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Harry Nilsson wrote Coconut back in 1972. When I heard this song, I thought it was written and performed by Jamaicans, but Harry Nilsson not only wrote the song, but sang and recorded all the voices on a multi-track recorder. This is one of several versions of the original song. He had one with the musicians dressed up as gorillas but I thought that one borrowed too heavily from Ernie Kovaks’s Nairobi Trio. I also thought it might scare younger children.
The Muppets as usual have the best version. I think the best thing I can do with Children’s music is to recommend the Muppets and leave it at that. Here’s the Muppets version of Coconut.
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