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Start dreaming!
Mr. Ray, 1959-
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Publication Information:
New York : Sugar Beats Entertainment, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc (40 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.

At head of title on container: Sugar Beats Entertainment presents--

Lyrics on container insert.
Roy G Biv (3:20) -- Music's a language (3:55) -- Swish! (3:58) -- I'd be a dinosaur (2:38) -- When I grow up (3:24) -- Zibby the zebra (3:09) -- Kalien the alien (3:48) -- Flower power (2:48) -- Boo-boos go away (3:00) -- Why are there so many questions? (3:12) -- Creepy crawlers (3:34) -- Starlight angel (2:25).
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Music CD


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CS 80 Juvenile Compact Disc Audio Visual

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Twelve original songs in a pop/rock style by Mr. Ray

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Jangly guitar and infectious pop hooks distinguish singer/songwriter Ray Andersen's first recording for kids. Andersen's years of experience playing in various bands (including the Blue Van Goghs) in New Jersey clubs apparently prepared him well for the day that his girlfriend asked him to entertain her preschool students. "Mr. Ray" was such a hit in the classroom that the school's director hired him and a new performing career was born. The 12 original tracks on this debut capture the sense of wide-reaching possibility that the title suggests. On "When I Grow Up" kids ponder career choices, "Swish!" imagines a great game of basketball with friends and "Flower Power" points out the potential of every child to blossom. Other dream-inspired adventures include "Kalien the Alien," "I'd Be a Dinosaur" and "Creepy Crawlers," all of which describe the kind of imaginary journeys children like to take and creatures they like to meet. Audio snippets of Mr. Ray interacting with a young audience pop up on many tracks here, demonstrating that he's an affable live performer, and the children's chorus that backs him up throughout is clearly having a grand time singing along. The warm, lullaby-esque "Starlight Angel" fittingly closes the proceedings, hopefully sending little ones off to start dreaming. Ages 2-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-Finally, a truly excellent rock 'n' roll album especially for children. Mr. Ray wrote and performs 12 outstanding tracks that children and adults will love. If the melodies sound like they should be familiar, they are based on the Abbey Road album tunes, yet are still original. Some of the toe-tappin', head-rockin' songs are: "roy g biv," about the rainbow; "Swish," about playing basketball at the park; "I'd Be a Dinosaur," in which the singer imagines what it would be like to be a dinosaur; "Kalien the Alien" comes to Earth to tell everyone that he wants them to be nice to each other; "Flower Power," in which a small flower gives instructions on its care; "Creepy Crawlies," a song about insect-o-phobia and arachnophobia; and "Starlight Angel," a beautiful lullaby. This wonderful album deserves a place in all library audio collections.-Beverly Bixler, San Antonio Public Library, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.