About my CD’s

I wrote, performed, and recorded all these songs in my home studio. My two young sons inspire me and provide lots of material! I also get to use them as guinea pigs to test out new songs. These highly sophisticated critics of children’s music tell me frankly what works and what doesn’t. So you know you’re getting pre-approved stuff!

Preschool teacher HC has played my song I Like to Jump literally a thousand times to the children where she teaches. They still love it!

 

Alden’s CD’s

Songs on

Totally Attached to His Head

  1. 1.Totally Attached to His Head

  2. 2.Ted the Rhino

  3. 3.The Gumball Song

  4. 4.The Mysterious Island of the Grandmas

  5. 5.The Reality Show is Coming to Our House

  6. 6.Shark Suit

  7. 7.Helicopter Rap

  8. 8.The Metaphor Song

  9. 9.When They Make Me the President

  10. 10.My Dog's Been Sending Me Spam

  11. 11.Be careful with my Mega-Droid robot

  12. 12.The Dog Took My Wallet

  13. 13.Somebody Stole My Penguin

© Alden Phelps

Super Silly Songs CD reviewed:

A blog review of my CD by my sister-in-law

(yeah, I know she’s my sister-in-law, but she has NINE kids and that must count for something. I promise I didn’t ask her to write this...)


Sunday, April 15, 2007, by Mary K

In praise of A Little Cow Music


My brother-in-law has done it again. Alden has come out with his second self-produced album of children's songs and this one is fantastic! He struck a deal with the local dairy stand which sports a large fiberglass cow in the front. He would write a song just for the dairy stand and they would play it on endless loop and sell his CD's at the counter. It's a wonderful marriage of music, ice cream and plain silliness. His tunes are so singable I've been singing them in my sleep...ad nauseam...I actually have video of David sitting on his potty singing:


My Mommy's a pirate

oh what can I say!

She's out on the high seas

almost every day

She may be a scoundrel

and a flea biting scum

but I still love her

because she's my Mum!


The actual words are "sea-going bum" but we all know by now that David has his own take on life. My favorite moment with the album though was the day I was driving down the road talking to Alden on my cell phone at the very moment his voice was belting out:


Blah Blah talking

at the wheel or when she's walking

We need towing

oh please watch where you're going

.....my mom was talking on her cellular phone


The almost Twain-esque social commentary found in songs like Video Games All Day and Daddy's Got a Tattoo is completely lost on Philip who does a very funny muppet-like dance as he hears video sounds ringing in his head and dreams of the day when he can actually play video games all day. As far as he's concerned, Uncle Alden is his biggest ally in the video game war he's waging with his mum (in which she really does seem to him to act remarkably like a vicious pirate).


All 3 of the big boys suddenly take on that competitive edge around their eyeballs when the title song The Cow Song comes along. Each one is mysteriously compelled to become the first one able to recite every word of the long list of ice cream flavors and add-ins with the same remarkable speed with which Alden plays and sings. Listening to that song always creates a frenzy of competition with lips flying and ears glued to the speakers. We can never play that one just once - we have to repeat it again and again in hopes of increasing the number of words per second escaping from their lips at each go 'round. Oh, I could go on and on about this album. We love everything about it. But for now I'll stop here and post his website as soon as he gets it up. That way you too can do what we do - buy 10 copies at a time and hand them out to every poor kid who invites one of our brood to their birthday party....

An internet bulletin board review of my CD

Super Silly Songs

Album notes from Totally Attached to His Head


Alden's silly songs have delighted audiences throughout Maryland and beyond, where he performs in schools, libraries and festivals through Young Audiences of Maryland. "Totally Attached to His Head" serves up an earful of zany lyrics, peppy guitar thumping, funky bass, drums and sound effects as you sing along to "Ted the Rhino" and laugh out loud at "The Dog's Been Sending Me Spam."


Ever since Alden's kids were, say, about this tall, he's been making up silly songs to amuse them. The kids are getting older now, so when he starts singing, mostly they just smile indulgently and try to slip out of the room unnoticed, but that hasn't stopped Alden from writing a fresh batch of silly songs especially for kids of elementary school age, which seems to be Alden's intellectual "sweet spot."


Special thanks to Marcel Jacobs/daBRAIN musicPROductions for keyboards, production & mastering on "Be Careful With My Megadroid Robot", and thanks to Otis Stroup for sea-worthy accordion on "Mysterious Island of the Grandmas".


Totally Attached to His Head (2011)

A Little Cow Music (2006)

Super Silly Songs (2003)

Songs on

A Little Cow Music

1. My Mommy's a Pirate

2. Dinner Invitation

3. Uncle Tom Ate A Piano

4. Why Do We Have To?

5. Monster

6. Mom's Cellular Phone

7. An Unacceptable Song

8. Chocolate Pie

9. Video Games All Day

10. Am I In Trouble?

11. Hearty Vawters uf de Rhine

12. Chickens Commuting to Work

13. Grandma Is A Frog

14. The Cow Song

15. The Burnin' Sand Saloon

16. Growth

17. Bedbug Blues

18. Daddy's Got A Tattoo

19. Drawing With My Sister

20. Please Give Me Cookies

21. The Popsicle Song

22. Let's Go Fishing At The Pond

23. You Can't Smell A Flower On A Screen



Important quotes

Really wonderful! My kids have the songs memorized already! I play your songs EVERY week!

-H.C. - preschool teacher

Baltimore County


  1. “Play I like to jump!”

  2. -anonymous preschooler


“Carl loves your CD. Whenever I put it on the stereo he sits rapt, gazing at the doors of the entertainment center, as if watching something as well as listening. I really enjoy it too. Lately, Chocolate Pie runs through my head whenever I walk the dog!”

                                        -M.C.


  1. “Where are the cookies?”

  2. -Alden

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