Follow Your Weird: November 2004

December 12th, 2004

My Name Records

Captain Kangaroo Name Record "Joseph" Front Cover
Captain Kangaroo Name Record "Joseph" Back Cover

My very own name record! From sometime in the 1970s on “My Name Records.”

The story goes that my father had faith in me that I could run a little turntable even though I was like 3 or 4 years old. I’ve been trusted with technology ever since. My former roommate Erin recorded it to mp3 and I encoded it for the web in February 2003.

You can listen to the audio here: “Joseph, Joseph”

Comments: 23


December 13, 2004 5:00am

Joe, you were only 2 years old when you started reading and playing the phonograph!!!! we lived in student housing in Riverside 😉 Love, M0m


March 22, 2008 9:41am

I asked because I kept going around singing “Joseph, Joseph” and realized that it was from THAT RECORD.

Now I’ll have even MORE of it stuck in my head!


Joe Crawford

March 24, 2008 10:09am


Yay for earworms!


May 16, 2010 11:42pm

I’ve been trying to track this record down, off and on for a long time. Thanks for putting a recording on your site.

There were other songs about birthdays and stuff weren’t there?

Anyway just wanted to send you a thumbs up… that broughtback some memories… Thanks again.

Joe Crawford

May 17, 2010 10:26am

Hi Jimi —

You’re welcome!

I think there must have been many different names that were done by that company and then branded with Captain Kangaroo’s name. Pity there’s not more of them online. Fun stuff.


February 1, 2011 10:29pm

My family played these records at every birthday party and we all sang along, we still do. Wish I could find them for my own children. Any idea where to get them? II know all of the lyrics by heart. Remember “r-e-d- spells. red, b-e-d spells bed, r-e-d and b-e-d means there’s a little red bed” 🙂


February 1, 2011 10:30pm

Really, if anyone knows where to get these, I’d really like to know.

Joe Crawford

February 1, 2011 10:34pm

I wish I knew Nancy, but I really don’t.

Nancy Luisa

October 16, 2011 12:36pm

Oh my gosh, Nancy — I still have my old record, and we have the same name, so I’d be happy to burn it to mp3 for you. It’s not the same as for your own kids’ names, but they’d at least be able to hear the songs with your name in it. Joseph, thank you SO much for posting your name song; I was trying to teach it to a friend for her little girl, and this made it so much easier for me to send it to her! -Nancy

Joe Crawford

October 16, 2011 12:48pm

Thanks! Yes, if it’s the same company I’d be happy to take a recording and post it!


May 29, 2012 3:17pm

Does anyone have an “Erin” birthday record?

Joe Crawford

May 29, 2012 3:20pm

Sorry Deb, I’ve never seen more examples of these than my own.


July 19, 2012 5:11pm

I was just researching to see what to sell my “If Your name is AMY” record and found this. Didn’t think about getting in recorded on to an MP3!

There’s currently a “Tony” on ebay for sale.


October 15, 2012 11:59am

wow! I searched high and low for this song! My brother “joseph” is turning 40 and I want to have a little fun and play it at his party. I can still recite all the lyrics on the record to all the songs….. I had one as well “Deborah”.

Is there a way I can download this song?

Joe Crawford

October 15, 2012 12:01pm

Debbie, just click, play, then save.


December 9, 2012 5:33pm

I have a Happy Birthday Laura

Joe Crawford

December 9, 2012 10:51pm

Cool Tom!


June 9, 2013 4:53pm

I have a “Karen Karen” record. I have every song memorized. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face in posting this.

Joe Crawford

June 9, 2013 10:16pm

Thank you Karen! It’s fun hearing about all these different records!

Judith Talbert

July 15, 2014 1:42pm

I would love to get the music and words onto a CD for my sister in law. Her record broke and it would be a wonderful surprise for her. Would I be able to purchase a cd of the music or download it?
Thank you
Judith Talbert

Joe Crawford

July 20, 2014 7:43pm

Judith, I don’t personally.

But what name are you looking for?

Judith Talbert

July 20, 2014 8:13pm

The name I am looking for is Karen.

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