Saturday, November 11, 2006

If Anybody Calls, Tell Them Barnaby Said 'Hello'... (link updated July 2, 2007)

Anyone growing up in Northeast Ohio (or Canada) from the late 50's through the late 80's was aware of Barnaby. He was the host of a children's show created by Linn Sheldon. Here's the theme music and his signature ending --

Click below to download (link updated July 2, 2007) --

--> Barnaby <--

The following two novelty Christmas songs were recorded by Barnaby in 1960. Thanks to Lee at Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else for posting these last Christmas.

Boofo Goes Where Santa Goes

Rabbits Have A Christmas

Sadly Linn Sheldon passed away this past April at age 86.


Anonymous said...

Dear Eric:
a good hearted fellow named Lee pointed me here as I was enquiring about the ending theme music for the Barnaby show. "Beside the Clear Fountain" was the english title.
You had active links for an mp3 of this which are no longer active.
I would be eternally grateful if you could either email this to me at owntwofeet "AT" or repost them...
thanks a million.
Gary McGill, London, Canada

Josh Ramsey said...

I've always worried about the spelling on "Boofo." Of course, as snarky teenagers we would sing as "Bufu" ...

samgigi said...

I just found your blog. I was reading post and seeing how great it is then I saw the little photo of super host- awesome. Then noticed you are from akron.I moved away from cleveland 10 years ago. Could you reup the Barnaby theme song he was one of my favorite . I remember when he moved out of his house and would go on other stage stes on channel 43. Like he tried to live on the lanagan set good stuff.Keep up the good work. Thanks for the christmas music I will cherish it.