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post #41 of 59
Lately, Dd and I have been listening to The Sound of Music soundtrack. She laughs hysterically and claps when I sing along. I'm not sure if she is just excited or if she is laughing at my singing voice.
post #42 of 59
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Plus he's from Iowa (where I live) and he's hot.
I plan on opening the show with Greg Brown. He's the best. We saw him in Lyon's Colorado and he waders out from fishing in his waiters, get's on the stage, grabs his guitars and starts playing. Waders and all.



Thanks for the link Bean mama. No, I think kids can handle the word damn. If it's too much for the parents, they can turn it off I suppose: .

I have woody's other cd but so looking forward to checking daddy o daddy out. I wonder if itunes has it?

I just found out about the smithsonian fokways. What a treasure of music. I look forward to hearing ettas's kids music.

Thanks riverscout and OakBerry for the good suggestions.: That cracked me up about your baby laughing at your singing. You probably just made her so happy, that's all!
post #43 of 59
yeah, i wouldn't exactly purposefully expose my kids to "d@mn", but i wouldn't turn off the song if it came on the radio either. it's sort of an incidental word in the song anyway --"don't give a d@mn" as the end of a line. it doesn't sound as bad as "d@mn you" or something, y'know?

talking about kids and parents singing, mine are ALWAYS asking me to STOP! i almost get offended at times : . the only time they seem to like it is when i sing them "Hush Little Baby" at night so they can go to sleep.

"daddy-o, daddy" is great. it is on itunes, but be sure to spell it right. i googled it "daddy, oh daddy" at first and that wasn't returning it so i finally figured out it's "Daddy-o, Daddy".

i can probably find more tunes. i didn't bring the iPod in from the car so most of that is from memory. right now my kids have been on a cat kick so that's why there were a lot of cat songs in my first list.

Billy Jonas has a website here -- http://www.billyjonas.com/

can't find Jimmy Magoo's website, but i will see what i can find out for you.

Baron Von Rumblebus kind of a kiddy cheap trick vibe. they do a cover of "surrender", which could be a good one to add to your list of "kid appropriate songs not aimed at kids".

wee hairy beasties are on bloodshot records.

bloodshot also had a great kids compiliation a few years ago called "the bottle let me down". looks like they have a few other kids tunes, too -- http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/artists/forthekids/ . i haven't checked them all out.

my kids love laurie berkner. she's getting tons of exposure these days with "Jack's Big Music Show" on Noggin on cable.

woody has several kids cds, too.

hope you have a great time doing your show!
post #44 of 59
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yeah, i wouldn't exactly purposefully expose my kids to "d@mn", but i wouldn't turn off the song if it came on the radio either. it's sort of an incidental word in the song anyway --"don't give a d@mn" as the end of a line. it doesn't sound as bad as "d@mn you" or something, y'know?

talking about kids and parents singing, mine are ALWAYS asking me to STOP! i almost get offended at times : . the only time they seem to like it is when i sing them "Hush Little Baby" at night so they can go to sleep.

"daddy-o, daddy" is great. it is on itunes, but be sure to spell it right. i googled it "daddy, oh daddy" at first and that wasn't returning it so i finally figured out it's "Daddy-o, Daddy".

i can probably find more tunes. i didn't bring the iPod in from the car so most of that is from memory. right now my kids have been on a cat kick so that's why there were a lot of cat songs in my first list.

Billy Jonas has a website here -- http://www.billyjonas.com/

can't find Jimmy Magoo's website, but i will see what i can find out for you.

Baron Von Rumblebus kind of a kiddy cheap trick vibe. they do a cover of "surrender", which could be a good one to add to your list of "kid appropriate songs not aimed at kids".

wee hairy beasties are on bloodshot records.

bloodshot also had a great kids compiliation a few years ago called "the bottle let me down". looks like they have a few other kids tunes, too -- http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/artists/forthekids/ . i haven't checked them all out.

my kids love laurie berkner. she's getting tons of exposure these days with "Jack's Big Music Show" on Noggin on cable.

woody has several kids cds, too.

hope you have a great time doing your show!
Thanks Beanma. I can't wait to check out your suggestions. Cheap Trick. The first album I ever was allowed to buy. Yes, I had parents that were anti-music. I think that's why I like it so much.

