Last summer, my good friends Tom and Ang Gale brought a seriously cute baby girl into this world. And, they asked me to be their 'little bean's' godmother! My present to Tom, Ang and the Bean was a CD that I recorded in my basement apartment.
Now, I must tell you here that Little Bean is as cute as she is saucy. Especially when she was a newborn. She cried A LOT. But when Tom and Ang played the CD for her, something pretty darn remarkable happened...she stopped crying. And almost instantly.
Here is a video to show you:
I didn't believe them when they told me. I thought they were just being nice. But during my next visit, they played it during one of her meltdowns and I witnessed it with my own eyes! It works almost every time :) Now, their iPad is a staple in their baby-on-the-move kit.
After some persistent encouragement (and a bit of arm twisting) Tom and Ang, finally convinced me to release the record to the public.
And here we are several months later.
I have to say, this project was honestly such a joy to work on. Too often in the creative arts, we start to take ourselves too seriously. This project helped me to get back to the roots of why I decided to become a musician in the first place.
I really hope it finds its way into your world and if it serves you well, please spread the word!
released 01 March 2012
All songs arranged, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Kori Pop.
'Chim Chim Cheree' was written by R.B Sherman & R.M Sherman
'Moon River' was written was H.Mancini & J.Mercer