Philadelphia Chickens (Sandra Boynton's Imaginary Musical Revue)

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Sandra Boynton -- author of such bestselling books as Moo, Baa, La La La! and The Going to Bed Book -- and Michael Ford present this "too-illogical zoological musical revue," which showcases 17 original tracks inspired by Broadway. With a star-studded CD featuring songs like "Nobody Understands Me," performed by Meryl Streep, and the foot-stomping "Philadelphia Chickens," sung by the Bacon Brothers, this fauna-filled fiesta is pure genius and will have kids clucking along with the music in no time.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford's second album, Philadelphia Chickens, is the soundtrack to an "imaginary musical ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Sandra Boynton -- author of such bestselling books as Moo, Baa, La La La! and The Going to Bed Book -- and Michael Ford present this "too-illogical zoological musical revue," which showcases 17 original tracks inspired by Broadway. With a star-studded CD featuring songs like "Nobody Understands Me," performed by Meryl Streep, and the foot-stomping "Philadelphia Chickens," sung by the Bacon Brothers, this fauna-filled fiesta is pure genius and will have kids clucking along with the music in no time.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford's second album, Philadelphia Chickens, is the soundtrack to an "imaginary musical revue" that features the vocal talents of Meryl Streep, Laura Linney, Natasha Richardson, and Boynton's children, among others. Like Boynton and Ford's debut album, Rhinoceros Tap, Philadelphia Chickens' musical touchstone is the sound of classic show tunes, and the duo and its mostly all-star cast make the most of it, beginning with the A Chorus Line-like intro, "Cows," sung by the Seldom Herd. Streep's witty "Nobody Understands Me" emphasizes that this album is more grown-up-sounding than Rhinoceros Tap, even though it's still well within the realm of children's music. Songs like Keith Boynton's "Be Like a Duck," Patti LuPone's "I Like to Fuss," Michael Ford's "Those Dinosaur Blues," and Eric Stoltz's appropriately cuddly "Snuggle Puppy" -- which Boynton later turned into a children's book -- keep the album young at heart. Scott Bakula's "Pig Island," Kevin Kline's "Busy Busy Busy," and Adam Bryant's "Pajama Time" are other standout tracks from this Grammy-nominated album, which truly has appeal for all ages.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2004
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661812222
  • Catalog Number: 618122
  • Sales rank: 7,302

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cows (Boynton) (2:51)
  2. 2 Nobody Understands Me (Ford) (2:32)
  3. 3 Philadelphia Chickens (Boynton) - The Bacon Brothers (3:22)
  4. 4 Be Like a Duck (Boynton) - Keith Boynton (3:01)
  5. 5 Please, Can I Keep It? (Boynton) - Laura Linney (2:26)
  6. 6 Snuggle Puppy (Ford) - Eric Stoltz (1:46)
  7. 7 I Like To Fuss (Ford) - Patti LuPone (2:40)
  8. 8 Snoozers (Boynton) - The Bacon Brothers (2:37)
  9. 9 Faraway Cookies - Caitlin McEwan (3:33)
  10. 10 The Intermission Song! - Aaaardvarks (2:14)
  11. 11 Fifteen Animals (1:55)
  12. 12 Belly Button (Round) (Boynton) (2:24)
  13. 13 BusyBusyBusy - Kevin Kline (2:02)
  14. 14 Those Dinosaur Blues (Boynton) - Michael Ford (3:06)
  15. 15 Dinosaur, Dinosaur - Darcy Boynton (0:26)
  16. 16 Jump Rope Jive (Ford) - Beth Andrien (1:27)
  17. 17 Pig Island (2:47)
  18. 18 Pajama Time (Ford) - Adam Bryant (2:21)
  19. 19 Silly Lullaby (Boynton) (1:23)
  20. 20 Philadelphia Chickens (instrumental reprise) (Boynton) (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sandra Boynton Primary Artist, Track Performer
Eric Stoltz Vocals
Patti LuPone Vocals
Meryl Streep Vocals
Scott Bakula Vocals
Natasha Richardson Vocals
Kevin Kline Vocals
Michael Ford Vocals, Background Vocals
Beth Andrien Vocals, Harmony
Aaaardvarks Ensemble, Track Performer
Adam Bryant Vocals, Human Whistle, Track Performer
The Heath Sisters Ensemble
Technical Credits
The Bacon Brothers Duet
Michael Ford Composer, Lyricist, Contributor, Engineering, Vocal Compilation
Sandra Boynton Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Artwork, Vocal Compilation, Text Design
Sandra Boybton Author
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Teacher Gives It An A+

    A parent brought this in for our toddler's to listen to. I LOVED the CD. It has all kinds of different styles of music on it... something that is hard to find! Not only do I love it, but the kids really enjoyed the songs. I would reccomend this CD to anyone... it's a children's CD that u will enjoy listening to as well as ur child :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Parents & children will love this!!

    I bought this CD just for the Snuggle Puppy song but fell in LOVE with the whole thing! I sing the Philadelphia Chickens song all day long! My daughter loves the CD too. I even listen to it when I'm in the car without my daughter!! This CD is GREAT from start to finish - so FUN!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Philadephia Chickens is amazing!

    This is a whimsical CD fit for children of all ages. Sandra Boynton's children's books and CDs are just plain FUN! My two year old grandaughter is especially fond of Snuggle Puppy. I have been known to listen to this CD when I'm home alone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My daughter loves it!

    This cd has entertained my daughter on many long car trips. The songs are cheerful and appropriate for young audiences, and some are performed by stars parents will know.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Clever and Musical

    I'm not a fan of kiddie tunes in any genre of music. "Philadelphia Chickens," however, is a far cry from the usual kiddie fare. First, it introduces kids to styles not very often adapted for preschoolers, like jazz and honky tonk to calypso and more. Then it provides very original and very funny lyrics to Sandra Boynton's well-known cartoon cast. Finally, Boynton herself does a fantastic job of matching musical groups and artists to songs, not on the basis of celebrity (though you'll recognize some names) but "fit." The result? A CD/book compilation that I enjoy every bit as much as my pre-k son and his friends do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST CD EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE THIS ITS GREAT FOR KIDS OR TEENAGERS LIKE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Posted February 8, 2010

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