Walk Around the Block

My wife, Rebecca Golden, is a former children’s performer from Upstate New York (she is now a special education teacher). The first eight songs are from the original recording. They are so delightful and addictive, people actually wore out their cassette tapes (remember those?) playing them for their kids. The last fiver are bonus tracks – the stand alone 8 Days of Hanukkah was written during Becca’s time as a Sunday School teacher at Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs, New York. The last four are from a never-finished follow-up album to Walk Around the Block.

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Liner Notes

Walk Around the Block
Rebecca Golden: guitar and voice
Justin Cayou: bass guitar
Mark Oppenneer: flute and voice
The Stretchy Song
Rebecca Golden: guitar, voice, birds, elephant, claps, stomps
Mark Oppenneer: shaker, birds, claps, and stomps
Colors
Rebecca Golden: voice
Christopher Williams: guitar and voice
Food Song
Rebecca Golden: voice
Steve Raible: guitar
Tom Armstrong: shaker and jaw harp
Joel the Mole
Rebecca Golden: voice
Jarrod Kaplan: djembe and shaker
Christine Gunn: cello
Ben Klein: guitar and flute
[Jarrod, Christine and Ben are members of Trillium Green]
Tom Armstrong: didgeridoo, djembe, and rainstick
Mark Oppenneer: voice
Strangers
Rebecca Golden: guitar and voice
Scott MacDonald: voice
Mark Oppenneer: opera voice
Shapes
Rebecca Golden: guitar and voice
Mark Oppenneer: voice and sounds
Dirty Hairdo
Rebecca Golden: voice
Ryan Link: drumset
Justin Cayou: bass guitar
Brian Sullivan: rhythm guitar
Bennett Keasey: solo guitar
[Ryan, Justin, Brian, and Bennett are members of Salamander]
Mark Oppenneer: voice
8 Days of Hanukkah
A family affair. Written by my wife, sung and produced by my brother-in-law and his son, performed by my wife, my two sons, and myself. Recorded in 2016 at Downright Studios in Atlanta.
Joshua Golden: lead vocals, audio production
Eli Golden: counting
Rebecca Golden: music & lyrics, backing vocals
Sawyer Oppenneer: flute
Tynan Oppenneer: xylophone
Mark Oppenneer: piano, bass
Bert the Gardener
Rebecca Golden: vocals
Mark Oppenneer: music, instruments
Pears
Rebecca Golden: vocals
Mark Oppenneer: music, instruments
Wacky Wilma
Rebecca Golden: vocals
Mark Oppenneer: music, instruments
Question Mark
Rebecca Golden: vocals
Mark Oppenneer: music, instruments