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15 classic kid's songs recorded with AMAZING Latin, Jazz, Bluegrass, Cajun, African, Irish, Blues and Rockabilly musicians.
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Hey Folks,
I want to make a really amazing recording of music for children & families and I need your help.  While I'm not an "official non-profit" I really don't expect to make money on this CD - I just want kids to have the opportunity to hear these songs performed by amazing musicians.  Keep the arts alive - and help our youngsters have access to quality arts!
Thanks
Jeffrey

WHO: My name is Jeffrey Friedberg and I perform over 200 shows a year for children & families with THE BOSSY FROG BAND.  For my 8th CD of music for children I want to record "15 Songs Every Kids Should Know (& will LOVE!)" with an amazing roster of musician friends (see list below).

CONCEPT: You know those songs that capture the essence of childhood - that tap into what it means to be a kid?  Those songs that kids have been singing for hundreds of years?  Songs like Shoo Fly, Skip to My Lou, Froggie Went a Courtin', Old McDonald, Down By the Bay and more.

PLAN: Well, I've gathered an amazing roster of musicians - from Irish to Latin, Bluegrass, Cajun, Rockabilly, Jazz, Blues, and African musicians - who have all agreed to each record 1 - 2 songs each on this CD.   These artists include The Upsouth Twisters, Mayra Casales, Sean Flemming, Lynn Stein & John Burr, The Bossy Frog Band, Adam Falcon, Alice Leon, Steven Bernstein and more!  And we're going into the studio in November, 2012.

This CD is going to be both a beautiful recording and a useful resource.  I'll post lyrics and videos online so you and your kids can sing along and learn these songs.  This CD is going to be a beautiful interpretation of 15 classic children's songs - that every kid (and adult) should know - and will LOVE!  

REWARDS: I've got some great rewards for your participation - from pre-ordered copies of the CD/download to having your child sing on one of the songs on the CD!  My time frame is to record this in November, 2012 so please jump right in and "kickstart me".

Thanks you for listening and for investing at whatever level you can.
Thanks - Jeffrey

Risks and challenges

This project is exciting as I will be coordinating a lot of musicians - but I have help! Greg at OK Records will be engineering and mixing the CD so I am in good hands! And as this is my 8th CD, I know the ropes so here we go!

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    10 SONGS: 10 Bossy Frog Band songs of your choice emailed to you!

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    CD: 1 copy of "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know (and will LOVE)"

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    AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF CD: Autographed copy of CD "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know".

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    PERSONALIZED BIRTHDAY SONG + CD: Personalized Birthday song sung by Jeffrey emailed to child of your choice PLUS autographed copy of CD "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know".

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    PARTY FAVOR PACK: 10 CD Party Favor Pack of CD "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know".

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    PARTY FAVOR PACK #2: 15 CD Party Favor Pack of CD "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know".

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    SKYPE SING ALONG: 30 minute Skype singalong for your family (USA only) with Jeffrey at a mutually available time plus copy of CD "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know"..

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    MAC 'N' CHEESE DINNER: I will cook and serve a mac 'n' cheese dinner for your kids at a mutually available time. Plus 30 minute sing-along after dinner. Limited to within 25 miles of Nyack plus copy of CD "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know"..

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    VISIT THE RECORDING SESSION WITH YOUR KIDS: Bring your kids to the studio for a 30 minute visit during recording session for CD "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know". NOTE: Sessions will be in Nyack, NY in November, 2012.

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    NAME ON BACK OF CD COVER: Your name listed on credits on back of CD of "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know" plus copy of CD "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know". Business or personal listing....you choose.

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    TICKETS PLUS BACKSTAGE PASS: 8 tickets to 12/27/12 Bossy Frog Band concert in Suffern, NY PLUS 15 minute backstage visit before show PLUS photo with THE BOSSY FROG BAND.

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    BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE: Jeffrey & Bossy Frog costume character Birthday Party Concert at your home or venue. 45 minute performance limited to within 30 miles of Nyack, NY at a mutually agreeable time. PLUS 15 CDs for party favors. Must be used by Dec. 1st, 2013.

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    YOUR CHILD SINGS ON THE CD: Child of your choice can sing part on 1 song on CD "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know". Recording session approx. 1 hour. NOTE: Recording session in Nyack, NY in November 2012.

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    GRAND SLAM: Autographed CD, name listed on credits on back of CD, Skype sing-along, 8 tickets to 12/27/12 Bossy Frog Band concert in Suffern NY, personalized birthday CD along with my eternal gratitude. PLUS knowledge that you are helping to make something special that kids will love and benefit from using. Thank you!

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