Lollipop Motel

A “Beachy” Family Rock Album by Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam

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“Lollipop Motel is a fast-paced children’s music CD that captures the essence of summer vacation fun. Inspired by classic 70’s and 80’s rock and pop, Lollipop Motel shines with sweet, sassy, sun-drenched fun!” – Midwest Book Review

“Will you enjoy yourself? It’s a shore thing.”
MrJeff2000 in an album review

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Fast Facts about Lollipop Motel Album

  • Produced by Marc “Baze” Bazerman (Baze and His Silly Friends).
  • Engineered by Matt Ryan from The Defending Champions. “Day at the Beach” features the horn section from that popular NJ band.
  • Inspired by the Lollipop Motel in North Wildwood, NJ.
  • Influenced by the Jersey Shore sounds of Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Frankie Valli. Toss in a little Beach Boys to taste! Guitars, bass, drums, percussion, piano, organ, bells and sometimes accordion provide those sounds reminiscent of the boardwalk.
  • Has featured performances by Suzi Shelton and Ron “Polka Dot!” Albanese.
  • Contains the singles “Free to Be…You and Me,” “Summertime Santa” and “My Superpower.”

Preview of the Music

A Peek behind the Scenes

Baze eliciting a top vocal performance out of Jason Didner for the Lollipop Motel family rock album recording sessions.

Baze eliciting a top vocal performance out of Jason Didner for the Lollipop Motel family rock album recording sessions.

Holly, Jason and Amy from the Jungle Gym have a little fun after recording vocals for the Lollipop Motel album.

Holly, Jason and Amy recording vocals

Engineer Matt Ryan, producer Marc Bazerman, bassist Lou DeMartino and drummer Ross Kantor listen to rhythm tracks

Engineer Matt Ryan, producer Marc Bazerman, bassist Lou DeMartino and drummer Ross Kantor listen to rhythm tracks

Jason Didner with drummer Ross Kantor and harmony vocalist Casey McCleary at Homefront Studios in Caldwell, NJ

Jason Didner with drummer Ross Kantor and harmony vocalist Casey McCleary at Homefront Studios in Caldwell, NJ

Jason Didner and Suzi Shelton in the vocal booth recording "Free to Be...You and Me"

Jason Didner and Suzi Shelton in the vocal booth recording “Free to Be…You and Me”

Jason Didner, Amy Didner and Marc “Baze” Bazerman mixing the recorded tracks down to a send out to mastering.

Jason Didner and Ron "POLKA DOT!" Albanese lay down tracks for "The Ultimate Frisbee."

Jason Didner and Ron “POLKA DOT!” Albanese lay down tracks for “The Ultimate Frisbee.”

Jason Didner recording keyboards for the Jungle Gym Jam’s Lollipop Motel album.

Jason Didner and Alyssa Menes capture saxophone tracks for "Free to Be...You and Me."

Jason Didner and Alyssa Menes capture saxophone tracks for “Free to Be…You and Me.”

Jason makes some silly friends: with producer Marc "Baze" Bazerman and bassist Jim Goodwin

Jason makes some silly friends: with producer Marc “Baze” Bazerman and bassist Jim Goodwin

Jason Didner with Andy "Squeezebox" Sandel," recording the accordion part to the title track "Lollipop Motel."

Jason Didner with Andy “Squeezebox” Sandel,” recording the accordion part to the title track “Lollipop Motel.”