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Some Assembly Required
     

Some Assembly Required

by Tom Chapin
 
Tom Chapin has been writing and singing songs professionally for some 30 years now, and his greatest success has come as a children's entertainer, where his penchant for writing songs that detail the minutiae of being a kid, with just enough extra added to make them interesting to parents as well, has earned him several awards. Some Assembly Required from Razor

Overview

Tom Chapin has been writing and singing songs professionally for some 30 years now, and his greatest success has come as a children's entertainer, where his penchant for writing songs that detail the minutiae of being a kid, with just enough extra added to make them interesting to parents as well, has earned him several awards. Some Assembly Required from Razor & Tie offers up another batch of these literate family tunes, opening with the loping "Puppy at the Pound," complete with fiddles, and moving on to cover such topics as losing a shoe ("Only One Shoe," a variant on the old it's-always-in-the-last-place-you-look joke), composting ("Brown Gold"), and individuality ("I'm the Only Me"). He also retools Hughie Cannon's "Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home" as the kid-centric "Bill Bailey, Get Yourself Back Home" and even manages to rock out a little on the goofy, energetic, and infectious "Don't Make Me Dance." Some Assembly Required stays positive and whimsical, and it might be more accurate to call Chapin a family songwriter, since his songs really manage to pull off the difficult feat of addressing both children and parents at the same time in the same song, and that kind of unity of purpose is a very special gift.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2005
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018294720
catalogNumber:
82947

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Chapin   Primary Artist,Autoharp,Vocals,12-string Guitar,6-string bass
Vanessa Williams   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Eric Weissberg   Banjo,Dobro
Larry Campbell   Fiddle,Mandolin
Jon Cobert   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion,Harp,Vocals,Jaw Harp
Clint DeGanon   Drums
Judy Dunleavy   Vocals
John Forster   Synthesizer
Johanna Lewis Singers   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Joanie Madden   Human Whistle,Guest Appearance
Michael Mark   Bass,Bass Guitar,Kazoo,Vocals
Michael Roy   Vocals,Ensemble
Ira Siegel   Electric Guitar
Dan Zanes   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Russ Horton   Soloist
Mary Ellen Mark   Soloist
Laurie Berkner   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Anthony Colangelo   Choir, Chorus,Soloist,Group Member
Victoria Ambrose   Vocals,Ensemble
Emily Chen   Soloist
Zach Goldstein   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Athena Hantcaridis   Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Warren McKinzie   Vocals,Ensemble
Rachel Melton   Vocals,Ensemble
Janie Owens   Vocals,Ensemble
Pilgrim Ensemble   Vocals,Ensemble
Gail Royster   Vocals,Ensemble
Keith Artez Smith   Vocals,Ensemble
Rachel Melton   Vocals
Keith Artez Smith   Vocals
Michael Roy   Vocals
Jane Sylvester   Vocals
Charlene Weaver   Vocals
Susan Reed   Soloist

Technical Credits

Tom Chapin   Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Cover Assembly
Jon Cobert   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
John Forster   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
John Guth   Engineer
Joanie Madden   Whistle
Michael Mark   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Bob Golden   Engineer
Joel Schnick   Cover Illustration

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