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Did You Hear That?
Fox and Branch
Did You Hear That?
Genres: Folk, Children's Music
 
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"Did You Hear That?" is a musical version of the popular Where's Waldo? books - children can try to find 15 different musical sounds that are scattered throughout the CD. These sounds the sounds of 15 musical instrumen...  more »

      
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All Artists: Fox and Branch
Title: Did You Hear That?
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Doodleywag
Original Release Date: 2/13/2007
Re-Release Date: 2/7/2007
Genres: Folk, Children's Music
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 837101300384

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"Did You Hear That?" is a musical version of the popular Where's Waldo? books - children can try to find 15 different musical sounds that are scattered throughout the CD. These sounds the sounds of 15 musical instruments, some more common than others are each named and demonstrated individually early on in the track order. The sounds are then used as the components of the remaining songs on the recording. The CD insert includes an illustration of the instruments being played, as well as a listing of which instruments are being played on each song. The songs on "Did You Hear That?" are predominantly from the body of traditional folk music, with a few exceptions. The title track is a Fox and Branch original, inspired in equal parts by Woody Guthrie and Jimmie Rodgers. The two centerpiece fiddle tunes, "Georgia Camp Meeting" and "Skye Boat Song", are not well-known as children's material. Finally, in the spirit of improvisation that Fox and Branch hope to impart to children, liberties have been taken with several songs new words made up, with the implication to listeners that there's room for more contributions and alterations to be made. To help them achieve their goal of providing listeners with a rich and varied landscape of sounds, Fox and Branch recruited some of the best musicians in the Midwest. Jahmes Tony Finlayson contributes a range of percussion instruments djembe, slit drum, shaker as well as soloing on the berimbau, a single-stringed African instrument. Guy Fiorentini, a well-respected and accomplished musician and member of the popular bluegrass band Salt Creek, supplies upright bass lines to a handful of songs. Two members of the Madison-based, New Orleans style group, Mama Digdown's Brass Band, provided the horn section for the CD: Ian Melrose played sousaphone and Jeff Maddern played trumpet. Susan and John Nicholson, better known in the Midwest as the duo Frogwater, contributed fiddle, banjo, and mandolin to the project. Eric Noden

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