Posted on Monday January 13, 2020While we'll have more music coming out near the end of the month in our 2020 Winter package, we do have a few releases for the month of January: three new patters, a new singing call, a re-release from the classic Red Boot library, and two new female versions for past Riverboat releases...
- RIV 951 - Northern Lights (Patter)
- RIV 950 - Irish Brew (Patter)
- RIV 949 - Texas Celebration (Patter)
- RIV 948 - Fly Me To The Moon (Vocal by Duke Okada and Yumiko Ishihara)
- RIV 940 - Leona (Vocal by Steve Edlund and Brent Mawdsley with harmony by Brent, formerly RB 3000)
Our new female versions (including rekeyed music) are...
- RIV 524A - You Raise Me Up by Krista Baird, key Ab
- RIV 660B - Seven Spanish Angels by Nelda Eaton, key F
Also, you may have noticed a number of songs being flagged as new releases on January 1. Our 2018 January package has just been released into the catalog at our regular $7 single-title price, including
- RIV 1000 - Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby
- RIV 1001 - Story Of My Life
- RIV 1002 - Fare Thee Well
- RIV 1003 - Chasin' That Neon Rainbow
- RIV 1004 - Best Is Yet To Come
- RIV 1005 - When Can I See You Again
- RIV 1006 - My Tipperary Girl
- RIV 1007 - Rasberry Pi (Patter)
The full package is still available for $40, but you can now buy these titles as $7 singles instead of $10.
Posted on Monday December 16, 2019We have a few non-Christmas titles coming out this month to tide you over until the New Year. A couple of new singing calls, one from the classic Red Boot library, and three patters:
- RIV 947 - Kimosabe (Patter)
- RIV 946 - Pool Side (Patter)
- RIV 945 - Rise and Shine (Patter)
- RIV 944 - Our Sergeant Major (Vocal by Bob Farnell, and Silver Sounds' Corben Geis)
- RIV 943 - Behind Closed Doors (Vocal by Ron Schneider, formerly RB 155)
- RIV 942 - Good Luck Charm (Vocal by Yumiko Ishihara, Mitchell Osawa, with harmony track)
- RIV 941 - Jambalaya (Vocal by Noriko Sinogaya, Kuniko Kawashima, Ko Iwata, Max Masao Ringe, with a Japanese version and both English and Japanese harmony)
One thing to be aware of: on Behind Closed Doors, the opener, break and closer are all only 32 beats rather than 64.
Yes, Kimosabe is a version of our Lone Ranger patter from the 2018 Spring Gold package, but without the strong melody line.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas season (and Hanukkah, and the other holidays that fall around this time), and our best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!
Posted on Monday November 11, 2019We've added a couple of female versions to our 2019 Christmas package that came out in September:
- RIV 1063 - Christmas Stuff (New female version in key Bb with vocal by Carol Hilliard (Reardon), with available harmony
- RIV 1065 - Meet Me Under The Mistletoe (New female version in key F by Carol Hilliard (Reardon)
In the past month, we've also added Japanese and Swedish versions of Silent Night (RIV 1062) to the package. As always, if you've already purchased the package (or the individual titles) and would like the new tracks, contact Bob Elling directly.
We also still have last year's 2018 Christmas Gold package available, including At Christmas, Country Christmas, Silver Bells, Oh Holy Night and three holiday patters. Check both packages out on our Packages page!
In addition, two years have gone by since we released our big 2018 Gold package, and the 30 titles in that package have now been released into our regular catalog as singles for the regular $7 price. These are all of the titles between RIV 751 and RIV 780, including I Need A Hero and I Love How You Love Me.
Posted on Thursday October 24, 2019We're a bit late getting our October releases out, but it's not the end of the month yet! Two new singing calls with vocals from our Japanese friends, and three new patters:
- RIV 939 - Rodeo (Patter)
- RIV 938 - Plasma (Patter)
- RIV 937 - Blarney Stone (Patter)
- RIV 936 - Jerusalem (Vocal by Mitchell Osawa, Duke Okada, Kumi Takahashi)
- RIV 935 - Will You Walk With Me (Vocal by Mitchell Osawa, Duke Okada, Kumi Takahashi)
Both of the singing calls include harmony tracks. Enjoy!
Posted on Thursday September 19, 2019Our 2019 mini-package of 6 Christmas songs is now available for $30, or you can buy individual titles from the package for $10 each. You'll have plenty of time to practice them up before the Christmas season comes! All 6 are singing calls this time around...
- RIV 1062 - Silent Night including
- Male instrumental and vocal (key Ab) by Brent Mawdsley
- Female instrumental and vocal (key F#) by Krista Baird
- French vocal by Jack O'Leary of Silver Sounds
- Plus an instrumental in key G that Jack used
- German vocal (Stille Nacht) by Nils Trottman of New-Beat
- Harmony track for the male version by Krista
- Harmony track for the female version by Brent
- RIV 1063 - Christmas Stuff (Vocal and harmony by Kip Garvey)
- RIV 1064 - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Star Of Wonder including
- Male instrumental and vocal (key D) by Brent Mawdsley
- Female instrumental and vocal (key Bb) by Krista Baird
- Harmony tracks for each
- RIV 1065 - Meet Me Under The Mistletoe (Vocal by Dan Nordbye)
- RIV 1066 - You Make It Feel Like Christmas (Vocal by Dan Nordbye)
- RIV 1067 - Oh Christmas Tree including
- Male insrumental and vocal (key D) by Nils Trottmann of New-Beat
- Female instrumental and vocal (key C) by Krista Baird
- German vocal (Oh Tannenbaum) by Nils
Silent Night and Oh Christmas Tree are, of course, classic Christmas carols. God Rest Ye... / Star Of Wonder is a mini-medley of two carols, with "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" on the opener and figures, and the chorus of "We Three Kings Of Orient Are" on the middle break and closer. Christmas Stuff is a song originally by Nathan Carter, Meet Me Under The Mistletoe was originally done by Randy Travis, and You Make It Feel Like Christmas came from Gwen Stefani. So, you have a variety of sources and styles to choose from!