Dive in! Swim with us, alongside sea turtles and whales, on a musical odyssey into the Earth's one mysterious, marvelous – and precious – ocean.
ONLY ONE OCEAN is 14 rockin’ new songs from the award-winning Banana Slug String Band all designed to inspire young people and their families to learn about and care for the ocean.
Special guests include George Winston, Brett Dennen, Zach Gill & Grammy winners Victor Wooten and BeaSoleil avec Michael Doucet.
Immediate download of 14-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
This album is sponsored by Ocean Science organizations, representing thousands of scientists and educators nationwide.
The Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) at UC Berkeley
National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF)
All songs are based on "Ocean Literacy: The Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences K-12."
For Associated Curricula, see the Banana Slug String Band website for links.
released 11 January 2011
Banana Slug String Band
“Solar” Steve Van Zandt
Guitar & Vocals
“Marine” Mark Nolan
Guitar, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Ukulele & Vocals
Doug “Dirt” Greenfield
Electric & Acoustic Bass Guitar & Vocals
“Airy” Larry Graff
Guitar & Vocals
All songs written by Steve Van Zandt
Arrangements by the Banana Slug String Band, Will Kahn & Jonathan Arthur
Produced & Engineered by Will Kahn
Assistant Producer/Vocal Producer: Jonathan Arthur
Executive Producers: Doug Greenfield & Larry Graff
Victor Wooten – Electric Bass
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Michael Doucet – Violin & Cajun Vocals
Jimmy Breaux – Accordian
Billy Ware – Washboard
Mitch Reed – Violin
George Winston – Slack-key Guitar
Brett Dennen – Vocals
Tim Carbone – Violin
Zach Gill – Upright Piano, Hammond Organ
Reuben Rogers - Bass
Barry Phillips – Cello
Will Kahn - Electric Guitar, Percussion, Drums & Electric Keyboards
Jonathan Arthur – Vocals, Vocal Arrangements
Karamo Cissokho - Kora
Stewart Dean - Alto Sax
Kevin Dinoto – Lead Pan Drum
Valerie Joi Fiedmont – Vocals
Papiba Godinha - Cavaco
Heather Houston - Vocals
Lars Johnanesson – Flute, Piccolo
Kealohaoku'upu'uwai – Hawai’ian translation
Luke Kirley - Trombone, Sousaphone, Tuba
Richard Salzberg – Vocals
Anne Stafford - Tenor & Baritone Sax
Ron Work – Bass Pan Drum
This album is dedicated with love to Kyle Strang and Kealohaoku'upu'uwai (love of my heart). We also dedicate it to the Gulf of Mexico.
Special Thanks to
Stephanie Raugust of Pacific School Chorus
Melanie Redman – Vocal Coach
Santa Cruz Guitar Company for all their generosity – great guitars, warehouse space & loan of the theremin
Mixed by Rich Williams at Paradise Studios
Mastered by Ken Lee
Cover art: Beautiful ocean murals by the students of Monarch Elementary School
Design: Mythmaker Creative Services
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