Popeye Song Folio

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One of the best pieces of Fleischer Popeye memoribilia ever created was a 32 page compilation of sheet music, the Popeye Song Folio, published by Famous Music in 1936. Brotherly Love, Clean Shavin’ Man, I Wanna Be A Lifeguard, King Of The Mardi Gras, and of course, Popeye The Salior – and others – are each illustrated with a nice piece of art by one of the studio’s top artists (Willard Bowsky?). Coincidentally, with you know what going on sale next Tuesday, Brew reader Joe Busam has posted several of the best pages of the Song Folio on photobucket. These songs are great – and this is a perfect warm up to the restored cartoons which will soon be here.


  • http://outoftheinkwell.blogspot.com Mike Dobbs

    I’ve got the folio in the collection and it is indeed great. It draws attention to that wonderful Tin Pan Alley composer Sammy Timburg whose songs added so much to the Fleischer cartoons.

  • Chuck R.

    Wow, nice piece of 2-color art! I’m envious of Joe for having it in his collection. (I’m also envious of the ebay-er who’s selling his after getting such a nice plug from Cartoon Brew!)
    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://classiccartoons.blogspot.com/ Duck Dodgers

    Let’s see if someone will beat me…..

  • uncle wayne

    it sounds just tooooooo dee-lish! Can’t wait!! MY cup of tea!!

    Let every Tom & Dick & Otto….obey our Golden Motto!!

  • dcuny

    Cool stuff.

    It’s probably just my uneducated eyes, but Olive Oyl (on the folio cover) has a very Seussian feel to her.

  • http://understandinganimation.blogspot.com/ Bruce

    You know, stuff like this should be reprinted, for collectors or other wise.

    By the way, I had found a documentry on the late Charles M. Jones, Extremes & Inbetweens – A life in Animation, on Youtube.

    Here is the link, in case if you are interested: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsmlSv2b0tw