Ralph's fourth album in the Ralph's World
series, Peggy's Pie Parlor
, is now on Disney Sound
. It finds him both returning to his rock and roll roots with songs like "Banana Seat Bike" and "All I Wanna do is Play," and playing songs he knew and loved as a child, such as "Go Go Pogo" and "I Never See Maggie Alone." The title track, "Peggy's Pie Parlor Polka," even features great traditional playing from members of Eddie Blazonczyk, Jr.'
s legendary polka band, the Versatones
. These tracks also feature "Pickles" Piekarski
on bass and Steve Gerlach
on electric guitar, both from Ralph's adult rock'n'roll band The Bad Examples
"The song 'Go Go Pogo' is from an album of songs from Walt Kelly's comic strip 'Pogo,' and I loved that album and song so much I brought it into my Kindergarten class for show-and-tell," Ralph laughs. "Like 'The Banana Splits Theme' on the second Ralph's World CD, it was one of the songs I really loved as a kid."
The Mighty Worm and Cavemen! were written for Lookinglass Theatre children's summer theatre camp shows.
"67 Cents of Heaven" was co-written with Chicago songwriter Dean Goldstein. The original version can be found on Dean's 1996 Covert-produced album, "Liberty."
The Mighty Worm
Banana Seat Bike
Peggy's Pie Parlor Polka
Covered In Glue
Go Go Pogo
I Never See Maggie Alone
Tango Dancing Bears
All I Wanna Do Is Play
I'm My Own Grandpaw
67 Cents of Heaven
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