Today some more of Karloff's Caedmon Records oeuvre with a visit to Aesop, "...who created an independent class of stories about animals, so that in a few generations his name and person had become typical of that entire class of literature. In course of time, thanks to his plain, popular manner, the story of his own life was enveloped in an almost inextricable tissue of tales and traditions, which represented him as an ugly hunchback and a buffoon. In the Middle Ages these were woven together into a kind of romance."
Aesop and Boris share among them the barnacles of accumulated legend as well as becoming virtual trademarks and exemplars of particular genres. Presented for your amusement and edification below, six short tracks from the 1967 Aesop's Fables album produced by Howard Sackler. And, to make it more seasonal, the last few moments of "The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton" lp side by Mr. Karloff as a bonus cut. Cheers.