Rodney Allen Rippy – Take Life A Little Easier (1974/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 28:42 minutes | 1,02 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Arista – Legacy
Rodney Allen Rippy sings a kiddie Lp on Bell Records. Vinyl Lp dates into 1974. Think of it as another RICKY SEGALL SINGS album (that Partridge Family cutesy kid)….
Well, if you’ve just GOTTA HEAR another version of that detestable Disney earworm, “It’s A Small, Small World,” which was also recorded by The Mike Curb Congregation on MGM (a minor hit), and Slim Whitman, and a Mormon yodeling album guy, Arthur Brogli, among others….
Packaging includes a tear off foldover flap poster, sing along lyrics, and the inner sleeve has a color photo on one side and a bunch of park/playground color photos on the other side.
Title track on this just barely charted on the Billboard “Bubbling Under the Hot 100” singles chart, while it ran up to #75 on Cash Box. Really.
Arranging and Conducting credit goes to Al Capps, so you get a little tiny kiddie pop/rock album by the folks who made you albums by Jim Nabors, the Lennon Sisters, and Liza Minnelli. Arrangements are TV pop from the early ’70s, that softer side of contemporary than the Carpenters. The horn section sounds tuned to play with flutes.
1-1. Rodney Allen Rippy – Take Life a Little Easier (02:56)
1-2. Rodney Allen Rippy – Eenie-Meenie-Minee-Moe (02:55)
1-3. Rodney Allen Rippy – The Birds and the Bees (02:19)
1-4. Rodney Allen Rippy – Everybody Knows But You (02:35)
1-5. Rodney Allen Rippy – World of Love (02:40)
1-6. Rodney Allen Rippy – The Candy Man (02:49)
1-7. Rodney Allen Rippy – It’s a Small World (02:10)
1-8. Rodney Allen Rippy – Peaches and Cream (02:44)
1-9. Rodney Allen Rippy – Smiling (02:39)
1-10. Rodney Allen Rippy – Never Thought I Could Be a Star (02:20)
1-11. Rodney Allen Rippy – He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands (02:30)