Kokowanda Bay. Performed by Ruth and Emilia. CD. Approx. 33 min. Baa Baa Farms Music. 2020. Price: CD: $12.99.
Extra-terrestrial URR, last met in the award-winning The Spaceship That Fell in My Backyard returns to Earth to visit with Emilia again, and to help her clean up Kokowanda Bay. The multi-award-winning mother-daughter duo, Ruth Weber and Emilia Lopez-Yanez, present another rousing album of 11 songs, in various styles of rock, calypso, and pop. Their vocals combine in some wonderful harmonies. The tunes are cheery, bouncy, lively, and dance-inducing, accompanied by great performances on guitars, piano, oboe, saxophone, brass, trumpet, drums, and harmonica. Instead of sleeping in, one should “Get on Up” and spread one’s love. In “Who Would Believe It’s True, URR returns to Earth because there is more to learn. “Kokowanda Bay” is a great place to spend a Saturday. A “Little Kid with a Great Big Heart” can help pick up trash and garbage around the bay. Growing plants, emerging butterflies, and hatching birds all seem “Like Magic” events. Determined to reduce their carbon footprint, “We’re Goin’ Green” by turning off lights, recycling, and composting. “With My Snorkel On”, I can see underwater ocean animals much more clearly. One can “Turn It into Something New” by recycling old clothes, cans, and boxes into something new. The other songs are “The Food Chain,” “Good Friends Never Really Say Goodbye,” and “Soaring Through the Galaxy.” This excellent album will encourage listeners to go green.