Matt Jones

Sesame Funk

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One of the highlights of the classic American kids TV show Sesame Street was, for me, the Pinball Song; an animation sequence with perhaps the funkiest music you're ever likely to hear. The web is full of useless information and Google hardly ever fails to come up with relevent results for even the most trivial of searches. But finding conclusive information on who recorded this song is almost impossible; search results appear more like a Googlewhack attempt. I managed to glean some information from searching the Usenet archives in which it was suggested that the song was written by Herbie Hancock and sung by the Pointer Sisters, but no-one was really sure. So, with this information, I shall continue my quest for the truth behind the song and hopefully find a decent mp3 version of it.