If you were born post 1970 it's very likely you have no memory of these little chaps save from sickly 'remember the 60's - weren't they crap' video clip shows.
The product of 2 Czech immigrants Jan & Vlasta Dalibor, they were the teletubbies of the day for 11 years until they were canned in 1968. With "cute" speeded up voices & covers of popular tunes (including - of course - "puppet on a string"!) they became the first single ever bought for me.
Ahh, Bless! *pauses to vom*
It's very hard for me to rate these tracks as they invoke overriding memories for me (and for the nursery rhyme LP that I couldn't listen to the last track of cos it really shitted me up!). I leave it to you to judge for yourselves.
They say time is a healer (at least, Little Feat did) - I'm going to go cuddle teddy now.
The "Up, Up & Away" single features:
1. Up, UP & Away (Webb)
2. Doctor Doolittle (Bricusse)
3. Puppet on a String (Martin-Coulter)
4. All You Need Is Love (Lennon-McCartney)
You can hear rips of these at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mike.chalkley/Wavs/