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|Birth name||Joan Constance Bartels|
May 21, 1953 |
Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
|Origin||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Labels||Sony BMG, Discovery Music, Purple Frog, Rounder|
|Associated acts||Gino Vannelli, Chris Rhyne, Thom Rotella|
Joan Constance "Joanie" Bartels (born May 21, 1953, Dorchester, Massachusetts) is a retired American children's singer-songwriter, recording artist and occasional actress based in New Zealand. Her 1985 album, Lullaby Magic, was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1992. Dreamland is her last album to date. Bartels most recent recording, "Jazzy," is on iTunes only.
Bartels was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston on May 21, 1953. Her father was a native of Southport, North Carolina and her mother was a native of Sharon, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Natick High School.
She has her own recording company called Purple Frog Records, and created Put on Your Dancing Shoes and Dreamland.
She was married in 2006, and officially moved to New Zealand.
- 1980 – Sillytime Magic
- 1985 – Lullaby Magic
- 1986 – Morning Magic
- 1987 – Lullaby Magic 2
- 1988 – Travelin' Magic
- 1990 – Bathtime Magic
- 1990 – Christmas Magic
- 1991 – Dancin' Magic
- 1993 – Jump for Joy: Joanie's Jukebox Cafe
- 1996 – Adventures with Friends and Family
- 2001 – Put Your Dancing Shoes On
- 2002 – Angels of December with Thom Rotella (on iTunes only)
- 2002 – Dreamland
- 2005 – Jazzy (on iTunes only)
- 1994 - Best of the Magic Series
- 1994 - The Stars of Discovery Music (with Bethie and Dennis Hysom)
- 1993 – Simply Magic: The Rainy Day Adventure – Herself, various roles
- 1994 – Simply Magic: The Extra-Special Substitute Teacher – Herself, various roles
- 1997 - Recycle Wranglers - Herself