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 "RECYCLING SOUNDS GREAT!"



 

 

"R-R-R&Repeat" hand dance

Please scroll down for sound clips of original 
"Recycling Sounds Great!" songs and many photos from the program

 

Click this image for two Earhlings recycling videos including "R-R-R&Repeat"
 

 

Award Winning Songwriters, Singers and Musicians,
The Earthlings have performed over 6,000 shows in seven states and 3 provinces.

Itís never too early to start planning your next special event
And we'd love to bring our program to your county!!

EARTHLINGS
K.C. Jones & Ann Richards

Email: earthlings11@gmail.com    Phones: 727.612.7495 or 727.560.4854     Web Site:  www.earthlingsmusic.net

This program of entertaining education about recycling can be either 30 or 45 minutes long

  • Demonstrating musical folk instruments from various countries which have been constructed from found or recycled objects.

  • Showing and demonstrating instruments which we ourselves have made out of found or recycled objects,
    briefly explaining the process used to change the original object into an instrument.

  • Performance of several original songs about recycling. These songs have a part to teach the students which they can sing along with in the performance,
    which will serve to both involve the students as well as make the song and message more memorable.
    As we tell the students, all of these songs are based on "recycled" melodies from well known tunes. Partial lyrics to some of these songs are found below.
    The choice of songs depends on the age range of the group and the time allotted.

 

Earth Day Every Day


An optional follow-up workshop is available in which the construction of  some of the instruments is demonstrated and explained.
 If raw (recycled) materials are available, the students can participate and follow along, making their own instruments.

  • Instructions on how to make the item and a series of idea stimulators for recycling & reusing items.



Original "Recycling Sounds Great!" Songs


 

 

 

Joe MacDonald's Junk

To the tune of
 "Old MacDonald's Farm"

Sound Clip Links

MP3    WAV

Partial Lyric:

Joe MacDonald had a lot of stuff to throw away.
He seemed to make more and more garbage every day.
He had boxes here - he had plastics there -
He had papers everywhere!
Joe MacDonald had a lot of stuff to throw away...

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Click Joe MacDonald's Portrait Link  

We've Been Working On Recycling

To the tune of
 "I've Been Working On The Rail Road"

Sound Clip Links

MP3    WAV

Partial Lyric:

Don't throw it away! Don't throw it away!
Don't throw it away if we can use it!
Don't throw it away! Don't throw it away!
Don't throw all that stuff away!...

Garbage Smells

To the tune of "Jingle Bells"

Sound Clip Links

MP3    WAV

Partial Lyric:

Every garbage day so much stuff is hauled away.
It's taken to the landfill where forever it must stay.
But it is such a waste to put it in that place.
The garbage dump is getting full
 ~ we're running out of space...

Garbage

To the tune of "Garbage"

Sound Clip Links

MP3    WAV

Partial Lyric:

Well, I've heard about recycling
And I've heard they can take lots of things
And melt them down or mash them up 
And make something that's new.
And if we separate our stuff
The county will come and pick it up
So keeping it out of the landfill 
Is not that hard to do...

Reduce, Reuse And Recycle

To the tune of
"My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean"

Sound Clip Links

MP3    WAV

Partial Lyric:

Reduce and reuse and recycle 
Eliminate garbage and waste.
Reduce and reuse and recycle 
We'll live in a much better place.
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle everything we can!
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle all that we can!...

 


Use Both Sides of That Paper

To the tune of
"Take Me Out To The Ball Game"

Sound Clip Links

MP3    WAV
 

Partial Lyric:

Use both sides of that paper
It's only been used on one.
You can draw pictures of anything
Or maybe write us a new song to sing... 

Click here for

MP3  or  WAV

of
"R-R-R- & Repeat"
 

Instruments used in the performance:

~ Folk Instruments From Around the World~ 
Musical Spoons, Bamboo Guiro, Conch Shell Trumpet, Gourd Maracas,
Gourd Rain Maker, Cactus Rain Stick, Bamboo Pan Flute.

