Posted on Thursday March 08, 2018Here's the third in our new series of smaller packages (and the second in 2018). We're calling it 2018 Spring Gold, and it features two patters and 6 singing calls for $40, or you can buy individual titles for $10 each:
- RIV 1008 - File Gumbo (Patter) (Basic and Advanced vocals by Ted Kennedy)
- RIV 1009 - Dream Softly (Vocal by Duke Okada, Mitchell Osawa and Kumi Takahashi, with a harmony track by Duke and Kumi)
- RIV 1010 - Shine Your Way (Vocal by Kiyomi Taneyama and Max Masao Ringe with TWO harmony tracks -- one for ladies by Masao, one for men by Kiyomi)
- RIV 1011 - Country Boy Like Me, A (Vocal by Jack O'Leary)
- RIV 1012 - Chime Bells (Vocals by Ken Burke and Carol Hilliard (Reardon), and two different key instrumentals are included)
- RIV 1013 - Running Kind / Lonesome Fugitive (Vocal by Elmer Sheffield)
- RIV 1014 - Don't Forget To Remember Me (Vocal by Dan Nordbye, with a split track harmony cut included)
- RIV 1015 - Lone Ranger (Patter) (Plus, Advanced and Challenge vocals by Darryl Lipscomb)
These are now available on the Packages page at the Riverboat website!
Posted on Tuesday February 27, 2018We're a little late getting our March releases out. (Usually we like to get them out around the middle of the preceeding month, but we got sidetracked this time around!)
We have three new patters, and two singing calls from the classic Red Boot library:
- RIV 822 - Plan Ahead (Patter)
- RIV 821 - Alpine Patter
- RIV 820 - Mardi Gras (Patter)
- RIV 819 - Hello Dolly (Vocal by Elmer Sheffield, formerly RBS 1348)
- RIV 818 - Say You Love Me Again (Vocal by Dan Nordbye; harmony by Carol Hilliard (Reardon) with a split track; formerly RB 198)
(I never knew that the title to that last song was "Say You Love Me Again" -- I always thought it was "Rub It In!")
All of these are now available on the Riverboat website. Check them out -- and check back frequently, because we'll be releasing our next mini-package (2018 Spring Gold) in March!
Posted on Friday January 26, 2018Here are our February releases: 3 new patters, and 2 songs from the classic Red Boot library...
- RIV 813 - Hooked On Music (with ESP's Elmer Sheffield's original vocal from the RBS 1260 Red Boot release)
- RIV 814 - Canadian Mist (patter)
- RIV 815 - Hacienda (patter)
- RIV 816 - Dreamy Disco (patter)
- RIV 817 - He Got You (vocal by Dan Nordbye, including versions with background vocals with and without a split track; formerly RB 295)
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018Happy New Year!
With the coming of 2018, we're releasing the second in our new "Mini-Package" concept. (The first, of course, was the 2017 Christmas package with 6 titles.) We have 8 new titles, including 7 singing calls and one patter:
- RIV 1000 - Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby (Vocal by Ken Bower)
- RIV 1001 - Story Of My Life (Vocal by Nils Trottmann)
- RIV 1002 - Fare Thee Well (Vocal by Silver Sounds' Jack O'Leary)
- RIV 1003 - Chasin' That Neon Rainbow (Vocal by Ted Clements)
- RIV 1004 - Best Is Yet To Come (Vocal by Paul Moore)
- RIV 1005 - When Can I See You Again (Vocal by Masao Max Ringe)
- RIV 1006 - My Tipperary Girl (Vocal by Silver Sounds' Jack O'Leary)
- RIV 1007 - Raspberry Pi (Patter)
"My Tipperary Girl" will make a good song for St. Patrick's Day in March. ("Fare Thee Well" also has a hint of the Irish to it.) "Raspberry Pi" is a version of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Bluesberry Hill," but it's not an exact note-for-note reproduction -- give it a listen!
The package price is $40 for all 8 titles, but you can buy single titles out of the package for $10 each. (So, if you like more than three, just get the whole thing!)
Posted on Tuesday December 12, 2017Because Christmas is coming, we're bringing out our January releases a little early. We know you'll be too involved with the festivities if we wait too long!
We have three new patters this month, and several tunes from the classic Red Boot library:
- RIV 812 - Running Bear (Vocal by Ken Burke, formerly RB 3043)
- RIV 811 - Shine On Harvest Moon (Vocal by Lawrence Johnstone, formerly RB 3028)
- RIV 810 - Faster Horses (Vocal by Dan Nordbye, and includes a track with background vocals on the taglines; formerly RB 207)
- RIV 809 - Jefferson Airplane Patter
- RIV 808 - Jump Down Patter
- RIV 807 - Dandiya Patter
- RIV 806 - Tight Fittin Jeans (Original Red Boot vocal by Elmer Sheffield; formerly RBS 1263)
- RIV 804 - Old Country Church, The (Vocal by Max Masao Ringe, Keita Takahata, Mitchell Osawa, Kumi Takahashi; includes harmony track)
Please accept our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and for whatever other holidays you might celebrate in this season!