Raffi's Box of Sunshine

Raffi's Box of Sunshine

by Raffi


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His endearing vocals, infectious tunes, and wholehearted respect for children make Raffi’s albums an indispensable part of the family music library. This calm, bearded Armenian-Canadian -- the first superstar in the children's music world -- has made music that thoroughly enthralls toddlers and early-graders since 1976. But if you're a brand-new parent, or just somehow missed the Raffmeister when your older kids were born, now's the time to start collecting. Rounder Records has compiled three favorite Raffi albums into a new box set called RAFFI'S BOX OF SUNSHINE. It's Rounder's second Raffi box; the first was THE SINGABLE SONGS COLLECTION, which contains Raffi's first three albums, including his all-time bestseller, SINGABLE SONGS FOR THE VERY YOUNG. This new set compiles the albums RISE AND SHINE, ONE LIGHT ONE SUN, and EVERYTHING GROWS, and includes several dozen Raffi favorites. Interspersed among original songs such as "Rise and Shine," "The Numbers Rumba," and "The Bowling Song" are traditional kids' songs ("Wheels on the Bus," "Tingalayo," and the sure-to-fetch-giggles "Apples and Bananas"), kid-friendly songs by music celebs (the Beatles' "Octopus's Garden"), multilingual tunes from other lands (Mexico's "De Colores," France's "Savez-vous Planter des Choux," Japan's "Haru Ga Kita"), and well-loved African-American spirituals ("He's Got the Whole World," Raffi's signature concert closer "This Little Light of Mine.") What's more, the box set includes bonus stickers by children's artist Eugenie Fernandes. RAFFI'S BOX OF SUNSHINE is an ideal introduction to an essential artist and an equally stellar addition to the fledgling Raffi music collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/09/2000
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661809321
catalogNumber: 618093
Rank: 76729

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Raffi   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Kazoo,Vocals
John Arpin   Piano
Moe Koffman   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone
Guido Basso   Trumpet
Lenny Solomon   Fiddle
Graham Townsend   Fiddle
Charity Brown   Vocals
Ron Allen   Alto Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Bamboo Flute
Buckey Berger   Drums
Laurie Bower   Trombone
Arnie Chycoski   Trumpet
Michael Francis   Acoustic Guitar
Erica Goodman   Harp
Fujice Imajishi   Violin
Chad Irschick   Bass
Scott Irvine   Tuba
Earl LaPierre   Steel Drums
Jack Lenz   Synthesizer,Piano
Brian Leonard   Percussion,Vibes
Bob Mann   Electric Guitar
Linda Morrison   Vocals
Kathryn Moses   Flute,Soprano Saxophone
Dennis Pendrith   Bass,Electric Bass
David Piltch   Acoustic Bass
Fred Rizner   French Horn
Peter Schenkman   Cello
Tom Szczesniak   Bass,Accordion,Electric Piano
Kent Teeple   Viola
Chris Whiteley   Harmonica,Trumpet
Terry Wilkins   Bass
Matt Zimbel   Percussion
Ken Whiteley   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Piano,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Slide Guitar
Cathy Ambrose   Piano
David McMorrow   Organ,Synthesizer,Vocals
Bill Beecrogt   Trombone
Kristin Cavoukian   Vocals
Rainbow McMorrow   Vocals
Stan Pike   Vocals
Tim Pike   Vocals
Bubbly Singh   Vocals
Betty Winfield   Choir Master
Lise Poitras   Vocals
Bonnie Simpson   Vocals
Stephen Smith   Vocals
Bonnie Williams   Vocals
Debi Pike   Vocals
Claudia Martin   Vocals
Bert Simpson   Vocals
Moshe Hammer   Violin
Herbie Hoffman   Trumpet
Ianessa Johnson   Vocals
Jason Yip   Erhu
Melanie Danson   Vocals
Dick Smith   Bongos,Tambourine,Vibraslap
Jordan Croucher   Vocals
Paul Meyer   Violin

Technical Credits

Raffi   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements
John Burch   Direction
Chad Irschick   Engineer
Jack Lenz   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Peter Mann   Engineer
Ken Whiteley   Producer
Joyce Yamamoto   Cover Art
David Street   Cover Photo

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Raffi's Box of Sunshine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best children's music ever! Raffi is our children's favorite musician, and we own a lot of children's music. This collection is a compilation of his best. All these songs are so singable. They never get old. You'll find yourself singing along, too! This music is good for your children's development. We also would highly recommend any of the 3 excellent CD's as stand-alone purchases, but you save money with the 3-CD collection. We also highly recommend the 3-CD collection Singable Songs Collection.