Thursday, February 7, 2008

Jeff Moss, songwriter

Jeff Moss (June 19, 1942 - September 24, 1998) helped to create the children's television series Sesame Street. He was a head writer, composer, and lyricist for the series, for which he won fifteen Emmy Awards. Moss worked on Captain Kangaroo before being recruited to work on Sesame Street. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the music and lyrics he wrote for The Muppets Take Manhattan.

"I Love Trash" performed by Oscar the Grouch (Carroll Spinney)
Words and Music by Jeff Moss

"People In Your Neighborhood" performed by Bob (Bob McGrath) & the Muppets
Words and Music by Jeff Moss

"Rubber Duckie" performed by Ernie (Jim Henson)
Words and Music by Jeff Moss

"Nasty Dan" performed by Johnny Cash & Oscar the Grouch
Words and Music by Jeff Moss


At February 19, 2008 at 10:57 AM , Blogger Carrie said...

Hey Dude,

You probably already know, but Jeffrey Moss wrote the song Nasty Dan *especially* for Johnny Cash to sing to Oscar the Grouch.

At June 25, 2008 at 10:55 AM , Blogger Alex said...

I didn't know that! Thanks for reading and letting me know!


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