Ol' Brown Ears is Back

Ol' Brown Ears is Back
Studio album by The Muppets
Released April 6, 1993
Recorded January 1984
Genre Comedy
Length 27:37
Label Jim Henson Records, BMG Kidz
Producer Jim Henson, Robert Kraft
The Muppets chronology
The Muppet Christmas Carol: Original Soundtrack
Ol' Brown Ears is Back
Muppet Beach Party

Ol' Brown Ears is Back is a music and comedy record released by The Jim Henson Company through BMG Kidz in 1993. The album consists of 14 songs recorded by Jim Henson as Rowlf the Dog.[1][2] Although released three years after Henson's death, the tracks were recorded in 1984. It was released in CD and cassette form, with the latter including a poster.

The album's title is a reference to Frank Sinatra's 1973 album Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back.

Track listing

1."Lydia, the Tattooed Lady"  Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg2:08
2."Eight Little Notes"  Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady2:25
3."I Never Harmed an Onion"  Alan L. Grey, Ginger Joan Grey, Moe Jaffe1:26
4."Halfway Down the Stairs"  A. A. Milne2:53
5."Memory Lane"  Abe Burrows1:32
6."Cottleston Pie"  A. A. Milne1:38
7."Bein' Green"  Joe Raposo2:27
8."Carbon Paper"  Abe Burrows1:40
9."Garden Song"  David Mallett2:47
10."New York State of Mind"  Billy Joel2:41
11."When"  Abe Burrows1:22
12."You and I and George"  Red Kelly1:36
13."Wishing Song"  Paul Tracey2:02
14."Old Dog Trey"  Walt Kelly2:27


  • Rowlf the Dog – Primary Artist
  • Jim Henson – Piano, Producer, Vocals
  • Derek Scott – Piano
  • Chris Boardman – Arranger, Associate Producer, Conductor
  • Robert Kraft – Producer
  • Sandy De Crescent – Orchestra Contractor
  • Nancy Fogarty – Editing, Music Editor
  • Larry Grossman – Creative Consultant
  • Dave Collins – Mastering

  • Dave Hunt – Engineer
  • Dennis Sands – Engineer, Mixing
  • Tom Hardisty – Assistant Engineer
  • Brandon Harris – Assistant Engineer
  • Charles Paakkari – Assistant Engineer
  • Jonathan Rutley – Assistant Engineer
  • Theo Panagopoulos – Art Direction
  • Corey Edmonds Millen – Design
  • John Barrett – Photography


  1. "The Secret Genius Of Rowlf The Dog". Whatculture.com. September 23, 2012. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  2. "Rowlf the Dog's Solo Album Pleases". Los Angeles Times. May 29, 1993. Archived from the original on April 13, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
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