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Birthday
Ralph Covert
Birthday
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Children's Music
 
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All Artists: Ralph Covert
Title: Birthday
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Waterdog Records
Original Release Date: 5/25/1997
Release Date: 5/25/1997
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Children's Music
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Sing-A-Longs
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 035651970129

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Its about time...
Patrick Hudson, a fan since 1994 | Chicago, IL USA | 12/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here is the CD Ralph Covert fans have been waiting for. I remember many of these songs from the "Ralph Covert & Friends" concerts/jam sessions at the Waterloo Tavern in Chicago. If you liked "Eat at Godot's" then this is the CD for you. My personal favorites are Raspberry Jam (originally promised to be on the "Kisses 50 Cents" album but left out), Bedtime Girl, The Amazing Romero (from "Sawdust and Spangles"), Be So Wrong, Somewhere that Feels like Home (first heard it live, great concert encore song), Me and Mary (I've wanted a recording of this for YEARS!), and Salamander Green (which will be played at my wedding. Ralph, if I could afford you, I'd ask you, but I guess I'll have to settle for the CD)This CD is great as an album, and as a collection of some great songs. I can't wait for the next recording. (now if only Vatican Burrito and Women and Beer had been recorded...)Get this CD, get a second one for your friends, and come down to Chicago and hear him and The Bad Examples perform LIVE!"
Well Worth the Wait
Heather L. Fairfield | Canton, MA United States | 04/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having been a fan of Ralph and The Bad Examples for many many years now, I can honestly say that this has been a long-awaited album by his fans. I do have to agree with Patrick Hudson (review below) that it is unfortunate that "Women and Beer" was not included on this album (it was a song that the band made up spontaneously in concert one night in Chicago, and it ROCKED ... unfortunately, the recording of it was misplaced, much to everyone's chagrin). However, the songs that did make it onto this CD were ones that the fans had wanted recordings of for years, and the wait was worth it. "Salamander Green", "Amazing Romero", "Be So Wrong", and "Me and Mary" are, in my opinion, some of the best songs Ralph has ever written.I love this album so much that I will most likely be using the song "Bedtime Girl" as the father-daughter dance at my wedding. Ralph originally wrote it for his daughter Fiona (on the album cover!), but when I first played it for my father, he cried because it reminded him so much of how he felt about me when I was that age.Fans of this album should check out everything by Ralph Covert and the Bad Examples ... but keep in mind that the full-band recordings are more 'hard' sounding than Ralph's solo material. For curious people who aren't as familiar with their music, the "Popscape" album is a good overview of the best of both the band and Ralph solo.I have played music by Ralph and The Bad Examples for many many people of all ages, and I have yet to find anyone who didn't simply fall in love with at least some of the songs they heard.I would recommend this album to anyone and everyone ... you will seldom find such a worthwhile purchase!"
The bridge between Bad Examples and Ralph's World
D. Fogel | Chicago, IL | 01/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I live in the Chicago area and know Ralph Covert, but not well. He played guitar and sang at my daughter's first and second birthday parties before he launched Ralph's World.

I stumbled upon this disk at Hi-Fi Records in Evanston, IL with my 4 year old son and just love it. The music has so much texture and just begs you to listen to it over and over.

We always give children a Ralph CD as a birthday present, but I am now picking this disk alone as the preferred gift. It is wonderful."