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Ichabod – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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Released Original 78 album: 1949
Original LP album: 1949
Recorded June 23, 1949
Genre Children’s
Length 13:16
Label Decca
Bing Crosby chronology
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Ichabod – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Top o' the Morning / Emperor Waltz

Ichabod – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a studio album of phonograph records by Bing Crosby released in 1949 narrating the famous 1820 Washington Irving short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".


Crosby had recorded the soundtrack for the "Ichabod" portion of the Walt Disney animated feature The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad which premiered in October 1949 and he recorded the story separately for Decca Records on June 23, 1949. The songs were written by Don Raye and Gene De Paul. Simon Rady was the director and Victor Young and His Orchestra provided the musical support.

Track listing

All songs were recorded on June 23, 1949, written by Don Raye and Gene De Paul, directed by Simon Rady and featuring Victor Young and His Orchestra. The songs were featured on a 2-disc, 78 rpm album set, Decca Album DAU-725 which was auto-coupled for ease of playing with a record changer.

Side Title Time
Disc 1: (40090)
A. "Ichabod" (Pt. 1) (includes song "Ichabod") 3:11
B. "Ichabod" (Pt. 2) (includes song "Ichabod") 3:23
Disc 2: (40091)
A. "Ichabod" (Pt. 3) (includes song "Katrina") 3:15
B. "Ichabod" (Pt. 4) (includes song "The Headless Horseman") 3:20

LP issue

The 1949 10" LP album issue Decca DL 6001 consisted of DAU-725 (details above) on one side plus “Rip Van Winkle” narrated by Walter Huston on the other. “Rip Van Winkle” was originally recorded on August 16, 1945 and issued as a 2-disc 78 rpm album No. DA-432 (with the records numbered 40003-4). The running time was 12 minutes 14 seconds and the music was supplied by Wilbur Hatch and His Orchestra. The directors were Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee.

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