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Genres: Pop, Children's Music
Laurie Berkner's Victor Vito is a 22-song giggle-fest for the under-7 crowd. Witness "The Goldfish," one of 16 originals on the former educator's third album, in which a bunch of fishies find themselves lathering up in the... more »
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Laurie Berkner's Victor Vito is a 22-song giggle-fest for the under-7 crowd. Witness "The Goldfish," one of 16 originals on the former educator's third album, in which a bunch of fishies find themselves lathering up in the shower and pedaling furiously on bicycles until it dawns on them that their species doesn't do that sort of thing. And there's the title tune, which finds Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco snacking on a burrito with Tabasco and then tipping the hot stuff on their rice and beans and rutabagas and collard greens before Victor dives into a plate of spaghetti with Freddie. Loopy takes on classics like "O Susannah" round out the acoustic-guitar-driven drollery, and after both "Shakin' Down the Sugar" and an ode to feeling crazy enough to jump in the soup, the last cut, "Goodnight," is a welcome wind down. Berkner blurs the way too distinct line between goofiness and hipness with major aplomb, and this album's simple production, combined with her playful singing voice, seals the deal. Victor Vito is unwaveringly victorious in its friendly, laugh-a-minute mission. --Tammy La Gorce
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John K. from GLENDALE, NY
Reviewed on 6/11/2013...
My kids love Laurie Berkner thansk to Noggin/Nick Jr. We have her best of CDs but I couldn't pass up the chance to get them an earlier album.
Great wholesome kids music.
My 2 1/2 year old twins are Laurie groupies
Richard Pels | N.Y., New York USA | 05/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I actually do not know anybody who has heard Laurie Berkner who doesn't love her music. Kids or adults. It's hard to pick a favorite album, but this one has a lot of my kids' favorite songs. "Moon, Moon, Moon" is something my daughter sings at least twice a day. The first time I heard the song "Victor Vito" was in a playground.A mom was pushing her 4 year old daughter on a swing, and they were both singing it. It's not the kind of song you expect to hear on a swing. It's got a non-swing beat, but they made it work. Then we got the album, went to a bunch of her concerts, and we're hooked. The kids also like to listen to Dan Zaynes, Brady Rymer, Peter,Paul & Mary, but Berkner is their big love. My daughter even says "good night, Laurie" every night. The grandparents don't get that kind of treatment."
Laurie Berkner is bigger than The Beatles to my kids
Maude Brickner | Bronx, NY | 03/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 2 children (Daniel 6 1/2 and Grace 2 1/2) have been listening to and loving Laurie Berkner since my daughter was an infant. My daughter so loves Laurie's music that, for a time, she changed her name to Laurie (in tribute, we think).Victor Vito is an intelligent and entertaining album meant for kids under 7, but those of us approaching 40 enjoy it as well. My son, who is almost 7, still thoroughly enjoys all of Laurie's albums. Just yesterday he referred to "Buzz Buzz" as one of his favorites. Laurie's music is indispensable for car trips, bedtime music, and dancing around the living room."