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A Twinkle In Your Eye
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music, Broadway & Vocalists
Known mostly as an actor (and as the great presence in 1962's Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer), Ives traveled the country in his youth, singing and learning traditional folk songs along the way. His warm, evocative voice is ... more »
Known mostly as an actor (and as the great presence in 1962's Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer), Ives traveled the country in his youth, singing and learning traditional folk songs along the way. His warm, evocative voice is gentle and comforting, and works as well in a Mother Goose medley as it does on scary tales like "Old Witch, Old Witch." Lovely ballads sure to appeal to very young children include "The Moon's the Northwind's Cooky," "The Little Turtle," and "Where Have You Been?" Train-crazy kids will enjoy the "Two Little Engines" story and the musical version of the classic "The Little Engine That Could." The magical "Lollipop Tree" is irresistible, and older kids will love the silly "Lavender Cowboy" and will want to learn the words to "Wee Cooper O'Fife." Parents and folk fans can also take pleasure in this classic collection. --Lorry Fleming
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A wonderful companion to "Little White Duck" CD, all in mono
Bradley Olson | Bemidji, MN United States | 03/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
""A Twinkle In Your Eye" is a compilation issued by Sony Wonder, Sony's childrens music imprint along with Legacy, Sony's reissue imprint, features 14 songs from the 1940s-early 1950s including the following songs only in print on this CD: Two Little Trains, The Lollipop Tree, Old Witch, Old Witch, The Little Turtle, The Moon's The Northwind's Cooky, and Where Have You Been? all in their original mono form. The rest of these tracks do appear on other CDs available here in Amazon such as Wee Cooper O'Fife, Lavender Cowboy, and Cowboy's Lament all on Wayfaring Stranger on Collectables and other CDs available right here at Amazon, The Donut Song, which is also on "Little White Duck and Other Childrens Favorites" in rechanneled stereo and on the CD reissue of "Return of The Wayfaring Stranger" on Collectables in its mono form (the Donut Song as it appears on here is mono), and these tracks which all appear on "Little White Duck" in rechanneled form while these tracks on this CD are in their original mono form: Mr. Froggie Went a Courtin', Mother Goose Songs (a medley of Mother Goose nursery rhymes), Mr. Rabbit, and The Little Engine That Could. Burl Ives music is for all generations so this CD is essential."
LP recordings still best but in lieu--this is wonderful!
Martha E. Andrews | Germansville, PA United States | 10/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This man (I saw in person) sang for KINGS and PRESIDENTS (I forget how many but MANY of them including JFK) AND he compiled and SAVED many songs written IN AMERICA BY AMERICANS ABOUT AMERICA during it's building stages!
He sang in all of EUROPE (every country) plus Russia, and Australia!
HE was loved by millions! I grew up with him in a time BEFORE HEAVY ROCK and HEAD_BANGER music when you LISTENED to the words!
HE is BURL IVES and no one else and has his own way of singing. IF you like it--you'll love these songs==IF NOT--don't buy it! I grew up with him singing these songs and our daughters sang along with him. When we traveled in our car--it was HIS SONGS that we'd all sing together!
BUT---I still belive for REAL AUDIO--the LP still reigns--there is more "pixles of information" in a grove of an LP than in a CD and for classical or this type--IT (LPS) picks up ALL the nuances of the music and the instruments !"