Sesame Country
Songs from
Released 1981
Format LP
Label Sesame Street Records
Cat no. CTW 89003

Sesame Country features country music from Sesame Street. The album includes guest star appearances by Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn, Glen Campbell, and Tanya Tucker.

This album won a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children. It was re-issued in 1992 by Golden Music on cassette and CD. On this version, the tracks segue into each other. A bonus track not included on the record, "Roll Over", is also added.

Track listing

Side One

  1. Sesame Jamboree - Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Grover, The Count, Ernie, Bert and Oscar the Grouch
  2. Songs - Crystal Gayle and Big Bird
  3. The Last Cookie Roundup - Cookie Monster
  4. Keep on Smilin' - Glen Campbell and Oscar the Grouch
  5. Count von Count's Continuous Country Cookin' Downhome Diner - The Count with Cookie Monster, Ernie, Grover, Herry Monster, Big Bird and Bert

Side Two

  1. Kin Folk - Ernie, Bert and Oscar the Grouch
  2. Count on Me - Loretta Lynn and The Count
  3. Takin' Turns - Big Bird, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Ernie, The Count and Bert
  4. You'll Never Take the Texas Out of Me - Tanya Tucker and Big Bird
  5. Roll Over (CD only) - Cookie Monster, Herry Monster, Grover, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count and Big Bird
  6. Sesame Jamboree (Reprise) - Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Grover, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, The Count and Herry Monster


  • Carroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch
  • Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert and Grover
  • Jerry Nelson as The Count and Herry Monster
  • Jim Henson as Ernie
  • The Sesame Street O. K. Corral Chorus: Lea Jane Berinati, Jackie Cusic, Michael Myers, Duane West


  • The Players: Jerry Carrigan, Russ Hicks, Michael Leech, Billy Linneman, Charlie McCoy, Tony Migliore, Mark Morris, Buddy Spicher, Robert Thompson, Pete Wade
  • The Strings: Byron Theodore Bach, Joann Cruthirds, Solie Isaac Fott, Lawrence Lasson, Paul Tobias, Kristin Wilkinson
  • Produced by Dennis Scott
  • Continuity by Norman Stiles
  • Musical arrangements by Dennis Scott
  • String arrangements by Timmy Tappan
  • Associate producer: Geri Van Rees
  • Project director: Sharon Lerner
  • Art director: Robert Pierce
  • Art director for the Muppets: Rick Wetzel
  • Cover photography: Richard Goldman
  • Engineering by
    • Travis Turk, The Sound Shop, Nashville
    • Frank Laico, CBS Recording Studios, New York
    • David Hunt, The Music Centre, London

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