"Do Right Rhymes Songs" is a creative and entertaining musical version of the popular children's lesson book "Do Right Rhymes". You'll hear a wide variety of musical styles addressing sensitive subjects like picking boogers, burping and flushing the toilet. Your children will also learn to establish good habits like cleaning up their rooms, brushing their teeth and not telling lies. This full collection of 30 songs (plus a read-a-long version of the book) will soon have everyone singing along and wanting to “Do Right!”
All of the music was produced at Tempo Key Studios by music business veteran D. Cooper Getschal.
As a concert artist, Cooper has been the opening acts for artists including: Roy Clark, Audio Adrenaline, Small-Town Poets and others. Past Studio and live performances include James Taylor, Dobie Gray, Richie Havens, Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons, Kathy Mattea, James Ingram, James Brown, Mickey Gilley, Kenny Rogers, Lori Singer, and others.
Cooper's songwriting discography includes covers by a variety of artists including Kenny G, Johnny Mathis, Kenneth & West, The Spinners and The Trammps. Cooper's song "I'll Be Alright" appeared on Kenny G's multi-platinum studio album "Silhouette" which has sold over 6 million copies.
His songwriting collaborators include, Jeff Barry, Jeff Silbar, Kent Blazy, Bob Welch, Jim Weatherly, Lyndie White Wenner, and many others. Coop has been a music director, singer, songwriter, producer, teacher and composer for the last 40 years. His mom was a songwriter for Pearl Bailey and other popular artists from the 1920' to the 1970's. Cooper has a degree in music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Cooper worked with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones and provided drum-programming services for five songs on Michael's "BAD" album including Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, Dirty Diana, Speed Demon and Liberian Girl. Coop has produced and engineered projects for CBS, NBC, and ABC Television, album
projects, commercials, location recording for films, and motion picture post-production.
Do Right Rhymes
a book review by Terri L. French
We all know how darling children can be, especially posed in their Sunday-best on Christmas cards or while peacefully sleeping. It is also true that at times they can be disgusting, mouthy, dirty, little varmints, direly in need of instruction in the social graces.
“Do Right Rhymes” by author/artist Janet Brice Parker is both an instruction book for parents and a silly book of easy to memorize rhymes for children. Like the Barney “Clean-up” song I sang to my children to get them to participate in picking up their messes, Parker's book encourages children to “do right” while having fun and without harsh scolding.
Parker was encouraged to write the book by her older son, Brice, who now has two girls of his own, ages 6 and 8. He remembered the framed rhymes his mother made for him and his younger brother, Joe, when they were children.
“The girls were not flushing the toilet or washing their hands, so I wrote a rhyme, illustrated it, framed it and shipped it to Seattle,” says Parker. “Brice was so pleased with the results he encouraged me to write a book.”
The book of thirty poems not only addresses picking up one's messes, but sassing, lying, kindness to others, responsibility for belongings, personal hygiene and bodily functions, and even energy conservation. It is written in language children use and understand, not shying away from words
like “boogers” and “poop.” The book is geared toward children ages 3 to 12, with print big and bold enough for beginning readers to handle.
Parker, an accomplished artist, also did the colorful illustrations, which resemble a children's coloring book. A CD is also available which consists of a read-along segment in which children turn pages when prompted by a croaking frog, and a sing-along musical portion.
Like Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, Janet Brice Parker writes to tickle the funny bones of children and adults alike. Kids will learn important life lessons couched in loads of giggly pleasure bound to be recited over and over again.