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* * * * * * * * * * * * * *Love is a Superpower

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6 Panel Eco-Wallet Jacket

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NEW RELEASE!
LOVE IS A SUPERPOWER

WITH THEIR TENTH RELEASE, Ben Rudnick & Friends once again stretch the lines and fill in the colors of family music. From the high-octane soul of the title track through the gentle, finger-picked musings about scribbling and flights of imagination, Love Is A Superpower is guaranteed to have the volume up and the windows down in every minivan in town.

Featuring eleven brand new songs, Love Is A Superpower slips in and out of musical styles with ease and honored guest musicians bring color and light to the musical landscape.

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* * * * * * * * * * * * * *A Frog Named Sam

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* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Recommended by the Parents' Choice Foundation, Spring 2012.
www.parents-choice.org

 

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Live in Lexington: Under the Copper Beech

With five Parents’ Choice® awards to their credit, Ben Rudnick & Friends have what it takes to make recordings families love. Families also love their live shows, where the band’s unique dynamic transforms a concert into an event. The events are celebrations.

On July 11, 2008, the band set up at one of their favorite venues, the town green of Lexington, MA. The same green that saw the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Flying high from the string of
shows that comes with summer, saying goodbye to their accordion player Mark Yacovone who was moving to Mississippi the next day, and joined by Rob “It’s Saturday Night” Lee on saxophones, the band turned in an unforgettable performance.

Featuring songs from their first six recordings and some favorite cover tunes, Live in Lexington fills every available second on the CD with good time tunes as only they can deliver.

Live in Lexington has garnered BR&F their SIXTH Parents' Choice Award.



Song List

1. I Like Silver, I Like Gold
2. Skip To My Lou
3. Twisting Low
4. Hava Nagila
5. My Name Is Burt
6. Sally Salamander
7. Juicy Black Fly
8. Mama Don't 'Low
9. Big River
10. Rainy Day
11. Cowgirl Song
12. Jambalaya
13. Hey Good Lookin'
14. Walk Of Life
15. Monkey And The Engineer
16. Countdown
17. Rocket Ship Man
18. I Got A New Friend
19. Spin
20. Band Introductions
21. Macaroni And Cheese
22. Oh Boy!
23. I Need A Hand
24. Thanks!
25. When The Saints Go Marching In
       

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *A Frog Named Sam

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4 panel digipak packaging made with certified green components. 2009

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Recommended by the Parents' Choice Foundation, Fall 2009.
www.parents-choice.org

iParenting Media Awards
2009 Excellent Product
www.iparenting.com

Mr. Dad Seal of Approval
Fathers Day 2009
Mr. Dad Website

Creative Child Awards Program
2009 Preferred Choice Award

 

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A Frog Named Sam

Ben Rudnick & Friend's 7th CD, A Frog Named Sam, is filled with energy, fun and excellent musicianship. The title track tells the story of Sam, a country frog who heads off to the big city to fuflfill his dream of singing for big audiences. With success, he misses his friends and returns to sing for them back at the pond.

“On the title track alone, the funky vocal breakdown is worth the price of admission….” ~ Time Out New York Kids

"...very Widespread Panic-ish or like Phish! I have heard this a billion times and still like it."~ Daddy Brad - DaddyLab.Com

“Little Deadheads! The tracks from the Grateful Dead influenced kiddie jam band are groovy.”~Parenting Magazine

"...he and the band are so musically gifted that they almost create their own style of music." ~ Dave Loftin, Chattanooga Parent Paper

"If I was allowed only one CD to bring on a 3 hour road trip this would be the one." ~Mustapha - WHUS, Storrs, CT



 
 

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Approved by the Parents' Choice Foundation, Spring 2007. www.parents-choice.org

Best Children's Album, Independent Music Awards Vox Populi 2008

NAPPA Honors 2007

Best CD Packaging Design,
Bigfish Smallpond Annual Client Award, 2007

 

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Grace's Bell

"A winner from beginning to end." ~ Christian Science Monitor

"The fact is, the optimistic and peaceful nature of these songs is energizing and acts as a fresh breath of air, and is exactly why the album is ideal for any child who is drawn to  high and fun melodies."
~ Emerson Radio (WERS) Review

With their trademark mix of crackling energy, adventurous musicianship and warm humor, Ben Rudnick and Friends extoll the virtues of vowels, imagine a world enamored with tubas, and celebrate the spirit of a bicyle bell. Special guests Buddy Cage (New Riders of the Purple Sage), Jeff Bird (Cowboy Junkies) and the Tuba Tune Horn Section add their grace to Grace’s Bell.

 
 

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Challenger Baseball Song

$10.00
retro lp style cardboard sleeve packaging. 2007

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Are you involved in Challenger Baseball? Click here to find out about bulk ordering and our Challenger Baseball fundraising opportunities!

Little League Baseball, Little League, the medallion and the keystone are registered trademarks and service marks belonging exclusively to Little League Baseball, Inc.

 

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ENDORSED BY LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL!

The Challenger Baseball Song and Other Hits

When Ben’s old friend Tony Chironno sent him lyrics to a song extolling the virtues of Challenger Baseball, Ben saw his chance to help Little League’s fastest growing division. (Read Tony's personal experience with his autistic son and Challenger Baseball - PDF)

The Challenger Division is a place for kids with physical or mental disabilities to play ball in a totally supportive environment. Ben Rudnick and Friends put this CD together as a fundraiser disc to help raise money for equipment, field rental and umpires.

Featuring The Challenger Baseball Song, this CD features some new and some live versions of Ben Rudnick and Friends favorites.

