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For Kids & Just Plain Folks
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
Perfectly titled, this collection leans heavily toward songs that appeal to kids while also bringing parents around to a smile and a sing-along. Kids will have a hard time resisting tracks like "Michael Row Your Boat Ashor... more »
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Perfectly titled, this collection leans heavily toward songs that appeal to kids while also bringing parents around to a smile and a sing-along. Kids will have a hard time resisting tracks like "Michael Row Your Boat Ashore" (with its rousing hallelujahs), "Put Your Finger in the Air," and "Here's to Cheshire, Here's to Cheese," all live recordings with scores of voices (mostly kids) singing along with gusto. There's great silliness and fun on narrative songs like "Henry My Son" and "Be Kind to Your Parents" and quiet moments of beauty on tracks like the instrumental "Nameless Lick" and the sweet "Little Birdie." "Hobo's Lullabye" may lull a toddler to sleep with its lilting train rhythm and "Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase" is sure to entertain with its imaginative story line. You can also introduce your kids to activism with "If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus." --Lorry Fleming
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For Kids and Just Plain Folks
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am a big Pete Seeger fan, but I was very disappointed with this album. The material is classic and very singable. This album, however, is live and features a VERY LOUD concert audience who sing along with the music, but not really in unison. They actually drown out Seeger's voice so that you can barely hear him. The result is very chaotic and hard to listen to even though I love the songs. This would have been a great concert to attend in person, but it is extremely annoying to listen to the recording."
Like you were there
Alex Perrin | Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA | 07/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Most of the tracks from this album feature stories by Pete Seeger complete with the interactions of the audience. As I listen to the catchy tunes (with my 2yr old daughter, who loves it), I feel transported back to the concert and drawn into Pete's wonderfully anecdotal world. I feel the audience background augments the experience. You can even use the tracks as a chance to educate a younger one on the world back in the late 60's/early 70's.Not just great tunes, but great stories."
Fantastic music for everyone
Alex Perrin | 08/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been humming the tunes on this CD ever since I bought it. I bought it to share with my one year old son. He seems to like "Put your Finger in the Air." I have found myself singing "Hobo's Lullaby" to him on several occassions. It is wonderful how much joy can come from one mans voice playing a small stringed intrument. The comments that Seeger makes regarding folk music and how it came to be are also quite nice. If you are looking for a toe tapper or blues buster this is one for you."