Frank Migliorelli – “Harry The Dirty Dog”
Updated: Sep 23
Review by Saya Mochizuki & Staff“
"No one had anything to do when the pandemic hit.” said singer/songwriter Frank Migliorelli, “So I thought I’d call up a few friends and see if they wanted to make a rock n’ roll record- for kids.” The album includes band members from Bruce Springsteen, Hall and Oates, and The Avett Brothers to name a few. From this collaboration, the album 'Wer'e Not Kiddin' Around' was born. Off the album, Harry the Dirty Dog" is sure to be a favorite.
“Harry The Dirty Dog” by Frank Migliorelli is the kind of song that’ll effortlessly put a smile on anyone’s face and bring joy to their day. Opening with an upbeat groove full of organic percussion and lighthearted acoustic guitar strums, the atmosphere feels like walking into a campfire sing-along.
Porter Carroll Jr.'s vocals have a carefree essence and his confidence absolutely shines through, making the tune uplifting and full of life. The addition of vocal ad-libs and whistles thrown in- between sections are perfect additions to the bare arrangement, and contribute to the crowd vocal feel. Intentionally, the instrumentation is smoothly mixed to support Carrol Jr.’s voice, and recreates the nature of a small room live performance that draws listeners in.
The descriptive and humorous lyrics such as “The only thing that makes him sad is a tub and a scrubbing brush” paint a great picture of the dog’s personality.
Undeniably catchy and folk rock inspired, “Harry The Dirty Dog” is refreshing in its genre and knows how to make a simple story fun—and bound to be danced with too. The entire album would be a great add to any family collection or classroom.
New Companion Website for Children's Album
In addition to the collection of songs, the band is launching a companion website that highlights activities, features music videos, and resources for kids and parents to explore. The site will launch Sept 15 and will be accessed through www.musickideos.com. Follow Music Kideos on Instagram
About Frank Migliorelli and The Dirt Nappers
The Dirt Nappers are a variety of seasoned sidemen-Mike Heaphy on steel (Steve Forbert), Dan Weiss on keys (Joan Osborne, Goo Goo Dolls, Duncan Sheik), Thad DeBrock on guitar (Judy Collins, Graham Nash, and Susan Vega) Tony Tino on bass (Asbury Jukes, Gavin DeGraw), and Tommy Deihl on drums.
Frank Migliorelli has written and published a library of music for advertising agencies, children's publishers, and video game projects. He's been a finalist in top songwriting competitions. As a producer, Frank has recorded with such great artists including the award-winning duo "Satan and Adam”- now featured in an award winning documentary, Bill Perry-"Love Scars”, The Uptown Horns and a number of other album releases. He's written and produced music for a 20th Century Fox "X-Files" video game, numerous children’s video games for Scholastic and Sunburst!
For more information, please isit Frank Migliorelli's website.