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Big Wide Grin
Keb Mo
Big Wide Grin
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop, Children's Music
 
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Every photo included in Big Wide Grin's booklet has Keb' Mo' looking just as pleased as punch. The material on his fifth album is likewise overwhelmingly cheerful, a series of upbeat meditations on family life that, while ...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Keb Mo
Title: Big Wide Grin
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony Wonder (Audio)
Release Date: 6/5/2001
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop, Children's Music
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Electric Blues, Acoustic Blues, Modern Blues, Contemporary Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074646382929, 0074646382929

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Every photo included in Big Wide Grin's booklet has Keb' Mo' looking just as pleased as punch. The material on his fifth album is likewise overwhelmingly cheerful, a series of upbeat meditations on family life that, while occasionally idealized, are usually refreshingly realistic. It's this realism, the implicit understanding that families are frequently assembled out of far-flung components rather than adhering to some nuclear ideal, that makes Grin such a winner. That principle informs songs such as "I Am Your Mother, Too," addressed to an adopted child, and "Color Him Father," about the entrance of a stepparent into a family. The whole album is, in fact, a family affair, with members of Mo's family occasionally pulling background-vocal duty. Big Wide Grin is a summertime album for those still young enough to have the summer off. Fortunately, there's just enough bittersweet mixed in to keep the result from Pollyanna-hood. After all, what's the point of being reminded to count your blessings if you don't realize that that's what they are? --Genevieve Williams

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Paul B. (PABlo) from PITTSBURGH, PA
Reviewed on 8/30/2006...
some of the sweetist contempory blues out there...

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Continued amazement
R. Shaff | USA | 06/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I began listening to Keb' Mo' in 1997 after purchasing his self-titled debut CD, "Keb' Mo'." Soon after that intial sampling, I immediately purchased "Just Like You" and have been hooked since that time. I now own Keb's entire catalogue, five CDs, and hope there are many more to come. If you enjoy blues, from Chicago classics to Contemporary, you must buy this CD. I'm a voracious blues fan, from the classics (Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf) to the more current, contemporary blues offerings of Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn and now, Keb' Mo'. His skills on the slide guitar are nothing short of incredible coupled with his "real" lyrics make Keb' one of the most underrated blues artists today."
Fun kid's album without being hokey
Claire E. Venezia | San Francisco, CA United States | 02/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a fan of Keb Mo and was glad to see he made a kid's album. As a mother of twins, I'm trying to find music that we all can listen to. Avoiding the silly albums out there isn't too hard, it just takes a bit of research. I want my boys to be exposed to all kinds of good music, and Keb's album is one I put on often. He has a great voice, and the upbeat songs are fun to dance around to. (My boys love watching me dance and do hand movements to Love Train.) I like that he includes a wide definition of family. The grandmother's hands song is wonderful and sweet. By the way, for Keb fans he has a wonderful lullaby on Just Like You album. If anyone is looking for other kid's albums, another good one is Jazz for Kids with real jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Louis Prima etc. singing fun jazz songs."