Album Credits

Voyager (2012)

Produced, written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Sam Finocchio

Recorded at Le Grand Salon – Lyon, France
Cover art design and layout by Sam Finocchio

Additional Performers

Jim Callahan – guitars on “Leaving This World”
Andrew John – guitars on “Rise and Shine”

Special Thanks

To Ana, my second set of ears, who insisted on listening to this album at bedtime many nights in a row and who offered valuable critiques and helped to remove ghosts from the album to make it more kid-friendly.

Alex the Seal: Kids’ Club (2011)

Produced, written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Sam Finocchio

Recorded at La Chambre – Grenoble, France
Remastered by Sam Finocchio
Re-remastered by Sam Finocchio
Re-re-remastered by two crossed fingers and a shrug
Cover art design and layout by Sam Finocchio

Additional Performers

Anastasia Cosette – vocals on “Ana Got a Tortilla” and concept for “Bonne Nuit, Grenouille”
Melissa Finocchio – vocals on “Sit on Your Butt”
Stephen Dunsford – vocals on “The Flying Spaghetti Monster”
Andrew John – guitars on “Telephone”
Larry O’Neal – mandolin and ukulele on “Telephone”
Jim Callahan – guitars on “Stinkerbelle” and “Peekaboo”

Special Thanks

My two main “partners in grime” from the turntable days, Fathead and Flyin’ Bryan, who were always up for a misadventure, were quick to lend a hand, a beat, or a bass line, and always seemed to know how to turn a simple party into a full-blown fiasco.

My current two “partners in rhyme”, Melissa and Ana, who are always up for new and exciting adventures, are always there to lend a hand, a voice, or an ear, and definitely make life much more interesting. Alex couldn’t exist without your support!

Alex the Seal: Alex in Wonderland (2008)

Produced, written, performed, recorded by Sam Finocchio

Recorded at samiam00 audio services, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.
Additional recording, mixing, and production by Jim Callahan and Chris Fonte at Jupiter Studios, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.
Mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Cover art design, Ana photo, and layout by Sam Finocchio
Character design and birthday party photo by Stephen Dunsford

Additional Writers

Andrew John – “Little Birdie” lyrics and “Word Problems” music
Rod Sherrell – “Pepper in my Tail” bass line
Larry O’Neal – “Pepper in my Tail” and “Mr. Biv” lyrics
Darin Schneider – “Pop Goes the Weasel” lyrics

Additional Performers

Andrew John – guitars
Stephen Dunsford – additional voices
Jenna Maloney, John Buchholz, Kathy Buchholz, Pat Prosser – shoutouts on “Happy Birthday”
Sid Sinatra – lead vocals on “Big Bunny in my Backyard”
Melissa Finocchio – additional voice on “Pepper in my Tail”Granny “The Great” Webber – storyteller on “Pepper in my Tail”
Anastasia Cosette – additional voices and sound effects on “Potty Time”
Jim Callahan – guitars and additional voices on “Pop Goes the Weasel”
Toni Finocchio, Barb Finocchio, Sam D. Finocchio, Hilee Stineman – some of the voices on “Super Secret Hidden Bonus Track”

Special Thanks

Uncle John, Aunt Kathy, Jenna, Aunt Carrie, Uncle Joe, and Uncle Art. I had a lot of fun using my first tape recorder, and I don’t think I’d be doing what I’m doing without it. Thanks a bunch, guys!

Melissa, who helped start this project by helping me meet Tom the Turkeyduck. I never could have done this without your love and support. You mean the world to me, and I’ll always be there for you.

Ana, who hung out with me while I was singing songs over and over. Mommy and Daddy love you!

Everybody who contributed their time and talents not only to this project but to all of the other kooky things I’ve done that needed an extra guitar, voice, drawing, or second opinion.

Lost in a Daydream (2006)

Produced, written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Sam Finocchio

Recorded at samiam00 audio services, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.
Primary cover photography by Jennifer Nahm
Additional photography by Thomas Tacchino and Robert “T-Bob” Chelonian

Additional Performers

Andrew John – guitars on “Fly Away, Little Bird”

Special Thanks

Dedicated to my daughter, Anastasia, who needed a little help falling asleep. The music and sounds on this CD helped Ana, her mother, and I to get some much needed rest.