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Night Songs & Lullabies
Kim Scanlon
Night Songs & Lullabies
Genres: Country, Pop, Children's Music
 
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Vocalist Kim Scanlon recorded these 13 familiar tunes while pregnant and so, she says, each is about an "utter devotion" to someone she "had never met." The tunes range across the American popular traditions--from Alec Wil...  more »

      
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All Artists: Kim Scanlon
Title: Night Songs & Lullabies
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Compass Records
Original Release Date: 5/18/1999
Release Date: 5/18/1999
Genres: Country, Pop, Children's Music
Style: Lullabies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766397427126

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Vocalist Kim Scanlon recorded these 13 familiar tunes while pregnant and so, she says, each is about an "utter devotion" to someone she "had never met." The tunes range across the American popular traditions--from Alec Wilder's "The Starlighter" and "The Night Will Never Stay" to Harold Arlen's "Hit the Road to Dreamland" and "Somewhere over the Rainbow" to Duke Ellington's "Warm Valley"--and they get a subtle swing treatment from Scanlon and her accompanists. Scanlon is blessed with a voice that's gentle enough to sound ideal in the lullaby realm, but it also has enough fiber when kicked up to sound grandly jazzy. Plus, it's a rarity to find someone gutsy enough to sing Jobim's "Waters of March" as a song for children. It works, like each of these songs, in a unique crossover between singer-songwriter folk, swinging small-group jazz, and straightforward lullabies. --Andrew Bartlett

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A must have for new parents!
01/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What an excellent CD! We play this for our three week old during feedings and when the baby is falling asleep. We especially liked Kim's rendition of "You Can Close Your Eyes" written by James Taylor. "Pajamas" and "Inchworm" are fun songs to sing along to as well. We would recommend this CD over a "Smart Baby" Classical CD any day!"
Wonderful, luxurious, warm renditions of many old favorites
10/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Kim Scanlon and a talented group of excellent musicians create exquisite jazzy interpretations of many old classics. My young daughters (6 & 8) love this recording, and so do I! Not to be missed: Moon River; and Somewhere Over the Rainbow; and Pajamas."
My 7 year old daughter is obsessed with this CD
Brimfield | Seattle | 08/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This beautiful bouquet of songs has made our hectic morning commute a joy. And I have not fallen asleep at the wheel. My daughter's repeated "again", as the last note of The Waters of March sound, has etched that song forever in both our memories. Kim has a wonderful voice, and the other musicians on the CD are excellent. Thank you for this wonderful recording of gorgeous songs that never condescends. I am buying it for some friends who have children, and a couple others who don't."