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Bigger Than Yourself
John Mccutcheon
Bigger Than Yourself
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
 
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Bigger Than Yourself is prolific folk instrumentalist and singer John McCutcheon's sixth "family recording," as kids' discs are euphemistically described these days. All 15 of the songs were cowritten by McCutcheon and mos...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Mccutcheon
Title: Bigger Than Yourself
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Select
Original Release Date: 8/5/1997
Release Date: 8/5/1997
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661804425, 011661804425

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Bigger Than Yourself is prolific folk instrumentalist and singer John McCutcheon's sixth "family recording," as kids' discs are euphemistically described these days. All 15 of the songs were cowritten by McCutcheon and most of them find a clever, often witty, way to get across an uplifting lesson. The messages are made even more palatable by spirited, imaginative folk-rock arrangements that employ Tim O'Brien, Cheryl Wheeler, the Kennedys, Bobby Read, Jon Carroll, and a horn section. --Geoffrey Himes

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CD Reviews

Bigger Than Yourself
P. Peffley | 01/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In the CD "Bigger Than Yourself" songwriter and musician John McCutcheon and Si Kahn have written all 15 songs, from the opening song "I Got a Dime" to the closing song "Bigger Than Yourself". This album is all about friendship, leadership, sticking up for people, and sticking together. John McCutcheon took all of this kids music that could change the world and played it without dumbing it down BECAUSE it is kids music. In conclusion, this is great music to listen to, and learn from!"
King of Folksongs
P. Peffley | 01/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The king of all folksongs, John McCutcheon, has arrived, and are we ever thrilled! Have you heard of this folk magician? If you have not, then listen to this.

John McCutcheon has emerged as one of the most respected and loved folksings. He is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments. He sings children's music. His 24 recordings have received every imaginable honor, including five Grammy nominations.

Some of John's amazing and inspiring songs are, "Kids On Strike", "Friends Don't Let Friends", "Stick Together" and "I Got a Dime". There are a lot of catchy phrases and words for kids to learn. Some of these songs teach you valuable lessons, such as lessons about arguing: you should always get someone in the middle to stop it. There is a fantastic variety of styles, both for children and adults. Kids will adore and cherish these songs for the rest of their lives. Some people who don't even like folk music will like this!"
Bigger Than Yourself
P. Peffley | 05/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent for home use or for in a classroom to promote a sense of community and respect."