Don't let your kids ever stop you from singing mama! They will appreciate it someday and miss it when they move out. Keep using your pipes despite what they say! Thanks for the good words.
post #45 of 59
"everything i've got is in the pawn" is an old blues song called "shake sugaree" written by elizabeth "libba" cotten. lots of people have covered it -- including dylan i think.



Oh wow....I didn't know that. I'm off to check it out. I LOVE that song.
post #46 of 59
My (almost) SIL gave me Putumayo Reggae Playground for Christmas and I love it. Most of the songs are not even children songs... It is great music for the entire family. I always have it playing in my car.
post #47 of 59
I know it's not exactly Childrens music per se, but DS (4/04) was rocking out to track 4 of the new Shins album. Sadly, he wasn't as into The Decemberists, to my chagrin.
post #48 of 59
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I think I will purchase all the putumayo's having to do with children's songs and some that don't. I especially love their French Cafe c.d.

emptymug, thanks for the Shins recommendation. Im all about good music that's appropriate for kids that's not necessarily kids music. Thanks again.
post #49 of 59
Hi
I'm in a kid's band and we play original music for kids that rocks!! We are called Tunebuggy. Check out our myspace at http://www.myspace.com/tunebuggy
We are mixing our full length CD right now and it will be available on CD baby soon! Hope you like our stuff!
post #50 of 59
Calypso is great for kids, too. Does Putomayo have a calypso album?
post #51 of 59
Not sure if anybody has mentioned them, but Justin Roberts has some AWESOME kids CD's that I Looooooove listening to. And ditto goes for Billy Jonas. Seriously, check them out.
post #52 of 59
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Hi
I'm in a kid's band and we play original music for kids that rocks !! We are called Tunebuggy. Check out our myspace at http://www.myspace.com/tunebuggy
We are mixing our full length CD right now and it will be available on CD baby soon! Hope you like our stuff!

Sweet music monkeypants! Are you the main vocals? Send me a burned c.d. and I'll play it. We don't have to wait for your formal c.d to come out. If you do this, make sure you send me a good long blurb about you guys so I can talk about you and some contact info incase anyone wants to order your c.d. when it comes out. Pm me for address.

Thalia the Muse, Nice suggestion. Calypso music is good happy dancing music.

dancingmama, Ok, I'll check these guys out. Thanks.
post #53 of 59
Tom Chapin! We just saw him in concert a few weeks ago and both dd's loved it! I am humming "Walk the world now children."
post #54 of 59
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Thanks brendon. Tom Chapin sounds really fun!
post #55 of 59
The band "The New Amsterdams" just put out a kids album under the band name "The Terrible Twos." The album is called If You Ever See an Owl. They are on tour with a couple of terrible twos dates planned, you can see their tour schedule on their myspace page.

Their myspace addy is:

http://www.myspace.com/theterribletwosband

I'll second (or third) the Dan Zanes recommendation.

Larry Kirwan from Black 47 put out a kids album a couple of years ago called Keltic Kids. I think I'm the one who likes it the best, but my family listens to it quite a lot.

And finally, one of my favorites, a multiartist album, sort of rockabilly style, called The Bottle Let Me Down.

All of these recommendations are real musicians, real music, stuff that parents can listen to and enjoy, with or without the kids around.
Enjoy!

Lori
post #56 of 59
oh yeah, "the bottle let me down" is hilarious. it's on bloodshot records. that crazy robbie fulks!
post #57 of 59

Hello Beanma,

 

The Yeaworth Family Singers were my favorite when I was a kid!! I've been looking for that album for my kids! Any chance you could record it for me? I will gladly reimburse you!!

 

THANKS!

post #58 of 59

I love this album! Sing Me To Sleep - Indie Lullabies

http://www.amazon.com/Sing-Me-To-Sleep-Lullabies/dp/B003DG5OGI

post #59 of 59

This came up in new posts.  When DS was little (and still now at a whopping 13) he loves Kenny Loggins - Return to Pooh Corner

http://www.amazon.com/Return-Pooh-Corner-Kenny-Loggins/dp/B0000029FW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378572544&sr=8-1&keywords=kenny+loggins+return+to+pooh+corner

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