inspired by my friend margie's facebook note "25 formative life-changing albums". click images to enlarge. dates are release dates.
peter and the wolf (1957)
the version currently on my ipod is by leonard bernstein and the ny philharmonic.
the three little pigs: favorite children stories (1961)
mother goose favorites (1965)
sesame street original cast record (1970)
the amazing spider-man: a rockomic! (1972) — now this was awesome!
some stuff from my parents' collection that in some part made it onto the ipod:
whipped cream and other delights (1965)
"whipped cream" and "a taste of honey" were the big hits but the masterpiece is the criminally short (1:32) "green peppers".
the best of sam cooke (1962)
four tops: second album (1965)
temptations: gettin' ready (1966)
jackson 5: abc (1970)
note: they also owned a (relatively) sizable collection of popular classical recordings that i don't remember hearing them play, many of which nonetheless made it to the ipod.