Just Kidding

“Bright, whimsical and imaginative, whether dealing with hats, mice, or creative playtime. Belling is an ingratiating performer with an inviting sense of humor and solid musical talent.” – Paul Shackman…

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About Just Kidding…

“Bright, whimsical and imaginative, whether dealing with hats, mice, or creative playtime. Belling is an ingratiating performer with an inviting sense of humor and solid musical talent.” – Paul Shackman BOOKLIST MAGAZINE

“Delightful songs!” – Fred Koch PEDIAMEDIA

“Throughout the thirty years I have been writing children’s songs, there have been some that jumped up and down in the back of my head with their hands raised shouting, ‘Oooh, ooh, Me, Me!’ To keep them in line, I have assembled, tidied up and performed a dozen of them here” – ANDY BELLING

This charming and imaginative album will win your heart many times over! In styles ranging from ragtime to salsa to lullaby Andy creates whole worlds with his music, teaching life’s lessons about creativity, courage – and even Spanish! – along the way.

Andy began his career as a studio musician/arranger for, among others, The Kingston Trio, The Eagles, Rick Nelson and Linda Ronstadt. He’s composed the music for numerous network TV series including “Grizzly Adams”, “Petrocelli”, “Happy Days” and “The Andy Griffith Reunion Special” and for the movies “Wizards” and “Starchaser: Legend Of Orin”.

Disney Productions discovered Andy and asked him to be the Musical Director for its TV series “Sing Me A Story with Belle” composing dozens of songs for the show … and all of the music for the new Tiki Room Show in Tokyo Disneyland!

Songs include:
A peppy ode to “Creativity”
A love song to a favorite, but missing “Sombrero”
“Our Miss Minnie” – a ragtime celebration of the famous Ms. Mouse
“Sing Me A Story” – the theme from the Disney series
A sing-along Spanish lesson exploring “My Body”
and 6 more songs!

Track Listing

1 Creativity
2 Kauai Lullaby (Little Sailor)
3 Rosemary Lane
4 Sing Me A Story
5 Sombrero
6 Your Song
7 Our Miss Minnie
8 Playing In The Wood
9 My Body
10 Wynken, Blynken and Nod
11 Corner of Dream and Reality
12 Music Makes the World Go Round

Praise for Just Kidding…

  • “Ear Candy” is an apt description for this spirited collection, in which musician/composer Andy Belling revisits 12 personal favorites from the long list of songs he has written for children’s TV shows and videos. The variety is astounding, from the soft-shoe “Creativity”, to the percussively gentle “Kauai Lullaby”, to the celebratory “Music Makes The World Go ‘Round”, to the catchy introduction of Spanish words in “My Body”. The real stand-out, however, is the catchy, salsa-fied “Sombrero”, a musically and lyrically clever ode to a favorite hat. Several of the songs were written for Disney videos and TV shows (“Our Miss Minnie”, “Sing Me A Story”, “Playing In The Wood”). Belling’s lyrics are child-friendly and endearing. His smooth voice and upbeat style capture the feel of each song perfectly, making this a treat for adults and kids alike.”

    — Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, CARROLL COUNTRY PUBLIC LIBRARY, MD.
  • “This CD presents 12 songs distilled from singer, songwriter and composer Andy Belling’s 30-year musical profession. The well-chosen songs (with styles ranging from hip-hop and salsa to lullaby) are bright, whimsical and imaginative, whether dealing with hats, mice, or creative playtime. Belling is an ingratiating performer with an inviting sense of humor and solid musical talent.”

    — Paul Shackman BOOKLIST MAGAZINE
  • “Children’s music is thriving, due in large part to the recent contributions of independent record labels. Another indie release, Just Kidding by Andy Belling, is a collection of songs that Belling wrote for other projects, including Disney’s syndicated series “Sing Me A Story With Belle” and the innovative Disney series “Fun With Spanish”. It’s an easygoing, mostly gentle musical romp through some delightful songs. Styles vary from Broadway to pop to lullaby. The musical arrangements are tasteful and Belling’s voice is pleasing.”

    — Fred Koch PEDIAMEDIA

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Welcome to the wonderful world of DUCY LEE RECORDINGS. My name is WAYNE MOORE. I founded this company in order to record the songs of the NEW writers of music for the theater and for cabaret ... the Gershwins, Porters…