Leslie Hendricks | MY TURKEY WANTS HIS DRUMSTICK BACK! And, Other Children's Songs

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MY TURKEY WANTS HIS DRUMSTICK BACK! And, Other Children's Songs

by Leslie Hendricks

Lyrical storytelling in various styles of musical arrangements that are pure, wholesome, witty, upbeat and fun to dance and sing-along-to while encouraging children's self esteem, creativity, individuality and positive problem-solving skills.
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1. Zack-a-Boo Boy
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2. Little Hannah
Leslie E. Hendricks
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3. What Do You Think About That?
Leslie E. Hendricks
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4. Solomon, The Squirrel
Leslie E. Hendricks
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5. My Turkey Wants His Drumstick Back!
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6. Run Around Barefoot
Leslie E. Hendricks
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7. Rosa's Pancake Hat
Leslie E. Hendricks
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8. The Forlorn Teddy Bear
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9. Cuddle Cat
Leslie E. Hendricks
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10. The Cow Under the Carpet
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11. Jam Man
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“MY TURKEY WANTS HIS DRUMSTICK BACK! And, Other Children’s Songs” is a CD of original, catchy offbeat tunes and tales for children ages 2-7. All words, music and vocals are by Leslie E. Hendricks, and the CD includes 11 songs in various styles of musical arrangements that are upbeat and fun; both to listen, as well as dance along to; from Country to Calypso, Jazz to Irish jig… and more! The lyrics are pure and wholesome, witty and humorous, and the content of the songs are meant to encourage children’s self esteem, creativity, individuality and positive problem-solving skills. Adults also enjoy the music for its pure nostalgic quality. In fact, many of the songs are remnants of Leslie’s own childhood memories. For instance, “Rosa’s Pancake Hat” was based on a large pancake her father had made for her at breakfast when she was about 7 years old. “Dad had lots of batter left over and decided to make a huge pancake with it”. “To be funny, he put the pancake on my head. Needless to say, we both giggled. Though it was silly, it was a memorable moment”. And, never forgetting that experience, Leslie has turned memory into magical song! Originally recorded at RIMO SOUND in West Orange, NJ, musical arrangements are by composer/musician, Dave Rimelis.

By definition, Hendricks is a renaissance woman: a NY State licensed Massage Therapist by profession since 1988, she is also a recognized writer, artist and singer/songwriter/entertainer for children. Ms. Hendricks simultaneously grew up in Greenwich Village, NYC, Paris, France and rural New England before graduating from the University of Connecticut (Liberal Arts & Sciences) in 1973.

From 1993 to 2010, Leslie had enjoyed living and working in Montclair, NJ. And, that's where in 1998, creating music for youngsters was truly a labor of love when she saw the birth (after a “nine month creative gestation period) of her first children’s music cassette “My Turkey Wants His Drumstick Back! And Other Children’s Songs” (now in CD format). The main theme and title song is set to a lively country arrangement. If you think about it, we celebrate all other holidays in song, but have no major Thanksgiving Day songs on the market. “MY TURKEY WANTS HIS DRUMSTICK BACK!” (an obvious play on words) is a Thanksgiving Day song with a patriotic theme while saluting Tom Turkey as a hero.

Performance venues have included, major well known bookstores such as Barnes and Nobles Booksellers, BORDERS Books and Music, public libraries, fairs, Pre-K and elementary schools, “First Night” and church events, etc. In 2000, Leslie’s children’s song, “Slippery Ann” received “Honorable Mention” from the nationally recognized John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

Currently, Leslie lives in Mill Valley, CA with her husband and two adorable girl cats.


HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
(Leslie’s) “interactive program engaged and captivated children of different ages from start to finish”. Mary Bogden, Community Relations Manager, BARNES & NOBLE Booksellers, West Paterson, NJ “

“The CD was a big hit with my grandchildren, especially Michelle (age 5). She brought it to school and plays it over and over again, at home and in the car. Her brother, Tommy (age 7) has to ask her to let him use it”. Maryanne Lombardo, NYC

(Leslie’s) “beautiful and humorous lyrics and music were like magic creating beautiful smiles” Valerie Ocasio, Special Education Teacher, Dr. W.F. Robinson School, Bayonne, NJ


My desire is to share from the heart while sparking joy, imagination and inspiration. Enjoy! - Leslie E. Hendricks, 2006

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Linda Krause

A gem of an album!!
In a world with no shortage of mediocre children's albums, this sparkling album will offer relief to even the most jaded listeners. This CD is wonderful is all respects--the music is joyous, the lyrics imaginative and fun, and Ms. Hendricks does a superb job handling the vocals. In addition, the lively accompaniment is provided by some of her equally talented friends. This is precisely the kind of music that all parents should have their children listen to. I absolutely recommend this upbeat and wholesome CD that is simply straightforward and completely genuine--no gimmicks, special effects, etc. This is a gem of an album--in short, this is the real thing.
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Jill St. Clair, Engineer / Mother, San Francisco, CA

Kids Car Ride Favorite CD!
This CD has quickly become our car time favorite! My children (2 yo girl and 5 yo boy) clamor for this CD every time I start up the car - they have even memorized the tract number of their personal favorites. The lyrics are intelligent and use a rich, witty vocabulary not found in most children’s music. The variety of musical styles and nostalgic story lines makes this very easy to listen to repetitively, even as an adult. While we initially started listening to “My Turkey Wants His Drumstick Back” during Thanksgiving, this is a CD we’ll continue to listen to all year round. I hope the artist, Leslie Hendricks, produces another CD soon!
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Paul Kazarov

It strikes the right note for children, both simple and upbeat.
The first time that I heard these tunes, I was quite taken by the "newness" of this music for children. The album is not overproduced or glitzy and strikes the right note for children, both simple and upbeat. In a world filled with high anxiety, this music applies a balm of both cheery and mellow feelings. Nice work!
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Jamie Utitus, Special Educator, Lodi, NJ

Hendricks' is 'creative and daring' while using wit and depth...a combination r
Hendricks bridges the gap between singing to children in their dialect and speaking to them in a dignified and respectful tongue! This CD is not only witty and smart...but catchy and fun. A spark in the children's genre - I pray she's only just begun!
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Daniel Fusco

WE LOVE THIS CD!
This is just a precious CD. Leslie's music and lyrics are both sweet, funny and just a joy to listen to. Our children love to listen to the CD (we got the CD when they were 5 and 2). They sing along and just smile. In corresponding with Leslie about the cd, she is just a sweetheart!

As far as children's cds go, this is definitely the favorite of our home (above such kid's song luminaries as Raffi and the Wiggles).

Buy this cd and you and your kids will enjoy it!
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Marilyn LoRusso - Children's Entertainer

I LOVE this CD!
I love this CD - from "Zack-A-Boo" to "Jam Man" and all the songs in between! The title song, "My Turkey Wants His Drumstick Back!" tells the FUN story of Tom Turkey and makes you want to join the Thanksgiving Day Band! These songs engage the listener, both young and old. Leslie's magical voice, lyrics and upbeat, fun style shines through. Every song is a little gem! Little ones will relate to the stories and hear their gentle messages. Leslie Hendricks is an extremely talented singer/songwriter with a heart of gold! so.... "What Do You Think About That?"
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Marilyn LoRusso - Children's Entertainer

I LOVE this CD!
I love this CD - from "Zack-A-Boo" to "Jam Man" and all the songs in between! The title song, "My Turkey Wants His Drumstick Back!" tells the FUN story of Tom Turkey and makes you want to join the Thanksgiving Day Band! These songs engage the listener, both young and old. Leslie's magical voice, lyrics and upbeat, fun style shines through. Every song is a little gem! Little ones will relate to the stories and hear their gentle messages. Leslie Hendricks is an extremely talented singer/songwriter with a heart of gold! so.... "What Do You Think About That?"
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