Music: Alice in Audioland

Children's recordings used to find some of their finest inspirations up in tree houses and down in rabbit holes. Nowadays, they enviously twirl around the television screen. Nobody makes a bigger noise on Kidiscs than Yogi Bear or Huckleberry Hound. Accordingly, holiday record-shop browsers this year will meet the likes of Professor Ludwig von Drake (Disneyland), Quick Draw McGraw (Golden), Popeye the Sailor Man (Peter Pan) and Felix the Cat (Play Hour)—all of them shouting, giggling and bleating out jokes and songs with hectic abandon. But the children's market still offers more than...

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