Historical Discography:

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From the liner notes:

The newest hero of America's small set is a chubby, freckle-faced youngster with hair the color of a strawberry soda and a smile that would put the sun to shame. His name is Little Orley and his popularity has snowballed to such an extent that a little Orley book is in preparation, a Little Orley comic strip is to be syndicated and the Decca records about his adventures have hit the best-seller lists all over the country.

Little Orley, a small farm boy to whom amazing and amusing things have a habit of happening, is the brainchild of Hugh Brannum, a bass player in the Waring orchestra, whose almost instantaneous success as Uncle Lumpy is the newest pride of the Pennsylvanians. Brannum happens to have been a country boy himself and still commands that wonderful way with words sometimes described as hillbilly dialect. It is in these homely and humorous accents that he narrates his whimsical tales about Orley.

Originally, Brannum started out merely to write some countrified songs and sketches for the Waring organization. Then he tried giving standard nursery stories the benefit of his own considerably revised interpretation. Running out of this material, he began creating his own stories — and thus Little Orley sort of grew into existence.

On the air, as well as on this record, all the Pennsylvanians — Fred, the band, the singers — often "get into the act" supplying the music and the sound effects which help to make the Little Orley stories so delightful.

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LP Records

The Adventures of Little Orley Vocalion Decca VL-73737


Little Orley's Big Concert
Little Orley - His Adventures with the Parade
Little Orley - His Adventures with the Cloud
Little Orley and the Happy Bird
Little Orley and the Little Engine
Little Orley and the Bubble Gum
Little Orley and the Haunted House
Little Orley - His Adventures as a Worm

More Adventures of Little Orley Vocalion Decca VL-73780


Get Well!!! Adventure of Little Orley and Old Doctor Feather
Little Orley and his Fly - Fish - Frog Orchestra
Little Orley and his Coonskin Cap
Little Orley and the Cricket
Little Orley's Barn Dance
Little Orley and the Bull Fiddle
Little Orley and the Moon
Little Orley and the Ivy
Little Orley and the Pancake

10" Discs

LITTLE ORLEY AND THE: Decca 10" 88010

Happy Bird
Little Engine

LITTLE ORLEY AND THE: Decca 10" 88013

Bubble Gum --88013A
Haunted House --88013B
Bull Fiddle --88014A
Cricket --88014B

LITTLE ORLEY AND THE: Decca 10"88024

Barn Dance --88024
Ivy Moon --88025
Pancake


LITTLE ORLEY AND: Decca 10" 88043

His Adventures As A Worm Pt. 1
His Adventures As a Worm Pt. 2


LITTLE ORLEY, HIS ADVENTURES WITH: Decca 10" 88051

The Parade
The Cloud

little orley's farm

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little orley lp

orley's adventure as a worm

little orly record

little orlie lp

happy bird

the happy bird

little orely records

hubert the horse
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