HFVS Counting Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Hilltown Family Variety Show
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA
Saturday mornings from 9-10am

May 10th, 2008

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  • Dan Zanes – “West Indian Counting Song” [House Party]
  • Bill Bragg & The Blocks – “1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8” [Rare Family Songs of Woody Guthrie]
  • Hot Peas ‘n Butter – “Number One” [Hot Peas ‘N Butter Vol. 3, Mo Hotta]
  • Carole King – “One Was Johnny” [Really Rosie]
  • Jambo – “Two Feet” [Lucy’s Parade]
  • The Jellydots – “Three is a Magic Number” [“Hey You Kids!]
  • Twink – “Three Blink Mice” [The Broken Record]
  • Nat King Cole Trio – “Three Blind Mice” [Nicky’s Jazz for Kids]
  • Robbie Schaefer – “Sally, Can I Walk You Home?” [Songs for Kids Like Us]
  • The Harmonica Pocket – “Four Spaces” [Ladybug One]
  • They Might Be Giants – “High Five!” [Here Come the 123s]
  • SHOW ID: Princess Katie & Racer Steve (www.princessracer.org)
  • Count Basie – “Jive at Five” [The Best of Early Basie]
  • David Grover & The Big Bear Band – “Six” [Watch Me Now!]
  • Imagination Movers – “Seven Days a Week” [Juice Box Heroes]
  • Charity and the JAMBand – “Counting Tricks” [Peanut Butter and JAM]
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock – “Counting in Swahii” [A Child’s Celebration of the World]
  • Justin Roberts – “Nine Planets” [Not Naptime]
  • Erin Flynn with the Co-Op Band – “Count to Ten” [Dreamers Of Dreams]
  • Louis Armstrong – “Ten Feet Off the Ground” [Nicky’s Jazz For Kids]
  • Terrible Twos – “When I Get to Eleven” [If You Ever See an Owl]
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock – “Counting in Japanese” [A Child’s Celebration of the World]
  • Ralph Covert – “Eighteen Wheels on a Big Rig” [At the Bottom of the Sea]
  • SHOW ID: Steve Weeks (www.steveweeksmusic.com)


There are heaps of songs we didn’t get to play on this week’s episode that would have fit our theme perfectly, including “7, 8, 9” off of the new album Snacktime by Barenaked Ladies and a favorite from my childhood, “Figure Eight” from the Schoolhouse Rock episodes. Here are their videos below. Check ’em out.

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