The Raffi Singable Songbook: A Collection of 51 Songs from Raffi's First Three Records for Young Children
Millions know Raffi for his work as a children's entertainer whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings in North America includes his classic "Baby Beluga" song with its beloved melody and lyrics. But a very interesting piece of Raffi's story is not as well known: Raffi's pioneering commitment to honouring his young fans changed the way we came to view music made for children. Founding his own record label, Troubadour, then folk musician Raffi set out on a path that rescued children's recordings from bargain bin pricing and sub-par production values. Teachers, parents and kids took an immediate liking to the kind of songwriting and recording Raffi offered, perhaps because of the respect that was obvious in his material and the playful delivery that always clicked with the kids. Soon, the media were knocking at Raffi's door. Raffi's career in childrens' music started when his mother-in-law invited him to sing at her nursery school. She recognized his ability to connect with the kids in an authentic way and she suggested he do a recording for young children, because she felt there was a lack of quality music available for their age group. His debut album, Singable Songs for the Very Young, was irresistible. Within a few months, Raffi went from performing in front of small audiences to selling out theatre venues. The ensuing string of Raffi albums and DVDs has sold over 15 million copies in Canada and the US, including more than 3 million "Songs to Read"® books. The 3 albums included are "Singable Songs for the Very Young", The Corner Grocery Store", and More Singable Songs.
Specifications of The Raffi Singable Songbook: A Collection of 51 Songs from Raffi's First Three Records for Young Children
|Publisher||Crown Publishers, Inc.|
|Number Of Pages||106|
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