Posted on Friday September 06, 2019September songs are here! Three new patters, a new singing call from our Japanese friends, and three songs from the classic Red Boot library:
- RIV 934 - Crawfish Pie (Patter)
- RIV 933 - Minor Key Patter
- RIV 932 - Tag Along (Patter)
- RIV 931 - Day Dreams About Night Things (Vocal by Ron Schneider, formerly RB 192)
- RIV 930 - San Antonio Rose (Vocal by Steve Moore [courtesy Chic Recordings], formerly RB 263)
- RIV 929 - Taste Of The Wind (Vocal and harmony by Brent Mawdsley, formerly RB 292)
- RIV 916 - Hillbilly Girl (Vocal by Hiromi Kaneko and Kuniko Kawashima, with harmony track)
In caller school, we're told not to use music in a minor key, because it has a depressing and irritating effect. However, there's one time of year where it's completely appropriate. That's right -- look at Minor Key Patter to use at Halloween!
Posted on Thursday August 01, 2019For August, we have three new patters, two new singing calls with vocals by our Japanese friends, and two re-releases from the classic Red Boot library:
- RIV 928 - Run Robbie Run (Patter)
- RIV 927 - Gypsy Clogger (Patter)
- RIV 926 - May The 4th Be With You (Patter) (Plus vocal by Dan Nordbye)
- RIV 925 - Laughing On The Outside (Vocal by Lawrence Johnstone, formerly RBS 1287)
- RIV 924 - Help (Vocal by Max Masao Ringe, Noriko Shinogaya, with harmony track and alternate Plus vocal)
- RIV 923 - Circle Of The Sun (Vocal by Kaneko Jr., Kaz Tsujimura, with harmony track)
- RIV 922 - Country Honey (Vocal by Dan Nordbye, formerly RB 208)
"Run Robbie Run" is named for Bob Elling's son Robbie, who passed away last month after battling cancer for several years. For those who have been asking, there is no public memorial being planned.
Posted on Thursday July 11, 2019For July, we have three new patters, two new singing calls (including one from a classic Broadway and motion picture musical), and a re-release from the classic Red Boot library:
- RIV 921 - Alabama (Vocal by Dan Nordbye, formerly RB 255)
- RIV 920 - There Is A Season (Patter)
- RIV 919 - Tuba Time (Patter)
- RIV 918 - End Of Summer (Patter)
- RIV 917 - Would You Go With Me (Vocal by Kaneko Jr.)
- RIV 915 - I Could Have Danced All Night (Vocal by Gaku Nakagawa, Hiromi Kaneko, Kuniko Kawashima)
I Could Have Danced All Night (of course, from the classic musical My Fair Lady, sung on the stage by Julie Andrews) includes a harmony track. If you ever want to do a Julie Andrews theme night, this would be a good one, as would RIV 420 - Doe Rae Me, RIV 425 - Mary Poppins Theme, RIV 510 - Lonely Goatherd, and RIV 514 - Favorite Things.
Posted on Friday June 14, 2019Our newest mini-package is now ready for release. 12 songs, all singing calls, with a wide range of styles. Several of them include female versions in a separate key, and three offer optional harmony tracks:
- RIV 1050 - Story Book Love (The theme from A Princess Bride, with vocal and harmony by Brent Mawdsley)
- RIV 1051 - Skinny Dipping (Vocal by Dan Nordbye)
- RIV 1052 - Hills Of Donegal (Vocal by Jack O'Leary in key F, with a female version by Nelda Eaton in key G)
- RIV 1053 - Pirogue Joe (Vocal by Dan Nordbye)
- RIV 1054 - Say You Love Me (Vocal and harmony by Kip Garvey in key F, with a female version by Carol Hilliard (Reardon) in key C)
- RIV 1055 - Barking At The Moon (Vocal by Joe Saltel, from the Disney movie "Bolt")
- RIV 1056 - Do You Believe In Love (Vocal and harmony in key F by the BC Boys (Steve Edlund, Brent Mawdsley and Ray Brendzy [courtesy of Lou-Mac Records], with a female version by Krista Baird in key C)
- RIV 1057 - Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Vocal by Jack O'Leary in key A, with a female version by Nelda Eaton in key Eb)
- RIV 1058 - Sentimental Journey (Vocal by Lawrence Johnstone, with a female version by Linda Rawlinson in key E)
- RIV 1059 - Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major (Vocal by Bob Farnell)
- RIV 1060 - Summer Place (Vocal by Lawrence Johnstone in key Ab, with a female version by Nelda Eaton in key C)
- RIV 1061 - It's Friday (Vocal by Jack O'Leary, courtesy of Silver Sounds Music)
You can buy the package of all 12 songs for $60, or individual titles for $10 each, on our Packages page at www.riverboat.com/records/packages.php -- check out the sample clips there!
Posted on Thursday May 23, 2019We almost managed to let May slip by without any releases. Almost, but not quite: we have three new patters, and a song from the classic Red Boot library, plus a new female vocal...
- RIV 914 - About Time (Patter)
- RIV 913 - Pickin' Peaches (Patter)
- RIV 912 - After Shock (Patter)
- RIV 910 - Shortnin' Bread (Vocal by Dan Nordbye, formerly RB 257)
We also have a new female vocal by Krista Baird for RIV 525 - Cups (from "Pitch Perfect"), in the key of B. This also includes an instrumental track in that key. As always, if you've already bought RIV 525 and would like the new tracks, contact Bob Elling directly.
We've now substituted the proper RIV 911 release for the one that we accidentally re-re-released! It's still a re-release from the classic Red Boot library, originally heard in the musical Damn Yankees:
- RIV 911 - You've Gotta Have Heart (vocal by Lawrence Johnstone)
We've also added two more female vocals to patriotic songs, in time to practice for the 4th of July. These also include a copy of the instrumental pitched in the same key used for the vocal:
- RIV 542 - God Bless The USA (new vocal by Nelda Eaton)
- RIV 847 - God Bless America (new vocal by Nelda Eaton)
Also, Krista Baird has contributed an alternate vocal for RIV 560 - Goodnight Sweetheart.
As always, if you've already purchased any of these Riverboat releases and would like the new tracks, contact Bob Elling directly.