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“Wake Up and Go To Sleep” Sun-Up to Sun-Down CD,
 Appeals to Childhood Energies and Adult Ears

Los Angeles – Light-hearted fun, lasting devotion and uncommonly fine music are the hallmarks of the family CD, “Wake Up and Go To Sleep,” by Los Angeles singer/songwriter Francie Kelley.

Produced by Artsong Music in collaboration with Francie’s husband Pat Kelley, a top Los Angeles jazz guitarist, studio musician and composer, “Wake Up and Go To Sleep” is a happy, heartfelt collection of songs that celebrate the days and nights of children – with a polished sophistication and finely-tuned professionalism that will please the most discriminating adult listeners.

Recipient of a 2004 National Parenting Publication Award (NAPPA), recommended by Parents’ Choice
and recipient of a Dove Foundation Seal of Approval, “Wake Up and Go To Sleep” features a buoyant, upbeat opening, lively and lyrical middle tracks, and a slow-paced, sleepyhead conclusion. The Cd’s varied pace reflects the rhythms and rituals of babies and young children as they move through their day, providing a sun-up to sun-down accompaniment to daytime, playtime and bedtime. Many of the recording’s songs are original compositions, including “Precious One,” “Jammin’ in My Jammies” and “Babies Won’t Keep,” by Francie Kelley, and “Ce Ce Te Na Na (Have a Great Day)” by Francie Kelley, Pat Kelley and Katie Kelley.

Inspired by the tidal wave of emotion that poured over Francie and her husband Pat when their daughter Katie was born, “Wake Up and Go To Sleep” offers an unusual combination of tenderness and talent.

The Kelleys have drawn on their wide musical expertise to give the CD a level of styling and
arrangement rarely found in children’s recordings. They have also backed up Francie’s vocals and Pat’s seasoned instrumentals with contributions from some of L.A.’s hottest session players. Occasional “kid vocals” by young Katie Kelley and a captivating chorus by the Emmanuel Lutheran Kids’ Choir add a warmth and wholeness that reflects the Cd’s message of family love and devotion.

“Wake Up and Go To Sleep” is a delightfully arranged, deftly performed family CD that will encourage parents and children to share the magic of music during the precious years of young childhood.

“Wake Up and Go To Sleep,” by Francie Kelley, 42.00 minutes, recorded and mixed by Pat Kelley at Artsong Music Studio, Los Angeles, California Francie Kelley, vocals; Pat Kelley, vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, dobro, bass, drums and percussion; Katie Kelley, kid vocals; original CD illustrations by Kit Colman.

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