Mark died last October and today is his birthday.The first since he died at age 44. I played it this morning, I’ll play it every year until I die. Thanks Captain
My son Mark had the same record when he was 4 or 5. His grandmom got it for him too! I wish I had taken better care and thought to bring it out to play on his birthdays. He now has a son, Mark, Jr. and I would love to have a copy made for his second birthday. His father loved that 45 and made us play it everyday for MONTHS after his birthday. I think his son, my grandson, would cherish it just as much. Thank you for sharing your memory!
any body know If I can get a copy of a personalized birthday song my son turns 40 this yr and want to surprise him I seemed to have lost his
I’m desperately trying to.find the Joseph birthday song. Anyone?
In search of the Dawn record if anyone has seen one for sale.
How about Janet?
Looking for the Anthony record.
I’m looking for Jeffrey. My son is now 55 and still reminisces about this record when his birthday comes around. I’m afraid his dog really did eat his record and jacket 46 years ago. I’ve been looking ever since!