Bubblebee: Songs for the Young at Heart
SINGER: Anthony Federov, American Idol season four finalist, was inspired by singer Gennaro (Tedesco) to start a singing career. (From 'Anecdote: Anthony Federov,'- "Starry-Eyed-16 Stories that Steal the Spotlight," edited by Ted Michael and Josh Pultz)'....One night I was out partying with my friends and I heard one of the singers, this guy called Gennaro (Tedesco). He had one of the most beautiful voices I'd ever heard..... He sounded so incredible. I had a moment like, I want to sound like that, I want to do that, I want to work here. I remember just standing there and saying to myself, I want to do that.".... 37 TRACKS-19 SONGS & 18 BONUS instrumental tracks for singing along HEAR: 'The Land of the Extremely Silly' (12) 'I'll Call You If I Need a Big Mess' (4) 'Animals Have All the Luck' (11) 'Listen...' (5) 'RYAN' (15), etc. By award-winning songwriters. (MUSIC CLIPS of some of the songs are on the left) FULL REVIEW OF BUBBLEBEE: SONGS FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL "PreS-Gr3- This collection of 18 original songs is an interesting tribute to the cabaret background of two of the CD's creators, Gloria and Richard Rinderman. Backed only by piano on all but two of the songs, the lyrics are clear and easy to understand. Fun, rollicking songs such as "Waddlin' in the Water," "Animals Have All the Luck," and "The Land of the Extremely Silly," are contrasted with gentler tunes such as "I'm Your Little Sister," and "I Used to Be an Only Child," as well as the synthesizer-driven raps "I"ll Call You if I Need a Big Mess" and "See Absurdities." Singer Gennaro lends stage quality vocals to many of the songs, overshadowing the female vocals on the duets. The second half of the CD features music only instrumentals for all of the songs. This compilation is a pleasure to listen to and would be welcome in family settings. A solid addition to any collection-Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL" VOCALIST/COMPOSER- Gennaro (Tedesco) * Worked with Rod Stewart, Julio Iglesias & Gloria Estefan * Performed on 'Star Search' * CBS recording artist, Award-winning composer * Composed songs for DVD for winners of 'Dancing with the Stars' (Learn to Dance with John and Charlotte) * Arranged some music for hit film 'Mad Hot Ballroom' VOCALIST- Veronica Slukhinski LYRICISTS/COMPOSERS- Richard & Gloria Rinderman * Award-winning ASCAP songwriters * Song featured at MAC/ASCAP Showcase and in a movie * Songs played on radio in U.S. and internationally * Gloria was an elementary school teacher for 20 years INSTRUMENTALS PLAYED BY- Lev Shneider Marissa and Ryan take an active role in production and marketing of this CD. 37 TRACKS- 18 SONGS & 19 instrumentals 1 Need My Winter Break 2 I'm Your Little Sister 3 I Used To Be An Only Child 4 I'll Call You If I Need A Big Mess 5 Listen... 6 Soap Bubbles 7 Waddlin' In The Water 8 Bubblebee 9 See Absurdities 10 They Don't Look Like You & Me 11 Animals Have All The Luck 12 The Land of the Extremely Silly 13 Be Good To Your Tummy 14 I Used To Be An Only Child 15 Ryan 16 New Year's Eve (1) 17 New Year's Eve (2) 18 New Year's Eve (3) DOWNLOADS OF INDIVIDUAL SONGS available on appleitunes and other sites. OTHER CDS: 'GENNARO...FROM COOL TO HOT'; 'THE TALE OF ALADDIN AND BUBBLEBEE: HOW IT ALL BEGAN' (audio book for children) 'BE A BUDDY, NOT A BULLY'-includes Bubblebee's favorites.