   
   

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Live at the Playground WERS

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economy slimline case with info sheet. 2005

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Live at the Playground
WERS 88.9 FM Boston

With all the recognition for their studio work, BR&F is first and foremost a live band.

Playing an adventurous, high-energy blend of happy, upbeat acoustic music BR&F takes off and takes you with them. Blending musical styles from bluegrass to reggae, their live shows are events. Everyone is invited. Hear the next best thing to being there on this lively CD.

   
   

* * * * * * * * * * * * * Blast Off!

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6 panel digipak deluxe packaging with fold-out insert containing lyrics and other info. 2004

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Children's Music Web Awards Winner 2005, Best Recording for Preschoolers ages three to five and Best Recording for Younger Children ages five to eight. www.childrensmusic.org

NAPPA Honors 2004
National Parenting Publications Awards
www.kidzmusic.com

Recommended by the Parents' Choice Foundation
Fall 2004 competition www.parents-choice.org

 

 

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Blast Off!

“The words "catchy" and "irrepressible" just begin to describe the string-band music uncorked by a quintet of gifted instrumentalists.”
~ Downbeat Magazine

"If Ben Rudnick says he's ready to 'Blast Off!', you had better hold onto something tight. This disc should have a fuse!"
~ Buzz McClain, Washington Post

Continuing in the tradition of their award winning CDs, “Emily
Songs
” and “Fun and Games”, “Blast Off!” goes where no family record has gone before! Bringing you music you’ll be happy to listen to anytime.

Ben & Friends continue to mix originals with classics, all on a foundation of adventurous musicianship and a healthy sense of humor. Beautiful artwork puts the cherry on top of the music on this specially packaged CD.

   
   

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Fun and Games

$14.95
jewel box packaing with 8 panel insert containing lyrics and info.
2002

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Silver Honors by the Parent's Choice Foundation, Fall 2002 competition. www.parents-choice.org

Children's Music Web Award 2003 : Best Recording for Younger Children & Best Recording for Preschoolers www.childrensmusic.org

Award of Excellence, DiscoverySchool.Com

iParenting Media Awards Hot Product 2004 www.iparenting.com

 

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Fun and Games

“Consider this purchase essential, even if the budget is limited .”
~ School Library Journal

“Ben Rudnick refuses to pander by making "children's music," with the result being a disc of sophisticated melodies, precise instrumentation and witty lyrics that delight the entire family.”  ~ Buzz McClain, Washington Post

“…happy smile of an album from Ben Rudnick. Rudnick's bouncy, colorful story songs, sung with neighborly warmth, are complemented by a smashing, multi-instrumental band of musicians.“
~ Lynne Heffley, Parents’ Choice

It’s not hard to figure out why this CD is called “Fun and Games.” Songs like “Spin” and “Macaroni & Cheese” will have kids - and adults - laughing out loud as they recognize themselves in the lyrics. “Hopscotch” jumps along at a high energy pace, while “Sally Salamander” weaves a tale that keeps kids guessing about what will happen next. And to close the album, "Everything is Alright" features the beautifully comforting voice of Margot Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies.

But the real story behind the “Fun and Games” name is the attitude; this CD is so positive, you can’t help but feel good listening to it.

   
   

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Fun and Games

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jewel box packaging with 6 panel insert containing lyrics and info. 2000

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Approved by Parents Choice Foundation, Fall 2001 www.parents-choice.org

Honorable Mention in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, "I Need A Hand" June 2001

Dr. Toy's Best of Vacation Products Awards for 2001 www.drtoy.com

 

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Emily Songs

“The lyrics and topics are fun, clever and engaging, but not at all cloying, as children's music can sometimes be.” ~ Ashley Crownover, Nashville Parents Magazine

"A peppy blend of banjo, guitar, mandolin and a host of other instruments give Rudnick's debut children's recording a buoyant sense of fun" ~ Publisher's Weekly

"We play very little kid's music, but your songs transcend the genre" ~ Greasy Kid Stuff Radio Show in Hoboken, NJ

“… a charming collection…” ~ Billboard Magazine

Conceived while creating music for a kid's birthday party. The songs and melodies are fun and engaging for children of all ages.

"I Like Silver, I Like Gold" blends children's love of colors with rhymes and an infectious rhythm. Children and parents alike will relate to "I Need a Hand", a song that has some serious fun with what it means to cross the street and to just get through the day.

Mixed with the originals are classics, such as "Skip to My Lou", done as you've never heard them before— kids will be unable to resist singing along. A couple of good old-fashioned fiddle tunes round it all out. If this album doesn't get you dancing, nothing will!

   
   

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *It's Santa Claus

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It's Santa Claus!

“The original song, "It's Santa Claus" is in a class with Christmas favorites like "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Frosty the Snowman." ~ Bob Etier, Technorati.com

"It is very hard NOT to sing along with this album and I found that it could easily provoke the holiday mood. "~ Take It From Me

Since their inception back in 2000, Ben Rudnick and Friends have been wrapping up increasingly busy years by playing December holiday shows that take the spirit of the season and turn it into fun energy. And every year they’ve been asked, “Do you guys have a holiday CD?” The answer has always been “no,” until now. Ben and the band have taken their trademark “fun for all” attitude and finally recorded the oft-requested holiday CD.

It’s Santa Claus!—named for the instant classic title track—is full of holiday cheer. In addition to It’s Santa Claus!, Ben and the band have recorded classic holiday tunes with the twists and turns evolved after playing holiday shows for nearly a decade.

At once classic and adventurous, this is sure to be a holiday favorite for years to come.