Master Christopher Robin ‎– Now We Are Six

His Master's Voice ‎– B 2980
Shellac, 10", 78 RPM


A1.1 The Friend
A1.2 Us Two
B1.1 Down By The Pond
B1.2 The Engineer



A1.1 and A1.2 were recorded on 5 December 1928.
B1.1 and B1.2 were recorded on 10 January 1929.


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September 19, 2017
Christopher Robin is worldwide known as the character in A.A. Milne's famous Winnie-the-Pooh books. However, many people don't realize Milne based the book's character on his only son Christopher Robin Milne (21 August 1920 – 20 April 1996). Winnie-the-Pooh himself was based on Christopher's Alpha Farnell-teddy bear, originally named Edward. Whereas the real Christopher Robin loved the Pooh-stories when he was young (and, it should be noted, at the time these recordings were made), he became to resent when he grew up, blaming his father that he had taken away the innocence of his childhood. In his autobiography Christopher stated: "It seemed to me almost that my father had got where he was by climbing on my infant shoulders, that he had filched from me my good name and left me nothing but empty fame". In later life, Christopher and his wife owned a bookstore, which was frequented by Pooh-fanatics who wanted a word with the "real" Christopher Robin, something that he didn't encourage. In addition to the two original Winnie the Pooh books Christopher Robin was immortalized in other works by Milne including two books of poems: When We Were Very Young (1924) and Now We Are Six (1927). It is from these books that the recordings on this record were taken. The songs reveal a young and playful boy singing the poems with a joyful innocence in his voice. Both Christopher and his father were, at the time, rightfully very proud of these recordings.