Richard’s 2012 CD, continues the good-time feel of his debut with originals like “Ten Little Fingers,” “New Boo Boo” and “Magic Shoes,” acoustic pop alongside stomping rock and R&B tracks like “Brain Freeze” and “Barefootin’.” Featuring vocals turns by daughters Sophie (“Fais Do Do”) and Michele (“Crash”), this 16-song set also pays homage to one of Richard's favorite bands, 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Small Faces. Richard’s cover of the group’s “Up The Wooden Hills To Bedforshire,” features Ian McLagan of The Small Faces/Faces on keyboards. The band’s late bass player Ronnie Lane is remembered with an inspired version of his song “The Poacher.” Although it may not be a tune one expects on a children’s record, “It’s a beautiful tune," Richard notes, "I think kids will get it.” Folk gems like “Little Blue Top” “Turn Turn Turn” are delivered with Richard’s crystalline vocals and nimble-fingered guitar playing. Eclectic? Certainly. Good listening? You bet.
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Pop
Release Date: 2012