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|Child's Celebration of Folk|
A Child's Celebration of Folk Music
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock, Children's Music
Children of all ages will delight in the simple melodies featured in A Child's Collection of Folk Music. These story-songs are repetitive and eminently singable. Material ranges from traditional twangy banjo numbers like "... more »
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Children of all ages will delight in the simple melodies featured in A Child's Collection of Folk Music. These story-songs are repetitive and eminently singable. Material ranges from traditional twangy banjo numbers like "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" from Folk granddaddy Pete Seeger to the soulful song-in-the-round "Run Molly Run" by contemporary gospel group Sweet Honey in the Rock. Moms and dads will have the opportunity to share some of their favorite folk artists with the next generation: Michelle Shocked, who does a lovely traditional Irish-minstral-type ballad; Taj Mahal, who performs a bluesy "Little Brown Dog"; and Woody Guthrie on "Riding in My Car (Car Song)." And for all the Deadhead mommies, there's Jerry Garcia and David Grisman performing "There Ain't No Bugs on Me." Kids will particularly enjoy the Cajun boogie of Buckwheat Zydeco and the trip-over-the-tongue island music of Cedella Marley Booker. --Paige La Grone
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Early Childhood Educator says this CD is GREAT for kids!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was recently at a professional conference and was informed that music produced after 1960 is no good for kids because of the syncopation which makes it too difficult for kids to find the "steady beat" which is critical in developing a musical intelligence. This CD, being all folk music, makes it easy to hear the beat. Not only that but the selections and artists are appealing for adults as well as kids. It's one of those CD's you can enjoy WITH your kids. I happen to be one of those adults who cannot stand Barney! If you are too, this CD is for you!"
Just wish they had the lyrics printed in the jacket
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Love this cd -- it's lots of fun to listen to, the music is enjoyable for both children and adults. It touches on a variety of cultures and styles, and the rhythms and lyrics are fun. My only complaint is that the words can be hard to understand, and the lyrics aren't in the cd book/jacket thing. I'd like to sing along with it, and teach my son, but I can't understand the words sometime!"
Very well done compilation
Jim Carson | Bellevue, WA | 11/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All of the songs on the CD are excellent. I especially like Doc Watson's rendition of the 1864-song "Grandfather's Clock". Buckwheat Zydeco's "Crawfish Song" is also refreshingly good. The kids enjoy the CD immensely and adore Pete Seeger's "She'll be coming around the mountain," but you should be prepared to listen to the first few songs over and over and over as your kids' attention spans wane. We usually just leave the CD playing in the background. This is a wonderful collection."