CHARLOTTE, N.C., November 13, 2017 (Newswire.com) - The Raggs Band, the effervescent, musically talented characters from the Emmy Award-winning Raggs preschool TV series, dropped a re-mastered version of its popular Santa Paws Christmas album on Monday, Nov. 13, to online multimedia outlets and to schools and public libraries in the U.S. and Canada.
Produced at Concentrix Music and Sound Design in Charlotte, N.C., the 14-song album features classics such as “Jingle Bells” and “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer,” plus covers “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Up on the Housetop” and “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.” Also included are Raggs’ original “Santa Paws,” a fun tale about Santa’s clever dog, and “I’d Rather Be an Elf,” a high-energy, sing-along song with overtures about self-respect and confidence.
The authentic, toe-tapping pop sound of Raggs' music appeals to both kids and their parents. Santa Paws is a 'must add' album for family holiday playlists!
Ken Kaganovitch, president of Childish Records
“The authentic, toe-tapping pop sound of Raggs’ music appeals to both kids and their parents,” Ken Kaganovitch, president of Childish Records, commented. “Santa Paws is a ‘must add' album for family holiday playlists!”
While the classic jewel-cased CDs are fading from retail shelves, Raggs’ vast music library of over 200 songs, including those on Santa Paws, has found a new market for these discs with thousands of school and public libraries across North America. Several distributors including Ohio-based MidWest Tape, which also offers Raggs videos via its online library application hoopla digital, have ordered the Santa Paws CD for traditional library cardholders.
The original Santa Paws has been an iTunes store staple for several years. The re-mastered version will be replacing the existing tracks and will also be available for streaming and/or purchase via Pandora, YouTube, Amazon Music and Spotify.
“With more online and alternative outlets than ever before, we’ve seen the demand for Raggs’ music grow exponentially worldwide,” Toni Steedman, president of Blue Socks Media, owner of the Raggs brand, said, “and songs like 'Santa Paws' and ‘I’d Rather be an Elf’ have already become kids classics!”
For more information, go to Raggs.com.
Raggs is an Emmy Award-winning, musical preschool series about five colorful pups who learn life lessons through an innovative mix of live-action stories, music videos, concerts, cartoons and interviews with real kids. With over 200 episodes, 300 original songs and animated new media music videos, Raggs is available worldwide in English, Spanish and Portuguese and has begun dubbing in 15 additional languages for distribution in 100 countries in 2017. The Raggs brand includes CDs, DVDs, toys, books and live shows, including a partnership called “Play at Palladium with Raggs” with the Palladium Hotel Group at resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean and Brazil. The original characters were created by Toni Steedman, a Charlotte, North Carolina, advertising executive, for her then six‐year‐old daughter Alison. Raggs and all rights are owned by Blue Socks Media LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina. For more info, go to www.raggs.com.
Source: Blue Socks Media