Valerie Smalkin | Love Bug!

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Love Bug!

by Valerie Smalkin

Chock full of songs for dancing, laughing, hugging, and singing with musical styles that roam through jazz ballades, dance rhythms, and rock 'n' roll, this album is fun, delightful, has a nice flow, and great character voices.
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1. How Do You Do
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2. Love Bug
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3. Zoo 'n' Doo Dah
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4. Funky Monkey
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5. Sloth, Three-Toed
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6. Down Diddley Down
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7. Tingalayo
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8. Barnyard Song
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9. Hey, Betty Martin
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10. Birdie
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11. Bumble Bee
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12. Touch the Ground
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This Parents' Choice Recommended CD was created by ventriloquist, musician, composer, and performer Valerie Leonhart Smalkin (a native Baltimorean), one of the writers, performers, and co-producers of the Emmy award winning television program It's Kindertime on Baltimore’s ABC affiliate WMAR-TV 2. Val’s CD, "A Gentle Halloween," received a Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff award in 2015, and in 2016 her follow-up CD, "Sing! Sing! Sing!...and Dance!," garnered a Parents’ Choice Approved award. Her book "Springtime Dance" took gold in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in 2014. As a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council grant for solo non-classical performance in 2015, and for solo theatre performance in 2016, Val continues to perform and compose music designed for the 2 to 10 year old set. As a ventriloquist, Val performs for family events in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York City, California, and Brussels, Belgium.

Val was inspired to write Love Bug! because of the Saturday night family dances she attended as a child, and because she noticed in her performances that there is nothing children like more than dancing with Mom, Dad, GrandMom, GrandDad, Auntie, Uncle, or any other assorted caregiver. So with songs about animals and family love that encourage dancing and sharing Val shares her latest work with you. The musical styles roam through jazz ballades, dance rhythms, and rock 'n' roll. Composer/pianist Brian Kelly says, "This album is fun, delightful, has a nice flow, and great character voices. My favorite tracks are: 'Love Bug!,' 'Funky Monkey,' and 'Birdie.' It has been the highlight of my day :)"

I hope you will get up, sing, and dance to my music with your children. There is nothing they enjoy more than time with you!
~ Valerie Leonhart Smalkin

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Brian Kelly - composer/pianist

Fun & Delightful
This album is fun, delightful, has a nice flow, and great character voices. My favorite tracks are: “Love Bug!,” “Funky Monkey,” and “Birdie.” It has been the highlight of my day :)
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