Chicago Parent Magazine, January 2005 issue: on Joel's latest, "Ship of Chocolate Chips" writes Fred Koch......
"After more than a year and a half in the recording studio, irrepressible children's musician Joel Frankel finally felt confident enough to declare his latest creative endeavor finished. Fans, as well as those not familiar with his music, will find his "Ship of Chocolate Chips" impossible to resist. The recording explodes with fanciful songs, delightfully arranged and produced music and enough variety to keep kids (and adults) dancing and singing along." ........
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Singer, songwriter and children's entertainer Joel Frankel is a big kid who's been entertaining smaller kids and their parents for nearly two decades. By combining his musical and lyrical talents with his natural gift for teaching, Frankel is consistently creative and stimulating as one of the country's premier artists in the field.
Frankel's three previous children's albums, "Don't Sit On A Cactus", "I Can't Sit Still" and "JoJo's Barnyard Bash", have received numerous awards including the Dr. Toy Best Audio award and the Children's Music Web Award. Frankel's song "We Go Together" was featured in the classic motion picture "Big", starring Tom Hanks. His songs have been on "The Learning Channel," an "NBC-Movie of the Week," and MTV.
Frankel is a member of the venerable Old Town School of Folk Music faculty. His busy performance schedule of over 200 shows each year has included tours of the East and West coasts as well as numerous local appearances at popular festivals and venues such as The Taste of Chicago, Navy Pier, The Jewish Folk Arts Festival, WGN TV, Children's Museums, and many more.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Hey Little People
2. Bagels and Cream Cheese
3. Ship of Chocolate Chips
4. The Big Backyard (The Squirrels Sonata)
5. Wacky Weather Watcher
6. Are we There Yet?
7. Fly Fly Butterfly
8. Wilbur the Baseball Cap
9. Shoe Blues
10. Hey Cloud
11. Nobody's Lunch
12. Red Racer
14. Moon Tickle
15. Which Do You Like More?
16. Boom Sh'Boom