The toe-tapping beats of Steve Pullara and the Cool Beans Band filled the expansive reception room at the Fuge in Warminster Sunday afternoon as guests gathered to celebrate the release of Absolutely Positively Getting Along, the latest compilation album produced by the Grammy Award-winning East Coast Recording Company and Cool Beans Music.
This is the fourth album compiled by the producers, with previous efforts dealing with healthy eating, bullying and following your dreams. The latest album uses music, spoken word and sketches to teach the importance of mentoring. All proceeds from sales will benefit the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bucks County.
"Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bucks County came to us and asked if we could help them out," said Gloria Domina, one of the producers on the album. "It's certainly a worthwhile organization and important topic. We all either need mentoring or need to mentor others at least once in our lives."
The mix of artists in the new release includes accomplished musicians such as Julian Lennon, Pete Seeger and Eric Bazilian, along with some notable unknowns that will have parents reaching to turn the volume up.
"We definitely wanted to make a CD that parents will want to keep playing in the car without feeling tortured," said Domina.
“We are honored to be involved in this project,” said Ursula Raczak, CEO of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bucks County. “Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs have helped so many children over the years.”
According to Raczak, the non-profit services more than 700 children, or littles, in the county and they are always looking to help more.
"We really want to recruit more big brothers and little sisters," said Raczak. "We have lots of women volunteers and boys getting meaningful interactions with mentors."