Now, for the first time, the music of Coconut Bob has come to the mainland. His tales of coconut trees, dancing with sea creatures, and spending the day building sand castles will delight children of all ages.
This album is a must have for the chidren and grandchildren of any Jimmy Buffett fan.
Coconut Bob is the alter-ego of southern California singer-songwriter Bob Karwin. For many years, Bob has been a staple performer on the "sunburn circuit" playing for Jimmy Buffett fans (affectionately known as Parrotheads) and other beach bums.
After the birth of his two children, Bob, like so many mainstream singer-songwriters, was disappointed in the music that was written for and marketed to kids. So, he decided to use the same influences that inspire his island-style adult original music to create an album for the children of Parrotheads (affectionately known as Parakeets).
Bob Karwin's first release as Coconut Bob is "Parakeet Island." The album contains eleven tracks (ten songs and one spoken word story called "The Tale of Parakeet Island). Bob wrote and recorded all of the tracks with his musical partner Jon "Tiki Todd" Howard.
While the bouncy melodies and fun characters in the tunes delight children, parents will also be entertained by the laid back feel. As an added bonus, there is the track "Parakeet ABCs" that adds a new spin to the tired "ABCs" song by filling the lyrics with references to Jimmy Buffett songs. Can you identify them all?
Check out the artist's website:
1. Parakeet Island
2. The Coconut Song
3. Roger the Pirate
4. Going to the Beach
6. My Teddy Bear
7. Dancing on the Sea
8. Parakeet ABC's
9. The Animal Blues
11. The Tale of Parakeet Island