Here are Ben's favorite CDs and LPs for getting to sleep when he's got trouble getting his rest at night. Or, possibly, the albums that keep Dad's feet moving until little eyes start to close. (we report; you decide!)
1. Frankie Yankovic and his Yanks, Greatest Hits. (no, he's not closely related to Weird Al, though they're both Slovenian in descent)
2. Boozoo Chavis, especially his
3. Richard Dowling, Rhapsody in Ragtime.
4. Oktoberfest with Rudi's Sauerkraut Symphonie and Oom-Pah-Pah Band. (a 25 cent garage sale purchase by my mom...put out by Kolb's Restaurant. Was this it?)
5. 47th St. Concertina Club (a fave of Gino's I'm sure), Volume 4.
6. Old Country Style, Volume 2, featuring Eddie Blazonczyk and Chet Kowalkowski.
7. Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones, Bel-Aire LP 3020.
8. Three Spirituals, as sung by his big sisters.
9. For that matter, just about anything sung by his big sisters. Hear them sing this Saturday (with 44 of their closest friends) at Fourth Baptist Church in Plymouth.
10. Songs from the book of Psalms.
11. Our family's special version of "Little Bunny Foo Foo"
Little Bunny Foo-Foo, hopping through the forest, Daddy lifts his shotgun and shoots him in the chest. And then comes the good Mommy, and she says "Little Bunny Foo Foo, we're a gonna eat you, yummy Hasenpfeffer like Daddy likes it best"
Repeat with Little Bunny Foo-Foo's brothers, using names of other family members, other weapons, and other foods/garments you can make using rabbit meat and hide.