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Sing-A-Ling With Friends ***
When you look over this CD’s song list, you’ll notice some very familiar titles (from “Pop Goes The Weasel” to “Old McDonald Had A Farm”). It may not appear like the most exciting set of tunes, but Dan Crow brings a freshness to his renditions of these family favorites.
A mainstay of the Southern California children’s music scene, Crow lends his own expert touch to these classic American folk songs, and he has enlisted the assistance of music pals like Debi Derryberry, Dave Kinnoin, Peter Alsop and others. Joanie Bartels, for example, helps to bring some twang to “Oh Susanna” and “She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain,” while Ian Whitcomb collaborates on “Yankee Doodle.”
Sing-A-Ling winds up a lively and lovely sampler of iconic Americana songs performed by the talented Crow and his skilled crew.
Give Peas a Chance|
Tom Chapin started his career in the mid-70’s and started doing children’s music in the late ‘80’s. Over the years, he has a garnered three Grammy awards, and his latest effort should be a Grammy contender, too.
Road Trip by Hullaballoo|
Summer often means family car trips, and the Hullabaloo boys have come up with the perfect soundtrack for yours.
Radio Wayne marks Brady’s kids’ music debut and it’s an impressive effort.
Tag, You're It|
The acclaimed kindie band The Not-Its have another winning effort on their third release.
CD Reviews: Kids|
Kids *** Keller Williams SCI Fidelity, $14.99 Keller Williams is a name that’s been familiar to jam band fans and guitar aficionados, but with his 16th disc he’ll become well known to family music audiences as well. With Kids, Williams showcases his
DVD Reviews: A Charlie Brown Valentine|
There’s nothing like sharing a holiday with the Peanuts gang, from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving to A Charlie Brown Christmas, or animated specials celebrating Easter, New Year’s or even Arbor Day.
Movie Review: Arthur And The Invisibles 2&3: The New Minomoys Adventures|
These films are follow-ups to the not well-known 2007 Arthur and the Invisibles. Like the original movie, these sequels are directed by French filmmaker Luc Besson.
Simon Says: Let's Stop Climate Change|
Simon Says is a simple cartoon about a complicated idea: climate change. This short DVD feature is an outgrowth of cartoonist Denis Thomopoulos’ “It’s A Jungle Out There” online cartoons.