Tag archive for "music"

Media Review

Have a funky ‘Hootenanny’ with band Jambo

1 Comment 12 February 2013

"Hootenanny" delivers important messages in some rockin' rootsy tunes.

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Media Review

New CD releases

No Comments 05 February 2013

Jan. 29 Disney Favorites, by Choo Choo Soul, $8.99 Genevieve and DC perform Disney Classic songs with an urban twist. Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Rush, by Rockabye Baby, $14.99 Get Moving With Ella Jenkins, by Ella Jenkins, $11.99 A Swinging Jungle Tale, by Jumpin’ Jazz Kids box set, $22.82 Feb. 5 Songs & Story: […]

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Media Review

Sing along with the world and Putumayo

No Comments 15 January 2013

There’s a reassuring familiarity about the Putumayo Kids series that’s a little like Putumayo itself, which is sort of the World Music 101 of record labels. From the faux folk-art CD covers to the varied (though not terribly varied) array of international artists, Putumayo certainly knows its formula well. In fact, you could argue such […]

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Media Review

A new release

No Comments 18 December 2012

Caspar Babypants' new album is available today.

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Review: Practically Ridiculous from The Jimmies

No Comments 04 December 2012

This fun and funky music will make any listener smile.

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Media Review

Review: Dan Zanes and Friends, Little Nut Tree

No Comments 27 November 2012

He’s well into his second career as a kids’ musician, but Dan Zanes didn’t show up on my radar until a promo copy of his latest work, Little Nut Tree, showed up on my doorstep just a few months after adopting our son Elijah. For those of us who straddle the Gen-X and Baby Boom […]

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Rock Paper Scissors, Dean Jones featuring the Felice Brothers

No Comments 23 October 2012

With instruments from Americana, Dean Jones gets toddlers engaged and the mode is set to "jaunty."

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Review of Hope Harris’ Picasso, That’s Who!

No Comments 12 July 2012

Hope Harris’ songs lead young listeners through a virtual gallery of famous artists using bluegrass, funk and some retro rock ’n’ roll along the way.

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Media Review

Review of Swing Cafe, by Carl Norac

No Comments 12 July 2012

Author Carl Norac’s storybook-music CD set weaves classic jazz recordings from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington with a beautifully illustrated glossy book of magical prose.

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Media Review

Make Believers, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

No Comments 21 June 2012

Inspired by the experiences of his daughter, Saki, Joel Sullivan brings clever wordplay and sophisticated musical arrangements to the often watered-down genre of family music. Make Believers represents his third effort in the kid-hop genre, and with each release he explores more complex themes that reflect the kinds of issues his child is facing.

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Rolling on the river with the Okee Dokee Brothers

No Comments 18 June 2012

The Okee Dokee Brothers take an adventure-filled 30-day trip down the Mississippi ... complete with chubby bunnies.

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Douglas Brake’s organic fall into children’s music

1 Comment 11 June 2012

Musician Douglas Brake began making up songs to sing to his son before realizing those tunes could make an album.

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