Surprisingly, to me, there are many audio works using the word elephant in some form or other. Most of the ones I have found are not about elephants but rather someone using the word for whatever reason. Shown below are a sampling of such items. Following the images are several playable audio files. Elephant related audio media includes phonograph records, compact disks, cassette tapes, and digital files. There is a lot of audio which is associated with other media, mainly films and videos.


CASSETTE: Asa's Potty Learning
"Asa the baby elephant has a potty chair in the bathroom. Even though it's his favorite color and he understands what it's for, he doesn't like it." And so forth from the cover.

Psychologist Dr. gail C. Feldman developed this tape as a way to ease the anxieties of toilet training.

Produced and distributed by Speaking Of Health, Albuquerque, NM.

[ed. They could have chosen any animal but an elephant has tremendous appeal for children.]

CASSETTE: Babar Audio Collection
Set of four cassette tapes containing eight Babar stories recorded 1975-77.
Published by © Harper Collins.

Stories are read by Louis Jordan with his wonderful French accent you may have heard in movies if you are old enough.

Titles are: "The Story of Babar", "The Travels of Babar", "Babar The King", Babar and Zephir", "Babar and Father Christmas". "Babar and His Children", "Babar Comes to America", "Babar's Birthday Surprise".

PHONODISC: The Elephant Clown
Clear vinyl phonograph 7" record with dies cut paper laminated inside disk surfaces has a song on one side and describes circus activities on the other.

©1948 VOCO Inc

COMPACT DISK: Elephant Riders
Described on ebay® in 1999 as a promo CD for the band Clutch'. I did not win the auction so have no idea what is on the CD.

COMPACT DISK: Elephant Rest Home
Sleeve for CD "Elephant rest Home" by Dieselhed. Again, I have no idea what is on it but elephant is in the title so here it is.

COMPACT DISK: Memory Is An Elephant
Sleeve for CD "Memory Is An Elephant" by Tin Hat Trio. Again, I have no idea what is on it but elephant is in the title and there is a tiny elephant image in the center.
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COMPACT DISK: Forget
CD for album "Forget" by Elephant Ride. Kind of amusing that a group named 'Elephant Ride' would title an album 'Forget'. None of the songs have to do with elephants ... only the group's name.

SHEET MUSIC: Elephant Walk

My copy of the music for the Elephant Walk march composed by T. Robin MacLachlan and scored for a piano solo.
©1939 Schroeder & Gunther, Inc. NY

PHONODISC: When I See An Elephant Fly
78 RPM vinyl phonogrsph record and sleeve. The song is from the 1941 Disney movie "Dumbo", composed by Oliver Wallace /& Ned Livingston. © Walt Disney Productions. Published as a Little Golden Record.

MUSIC: Thai Elephant Orchestra
This is stunning. We do not have the sounds for you to play or download but you find this project on the web. National Geographic.

The elephant orchestra's music is collected in an album titled "Elephonic Rhapsodies". Assuming it is still at the following URL you can sample every track at Rhapsody.com which lists these twenty tracks:
1. A child's guide to the Elephant Orchestra
2. Phong's solo
3. The birth of Ganesha
4. Shiva beheads Ganesha
5. A head is found
6. Ganesha triumphant
7. Rhapsody in grey
8. An elephant's swan song
9. Three baht opera
10. Little elephant saddle
11. Floating down the pin river
12. Pin Pia
13. Bamboo dreams
14. Bamboolin
15. Dancing with Prathida
16. An Adult's guide to the Elephant Orchestra
17. Kaw-liga
18. Pastorale lite
19. Homage to Harry Partch
20. Baby Elephant Walk
21. Mr. Elephant
22. Eletranz
23. Chang! Chang! Chang!
24. Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony First movement


MUSIC: Miscellaneous Info
Song "Sister Mary Elephant" by Cheech & Chong was number 29 on Casey Kasem's American Top 40 for January 6, 1974.
A song titled "Elephant Hump" is no Jeremy Steig's CD "Something Else"
A song "Nelly The Elephant" is on Nektar's :Down To Earth" LP album 1974.
According to lyricsmania.com, the " Elephant Song" is by The Strokes.
These are musical performance groups who use 'Elephant' in their names:
Elephant Man,   Crazy Elephant,   Elephant Gun,   Elephant Parade,   Oh My God Elephant,   Thee Michelle Gun Elephant,   Elephant Rescue Plan, The,   Cage The Elephant,   Elephant,   Elephant Micah,   Elephant's Revenge,   Deadboy And The Elephantmen,  


SOUND FILES

SOUND: Elephant Trumpet
.WAV file. 100k. Click speaker icon play. Right click to save target file to your computer.

MUSIC: Baby Elephant Walk, version A
MIDI file 20k. Click speaker icon play. Right click to save target file to your computer.
MP3 file 1852k. Click speaker icon play. Right click to save target file to your computer.
Baby Elephant Walk was composed by Henri Mancini with lyrics by Hal David for the 1962 motion picture "Hatari". There are hundreds of copies on the web, including a full orchestral version last located at http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/store/smp_inside.html?item=4808032

MUSIC: Baby Elephant Walk, version B
MIDI file 29k. Click speaker icon play. Right click to save target file to your computer.
MP3 file 2467k. Click speaker icon play. Right click to save target file to your computer.

MUSIC: Elephant Graveyard
MIDI file 29k. Click speaker icon play. Right click to save target file to your computer.
MP3 file 5496k. Click speaker icon play. Right click to save target file to your computer.
Source of this music file lost. Downloaded from web August 1997. 2008 searches point to a song by Boomtown Rats.

MUSIC: Pink Elephant
MIDI file 10k. Click speaker icon play. Right click to save target file to your computer.
MP3 file 1967k. Click speaker icon play. Right click to save target file to your computer.
Source Information: Downloaded from America Online 1995-August-03. Uploaded originally by Bud Black (author). Freely distributed. "Pink Elephants is a happy little tune from 1932 and was written by Mort Dixon and Harry Woods. This tune is heard a lot in some of the old cartoons. This is standard MIDI (type 1) format."

MUSIC: Li Elephant
MP3 file 137k. Click speaker icon play. Right click to save target file to your computer.
Source of this music file lost. Downloaded from web. May be a composition by Lykke Li.




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