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Rocket Ship Beach


Download links and information about Rocket Ship Beach by Dan Zanes. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Kids genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 43:22 minutes.

Artist: Dan Zanes
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Kids
Tracks: 17
Duration: 43:22
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No. Title Length
1. Polly Wolly Doodle (featuring Sheryl Crow) 2:16
2. King Kong Kitchie 3:18
3. Bushel and a Peck 2:49
4. Go Down Emmanuel Road 1:47
5. Goodbye Old Paint 2:11
6. Father Goose 4:33
7. Keep on the Sunnyside 2:24
8. Erie Canal (featuring Suzanne Vega) 2:40
9. Buckeye Jim 1:51
10. Brown Girl in the Ring (featuring G. E. Smith) 2:20
11. Hello 3:06
12. All My Friends Live in the Woods (featuring Simon Kirke) 2:34
13. Weather Report 0:36
14. Mole in the Ground 1:57
15. On the Sunny Side of the Street 2:59
16. Sidewalks of New York 3:27
17. Over the Rainbow 2:34



Rocket Ship Beach introduced Dan Zanes' special brand of children's music, which mixes well-known songs for kids, standards, and traditional country and folk songs with a hand-crafted sound and plenty of affection for both the music and its intended audience. The "friends" who help Zanes with Rocket Ship Beach include Sheryl Crow, whose duet with Zanes on "Polly Wolly Doodle" gets the album off to a strong start; Suzanne Vega, who lends a lilting guilelessness to "Erie Canal"; and the Wonderland String Band, who guest on several tracks and give an extra twang to "King Kong Kitchie," "Keep on the Sunnyside," and "Brown Girl in the Ring." From the British folk-tinged "All My Friends Live in the Woods" — which features Simon Kirke — to the vaudevillian "Sidewalks of New York" to the reggae-inspired "On the Sunnyside of the Street," Rocket Ship Beach is as diverse as it is charming; the storybook-like packaging and Donald Saaf's whimsical illustrations add to its heartfelt, homespun look and sound. Zanes' other albums — Night Time! and Family Dance — are equally delightful, and all of them emphasize how important it is to enjoy music together as a family.