Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Mike Seeger, Peggy Seeger|
American Folk Songs for Children
Genres: Country, Folk, Children's Music
At nearly 100 songs and two CDs, I can think of no better source for getting a child hooked on folk music, or, at the very least, keeping him or her entertained over the longest of rainy spells. Mike and Peggy Seeger draw ... more »
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At nearly 100 songs and two CDs, I can think of no better source for getting a child hooked on folk music, or, at the very least, keeping him or her entertained over the longest of rainy spells. Mike and Peggy Seeger draw on a huge array of songs about games, animals, dances, fantasies, nature, and travels. Presented as sing-a-longs for children 10 and under, these songs include the playful "Jimmy Crack Corn," "Froggie Went a Courtin'," "She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain," "Ducks in the Millpond," and songs of slightly more serious themes such as "I Got a Letter This Morning," "Goodbye, Old Paint," and "Do, Do Pity My Case." --Roy Francis Kasten
INCREDIBLE SINCERELY ENTERTAINMENT - no plastic garbage here
Joesht D Raggman | no where | 02/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Forget about purple dinosaurs and inept adults dumbing down low quality music to hyponotize children with insincere emotion. This is the real stuff. This album is quality authentic music that children love! My kids wear this album out and better yet I like it. Maybe a little to real for TV culture. Also check out woody guthries - "songs for mother and child to grow on" and "the nursery years"."
This music is great!
DeputyHeadmistress | 06/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is so nice to have children's music that is fun for them and doesn't include any sappy, "disneyized," or otherwise insipid singing! We bought the CD because we wore out the tape and we don't even have a front porch, a rocker, or a 10 gallon hat between us! -- Also, it's neat that the music is historically significant."
Fun for the whole family
DeputyHeadmistress | 03/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this first as audio tape and then as CDs and I bought them for ME. At first my children didn't want to listen but I asked them to listen for 10 minutes (a ride to school) and when I picked them up at the end of the day they demanded to know why the tape wasn't on the same song. Many of the songs have become favorites for singing around the house; "The Juniper Tree" has a beautiful melody! "All Around the Kitchen" is great for getting everyone up and moving.Some of the songs are very short, only a couple of lines long, and made us wonder if they were portions of longer but now forgotten songs.We have great discussions about life and social customs and history prompted by the songs. Some of the themes and songs may be disturbing to some children. My children insist we skip over one song which contains the story of the murder of a child by a neighbour. It was a bit of a shock to hear the phrase "stabbed him like a sheep" next to "Roll That Brown Jug" and "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain".We also have "Not For Children Only" by Garcia and Grisman. We like the jokes and spoken pieces on NFCO but the length and variety of "American Folk Songs For Children""