Francie Kelley | Where Do You Want to Go Today?

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Where Do You Want to Go Today?

by Francie Kelley

A children's musical safari from the neighborhood to around the world, this CD is brimming with music from places as near as your own backyard, to the continent of Africa, the lush islands of Jamaica and Hawaii and as far out as the moon.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. African Skies
3:04 $0.99
2. Uku Ukulele
3:04 $0.99
3. Albondigas
2:42 $0.99
4. Seeds
4:08 $0.99
5. Jamaica, Make It Come True
3:20 $0.99
6. Has Anybody Seen My Kitty?
2:14 $0.99
7. Irish Dream
2:15 $0.99
8. I See the Moon
2:50 $0.99
9. Tarantula Tango
3:22 $0.99
10. This Land Is Your Land
2:07 $0.99
11. Heart of the Matter
3:10 $0.99
12. Mother's Prayer
1:19 $0.99
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Album Notes
Francie’s second release takes you on a musical safari around the world and back home again. Collaborating with LA guitarist/producer Pat Kelley, this CD is alive with the sounds of Africa, Mexico Jamaica, Ireland, Argentina, and Hawaii. Francie even takes us to the moon!

Francie Kelley is a vocal chameleon. Her strong, clear voice is ideally suited to children’s music and to every musical style showcased on this album – warm and lush on island-inspired tunes, light and fun on upbeat songs. The instrumentation is spot on, with instruments carefully chosen and expertly played to highlight every musical adventure. In addition to familiar instruments like guitar, bass, and piano that kids may already be familiar with, the CD also features guitarron, trumpet, dobro, banjo, violin, mandolin, and a variety of percussion instruments. Where Do You Want To Go Today? is a real family experience as Francie is joined by husband Pat, a veteran studio musician and composer who produced the CD in addition to playing many of the instruments. Their daughter Katie is featured on “Heart of the Matter”, and background vocals throughout.

We begin our journey on the Serengeti, grooving under the magic of “African Skies.” Next stop is Hawaii, where the ukulele, slack key guitar and Hawaiian lap steel set hips swaying to the hula on “Uku Ukulele.” Mexican meatball soup stirred up with latin rhythms are the right ingredients for “Albondigas.”

Every good traveler knows that taking time to stop and think about where we’ve been and where we are going gives us time to delight in the journey. Which brings us to “Seeds,” a beautiful song that reflects on the idea that all children are born with the same potential as they begin their larger journey – through life.

The tingling sound of the steel drums whisks us to the Caribbean as we sing along to “Jamaica, Make It Come True.” The Emerald Isle and its charming lullabies are the inspiration for “Irish Dream” – complete with an Irish bishop on fiddle. Not content to leave the escapades to people, cats and dogs get into the act on “Has Anybody Seen My Kitty.” And for those homebodies, you need look no further than your own yard as Mom runs amok on “Tarantula Tango.”

“It all began with a true story about a tarantula in our backyard that wove itself into an Argentinean Tango! A baritone ukulele found at a friend’s garage sale inspired a little Hawaiian melody. Crafting these songs has been a joyful journey!”, says Francie.

Francie’s first CD, Wake Up And Go To Sleep, was honored with a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award, NAPPA (National Parenting Publications) Award and Dove Foundation Seal of Approval. Francie is a sophisticated and highly talented singer and songwriter. Drawing on her background in television and musical theater, both her recordings showcase her musical mastery with polished performances.



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Lisa H.

Upbeat, warm, and engaging music
I listened to Francie's CD today on the way to and from the swimming pool- I loved it so much I was sad when the last song was over- so I started it from the beginning again! Francie, your voice is silken and crystalline (if that's even a word)- perfection! The instrumentation is addicting, energizing, and stayed in my head all day! Katie's (Francie's daughter) voice is lush, smooth and left me wanting to hear more of her. Loved, loved loved the whole CD. These songs are fun and easy enough for children to sing along and remember.....Thank you!