Somebody's Hero

by Monty Harper

Released 2015
Released 2015
A rock anthem about standing up for somebody who's being bullied.
NOTES
This is the theme song for an anti-bullying program available to Oklahoma schools.

Track Credits

"Somebody's Hero"
by Monty Harper

Drums
Rob "Dr. Rock" Martin
Recorded at Bell Labs in Norman, OK

Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Arrangement
The Incredible Billy Grisack

Acoustic Guitar
Luke Tallon
Recorded at Quest Trax in Stillwater, OK

Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar
Monty Harper

Additional Vocals
Lisa Harper

Mixing and Mastering
James Coffey, Blue Vision Music


Somebody's Hero - Lyrics

Somebody's getting …
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Songs From the Science Frontier

by Monty Harper

Released 2010
Released 2010
Battle bacterial biofilms! Help build the bat family tree! Dance like an Acrocanthosaurus! Celebrate science with songs inspired by current scientific research! Featuring Boom and Dr. Rock of the Sugar Free Allstars.
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What People Are Saying:

"I have 5 kids, ages 6 months to 9 years old. They love this CD and want to play it over and over and over again. It gives kids a real sense of what science is and what scientists do in a fun way." - Justin, Parent, McAlester, OK

"Joy and happiness exude out of the speakers. It's become our official wake-up music in the morning, replacing Veggie Tales." - David, parent of two (…
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Paws Claws Scales & Tales

by Monty Harper

Released 2006
Released 2006
"Harper crafts songs for kids that are both witty and fun; imagine a kind of children's music Loudon Wainwright III, making a pet-themed album and you begin to get an idea of his songwriting skills." - Parents' Choice Recommended
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** What people are saying about the Paws Claws Scales & Tales CD **

"Monty's songwriting shines... Fabulous child-centered songs for home and school!"
- Fred Koch, Chicago Parent magazine, www.BestChildrensMusic.com

"Purrfect music for critters of all sizes!"
- Jeff Brown of "We Like Kids!", KTOO-FM, Juneau, Alaska

"Monty Harper is a masterful musical storyteller who makes great songwriting look easy."
- Will Hale of "The Family Groove" Kids Internet Radio Show, www.willhale.com


** As …
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Let's Get Creative

by Monty Harper & Mr. Billy

Released 2009
Monty Harper and Mr. Billy
Released 2009
Monty Harper and Mr. Billy
A rainbow of classic rock and modern pop with lyrics to inspire kids and engage adults. Every song on this CD is somebody's favorite.
NOTES
LYRICS
© 2009 by Monty Harper and Mr. Billy


1. Be Creative at Your Library

Be creative at your library!
Inspiration is on the shelf!
Jump right in now, don't be shy baby!
Grab a book and express yourself!

I found a book about shapes and shading.
Step by step it shows what to do.
I've got my pencil. I've got paper.
I'm gonna sketch a face for you.
Hooray! Hoorah!
I'm learning how to… draw!

Chorus

I …
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Vaccination!

by Monty Harper

Released 2015
Released 2015
A celebration of childhood vaccination!
NOTES
"Vaccination"

Inspired in part by the scientific research of Abbie Smith

Drums: Rob “Dr. Rock” Martin
Recorded at Bell Labs in Norman, OK
Keyboards: Andrew Bair
Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Engineer: Luke Tallon
Keyboards and guitars recorded at: Quest Trax in Stillwater, OK
Additional keyboards, vocals: Monty Harper
Mixing and Mastering: James Coffey, Blue Vision Music
Thanks to Terry Ward, First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City, and to all those who came out to help …
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Pet Rock

by Monty Harper

Released 2015
Released 2015
What do your pets long to do in the middle of the night when the moon shines blue? Crank out some old-school rock n roll, of course!
NOTES
This recording owes its awesomeness to an unlikely collection of talented musicians who never set foot in the same room together.

The story begins with a surprise visit from fellow children's artist, Mr. Billy, a rock guitar virtuoso. When he came to Oklahoma this past August and offered to spend some time recording, I felt like a kid in a candy shop, but with only one quarter, because we only had time for one song!


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Talk Like a Pirate Day

by Monty Harper & Mr. Billy

Released 2012
Released 2012
A rollicking celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Get a Clue

by Monty Harper

Released 2007
Released 2007
Five Oklahoma History songs and five mystery songs, featuring guest kids' rock gurus ScribbleMonster and Mr. Billy. Excellent songwriting shines through on every track. Comes with a bonus compilation CD.
NOTES
Hi! Monty Harper here. I'll be your tour guide for a track by track look at this CD. You might like to click the "play all" link to the left and listen while you read...

This CD includes five mystery songs, recorded for the 2007 Collaborative Summer Library Program, and five Oklahoma songs, written for our state centennial in November 2007.

Track 1. If you've ever wondered what it would sound like for me to front the ScribbleMonster …
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The Great Green Squishy Mean Concert CD

by Monty Harper

Released 2005
Released 2005
Ride that firetruck. Smell that diaper. Wiggle that tooth. Trick and treat. Dance like a dinosaur. Kiss a frog. Catch a hornytoad. Don't play this CD; Devour it. It's an interactive live silly rock'n kidfest.
NOTES
The Great Green Squishy Mean Concert CD is a live rock concert for kids and families with interactive songs, danceable grooves, and well-crafted, imaginative lyrics. The songs are rich in creative language and vocabulary and are designed to get you involved. You and your kids will find yourselves roaring like a bibliovore, shaking like a horny toad, and dancing like a dinosaur. This enhanced CD is also packed with bonus features to help you get …
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Take Me to Your Library

by Monty Harper

Released 2003
Released 2003
Go diving in the deep blue sea, take a wacky tour of the continents, sail with pirates, blast off to outer space, bring some unexpected friends to Grandma’s house, hang out at the beach and more. These fun and funny songs celebrate reading and travel.
NOTES
Praise for this CD...

"... a superbly presented, lively performed, original and altogether kids pleasing collection of songs about reading, libraries, and traveling by space, land and sea. Especially recommended for school and community library CD music collections for children..." - Children's Bookwatch

"Outer-space aliens, deep-sea pirates, and the joy of reading all take center stage in this latest kids' offering from engaging Oklahoman Monty Harper." - Moira McCormick, Family Fun Magazine

"What a fun celebration …
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Imagine That

by Monty Harper

Released 1996
Released 1996
Intelligent songs for kids.
NOTES
Praise for this CD...

"Ages 3-8. A modest but thoroughly pleasing production, this recording aims to unlock and stimulate the imagination. And Monty Harper's songs provide fine examples of just that. Even the youngest listeners can easily follow and emulate the kind of homey creativity these numbers exhibit. As two songs demonstrate, by tuning out TV and fervid sales pitches, kids can find delight in the everyday, whether playfully pondering nature's abundance or experimenting with …
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Jungle Junk!

by Monty Harper

Released 2000
Released 2000
Warning: This recording is intended for an immature audience. Some material may be unsuitable for adults.
NOTES
Praise for this CD...

Recipient of a 2000 Children's Music Web Award for Classic Recording for Younger Children.

"My kids play Jungle Junk! over and over and over. They know every word, every note, every sound effect. They absolutely love it. It makes me feel great to see and hear them having such uproarius fun! I love it, too!" - Dave Kinnoin, Songwizard Records.

About Monty Harper...

"Vibrant images of a child's world are a hallmark …
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