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Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader. He writes stage musicals, post-modern concert music, quirky pop, country songs, and music for children’s TV.”

Brian Woodbury Music on Souncloud




taken from the overture from the musical “The Hammerdancer” (1983) (book, music & lyrics Brian Woodbury).

c. Brian Woodbury and His Popular Music Group
“Brian Woodbury And His Popular Music Group”
Fang Records, 1992

The Making Of Laura Veirs‘ ‘Tumble Bee’
Tumble Bee will be officially released on November 8th.


“Tumble Bee,” the first children’s record from the prolific Laura Veirs, inspires listeners to lean in close and hit replay. The youthful innocence in Veirs’ voice lends itself well to the jaunty spirit of the album, a collection of American folk songs. She and renown record-producer Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Sufjan Stevens), her long-time collaborator on seven of her eight records, have created a piece of art that is sure to appeal to children as well as adult fans of Veirs’ previous work. As Smithsonian Folkways recording artist Elizabeth Mitchell says, “This is a luminous, smart, essential and truly extraordinary album.” …..Tumble Bee was recorded at home in the Spring of 2011.

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Track List:
1. Little Lap Dog Lullaby – Trad….Peggy Seeger
2. Prairie Lullaby – Billy Hill
3. Jack Can I Ride? – Trad….Peggy Seeger
4. Tumblebee – Karl Blau
5. King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O 
    – Trad….Chubby Parker And His Old Time Banjo
6. All the Pretty Little Horses – Trad.
7. The Fox – Trad.
8. Jump Down Spin Around – Harry Belafonte
9. Why Oh Why – Woody Guthrie
10. Down in the Medder – Laura Veirs/Karl Blau
11. Soldier’s Joy – Jimmy Driftwood
12. Jamaica Farewell – Lord Burgess
13. Prairie Dream – Rob Burger

Karl Blauが書いた ‘Tumblebee’ はNRBQみたいデス。

Chubby Parker And His Old Time Banjo – King Kong Kitchie Ki-Me-O
A film made by Kris Anka for Re-Envisioning America: A Multi-media homage to Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music

Wee Scary Beasties “Creepy Lullabies”
(Wee Beatz/Double 7″/2008)



Listen to ‘Pumpkinhead’ by Wee Scary Beasties: Jon Langford and Sally Timms of the Mekons, Kelly Hogan (Neko Case, Pine Valley Cosmonauts), Devil in a Woodpile. (via Carrot Top Records)


Wee Scary Beasties-Pumpkinhead by carrottoprecords

cover art by Carson Ellis



Portland’s singer-songwriter, Laura Veirs has announced the upcoming release of her new album “Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Folk Songs for Children,” due out on November 8th via Raven Marching Band Records (N. America) and Bella Union (rest of the world), follow -up to the last year’s album “July Flame.” Produced by Tucker Martine, and features guest appearances from Colin Meloy, Jim James, Bela Fleck, Karl Blau, Basia Bulat and Brian Blade among many others.

WATCH :: The Making Of ‘Tumble Bee’ Video


 tracklist:
1. Little Lap Dog Lullaby – Traditional
2. Prairie Lullaby – Billy Hill
3. Jack Can I Ride? – Traditional
4. Tumblebee – Karl Blau
5. King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O – Traditional
6. All the Pretty Little Horses – Traditional
7. The Fox – Traditional
8. Jump Down Spin Around – Harry Belafonte
9. Why Oh Why – Woody Guthrie
10. Down in the Medder – Laura Veirs/Karl Blau
11. Soldier’s Joy – Jimmy Driftwood
12. Jamaica Farewell – Lord Burgess
13. Prairie Dream – Rob Burger 

Laura Veirs – Wide-Eyed, Legless  from “July Frame”




Suzuki Beane – 1962 Television Pilot – Edited
Desilu Studios adapted the popular children’s book – a satire of Kay Thompson‘s “Eloise” series – into a TV pilot, which ultimately did not find a sponsor. This shortened version eventually aired with another recycled pilot and some new material with Lucille Ball and Gale Gordon as part of the “Victor Borge Comedy Theater.”

Suzuki Beane is a humor book written in 1961 by Sandra Scoppettone and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh. The novel is a downtown satire on Kay Thompson’s Eloise series (1956-59).  (Thanks, Duplex Planet)