Personnel: Bill Harley (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, baritone ukulele, keyboards, background vocals); Bill Harley (various instruments); Rhode Island Children's Chorus (vocals); Duke Robillard, Thomas Enright (electric guitar); Kevin Fallon (mandolin, fiddle); Martin Grosswendt (mandolin); Phil Edmonds, Phil Edmonds (pennywhistle); Gordon "Sax" Beadle (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Pamela Murray (trombone); Keith Munslow (piano, background vocals); Marty Ballou (bass instrument); Vinny Pagano (drums, percussion); Ron Reid (steel drum); Stephen Snyder (background vocals); Gregory Fritze (tuba).
Audio Mixer: David Correia.
Recording information: Celebration Sounds, Warren, RI (06/2006-09/2006).
Author: John Muir .
Photographer: Coleman Rogers.
On his Grammy-nominated 2007 album, I WANNA PLAY, veteran storyteller and singer-songwriter Bill Harley presents a delightful set of kid-oriented tunes. Highlights of the fun-filled collection include the rollicking "Barbie's Head Is Missing" and the carefree, steel-drum-tinged "Bella Bella Tula Monga," tracks that fully display the Massachusetts-based performer's jolly, easy-going attitude and knack for melody.
Dirty Linen (p.61) - "I WANNA PLAY has a sweet, rather retro and traditional feel....A delightful collection..."