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Potato Numbers

by Mark Wolfe

It's Bugs Bunny meets Monty Python as narrated by Dr. Seuss and that's just the opening act
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Potato Numbers Singin' Time (part 1)
0:43 album only
2. Pussy Cats
3:00 album only
3. The Purple Polka-Dot Banana, Apple, Orange, Lime
2:55 album only
4. Bonky The Donkey
3:23 album only
5. A Good Samaritan
2:54 album only
6. Potato Numbers
3:10 album only
7. Lucky
3:03 album only
8. The Cowboy Way
4:20 album only
9. Bird Bath
2:13 album only
10. Potato Numbers Singin' Time (part 2)
2:05 album only
11. Wishes
1:56 album only


Album Notes
2007 finalist, The John Lennon Songwriting Contest for The Purple Polka-Dot Banana Apple Orange Lime.
Two time quarter finalist and semi finalist in The International Songwriting Competition for Lucky, Potato Numbers, and Pussycats respectively.

Mark Wolfe:

When I first set out to make a children's cd, I did not want to cash in on any current novelty or sound. Instead I wanted to make a record that would appeal to children of all ages, something that would have staying power. In other words, a record with a long shelf life, one that could be revisited from time to time, or from one generation to the next. I think I've succeeded. So whatever your taste or interest, I think POTATO NUMBERS just might have something for you. I wrote, produced and performed these songs and yet I still find new things that catch my ear and make me smile. I hope POTATO NUMBERS brings you the same joy for years to come.

Mark Wolfe

It's Bugs Bunny meets Monty Python as narrated by
Dr. Seuss. And that's just the warm-up act! Many familiar
voices drop by: a former president, John Wayne and even
the King of Rock and Roll. And some very funny Mark Wolfe
creations, as well! You won't be disappointed whether you're three or ninety-three, Potato Numbers is a must-own
CD for the whole family.

Read on to learn more about Potato Numbers.


It's Potato Numbers Singin' Time and away we go. A pounding kick drum gets us started as we count our potatoes 1-2-3. How many taters do you see, when you count
your potatoes 1-2-3?


Pussycats has become Potato Numbers' runaway hit thus far
with its pumping gypsy rhythm and a singer who sounds like he could be Sylvester the Cat's European cousin. This track has become a quick favourite.

NOTE: Watch the Pussycats video at YOUTUBE, search words, Mark Wolfe Pussycats.


Now this is just downright fun! First you start with a comedic vocal delivery to rival that of the great Peter Sellers, add some Dr. Seuss-inspired lyrics, combine that with a Monty Python chorus, some driving ukuleles and you have the makings of a modern day novelty classic.

YOUTUBE video coming soon!


Poor Bonky would like nothing more than to sleep by his favourite tree in his favourite shade. Unfortunately, the farmer has other ideas. Who will win this battle of the barnyard?


This is the most curious track on Potato Numbers. The
digitally altered vocal sounds like an alter boy singing
against a backdrop of Gregorian monks and an angel
glockenspiel. But the message is timeless and clear. One's highest calling is to help others.


A snappy up-beat tune set against a new country guitar riff. You'll be singing along in no time as the potato makes its way from the ground to the dinner table and beyond.


Lucky was the first track recorded for Potato Numbers and the template for all the songs that followed. Written for the real life Lucky, who was the best four-legged friend Mr. Wolfe ever had.


The Cowboy Way transports the listener back to another time, as the storyteller wistfully dreams of a simpler life. Listen for Mr. Ed in a guest starring role.


Bird Bath is the only instrumental on Potato Numbers and sets a nice ambient tone.


Potato Numbers Singin' Time returns with its familiar kick drum intro and provides a look back at all the songs on the CD -- a nice way to say this is where we've been and thanks for comin' along. The Superstar Girls (pictured on cd cover) are guest singers on this track.


All too soon, Potato Numbers, comes to an end with a wonderful piece titled, Wishes. This short but sweet number is reminiscent of Kermit the Frog's RAINBOW CONNECTION with its lovely banjo stylings.

POTATO NUMBERS comes with a beautiful fold out lyric insert.

For classroom use please refer to music and lyrics link at Mark Wolfe's home page. Simply copy and paste for instructional purposes.



to write a review

Joanne Thiesen

Hip Hip Hooray, finally a children's cd that is not insulting to kids. A great collection of songs that are loads of fun. Even Mum and dad will be able to enjoy this one.

The Berger Family

Our whole family LOVES this CD!
My almost 3 year old loves this CD. His favorites are the Potato Numbers series. My husband loves Bonky the Donkey and sings along rather loudly! lol This is great music that the whole family will like. This is not just for the kids!

Shane Audet

Great fun! You'll be singing with a smile from ear to ear!!
One of the best kids CDs we bought in a longtime! We find it to be great fun and entertaining. From Pussy Cats to Bonky the Donkey this musician will hit your funnybone!!

Chris Brine

I really enjoyed Potato Numbers, bought a second one for my niece, so I could keep the first! This CD combines awesome vocal techniques (he should do voices in animated movies!) with also a love for things we remember as kids, bringing it back fresh for this generation. Love the cat song!

Tim Klassen

This is a great CD that we can all listen to in the car!
I love listening to the entire CD (okay, I could do without the Bird Bath instrumental track)- but my kids love to dance to the upbeat numbers on this! Their favorite is the Pussy Cats song.

John Taylor

I think the parents may enjoy it more than the kids
Some childrens cds are by artists who cater to children and are good at it. Other childrens cds are made by amateur producers and it shows when somone is singing "Mary Had a little Lamb" off key in a five year old voice. This album is unique in it's accessibility, it's for the whole family and the songs are all well-written and produced. This is something you can't go wrong with.