The Sunny Side of the Street

The Sunny Side of the Street

by John Lithgow
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The Sunny Side of the Street

Over the past few years, actor John Lithgow has carved out a very successful niche as a children's music artist. And if any celebrity was born to this second career, it's this affable entertainer, who understands that the key to connecting with kids is never condescending to them. Assisted by some A-list collaborators, including singers Madeleine Peyroux, Maude Maggart, and Sherie Rene Scott, as well as genial vocal support from Seinfeld's Wayne Knight -- not to mention a very enthusiastic, and tuneful, children's chorus -- Lithgow peps up familiar standards such as "Put On a Happy Face," "Pick Yourself Up," "Everyone Says I Love You," and the title track. More unexpected, but equally delightful, choices also pop up, among them Jimmy Durante's theme song, "Inka Dinka Doo," "Be Human" (culled from Betty Boop), and the Art Carney classic "Song of the Sewer." Lithgow brings zest and joyous involvement to it all. If this acting thing doesn't pan out, he can always fall back on making kids sing and dance.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2006
Label: Razor & Tie
UPC: 0793018295925
catalogNumber: 82959

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lithgow   Primary Artist,Kazoo,Vocals
Danny Frankel   Percussion,Drums
Peter Kent   Violin
Kathirine Lee   Children's Chorus
William Roper   Tuba
Doug Wieselman   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Slide Whistle,Bass Harmonica
Dave Pilch   Bass
J. Walter Hawkes   Trombone,Ukulele,Bird Whistle,Slide Whistle
Dan Lipton   Piano
Sharon Jackson   Violin
Greg Varlotta   Tap Dance
Scott Hosfeld   Viola
John Michael AAndrea   Children's Chorus
Rasha El Mouatassim Bih   Children's Chorus
Sarah Jo Dutilloy   Children's Chorus
Eddie Erickson   Banjo,Guitar
Paloma Anne Gomez   Children's Chorus
Max Andersen Charles Jones   Children's Chorus
Karen Lerner   Choir Director
Megan Nicholson MacRae   Children's Chorus
Melissa Martinez   Children's Chorus
Willa Nathan   Children's Chorus
Niema Orozco   Children's Chorus
Esteban Peinado   Children's Chorus
Catriona Schwartz   Children's Chorus
Ahrial Young   Children's Chorus
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick   Cello
Paul Litterall   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Jimmy Durante   Composer
John Lithgow   Composer
Art Carney   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
J.C. Hopkins   Producer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Peter Kent   String Conductor
Harry Ruby   Composer
Doug Wieselman   Arranger
Houghton   Engineer
Sylvia Fine   Composer
Murray Grand   Composer
Bob Rothberg   Composer
Ben Ryan   Composer
Matt Dubey   Composer
J. Walter Hawkes   Arranger,Composer
Sammy Timberg   Composer
Helik Haderf   Engineer
Broadoaks Children's School Choir   Contributor
United Nationals International School Choir   Contributor

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is a great nostalgic trip down, memory lane...The children's chorus is super!