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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2005
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 793018294720
  • Catalog Number: 82947

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, Mastering
Joanie Madden Whistle
Michael Mark Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Bob Golden Engineer
Joel Schnick Cover Illustration
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