In My Hometown

In My Hometown

by Tom Chapin


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In My Hometown

Just about any Tom Chapin album merits the term "fundamental," so we're going with his most recent, IN MY HOMETOWN. In tandem with longtime songwriting partners and coproducers John Forster, Jon Cobert, and Michael Mark, Chapin displays the graceful, disarmingly kid-friendly lyrical bent and flair for engaging melodies that have made him a children's music superstar. HOMETOWN is Chapin's salute to life in small-town USA, and it's a cornucopia of musical styles as well. From classic rock 'n' roll to classical, from reggae to ragtime, Chapin and company deliver the goods, in tracks like "Street Fair," "Don't Miss the Bus," and "Gertie's Birdseed Diner." Highlights include "Hometown," with its Celtic tin whistle and uilleann pipes, and the mariachi-horn-spiced "My Town Is a Salad Bowl." A particular favorite is "A Mozart Duet," in which Wolfgang himself materializes to help an exasperated piano student grappling with the composer's Sonata No. 3. It's a fact: Chapin is an indispensable component of the family music library.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/1998
Label: Sony Wonder (Audio)
UPC: 0074646341827
catalogNumber: 63418

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Chapin   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Vocals
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Dave Bargeron   Trombone,Tuba
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Abigail Chapin   Vocals
Lily Chapin   Vocals
Jon Cobert   Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion,Vocals,Voices
John Forster   Keyboards
Vicky Forster   Vocals,Vocal Director
Joanie Madden   Irish Whistle
Lou Marini   Reeds
Emily Mark   Vocals
Michael Mark   Bass,Vocals,Voices
Molly Mason   Piano
Jerry O'Sullivan   uillean pipes
Chris Parker   Drums
Ira Siegel   Electric Guitar
Jay Ungar   Fiddle
Wayne Pedzwater   Bass
Wayne Pedwater   Bass
Dennis Predovic   Voices
Fiona E.T. Cansino   Voices,Choir, Chorus
Dana Cobert   Background Vocals,Voices,Choir, Chorus
Joshua Cobert   Voices
Jessica Craven   Vocals
LaLita Oltarsh   Vocals
Lawrence Siegel   Vocals

Technical Credits

Chris Anderson   Engineer
Tom Chapin   Producer,Liner Notes
Jon Cobert   Producer,Horn Arrangements
Joe DeGiorgi   Engineer
John Forster   Producer,Horn Arrangements
John Guth   Engineer
Michael Mark   Producer,Horn Arrangements
Ed Mitchell   Executive Producer
Mary Kramer   Art Direction

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