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In a far-off valley live the obeisant Domoinkan Pigs of Snouto Domoinko de Silo. Here, twelve times a day, these simple swine grunt the unadorned, ethereal music of Pigorian Chant (translation included). For occasions from the first mealtime (Op-slay ime-tay. Et’s lay eat-ay. Um yay, um-yay.) to Nox Animaliae, when they’re joined by all the animals in a harmony that dates back before the time of Caesar Hogustus, the pigs chant.
Listen, look at Sandra Boynton’s delicious illustrations, and laugh. It’s what to play whenever you’re feeling disgruntled.
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Sing a song of Boynton! Here is Rhinoceros Tap, a truly delightful collection of seriously silly songs. This Recording Industry Association of America Gold album, with 647,000 copies in print, combines a big illustrated songbook and CD so children and grown-ups alike can read along, sing along, dance along, cluck along, and oink along to the fifteen original songs.
There’s “O, Lonely Peas” to appeal to every finicky young eater. The five-year-old’s lament, “Bad Babies.” A mouse’s impassioned ballad to his beloved, “I Love You More Than Cheese.” Plus the lead number, “Rhinoceros Tap,” the ever-popular “Barnyard Dance,” and more. With lyrics and pictures by Boynton and music written with and played by the one and only Michael Ford, these songs have the style, swing, charm, and pizzazz that little listeners deserve. Ready? All together now.
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Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford—the team behind Rhinoceros Tap, the Grammy-nominated #1 New York Times bestseller Philadelphia Chickens, and other toe-tapping book-and-CD sets—bring great words, great music, great performers to children and vintage children alike.
Put a nickel in the jukebox, assuming you can locate a jukebox, and that you remember what a nickel is. Here’s legendary Beach Boy Brian Wilson singing lead and 10-part harmonies on “Speed Turtle.” The incomparable Neil Sedaka crooning “Your Nose.” B. B. King brings you a wistful “One Shoe Blues,” Gerry and the Pacemakers offer “Mersey Lullaby,” and Broadway great Patti LuPone sings—what else—the “Rabbit Tango.” And then there’s the hit single from Boynton’s Your Personal Penguin sung by the impossibly cute Davy Jones of The Monkees. I mean jeepers, even Sha Na Na is here.
And OH! The book! Boynton has filled it with all things 50s and 60s. And, well, golly, it’s so happy and colorful and just terrific, Mister! Grab your saddle shoes, plunk two straws into that swell chocolate malt, and let’s twist again like we did last century. 119,000 copies in print.
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Full of attitude, full of fun, and all lit up with star power, Dog Train is a Recording Industry Association of America Gold Album with 600,000 copies in print. Another great book-and-CD production by Sandra Boynton, it features all original songs recorded by big-name acts and great voices.
Blues Traveler performs a stomping version of the title song, a moody rock journey that Boynton wrote especially for them. And then there’s Alison Krauss with “Evermore.” And Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme—really—who do the “Boring Song.” The Spin Doctors, who channel rock’s rebellious side—with a taste of punk—for “Tantrum”: “No No No, I don’t want to, I don’t want to./No no no, I don’t want to, no no./Leave me alone. Leave me alone./LEAVE ME ALONE.” And the sweetly unexpected pairing of “Weird Al” Yankovic and Kate Winslet (yep, Kate Winslet) as a duet singing “I Need a Nap.”
The full-color book features a portion of each song’s lyrics set as a little story, illustrated with Boynton’s irresistible hippos, cows, dogs, and more dogs. Full lyrics appear in the back.
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Hang on to yer hat, Cowboy.
Yeeeee-hah! Boynton goes Country with Frog Trouble, a terrific CD and illustrated songbook of her new and wildly original Country songs. And they’re sung by a truly amazing roster of Country Music’s biggest and brightest stars: Here’s Brad Paisley with “Copycat,” Dwight Yoakam singing “I’ve Got a Dog,” Alison Krauss on “End of a Summer Storm,” Ben Folds rocking “Broken Piano,” Darius Rucker with “Beautiful Baby.” The lonesome-cowboy title track is performed by the low-voiced moody rocker Mark Lanegan (yes, of Queens of the Stone Age.) Add Josh Turner, Fountains of Wayne, Ryan Adams, Linda Eder, and quickly rising Country star Kacey Musgraves—all accompanied by Nashville’s finest instrumentalists—and WHOA. You’ve got yourself some mighty fine music, with a whole lot of gumption and heart.
A COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM FOR KIDS AND EVERYONE
• Boynton-illustrated songbook with full-length music CD
• 12 new songs with a whole lot of gumption and heart
• Cowboy, Country, Rockabilly, Honkytonk, Bluegrass, Blues
• Retro sound with a TRULY AMAZING All-Star Artist roster!
• Lyrics by Sandra Boynton
• Music written and produced by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford
• Recorded in Nashville with renowned session musicians
• Boynton & Ford have written and produced three Gold Records
• Boynton has a Grammy Nomination for Philadelphia Chickens, which was also a #1 New York Times Bestseller