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Imagine a musical trip filled with Latin rhythms, Hawaiian ukulele, bouncy pop beats, California surf-style harmonies - all without leaving home. That is Happy Beach, Perry Springman's first children's CD, washing up on the sand of your beach. Full of sunny optimism grounded in the practicalities of daily life and delivered with an easy-going style, Happy Beach embraces infectious melodies with clever lyrics crafted especially for kids and their parents. (Yes, parents will love it too!) Salsa beats on "Chimichanga" open the CD, linking friendship and delicious Mexican food - both so much better when shared. Challenge the family to "The 3 Minute Clean-up" which actually makes kids cleaning the house sound like great fun. "Unh-Uh, No Way" ponders the advisability of taking down a brother who broke a favorite game and other mischievous behavior. Kids are full of questions and a few more ("Why does my nose run in winter?") are added to the list including "Why Does the World Have Slivers?" Spend some time on the beach in Hawaii with "My Ukulele." Enjoy some "Bouncy Bouncy" time on a trampoline to a circus beat. "Me and Buddy is perfect song about a perfect day for a boy and his best friend... his dog. "Happy Beach" looks around with gratitude to God for so many lovely things the world has to offer - outside and inside. "Mommy And Daddy" is a child overflowing with thankfulness for their parents. At the end of a busy tune-filled day trip, "Sleepyhead" both sets up the next day's activities and sets the sun on today. Perry's voice is warm, open and accessible - a new friend bringing home buoyant songs and entertaining, thoughtful ideas. The production and instrumentation are top-notch thanks to the talents of multi-GRAMMYr-winning producer Mark Heimermann. The horn section on the opening track, Chimichanga is courtesy of Las Vegas musicians Dan Falcone, Eric Tewalt, and Curt Miller. (Celine Dion, Tony Bennet, Lady Gaga) Kids solos and a kids chorus are beautifully integrated throughout - taking over the vocals entirely on "Mommy and Daddy." "I've recorded a number of previous CDs for adults and teens, but wanted to make a record of songs for our kids while they were still kids," says Perry. "And, almost as important, I wanted parents to love the songs too! This album of songs just simply came out of our real-life with a family of four young rambunctious children."