~ Recycled or Reused Instruments
Bottle Pan Flute, Steel Can Guiro, Tiny Card Guiro, Steel Can Pan Drum, 
Slurpee Straw Harp, Pop Music Maracas, Coffee Bongo, Musical Saw, Wash Tub bass, 
Pen Whistle, Snack Can Marching Man Band, Cardboard Washboard, Electric Washboard. 


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Manatee County (Florida) Schools
Winning Poster Design


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Winning Poster Design


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Winning Poster Design


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Jingle Bell/Pom Pon Squad


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Jingle Bell/Pom Pon Squad


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Jingle Bell/Pom Pon Squad


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Recycling Sounds Great!

Manatee County Schools
Dynamic Duo
 

 
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Tuning and Playing
Water Bottle Flute



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Drums: Electric & Snack Cans


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Drums: Electric & Snack Cans


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Bucket Bass


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Bucket Bass


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Bucket Bass


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Bucket Bass


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Snack Can Marching Band


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Snack Can Marching Band


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Scales of Recycling

 
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Soup Can Scrapper


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Bucket Bass

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Mr. Bones (Milk Jug Skelton)


Manatee County Schools
Mr. Bones (Milk Jug Skelton)


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Bucket Bass


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Bucket Bass


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Bucket Bass


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Rain Stick

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Egg Carton Rain Stick



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I can't hear you...


Manatee County (Florida) Schools
Announcement


The Winners Are...


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"Recycling Sounds Great"
Signs Wranglers


"Recycling Sounds Great"
Signs - Side One


"Recycling Sounds Great"
Signs - Side One


"Recycling Sounds Great"
Flipped Signs

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Recycle Posters and Awards

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Award Winning Artists

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Guitar and
Cardboard Scrub-board

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Bottle Flute

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Bucket Bass Demo

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Bucket Bass construction

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Bucket Bass

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Bucket Bass 

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Snack Can Marching Band

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Snack Can Helper

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Snack Can Duo

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Snack Can Duo Perform

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Signs Wranglers


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Signs - Side One

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Flipped Signs

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Award Winning Art


Ann & K.C.
Earthlings


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"Recycling Sounds Great"
Snack Can Marching Band


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Wash Tub Bass,
Coffee Bongos,
Snack Can Band
Tin Can Pan Drum


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"Recycling Sounds Great"
Wash Tub Bass 
Rain Gourd,
Conch Shell Trumpet.


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Guitar and Wash Tub Bass


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Rain Gourd


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Steel Can Pan Drum 

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Steel Can Pan Drum

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Pre-Show Prep
 
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Straw Harp

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Wash Tub Bass,
Steel Can Pan Drum


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Water Bottle Flute


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Water Bottle Flute

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Coffee Bongos


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Coffee Bongos 


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Pop Music Maracas


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Cactus Rain Stick

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Bamboo Guiro Scraper


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Conch Bugle

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Conch Shell Concerto


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Electric Washboard

 



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Electric Washboard

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Student Poster

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Student's Recycling Posters

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"Make&Take" Recycled Instrument Workshop

 


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"Make&Take" Recycled Instrument Workshop

Earth Day Every Day

These sound samples are in either MP3 or WAV format 
 

U.N.I.R. Earthlings
MP3      WAV

R R and R
MP3      WAV
Every Drop Counts
MP3      WAV
Joe MacDonald's Junk
MP3      WAV
Don't Be a Drip
MP3      WAV
Garbage Smells
MP3      WAV
Big Yellow Taxi
MP3      WAV
Garbage
MP3      WAV
It Just Won't Rain Enough
MP3      WAV
Use Both Sides of That Paper
MP3      WAV
Xeriscape
MP3      WAV

We've Been Working On Recycling
MP3      WAV

Drip Hop
MP3      WAV
BigFoot Boogie
MP3      WAV
N.R.G.
MP3      WAV

The Earthlingsí Electric Washboard Band has released Eight critically acclaimed CDs!

