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Q: Novelty Recording of Three Blind Mice ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Novelty Recording of Three Blind Mice
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: pete60-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 05 Dec 2005 11:15 PST
Expires: 04 Jan 2006 11:15 PST
Question ID: 601750
I'm trying to find to purchase or download a recording of Three Blind
Mice recorded on a Hits Compilation in England from the 70s or 80s.  I
used to have the record.  This recording of Three Blind Mice was a
novelty record that tried to show how the classic song would sound if
recorded by different bands or musical groups, including, from memory,
Stan Kenton and Gerry Mulligan and Billy May.  I tried ITunes but to
no avail so far.  Thanks
Subject: Re: Novelty Recording of Three Blind Mice
Answered By: efn-ga on 05 Dec 2005 20:10 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi pete60,

I believe the recording you seek is "Experiments with Mice," by Johnny
Dankworth and his Orchestra.  It hit number 6 on the Melody Maker
singles chart in July, 1956.  (Source:
 There was also a sequel, "Further Experiments with Mice."

"The Rise and Fall of Popular Music" by Donald Clarke describes this
recording as "'Three Blind Mice' in the styles of Glenn Miller, Stan
Kenton and others."

According to the All Music Guide, the recording appears on two
compilations on compact disc, "1956: A Time to Remember, 20 Original
Chart Hits" and the box set "Produced by George Martin."

I also found the song on another compilation, "Big Band Jazz - 36 Jazz Classics."

I will not identify sources for the CDs because I don't know in what
country you live.  If you would like to buy one of these and have
trouble finding it for sale on-line, tell me where you live in a
request for clarification and I will see what I can find.  The George
Martin box set should be easy to find, but it is expensive.

Sorry, I was not able to find a source for downloading the song.

Search Strategy

The following query led me to the "Rise and Fall of Popular Music"
page linked above, which gave me the title of the recording.

"three blind mice" novelty styles

I hope this is a satisfactory answer to your question.  If you need
any more information about this, please ask for a clarification.



Request for Answer Clarification by pete60-ga on 06 Dec 2005 05:07 PST
You found it.  THanks.  Now I need to buy a cop of the CD.  I am in
the US.  I found it on Amazon but it is listed as "unavailable."  Can
you hlep with other sources?

Clarification of Answer by efn-ga on 06 Dec 2005 22:21 PST
I'm guessing you are looking for the "A Time to Remember" CD and not
the George Martin box set.

You can get it from Miles Kimball.

(The match is not absolutely conclusive, but the packaging for the
1943 CD they show looks similar and it's listed as containing 20 hits,
which fits.)

Sam Flax New York has it too.,2383.htm does have it, as an imported greeting card.

Thanks for the tip.

pete60-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Good research.  Well done!

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