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New all ages CD from Pied Pumkin
Best Children's Album - 2007 Cdn Folk Music Awards
Outstanding Children's Release - 2007 Western Cdn Music Awards
2007 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award
2007 North American Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Honor Award
PUMKIDS - Tuneful tales for kids and kin
Veteran Canadian folk trio PIED PUMKIN
Rick Scott – dulcimer, trombone, vocals
Joe Mock – guitar, bass, piano, vocals
Shari Ulrich – violin, mandolin, flute, vocals
12 tuneful tales inspired by Pied Pumkin’s children and memories of their own childhoods. Lively melodies, sublime harmonies and warmhearted humour. Themes include playful stories of getting along and getting around (GOOD FOOTIN'), a French nonsense song AMANDINE, a little girl’s struggle to learn violin (ANNABELLE'S FIDDLE) and an ELEPHANT RIDE. Fred Penner joins in to sing on UPSIDE OF DOWN/BON COTE DE DOWN, theme song for the 2006 World Congress on Down Syndrome.
“Long ago and just around the corner, Pied Pumkin’s exuberant music seeded a garden of song across the country. All ages came along and soon the whole room would be dancing, always with a cozy corner set aside for the little folks and their dreams. These tuneful tales grew up with our children and now they’re leaving home to discover new imagine nations.”
Innovative all cardboard full colour packaging with 16 page booklet with lyrics illustrated by Kari Burk.
1. PAPA DO WAH DIDDY – “What does your papa do wah diddy, mama diddy what does he do?” RICK celebrates the terrible two’s and wonderful why’s of his inquisitive son Jorg.
2. GOOD FOOTIN’ – Pied Pumkin meets the Beach Boys while stepping out and getting around with folky R&B groove, cheeky harmonies and barrel house piano.
3. ANNABELLE’S FIDDLE – SHARI’s daughter Julia and her own childhood inspires this playful narrative of a little girl’s struggle to learn violin from Twinkle Twinkle to a full out jig.
4. AMANDINE – “Dans la chambre de ma tête/Il n’y a pas de cacahouète…” "In the room inside my head there is not a single peanut..." JOE MOCK fashioned up this lively nonsense song from the only words he knew that rhymed in French when barely speaking the language.
5. WE’RE HAVING A PARTY – JOE’s invitation to party hearty with kids and dogs, a homemade cake and RICK Scott’s homestyle trombone.
6. UPSIDE OF DOWN – FRED PENNER joins the Pumkin to sing this joyous theme anthem for the 2006 World Congress on Down Syndrome.
7. ELEPHANT RIDE – This Pumkinized version of a RICK Scott family favourite rumbles through the jungle with humour and groove and Rick on trombone.
8. LITTLE TAI – This lively lullaby inspired by Rick’s youngest daughter was too exuberant to be included in RICK’s multi award winning/Juno nominated SNOOZE MUSIC.
9. BOWEN ISLAND – SHARI views her island home through her daughter’s eyes. An early version of this song was featured on Sesame Street.
10. SEBASTAPHONE – A homemade chapatti changes Christopher Columbus’ view of the world and ends world hunger in Rick’s tribute to all round edibles made with flour.
11. WHEN THE BELL RINGS – “Looking at the days that I spent in school I could never seem to tell the greens from the blues” JOE remembers how music’s inspired and sustained him as a young boy growing up.
12. VALENTINE’S DAY - "Just want to say, any old way, happy Valentine's Day..." A musical Valentine’s card from JOE Mock, Rick and Shari.
13. BON COTE DE DOWN - Harmonic folk anthem (dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, violin) FRED PENNER joins JOE MOCK and the Pumkin in the French reprise of this joyous theme for the 2006 World Congress on Down Syndrome.