Released in 1980, Raffi’s “Baby Beluga” album is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary!  I have memories of going on road trips in the 80’s with my cousins and listening to Raffi’s music.  And what timeless music it is, as I listened to the same music many years later when my kids were young.  I consider myself a #BelugaGrad!

It is funny how much this music stuck with me over the years.  I still know so many songs from the album, from the title track to “Oats and Beans and Barley” and “Over in the Meadow”.  I felt like when I bought Raffi’s albums for my kids, the words came right back to me.

Baby beluga, baby beluga
Sing your little song, sing for all your friends

We like to hear you

There are 13 wonderful tracks on this album:

  1. “Baby Beluga” 
  2. “Biscuits in the Oven” 
  3. “Oats and Beans and Barley”
  4. “Day-O” 
  5. “Thanks A Lot”
  6. “To Everyone in All the World”
  7. “All I Really Need” 
  8. “Over in the Meadow” 
  9. “This Old Man” 
  10. “Water Dance” 
  11. “Kumbaya” 
  12. “Joshua Giraffe” 
  13. “Morningtown Ride” 

And it isn’t just the lyrics that stick with you.  Raffi’s wonderful voice that is so reassuring and comforting.  His music has always been feel-good listening.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Baby Beluga” Raffi is performing with famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma.  Part of Yo-Yo Ma’s #SongsofComfort series, this is a wonderful way to celebrate good music and songs that offer comfort during pandemic times.

Check out Yo-Yo Ma and Raffi’s video here:

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“Baby Beluga” CD
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