Born to Be Child
Latest and Greatest Tickle Tune Release (2023)
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Each digital download includes a 12-page PDF of high resolution liner notes with all lyrics and graphics!
In 1983, we began recording our first album as Tickle Tune Typhoon – a multifaceted group of musicians, songwriters and dancers from the Seattle area. We had no idea we were embarking on an adventure that would span decades and produce many award-winning albums – bringing people of all ages together to sing, dance and learn.
Many songs I wrote for the group to perform were never recorded, and have been sitting in a drawer for years. Born To Be Child is a sampling of these anatomy sing-alongs, lullabies, and general silliness. A big thank you to all of the musicians, especially Angie Bolton and Dan Schmitt, original band members, for their invaluable performances. And a shout out to Lorraine Bayes, co-director of Tickle Tune Typhoon, who is part of this project in spirit. This album exists because of the friendship and generosity of two lifelong fans, Kathy and Chic Wilson, and because of the creativity of their son, Charlie Wilson, producer and engineer, who grew up dancing to Tickle Tune – I am eternally grateful for your vision and support.
I hope you have as much fun in the listening and the dancing as we had in the creating.
-- Dennis Westphall
Released: Tickle Tune Typhoon Recording ©2023
All songs composed by Dennis Westphall (BMI)
Founding Directors, Dennis Westphall and Lorraine Bayes
Produced & Arranged by Charlie Wilson
Executive Producer, Kathy Wilson
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Charlie Wilson
at Sonic Zen Records, Oakland, CA
Dennis Westphall—Vocals, Guitar
Dan Schmitt—Bass, Vocals
Charlie Wilson—Trombone, Upright bass, Percussion, Vocals
Erik Yates —Clarinet, Flute
Graham Patzner—Electric Guitar, Violin
Ajayi Jackson—Bassoon, Congas, Percussion, Washboard
Jonathan Korty—Hammond organ, Piano
Caitlyn Koester —Harpsichord
Guy de Chalus —Balafon
Catalog Number: TTT CD-011
UPC Code: 195269243098