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Your youngsters will love to shake, rattle, and roll with these great CD’s with a total value of $58! Little Miss just got these in the mail today, and she has already been rocking and rolling with them!
Recess Music, a company dedicated to helping kids value a world that is wise, fair, and generous hearted, looks forward to the July 31 release of Someone Else’s Shoes, the third in its “Best Foot Forward” series of CDs (Big Round Records, $12.99, for ages 4 – 11, run time 46 minutes).
Recess Music’s “Best Foot Forward” series could be thought of as the musical component to a hip, up-to-date, and entirely relevant “course in manners” that reinforces a profound subtext, which points tohow to survive life together and encourages kids to conduct their lives on an elevated plane. Almost all children really want to have friends and be good playmates, but to achieve these objectives they must learn key social structures and conventions, such as how to say, “I know how you feel” or how to live by the rule of “no put-downs” toward others. Recess Music’s founder/producer Nancy Doan explains that she decided to focus on social empathy with Someone Else’s Shoes because, “When children learn to ‘walk in someone else’s shoes,’ they become better people, more understanding, more helpful to those who are in distress, and better able to celebrate other people’s triumphs, as well as their own.”
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and children of all ages! Celebrated independent children’s recording group Recess Monkey brings high flying thrills and spills straight from the big top to their circus-inspired, eighth studio CD, In Tents (Monkey Mama, $14.99, for ages 3 – 8, run time 47 minutes. Released June 19, 2012. Distributed by Burnside Distribution Corporation).
Like a kids’ Monty Python’s Flying Circus for the new millennium, In Tents takes Recess
Monkey’s “undeniably hip, yet also kid-accessible” music and humor to new heights, displaying the band at the top of their form when it comes to clever. Who else could take a circus word like “spectacle” and create a song about a kid’s rediscovery of the world after being fitted for glasses? A phrase like “house of cards” turns into a celebration of one family’s favorite pastime, with lyrics like “Momma is a card shark when she plays Go Fish” and “we don’t walk around, we shuffle.” Further celebrating the eccentric, in “Odditorium” big sister collects lint from the dryer to make pillows, and Mom puts mustard on everything. All in all, there are fifteen songs guaranteed to amaze, astound, and entertain with Recess Monkey’s own blend of zany humor and adventure-loving hijinks.
Hot on the heels of her 2011 Parents’ Choice® Silver Honor Award winning CD, Cousins Jamboree, independent children’s musician Hope Harris is excited to embark on a lively new adventure into the world of art with the May 22 release of Picasso, That’s Who! (And So Can
You!). The album takes kids and families through a tuneful celebration of 19th and 20th century visual artists, offering musical mini-lessons in art appreciation and encouraging listeners to pick up a brush or a crayon and try creating art!
Every one of Hope Harris’ songs is graced with an energy that encourages further artistic exploration in both learning about and creating art. The title track of Picasso, That’s Who! (And So Can You!) is appropriately colored with vibrant Spanish rhythms, melodies, and instruments and asks, “Who as a boy loved to draw? Born in Spain, doodled all that he saw.” A funky retro rock ‘n’ roll ‘60s groove that’s sure to move listeners to action describes the free spirit of Jackson Pollock’s art in sound. Lots of bluegrass pickin’ expresses Grandma Moses, Alexander Calder receives a cool jazz treatment, and Georgia O’Keeffe’s vision is conveyed through a gentle waltz with soothing cello harmonies. Paul Klee’s song, “Dot in Motion,” has a solid roots rock feel, while “Impression Monet” (decorated with the distinctive sound of a French accordion) gives one the feel of floating down the Seine. Songs about David Hockney,
Romare Bearden, and Henri Matisse round out the album, each offering a distinctive change of pace.
The new album Backseat Driver is family fun on wheels!
With juice box jams and car seat choreography, this is the album that will get everyone in the car moving (and you’ll get there in record time)! Songs for wiggling, singing along, and playing over and over including the hit single “Driving in My Car,” “Shovelin,” “Just An Old Jalopy,” “Take Time Out,” “How Many People in a Family,” “Building a Better World” and tons more! AGES 2-8.
CONTEST ENDS June 5th at MIDNIGHT EST
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