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As the Mandan Bride corn that STORY LAURIE sent us continues growing in The Rock Father Garden, now comes an update from Laurie on the musical front: her first music video has been released. Below the break you can check out "Five Little Monkeys," a video which features the entire McIntosh family in a new take on the classic nursery rhyme. Dean Jones of DOG ON FLEAS makes a cameo appearance playing  cuica and whistle.

Wednesday, August 08 2012 16:09

Listen: TWINKLE TIME - "Made in the U.S.A."

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With the 2012 Summer Olympics currently in-progress, Los Angeles-based Children's entertainer TWINKLE TIME has released a 'video tribute to TEAM USA past and present' set to their new single, "Made in the U.S.A." The title track from Twinkle's recently-released second album (available now on iTunes), the song can be heard below.

I can only imagine what the the brothers Gallagher would say about this, but today marks the day that OASIS gets the lullaby treatment. The good folks at Roma Music Group hit The Rock Father with the full details on LULLABY VERSIONS OF OASIS, which is now available as a part of their popular Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star line. Featuring a dozen Oasis classics performed in a ''lush instrumental'' style, this is a pretty cool set for the nursery of your own little Rock N Roll Star...

It won't be on iTunes and the usual digital outlets until Tuesday, August 7 - but The Rock Father has your first listen to ''Everybody's Pirates,'' the first single from PIRATES BOOTY, the new album from Clint Perry & The Boo Hoo Crew. Check out the track stream below, then give the 'Crew a like on Facebook. PIRATES BOOTY hits retail on September 17, just two days before ''Talk Like a Pirate Day!'' ARRRRRRRRGGGH!

In advance of their August 14th release, APPLE APPLE, solar-powered Washington State band THE HARMONICA POCKET have released a new music video: Diaperman. The Andrew Burke-directed clip can be viewed below, a fitting introduction to a new superhero whose costume is frequently replenished in the baby department of your local Target. I just made that last part up. They say that ''Diaperman's diaper is always clean...''

ASTROGRASS, NYC's ''premiere bluegrass band for all ages'' has announced an October 16, 2012 release date for their latest album, THE COLORED PENCIL FACTORY.  Notes Astrograss's Jordan Shapiro, "I believe that bluegrass music, and all American folk music, is essential listening for kids, and I also believe that the purity of the music is important. We made The Colored Pencil Factory without the use of any amplifiers, drums, pedals, or 'effects.' We recorded the album in our fiddle player's living room and played the songs just the way we'd play them at a park or in a kitchen. It's pure, organic, natural Americana." Pretty cool, right? Check out the tracklisting and cover art below.

Just days after I posted the first Halloween news for the 2012 season comes the first Christmas news for the year. Actually, it's only sorta the first, but we'll call it the 'first official' piece: acclaimed children's musician LAURIE BERKNER is releasing a Christmas album. Two Tomatoes Records/Razor & Tie will release A LAURIE BERKNER CHRISTMAS on October 30th, a new collection containing fifteen seasonal songs, three of which are original tracks: “Santa’s Coming To My House Tonight,” “Candy Cane Jane” and “Christmas Lights.” 

Following up their massive success with the MISTER ROGERS remix, Garden of Your Mind, PBS Digital Studios hit The Rock Father with word on their follow-up... BOB ROSS Remixed. Once again created by Symphony of Science's John D. Boswell for PBS Digital Studios, the new mix pays tribute to the iconic host of THE JOY OF PAINTING, and is entitled Happy Little Clouds. Check it out below, and if you like it - share it!

It's the end of July and since Hobby Lobby has their Christmas stuff displayed in full glory, that means that Halloween is just three months away! I kid, because I love Hobby Lobby and Christmas... but HALLOWEEN? That's my favorite holiday of them all. In fact, I can't wait to start covering all things ghoulish here on The Rock Father this year, and today I've got the first bit of Halloween-themed news for the season... On October 9, award-winning kids' musician ANDY Z will release his fifth studio album, THE GRAND SCREAM OF THINGS, a musical Halloween audio play created especially for kids in their “tweens."

Rock Father Musicbot 6000 here with a press release from VANESSA TRIEN AND THE JUMPING MONKEYS, who will be releasing a new family-friendly album this Fall...

Honored with FIVE national awards and adored by a legion of families in the greater Boston area, Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys are poised to firmly plant themselves on the national scene with the October 2 release of Vanessa’s third studio CD, Bubble Ride (VeeTree Records, $14.98, run time 47 minutes, for ages 1 – 8).

Wednesday, July 18 2012 18:27

KISS gets a lullaby album from Rockabye Baby...

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The folks over at Rockabye Baby! just hit The Rock Father with details on their latest release, Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Kiss. Slated for release on August 28th, this new collection features a dozen of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Co.'s greatest hits, stripped down and lullabied. Check out the album synopsis and tracklisting below. Artwork has yet to be revealed...

The guys from HULLABALOO have released a video for their country-flavored track, 'Dad Upside Down,' which comes from their upcoming album, RAISE A RUCKUS (out Sept. 4). The colorful video features artwork by Tonia Senoo, and can be viewed below. Dig the vid? Then check out their official site for even more goodness.

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