Earthlings' recordings are played in 26 countries including:

U.S.A. - Canada - England - Scotland - Ireland - Japan - New Zealand - Australia - Austria - Italy

Mexico - Germany - Belgium - Netherlands - Czech Republic - Sweden - Denmark - Switzerland


"Opening our 'Sasquatch' ride with your video and song of 'Bigfoot Boogie' was a hit!
I enjoyed very much the collaborative creative process of working with you guys."
Les Hudson, Vice President of Ride Design, Six Flags Theme Parks
 

"My two sons and I saw you today at the Anna Maria Island Library, We bought a couple of CD's and have been listening to them all day. My sons love all the songs and keep asking to play them again and again."   ~ Kelly S.

Hi There! I see that you get a lot of positive comments, but I just had to write to tell you how much my son LOVES your music. My ten year old daughter can quote every word from every song on your "StorySongs" CD! We came to see you in Safety Harbor and bought the CD and it has been playing non-stop in our car ever since! My son's favorite song is "Leapin' Lizards" and he wants to hear it again and again. I have to get one of your other CD's because I know all of the words, beats and nuances of this one. Thanks for your fun music!
Sincerely, ~ Megan (Alexander's Mom)

Hi KC & Ann,
I received my two Earthlings CDs in the mail today and I am thrilled with them both. I purchased them for use with my elementary school students. I heard  of your music by way of a friend who organized a skit and we used your "Bigfoot Boogie" song in the skit. She said she had owned the CD for years but couldn't remember where she had gotten it. So I searched online and found you and placed my order. I am sure I and my fellow teachers will be making several more orders. I'll be checking your website for your newest CDs. Thanks so much for your prompt mailing of my order and most of all for your fun music!      ~   Vicki, Port Orchard, Washington

 


Earthlings songs are also available for online purchase and download at Amazon MP3   iTunes


You can reach our MP3 albums & iTunes albums directly with these links:

Click and listen to samples of all the songs

Nothin' Muffin  2.0

23 fun and funny songs for all ages

Amazon MP3

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - Nothin' Muffin

 

Pumpkin Songs
and Monster Melodies

(Contains all the songs of
"Bats In The Belfry" &
"A Bushel Full Of Pumpkin Songs")

 

Hilarious collection of
both new and well known 
Musical Monstrosities

Amazon MP3

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - Pumpkin Songs & Monster Melodies - Double Halloween Album

"Earth Day Every Day"

(Contains all the songs of
"Recycling Sounds Great!" &
"Water We Talkin' About?")

Amazon MP3

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - Nothin' Muffin


 

Historic Hits
~ 19th Century Pop ~
Volumes One & Two


 

 Amazon MP3

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - Historic Hits

 

The Holidays Are Coming

14 songs for the winter holidays,
mostly Christmas but also songs for
Thanksgiving, Solstice, Hanukkah,
 Yule and New Year's

 

Amazon MP3

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - The Holidays Are Coming

Check It Out!
 ~ Library Finds ~


Pumpkin Songs


 


Bats In The Belfry

Hilarious collection of
Monster Music
 

 

Light Up The Holidays


 

Recycling Sounds Great!


 

StorySongs

 

 

Water We Talkin' About?


 

 

 


Contact EARTHLINGS

The Earthlingsí Electric Washboard Band
can add their special brand of fun and excitement
 to any age group and any size event
from house party to festival stage.

Itís never too early to start planning your next special event
And we'd love to bring our program to your town!!

EARTHLINGS
K.C. Jones & Ann Richards
Dunedin, Florida

Email: earthlings11@gmail.com   Phone: 727.483.9986   Web Site:  www.earthlingsmusic.net
 Cell:  727.252.4869
 Cell:  727.400.0481