Absolutely Positively Getting Along
The above track is from the CD I was introduced to last week. It’s a great CD with a wonderful purpose. I’m sharing the press release below to pass along the information and have not been compensated. Enjoy!
Mentoring Through Music
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County (BBBSBC) is proud to announce the release of a new children’s CD, “Absolutely, Positively Getting Along”. The 27 track compilation CD features national and international artists, including Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt, Julian Lennon, Robbi K and Bakithi Kamulo, Melba Moore, and Eric Bazilian, to name a few. Consisting of poems, spoken words, and a variety of songs, this one-of-a-kind CD gives children the sage advice they need to learn to be a buddy, feel connected, and build friendships. The musicians, actors, and poets involved with this project act as audio “Big Brothers and Big Sisters” to children everywhere.
The album’s message mirrors the work being done mentoring children by hundreds of volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters nationally. Each recording track covers a different topic, some showcasing popular activities enjoyed by “Bigs” and their “Littles” such as bowling and fishing, others cover conflict resolution and appreciating life’s special moments. All are brought to you in a variety of mediums including, folk, rap, rock, poetry and comedy.
“We are honored to be involved in this project,” said Ursula Raczak, CEO of BBBSBC. “Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs have helped so many children over the years.”
“While we are thrilled with the caliber of talent that recorded for us, we are excited to have worked with Grammy award winning producers Steve Pullara, Jim Cravero, Gloria Domina, and Patrick Robinson on this project,” continued Raczak.
“All of the artists involved in this project see the need for long term mentoring programs,” said Jim
Cravero, East Coast Recording Studio. “As producers, it’s always amazing to see a project come
together with so many talented people all geared towards sending a great message to today’s children.”
This CD was done on a fully volunteer basis. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County.
For full tracks to sample and reviews, please visit: www.absolutelypositivelygettingalong.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County has been providing one to one mentoring programs to children in Bucks County for the past 50 years. Affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, BBBSBC is the only affiliate to be recognized for providing the highest quality programs for the 5 years. Located in Jamison, Pa., BBBSBC is a donor supported, volunteer driven organization dedicated to helping Bucks County youth achieve success. For more information about BBBSBC please visit www.bbbsbc.org .
About the Producers
Steve Pullara is a Grammy winning producer, multiple award winning singer/songwriter/artist. His musical roots go deep within many cultural traditions. He can be seen entertaining children on his TV show as well as in concert live. He will often perform with his Cool Beans Band. For more information on Steve, please visit www.coolbeansmusic.com.
East Coast Recording (ECR) is a state-of-the-art recording studio located minutes from Philadelphia, featuring Pro Tools HD and a 1,100 square foot live room with adjacent vocal booth. For information on Jim Cravero and ECR, go to www.ecrstudio.com
Gloria Domina has been involved in the music industry for many years. Domina has been involved with the Lehigh Valley Music Awards, founded Women in Art in PA and currently serves as the Governor of NARAS, Philadelphia chapter.
Patrick Robinson’s key to success is his musical diversity. He can be seem performing children’s artist and fellow producer Steve Pullara or with the alternative band, Medea. His musical compositions have been used in both film and tv shows.