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The Downtown Story

The Downtown Story

On this 1959 concept album for children, performer Helen Gene Purdy presents two stories in word and song. The first is about a day when a Little Girl and her mother go on a shopping trip to a department store (“Downtown”). On her journey, the Little Girl encounters revolving doors into stores and rides the escalator, elevator, and a bus. In the second story, a Little Boy goes to the supermarket with his mother to buy groceries. Included in the liner notes are the texts of the stories, and musical notation and lyrics for the songs.

Track Listing

101
Now We Are Going Riding Helen Gene Purdy 2:19
102
Revolving Door Song Helen Gene Purdy 1:16
103
Escalator Song Helen Gene Purdy 1:35
104
Elevator Song Helen Gene Purdy 1:25
105
Here Comes the Bus Helen Gene Purdy 1:20
106
Home Again Helen Gene Purdy 0:45
201
We're Going to the Super Market Helen Gene Purdy 0:40
202
What Shall We Buy at the Store Today Helen Gene Purdy 2:17
203
Basket on Wheels Helen Gene Purdy 1:19
204
Label Song Helen Gene Purdy 1:23
205
The Cash Register Song Helen Gene Purdy 0:44
206
We Are Carrying Our Bundles Helen Gene Purdy 0:25

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