Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Trout Fishing in America|
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop, Children's Music
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The Oracle of Dreams | 09/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My mother's a Second Grade Teacher, and her co-worker gave us this tape called Trout Fishing in America: Big Trouble, and she said that my brother (5), sister(3) and I (8), would absolutely LOVE IT! So my mom took the tape, picked us kids up, and put it into the tape player...well her co-worker didn't get the tape back we LOVED IT! My favorite song was the Teddy Bear's Picnic because I would run around the room with my Teddy Bear, and sing the song. The Window song was our favorite too, and we would get in trouble at school for singing it because it wasn't nice! Great Times!
After we moved, we still had that tape, but as teenager-dom hit all three of us, the tape was lost forever! It wasn't until recently that my father started asking us about this one song Pico de Gallo and how much he loved it, and how it was the quintessential country song. That got me to looking, I'm 24 right now, and I found a friend who had the song When I was a Dinosaur, and to my surprise, I remembered all the words! It brought back memories of my parents taking us to New Mexico from Houston, Texas in our van and asking us what tape we wanted to hear, and us fighting over who wanted to listen to the tape on our new Walkmans. It was great!
So I go to the Internet, find out that Amazon had it, overnight delivered the album, and started enjoying it. Its amazing, that even now, so many years later, I would still be listening to this album enjoying the songs, and still acting like a kid! I gave the album to my boyfriend to listen to, and while he was Playing Metal Gear Solid 4, he was singing along, while this one other person on Player vs. Player, started singing along with him. Its just one of those albums that has the smart one liners for adults, and the wackiness that all kids need! My Nephew even loves the dinosaur song, and runs around ROAR-ing all over the house. By the way, its great cleaning music"
M. Carlisle | Deep in the Heart of Texas | 02/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Best Tracks: Day Care Blues, Teddy Bear's Picnic, Pico de Gallo
I've had the pleasure of listenging to Trout Fishing In America (TFIA) for nearly 20 years. The amount of music, energy and joy these two have on stage is captured on every CD. Big Trouble is no exception.
This CD is an outgrowth of songs that TFIA had (in some cases) previously recorded on adult CDs, or were already performing in their shows. It made sense for them to record a kid's CD.
This albums features Keith (on bass) and Ezra (on guitar) playing kids music in adult-friendly ways. They don't pander to the kids, since chances are, the parents are having to listen as well.
This CD is just a lot of fun. Enjoy.
Trout Fishing in America has wide appeal
Karen Potts | Lake Jackson, Texas | 04/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After hearing Trout Fishing in America at a concert in my home town, I decided to buy a CD for my husband and me and one for my 7-year-old granddaughter. When we got together, we played (her) "Big Trouble" and (our) "My Best Day". I don't know who enjoyed it more--the children, the parents, or the grandparents. My granddaughter was soon singing along with "When I Was a Dinosaur" and other favorites on the CD which is not surprising when you consider how many times she listened to it during the weekend. Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood are wonderful musicians, clever song-writers, and just all-around great entertainers. Here's to many more years of their audience-pleasing CD's and personal appearances."