Woody Wood-Pecker (Tibbles-Idriss) by Kay Kyser & his Orchestra, vocal by Gloria Wood (with Harry Babbitt) (CD audio source)
Like Mickey Mouse before him, and Tweety & Sylvester after, animated movie star Woody Woodpecker was immortalized in popular song. Kyser's recording spent six weeks atop the national sales listings and featured on vocal both Gloria Wood and (an unbilled) Harry Babbitt. The Walter Lantz character was also given a Mel Blanc treatment in the popular Sportsmen version of the song for Capitol https://youtu.be/qJp7m7amMrU and a Danny Kaye-Andrews Sisters release on Decca. https://youtu.be/NAte_aQGcDs
Other Kyser hits included in the 1948 collection are "Serenade Of The Bells" and the final hit for the band, "On A Slow Boat To China."
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