Category Archive: kids
Bill Crosby offers up an album of children’s music called Boomerang Orangutan that will delight the adults as well as the kiddies. The album is pure pop goodness, with lyrics that are funny and melodies that are catching.
Bill plays in many different styles and the lyrics are about different subjects, but they all share one thing—a very polished performance. Bill isn’t really singing just for kids—he’s singing for everyone who will listen. Songs like “Chocolate Everywhere” have an almost top 40ish sound, with great guitar riffs. The lyrics are silly but they aren’t childish, which means parents won’t be embarrassed if the CD is left in their car when they are traveling with the kids.
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hey, check out the mp3-player (at right) for a new track called, “no sponges.” i’m huge fan of steven wright’s bizarre, brilliant comedy. i was watching a clip on youtube and he said “sponges grow in the ocean, that kills me…i wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn’t happen.” it inspired a moment of musical silliness. this song features barry green on trombone, dave frances on bass and andrea flowers on harmony vocal. the last verse is autobiographically funny to me, because, i lived at home for many years after graduating college…yes, i was a sponge!
Here’s a cool review of “Boomerang Orangutan” from bassist Bobby King:
“I got the CD in the mail today (thanks!) and listened to it on the way to a gig. It sounds great, excellent job! The songs are all lively and humorous, plus there’s a good variety in terms of styles and grooves. The mixes sound very good too, BTW. Most importantly, I think it will actually appeal to children . I’ve played on other children’s projects where I thought it was either too adult, or too patronizing to the kids. Your CD has enough interesting and clever things going on to hold kid’s interest, it doesn’t talk down to them, but isn’t over their heads either. Again, great job and good luck with it!” ——Bobby
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An antelope who wants to get married, a manatee inventor and a llama who wants to act can only mean one thing: a new kid’s CD from me! I don’t know EXACTLY when it’ll be done but i can tell you this: it’s going to be FUN!
The usual cast of characters have recorded so far: Emmett Ientilucci (drums), Mark Horn (gtr), David Earl, Mitch Reily (sax), Jeff Rogers (gtr), Mark Easterling (gtr), Steve Holland (percussion), Francie Smith and Rae Hering on background vocals.
Filling in for Mike Bush on bass is the Philly man, Bobby King. It’s been a lot of work so far, and scheduling has not been easy, but soon, we shall unleash this music to the world!
This project has been co-produced with Rob Tew, keyboardist, guitarist, and audio engineer maniac. A man who wears many hats but is always in style (I just made that up, I think).
If you’ve seen my “pet snail” video you know my lady friend, Denice. she has been inspirational (and my family has been, as well) and because of her help, I was able to get Grammy nominated blues guitarist, Dave Perkins, and trombonist, Barry Green (from Larry Carlton’s band), to add their talents to my songs. Good people make me sound good!
Marin Miller also added her unique talent to a song that wasn’t even a duet until I heard her sing. I am psyched for everybody to hear this new music!