The Singable Songs Collection

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All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
This three-disc set reissued by Rounder Records in 1997 takes children's singer Raffi's first three and arguably best albums, Singable Songs for the Very Young, More Singable Songs, and The Corner Grocery Store and More Singable Songs, and packages them all together. The Singable Songs Collections goes through all types of songs -- from traditional to country-inspired, to calypso, to folk, to just silly -- and includes tracks like "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Down by the Bay," "Goodnight Irene," "You Gotta Sing," "Who Built the Ark?," and "Baa Baa Black Sheep," making for a very appealing collection, music that's fun for kids and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
This three-disc set reissued by Rounder Records in 1997 takes children's singer Raffi's first three and arguably best albums, Singable Songs for the Very Young, More Singable Songs, and The Corner Grocery Store and More Singable Songs, and packages them all together. The Singable Songs Collections goes through all types of songs -- from traditional to country-inspired, to calypso, to folk, to just silly -- and includes tracks like "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Down by the Bay," "Goodnight Irene," "You Gotta Sing," "Who Built the Ark?," and "Baa Baa Black Sheep," making for a very appealing collection, music that's fun for kids and their parents alike.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/1996
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661807723
  • Catalog Number: 618077
  • Sales rank: 2,340

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The More We Get Together (1:07)
  2. 2 Down by the Bay (2:07)
  3. 3 Brush Your Teeth (1:11)
  4. 4 Robin in the Rain (1:54)
  5. 5 Five Little Frogs (1:40)
  6. 6 I Wonder If I'm Growing (1:33)
  7. 7 Aikendrum (1:17)
  8. 8 Bumping up and Down (1:31)
  9. 9 Must Be Santa (2:22)
  10. 10 Willoughby Wallaby Woo (1:53)
  11. 11 Spider on the Floor (2:14)
  12. 12 Baa Baa Black Sheep (0:58)
  13. 13 Going to the Zoo (1:39)
  14. 14 My Dreydel (0:32)
  15. 15 Peanut Butter Sandwich (0:58)
  16. 16 Five Little Pumpkins (0:30)
  17. 17 The Sharing Song (1:04)
  18. 18 Mr. Sun (1:16)
  19. 19 Old MacDonald Had a Band (2:08)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Six Little Ducks (1:33)
  2. 2 You Gotta Sing (2:16)
  3. 3 Les Petites Marionettes (0:58)
  4. 4 Sodeo (1:44)
  5. 5 Oh Me, Oh My (1:59)
  6. 6 Junior Ragtime (1:33)
  7. 7 Comin' Down the Chimney (1:48)
  8. 8 Douglas Mountain (1:48)
  9. 9 Listen to the Horses (1:54)
  10. 10 Who Built the Ark? (1:50)
  11. 11 SambalelÍ (2:04)
  12. 12 Skin and Bones (1:03)
  13. 13 Shake My Sillies Out (1:04)
  14. 14 If I Had a Dinosaur (1:06)
  15. 15 Workin' on the Railroad (1:09)
  16. 16 New River Train (3:40)
Disc 3
  1. 1 You'll Sing a Song and I'll Sing a Song (1:35)
  2. 2 Pick a Bale of Cotton (1:22)
  3. 3 Frère Jacques (1:04)
  4. 4 There Came a Girls from France (1:07)
  5. 5 Cluck, Cluck, Red Hen (1:31)
  6. 6 Boom Boom (1:21)
  7. 7 Here Sits a Monkey (0:59)
  8. 8 My Way Home (2:12)
  9. 9 Les Zombis et Les Loups-Garous (2:38)
  10. 10 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (1:48)
  11. 11 Anansi (2:09)
  12. 12 The Corner Grocery Store (1:51)
  13. 13 Jig Along Home (2:11)
  14. 14 Popcorn (0:16)
  15. 15 Y a un Rat (There's a Rat)/Sur le Pont d'Avignon (On the Avignon Bridge (2:06)
  16. 16 Going on a Picnic (1:10)
  17. 17 Rock-A-Bye Baby (1:09)
  18. 18 Goodnight Irene (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Raffi Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Hi String
Stan Rogers Vocal Harmony
Bob Doidge Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Jude Johnson Vocals
Daniel Lanois Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass Drums
Chris Whiteley Harmonica, Trumpet, Vocal Harmony
Ed Roth Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Accordion, Electric Piano
Ken Whiteley Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Fiddle, Harmonica, Mandolin, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Jew's Harp, Kazoo, Electric Piano, Background Vocals, Washboard, Bells, Jug, Spoons, Tenor Banjo
Caitlin Hanford Vocal Harmony
Garnet Rogers Fiddle, Flute, Vocals
Joel Simpson Vocals
Bill Cymbala Percussion, Conga, Drums
Johann Burkhardt Vocals
Buckskin Pete Vocals
Daniel Whiteley Vocals
Jenny Whiteley Vocals
Bonnie Simpson Vocals
Debi Pike Vocals
Allison Greene Vocals
Barbie Ockrant Vocals
Technical Credits
Lead Belly Composer
Graham Townsend Contributor
Raffi Arranger, Producer, Adaptation
Alan Lomax Adaptation
Charity Bailey Arranger, Adaptation
Daniel Lanois Engineer
John A. Lomax Composer, Adaptation
Dennis Pendrith Contributor
Ken Whiteley Contributor, Adaptation
Louise Cullen Adaptation
Roger Flock Contributor
Jaroslav Jarosil Contributor
Debbie Szakson Contributor
Debi Pike Adaptation
Bill Russell Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great for the whole family!

