iTunes Discovers Christopher Columbus as Children’s Songs by Ruth Roberts Appear in Digital Format

U.S. history is celebrated in Ruth Roberts’ sing-a-long songs.

Ruth Roberts, composer of sports and children's songs.

Ruth Roberts, composer of sports and children’s songs.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On the second Monday of October, many states celebrate Columbus Day to commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The event is also celebrated in 16 children’s songs on “Columbus Day Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone” by Ruth Roberts. The songs have been newly digitized and made available on iTunes.

“While primarily aimed at children in kindergarten through the sixth grade, these sing-along songs are fun for the whole family,” notes Susan Nicoletti, Director of Operations for Goldenrod Music and Michael Brent Publications, the publishing companies that oversee Ruth Roberts’ songs. “We’re also finding that these collections of Ruth’s songs are very popular with special needs children as well as their parents and teachers,” Nicoletti added.

Songs on the album include “Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue,” “World is Really Round, Round, Round,” and “Nina and the Pinta and the Santa Maria.”

“While many of Ruth Roberts’ tunes are often called ‘classic,’ we’re pleased to have them all available in digital format on iTunes along with the usual CD format available on the Ruth Roberts Music site,” says Nicoletti.

“Children love learning as they sing along with these funny and often pun-filled songs. Plus, they are all G-Rated,” Nicoletti states, referencing her five years as a member of the ratings board for the Motion Picture Association of America.

ABOUT RUTH ROBERTS: Beginning her children’s music career working with Bob Keeshan — TV’s Captain Kangaroo — Ruth Roberts also wrote pop, gospel, rock, blues, and country songs. Sports fans know “Meet the Mets,” “It’s a Beautiful Day for a Ball Game,” and “Mr. Touchdown, USA” while Beatles fans know “Mailman Bring Me No More Blues” on the “Anthology 3″ album (although they may not realize Roberts wrote that song).

Love songs written by Roberts were recorded by stars like Dean Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Theresa Brewer, Jimmy Dean, The McGuire Sisters, Patti Page, Vic Damone, Arthur Godfrey, Steve Allen and Eydie Gorme. Movie and TV viewers have heard Roberts’ songs in “Yes Man,” “The Benchwarmer,” “A Dirty Shame,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Seinfeld,” and the Conan O’Brien show.

Using her facility for children’s music, she created several albums and miniature musicals of fun but educational songs. “Teachers and educators are continually rediscovering the many easy-to-stage musicals written by Ruth Roberts,” states Nicoletti.

MORE INFORMATION: For more about Ruth Roberts and her music for kids, families, schools, special needs organizations, and sports fans, please visit and for an interview with Susan Nicoletti, please contact John Scott G of G-Man Marketing.

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NEWS SOURCE: Ruth Roberts Music