Posted on Thursday December 20, 2018We have a few releases coming out just before Christmas: 3 patters, two new singing calls, and a re-release from the classic Red Boot library...
- RIV 885 - Happy Birds (Patter)
- RIV 884 - Mountain Dew With Banjo (Patter)
- RIV 883 - Future Is Bright (Patter)
- RIV 882 - From A Jack To A King (Vocal by Dan Nordbye, formerly RBS 1320)
- RIV 881 - It's A Great Day To Be Alive (Vocal by Gaku Nakagawa, Mitchell Osawa, Kumi Takahashi, with harmony by Kumi)
- RIV 880 - Little Mountain Church House (Vocal by Mitchell Osawa, Kumi Takahashi, with harmony by Kumi)
Not Christmas songs, but possibly good Christmas presents for your favorite caller!
Posted on Friday November 16, 2018Just a few this time around, because we just released our Christmas Mini-Package at the start of the month. We have a re-release from the classic Red Boot library, and two new songs from our Japanese contingent:
- RIV 879 - Paper Roses (Vocal by Dan Nordbye; formerly RBS 1281)
- RIV 878 - Soggy Bottom Summer (Vocal by Hide Takahashi and family, Naomi Tomosada and family, and Mitchell Osawa [courtesy Elite Records])
- RIV 877 - Gonna Meet A Cowboy (Vocal by Kumi Takahashi and Noriko Shinogaya)
If you haven't heard it before, Gonna Meet A Cowboy is a lively song originally from the debut album of the "Sunny Cowgirls."
Posted on Saturday November 03, 2018We've been agonizing over this one for a while. We wanted to bring it out a month ago or more, to give more time before the season starts, but it took time to get all the music and vocals together. However, now it's ready: the 2018 Riverboat Christmas Package!
We have 7 titles, including 3 patters and 4 singing calls, including both male and female keys on several, and a number of international vocals!
- RIV 1033 - Figgy Pudding (Patter)
- RIV 1034 - Oh Holy Night (Vocals by Brent Mawdsley, Krista Baird, Nils Trottmann, Jack O'Leary, Kumi Takahashi, and Hanna Tenenbaum)
- RIV 1035 - At Christmas (Vocal by Dan Nordbye)
- RIV 1036 - Silver Bells (Vocals by Dan Nordbye, Ken Bower, and Carol Hilliard (Reardon))
- RIV 1037 - Country Christmas (Vocals by Steve Moore and Carol Hilliard (Reardon))
- RIV 1038 - Reindeer Romp (Patter)
- RIV 1039 - Holiday Patter
Oh Holy Night includes not just male and female keys, but vocals in German, Spanish, French, Japanese and Swedish! Silver Bells and Country Christmas include music and vocals in male and female keys, and the former also includes harmony tracks for both male and female.
As with our other mini-packages, you can buy single titles out of this package for $10 apiece -- or get the full package for half off the price of all the single titles!
Posted on Wednesday October 10, 2018For a change, our October releases are actually coming out in October this time around! We have a patter and 3 singing calls...
- RIV 874 - Calico Cat (Patter) (Plus and A2 vocals by Darryl Lipscomb of ESP Recordings)
- RIV 873 - Over In The Glory Land (Vocal by Tac Ozaki, Duke Okada, Mitchell Osawa [Elite Records], Kumi Takahashi; includes 2 harmony tracks)
- RIV 872 - Down On The Farm (Vocal by Steve Moore of Chic Recordings)
- RIV 871 - This Is Me (Vocal by Kaneko Jr.)
This Is Me is from the motion picture "The Greatest Showman," done as an ensemble number in the film. You can see a clip of the film version on YouTube.
In addition, we have a new female vocal and female-key instrumental for RIV 513 - Simple Gifts (Lord of the Dance), by Lisa Lincoln. Those of you who've already purchased Simple Gifts can contact Bob Elling directly to receive the new tracks.
Posted on Saturday September 15, 2018Here's our next mini-package: 2018 Autumn Gold. It contains 9 new singing calls. (No patter this time around.)
- RIV 1024 - I Wanna Be Seduced (Vocal by Lawrence Johnstone)
- RIV 1025 - I Just Called To Say I Love You (Vocal by Dan Nordbye)
- RIV 1026 - Island In The Sun (Vocal by Steve Edlund, with a female version by Krista Baird)
- RIV 1027 - When You Say Nothing At All (Vocal by Jack O'Leary)
- RIV 1028 - North To Alaska (Vocal by Ken Burke)
- RIV 1029 - Love Is Kind Love Is Wine (Vocal by Bob Farnell)
- RIV 1030 - Birth Of The Blues (Vocal by Lawrence Johnstone)
- RIV 1031 - Little Sister (Vocal by Dan Nordbye)
- RIV 1032 - The House Is Rockin' (Vocal by Steve Edlund, Brent Mawdsley and Krista Baird, with a harmony track and a female version by Krista)
As with our other mini-packages, you can buy single titles out of the package for $10 each. Or, you can get all 9 for $45 -- 50% off the single-title price.