In Harmony

In Harmony

by Sesame StreetSesame Street


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A charming record that is sure to strike an amiable chord among children's audiences and all ages. Sesame Street released "In Harmony" as an effort to bring together an all-star cast of talented musicians known for their commercial appeal during the late '70s. The album opens up with a beautifully spun and delightfully crafted poem/song, "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," words by Eugene Field with melody by Lucy Simon. Sailing off to a sea of dew one starry night are the fisherman three, fishing for the herrin' fish, "nets of silver and gold have we," sing the Doobie Brothers. Catchy and sincerely ethereal, the tune is worth a listen time and time again. Cornelius Bumpus adds extra sugar to the tune with radiant flute and saxophone leads. Singer/songwriting sensation James Taylor puts a charge into the chorus of a "Jelly Man Kelly," a man who makes a feast of anything jelly. Taylor also adds dazzling guitar work to Carly Simon's pleasant vocals in "Be With Me." Star soloist Bette Midler combines her talents with Bruce Roberts and Carole Bayer Sager to create the sassy "Blueberry Pie." Sesame Street creators Frank Oz and Jim Henson touch on the issue of sharing with Ernie and Cookie Monster. Songs by Al Jarreau, Linda Ronstadt, and Libby Titus are also featured, with an entire plethora of singers and crafty backing musicians. This record is pure project-oriented in the highest sense of the word. A symbol of craftiness and musical charm, the musicians and featured singers seemed to not shy away from bringing out their innermost talents to grant young listeners a treat. The families of James Taylor and Carly Simon graciously put much effort into "In Harmony," and the whole cast finishes the record with simplicity and exuberance in the tune "In Harmony." Blending a rich tapestry of lushly recorded, beautifully textured vocals, the singers continue to sing "In Harmony" over and over until the record fades out. Perhaps this was a record created and intended for kids, but it also touches on subject matters of greater depth that parents can certainly relate to, such as peace, hope, love, sharing, and harmony.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0075992348126
catalogNumber: 3481


  1. Wynken, Blynken and Nod
  2. Jelly Man Kelly
  3. Be with Me
  4. Blueberry Pie
  5. Share
  6. One Good Turn
  7. I Want a Horse
  8. The Sailor and the Mermaid
  9. Pajamas
  10. A Friend for All Seasons
  11. I Have a Song
  12. In Harmony

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sesame Street   Primary Artist
Jin Hi Kim   Choir, Chorus
Jarreau   Track Performer
Bette Midler   Track Performer
Doobie Brothers   Track Performer
Dr. John   Track Performer
Michael McDonald   Keyboards,Vocals
Linda Ronstadt   Track Performer
Carly Simon   Background Vocals,Track Performer
James Taylor   Guitar,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Larry Williams   Synthesizer
George Benson   Guitar,Track Performer
Warren Bernhardt   Keyboards
Ron Carter   Bass
Don Grolnick   Keyboards
Mike Lawrence   Reeds,Horn
Chet McCracken   Percussion
Lew Soloff   Reeds,Horn
Phil Upchurch   Guitar
Jay Berliner   Guitar
Lynn Blessing   Background Vocals
Brown   Strings
Cornelius Bumpus   Flute,Saxophone
Bruce Roberts   Background Vocals
Patrick Simmons   Guitar,Vocals
Kate Taylor   Vocals,Track Performer
Livingston Taylor   Guitar,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Libby Titus   Track Performer
Wendy Waldman   Piano,Background Vocals,Track Performer
James Levine   Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
David Nadien   Strings
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Jonathan Abramowitz   Strings
Alex Acuña   Drums
Sanford Allen   Strings
Wayne Andre   Reeds,Horn
Jeff Baxter   Pedal Steel Guitar
John Campo   Reeds,Horn
Tom Canning   Piano
George Devens   Percussion
Kenny Edwards   Bass
Ernie   Track Performer
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Sammy Figueroa   Percussion
Barry Finclair   Strings
Steve Gadd   Drums
Gorgoni   Guitar
Timothy "Ace" Holleran   Drums
Craig Hull   Guitar
Anthony Jackson   Bass
Arthur Jenkins   Keyboards
Jeff Layton   Guitar
Tony Levin   Bass,Tuba
Julie Levine   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Arif Mardin   Hand Clapping
George Marge   Reeds,Horn
John McFee   Violin
Sid McGinnis   Guitar
Earl McIntyre   Reeds,Horn
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Tony Posk   Strings
Barry Rogers   Reeds,Horn
Lucy Simon   Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
Richard Sortomme   Strings
David Spinozza   Guitar,Conductor
Sally Stevens   Background Vocals,Obbligatto Vocals
David Stone   Choir, Chorus
David Tofani   Reeds,Horn
Randy Waldman   Synthesizer,Electric Piano
Pauline Wilson   Track Performer
Tom Heid   Hand Clapping
Ora Shiran   Strings
Joanna Simon   Background Vocals
Maureen Gallagher   Strings
Susan Winterbottom   Strings
Jimmy Douglas   Hand Clapping
Tony Price   Reeds,Tuba,Horn
Amy Helm   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Keith Knudson   Drums
Robert "Pops" Popwell   Bass
Tony Lewis   Drums

Technical Credits

Jarreau   Contributor
Bette Midler   Contributor
Doobie Brothers   Contributor
Dr. John   Contributor
Linda Ronstadt   Contributor
Carly Simon   Contributor
James Taylor   Contributor
George Benson   Contributor
Bruce Roberts   Arranger
Kate Taylor   Contributor
Livingston Taylor   Contributor
Libby Titus   Contributor
Wendy Waldman   Contributor
James Levine   Sound Effects
Michael Boshears   Engineer
Lewis Hahn   Producer,Engineer
David Levine   Producer
Julie Levine   Sound Effects,Artwork
Gene Paul   Engineer
Greg Phillinganes   Arp String Ensemble
Simon   Contributor
Lucy Simon   Producer,Contributor
David Spinozza   Arranger
Pauline Wilson   Contributor
Tom Greto   Engineer
Peter Whorf   Art Direction
Arthur Shimkin   Executive Producer
Sarah Taylor   Composer

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