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October Releases

Posted on Thursday September 14, 2017

This month, we have three songs from the 2017 Gold Package making their debuts as singles, plus two songs from the classic Red Boot library and three new patters:

Also, keep in mind that our 2018 Gold Package came out just a few weeks back - 30 new songs for $125. And this year, you can buy single titles out of the package for $10 each!

As always, be sure to visit our friends at ESP and Silver Sounds!

2018 Gold Package

Posted on Sunday August 27, 2017

In past years, we've introduced our new Gold package in November. However, this year the 2018 Riverboat Gold package is out NOW, before Labor Day!

We have 30 new songs, 5 patters and 25 singing calls, for $125. They range from classic standards to selections from recent motion pictures, including songs originally performed by Bobby Vinton, Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Gordon Lightfoot and numerous others. And, in addition to our staff callers and regular Japanese contributors, we have vocals provided by ESP's Elmer Sheffield, Tom Miller and Bill Harrison, Royal's Tony Oxendine and Joe Saltel, and Steve Edlund from British Columbia, Canada.

NEW THIS YEAR: We're making it possible to buy single titles out of the package. Single Gold titles will be $10 each.

Check out the 2018 Riverboat Gold package on our Gold page:

September Releases (Early!)

Posted on Thursday August 10, 2017

We're bringing out our September releases even earlier than usual this time around. Why? Because we're gearing up to release the 2018 Gold Package two months earlier than normal, at the end of this month. (In time for Labor Day!)

This month, we have two new patter releases, a song from the classic Red Boot library, and four titles from the 2017 Gold Package making their debuts as singles:

Check back near the end of the month to see the 2018 Gold Package. (Or, if you don't want to wait, email Bob Elling and he'll send you a preview link.)

As always, be sure to visit our friends at ESP and Silver Sounds! Both of them have new patters out this month, and Elmer just released a new version of "Mandy" on ESP.

This IS The Way To Amarillo!

Posted on Tuesday July 25, 2017

When we came out with (Is This The Way To) Amarillo in last year's Gold package, we were set for Bob Baier to provide the vocal. However, a medical problem was preventing Bob from recording, so we released it with an alternate vocal by Lawarence Johnstone and left a place for Bob to add his at a later date.

Bob Baier has now been able to provide his vocal for RIV 691, and it has been added to the website. As always, if you've already purchased the title and want to receive the new vocal, just contact Bob Elling directly.

Bob Baier also has a vocal in the upcoming 2018 Riverboat Gold package. Watch for it!

August Releases

Posted on Tuesday July 18, 2017

We have three songs from the 2017 Gold Package making their single debuts, plus three new patters and three songs from the classic Red Boot library:

Volcano was Tim Marriner's last song for Riverboat. (He also did Goodnight Sweetheart, Pink Cadillac and Elmer's Tune.) Tim was well-known for the vocal effects he could produce, and this release includes a track featuring music with Tim's special effects on the figures, so that you can perform along with Tim.

You can find a video of Joe Saltel calling Matthew at the 2016 National Square Dance Convention in Des Moines, IA on our Facebook Videos page.

As always, be sure to visit our friends at ESP and Silver Sounds!