We are loving Randy Kaplan’s latest album and we can not wait to tell you about it! Why? Because,not only is Randy an award-winning singer-songwriter who has put his love of Tin Pan Alley, folk, rock. blues, ragtime, bluegrass, and Broadway music on display many times before. Now, with his 6th not-JUST-for-kids album, Trippin’ Round the Mitten, he adds hip-hop, pop, doo-wop, and punk to the list.
Randy’s music brings a smile to your face as you listen to the lyrics and you will realize after listening to a few of the songs that he gets “it”. Of course the “it” I am referring to is kids humor. Take a listen and you will get “it”, too.
Randy Kaplan is a fellow native Long Islander who is from Dix Hills. “He moved to the suburbs of Detroit two years ago and has already toured or “tripped” around the mitten-shaped state of Michigan many times. Don’t expect a Wolverine State travelogue from Trippin’ Round the Mitten, though. The rambling that goes on in this album is a stream of consciousness collection where Randy raps and sings his way through songs and parodies about noses, mitten-shaped states, beach antipathy, doo-wop kings, food costumes, sugar traps, Mars missions, and more.”
I love listening to the album in the car because it is fun to listen to the story-telling music on a drive to just about anywhere. My family and I love to laugh and giggle to the jokes throughout the songs. The songs are feel good and oh so silly. We really enjoy his take on the Maroon 5 hit Sugar as he sings about needing sugar from things like cookies and ice cream. Hilarious!
Watch the video below to see the humor behind the feel good music…
“Crew Cut” by Randy Kaplan from the album JAM ON RYE. Directed by Matt Kiel. Officially released on Hallowe’en 2014.
Visit Randy Kaplan’s website HERE.
Trippin’ Round the Mitten
For all ages, and especially enjoyed by ages 5 – 12
Label: Yellow Thing Records & Books
SRP: $14.99 CD. $9.99 digital download.
Running time: 58 minutes
Trippin’ Round the Mitten is available at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and at Randy Kaplan’s live shows.
We have the chance for you to win a copy of this album.
One winner will be chosen and will be notified via email on Tuesday: September 5th, 2017 at 8am.