    My siblings and I grew up singing along to Raffi, now I'm able to share his music with my child, and its just as good. My husband dislikes children's music, but absolutely loves Raffi. Our son has picked up multiple lines in his songs and we've only owned the CD for a couple weeks. He now walks over to the stereo and points saying, "Ooh Aaah!" His CD's have help us through bad moods, play dates and long car trips.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    We love Raffi

    As a first time mom, finding music that was beyond mickey mouse or similar was difficult. I stumbled onto Raffi while browsing in the music section of B&B. My sons just loves the music. Its fun and educational at the same time. It is hard to pick a favorite song but Joshua Giraffe is hard to beat for my 3.5 year old.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Raffi is Timeless

    I have raised four children on Raffi's music and have never tired of these songs over the course of fifteen years. My children and I have listened to a lot of children's music artists and have a short list of favorites which Raffi tops. The songs are timeless classics and singable for all ages. I'm glad that they finally have a set of all the Singable Songs. My 12 and 15 year old were raised on "The Corner Grocery Store", "Singable Songs for the Very Young", "Baby Beluga" and "Raffi in Concert" and still remember these songs that we sang and danced to practically every day in their toddler and preschool years. And I am still singing and dancing to these songs with my four year old son.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Raffi is a treasure your kids will ALWAYS love

    I raised two kids on Raffi. They still remember all of his songs and both grew up to participate in choral programs through childhood, despite being born to a non-musical mama! We sang Raffi together every day. You will find nothing better or more enjoyable for your kids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ears Beware

    Raffi is not pleasant for adults to listen to. I don't even think children would like him. His voice can make a parent scream within 2 minutes! There must be better album for children than this!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OUTSTANDING

    Raffi is and has been just a wonderful entertainer/teacher for all the young ones in and out of my family for years. Thank YOU !!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Truly Amazing and Fun Music

    This wonderful (!) music has been more than we ever expected. It's simply the silliest, brightest, most fun, and most singable children's music of all time. It's especially good for very young children (1-5). It's been a very important part of our children's childhoods. This music is so much better than most commercial children's music that there really is no comparison. Get this and listen to it. It will pay you dividends many times over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful! The Best Music Recorded for Young Ones!

    Raffi is the greatest children's musician of all time. Every parent should own this three-disc collection. Raffi's music is fun and ''just right'' for the very young. Kids love Raffi. Adults will find themselves singing too! It's music that everyone enjoys. You get three of Raffi's five ''must own'' CD's with this collection: Singable Songs for the Very Young - Great with a Peanut Butter Sandwich; More Singable Songs for the Very Young; and Corner Grocery Store. This music is the finest children's music ever recorded. I can't recommend this collection strongly enough. Singable Songs for the Very Young, the first disc, revolutionized children's music. It stands as a landmark to compare children's music with. Raffi understands children and children's music. He's the Mr. Rogers of children's music, but silly. You'll love classics like, The More We Get Together, Robin In the Rain, Down By the Bay, Peanur Butter Sandwich, Mr. Sun, Six Little Ducks, Shake My Sillies Out, Y a un Rat/Sur le Pont d'Avignon, Goin on a Picnic, and more. Raffi is so much better than almost anything else out there for children! Also get his concert video, A Young Children's Concert, and his concert CD, In Concert with the Rise and Shine Band, which older kids love too. Our family loves Raffi, and so will you!

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