MP3 Neil Rosengarden - Mommy, Gimme a Drinka Water!
A childrens'' classic redone beautifully by Neil Rosengarden who sounds like a blend of Danny Kaye and Allan Sherman. Includes Music Only tracks, so you can sing along, or just listen.
28 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: General Children''s Music, KIDS/FAMILY: Children''s Storytelling
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Danny Kaye''s recording of Mommy, Gimme a Drinka Water!
Music and Lyrics by Milton Schafer had a profound musical effect on me in 1958 when I was a wee lad of six. The sound of him singing with the orchestra helped shape my whole way of hearing music. I had found the sheet music book at a garage sale in San Francisco, and I had many times thought about doing a version of it. The sheet music was pretty useless, so I just used my ears and rebuilt the work from scratch while learning how to use a sequencer, computer, and all that modern stuff. I basically used just one sound source: an Emu Proteus2XR Orchestral Module (This was 1996). Then, I overdubbed real Trumpets, Drums, some Percussion, etc. and then, went to a "real" studio to add the vocals. Because of the brevity of the material, I came up with the idea of having the music tracks come after the vocals, so now, one can either listen, or sing along! I hope you enjoy this musical masterpiece by this great composer.
This recording is dedicated to the memory of Dorothy Rosengarden (my Mommy).
Produced and Arranged by Neil Rosengarden
(Based on original arrangements by Gordon Jenkins)
All Instruments and Voices by Neil Rosengarden except on "I Like Old People, Don''t You?", Jeff Lisenby is added on Piano
No Mommies or Daddies were harmed during the making of this CD
Recorded in Franklin, TN October 1995 through June 1996.
Vocals recorded and mixed at: The Bennett House in Franklin, TN on June 26, 1996
Recording Engineer: Shawn McLean
CD Mastering: Neil Rosengarden
Graphics: Neil Rosengarden
© 1985 Milton Schafer copyright-controlled © p 2006 Neil Rosengarden
Published by Milton & Nina Music - ASCAP
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