October 27, 2007

Christopher Kale Jones Featured on New Children’s CD: Blue Moo by Sandra Boynton

October 27th, 2007

By Howard Tucker, Jersey Boys Blog Special Correspondent

Jersey Boys’ talented Christopher Kale Jones (www.christopherkalejones.com) is featured on the marvelous upcoming release “Blue Moo: 17 Jukebox Hits from Way Back Never”—the latest Sandra Boynton/Mike Ford musical extravaganza.
(www.sandraboynton.com). It’s a book, a CD, and indeed a way of thinking. All songs are original, modeled after the sounds of specific artists of the ‘50’s, ‘60’s, and ‘70’s and that we play today not only for ourselves, but for our children and grandchildren.

All three prior Boynton/Ford albums—Rhinoceros Tap, Philadelphia Chickens, and Dog Train—have just been certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America.)

All songs are original, with music by Boynton/Ford and lyrics by Boynton, but clearly modeled after certain sounds reflective of the featured artists listed below. In nearly all cases, Boynton was able to recruit the artists to sing the songs of their respective sounds. In a few rare instances, Boynton recruited some new talent, including our own Christopher Kale Jones, singing the first cut on the CD, “Singin’ in the Shower”. Chris Jones—you could have a classic on your hands that moms will sing to their newborns for many years to come. The link also has the catchy words and refrain to “Singin’ in the Shower”!

Almost as thrilling as seeing Chris sing on Boynton’s website is seeing the original artists—and what they look like today—singing the other cuts on the CD.

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The cuts featured on the CD and on the YouTube link are:
Blue Moo (title cut)…..Steve Lawrence
Singing in the Shower (first cut on the CD)…..Christopher Kale Jones
Speed Turtle….Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys (who also did the arrangement)
Your Nose….Neil Sedaka
One Shoe Blues….BB King
With You…..Bobby Vee
Your Personal Penguin….Davey Jones of the Monkees
Mersey Lullaby….Gerry and the Pacemakers

This should be immediately sought by the pure of heart and ear, wherever fine books are sold and on the Internet. The official launch date is November 1, 2007. It’s now available on Amazon.com!

Boynton traveled throughout the country to record Sedaka, Lawrence, King, Vee, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Jones boys—Davey and Christopher Kale. Chris tells me Sandra is one of the nicest people with whom he’s collaborated in the business. Please view the YouTube link from www.sandraboynton.com to see Chris in action with in his unmistakable and powerful tenor.

For those JB fans with young children or grandchildren who are seeking appropriate entertainment, or anyone who just wants to hear these great artists in action I think this is not only a fun purchase, but a wonderful reminder of Chris’s amazing voice and talent. For those who’ve seen Chris light up the stage in Jersey Boys, it will also memorialize his great pipes on CD.
Chris, so many of us knew you were multi-talented, and this proves it. Just the fact of Boynton/Ford recording you alongside these legends speaks volumes. We’ll be looking for you on the Billboard charts.


  1. That is the cutest thing ever. I need to get it. :)

    Comment by Leanna — October 27, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

  2. Thank you, Howard! Chris is my favorite singer EVER – I’d listen to him sing anything and now I have something! Thank you, thank you!

    Comment by Vicki — October 27, 2007 @ 8:36 pm

  3. howard, another great article written by you, im waiting for your book! jp (yesterdays treasures) nj

    Comment by JAMES PETRECCA — October 28, 2007 @ 1:25 pm

  4. Anyone else notice that the accompaniment of Chris’s song sounds very similar to “Sherry”?

    Comment by Samantha — October 28, 2007 @ 6:14 pm

  5. I too noticed the “Sherry” connection to Chris’s song. I was fascinated by the creation and production of this unique project. I am going to be sure I purchase it. Thank you, Howard, for letting us know about it.

    Comment by Beverley Micciche — October 28, 2007 @ 6:34 pm

  6. Howard, that’s great that JB is opening up so many more avenues for Chris, and that more people are learning of his talent, which you speak of- so often. You and Susie have both said what a nice person he is to collaborate with.

    I’m sure this is just part of even more career venues for Chris. By the way, do you know how Sandra found him for this project; that part of any story is always fascinating… wondering if she saw him in the show.

    Thanks for sharing this, Howard. Sandra’s interview was certainly interesting and yes, I detected the Sherry connection, too. Having written a book myself, I loved Sandra’s reflecting on that whole aspect of the process as well. She sounds like a woman who is very happy with her life.

    I’ll be on the lookout for this CD on Thursday; it’ll make a great gift… for myself and others.

    Comment by Audrey — October 29, 2007 @ 9:36 am

  7. Great Story Howard!!!! Just got the CD Today. Chris was wonderful!!!



    Comment by Dimitri — November 3, 2007 @ 10:11 pm

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