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I am looking for some fun music for my son. I also want some soothing music for my newborn DD. Any suggestions?
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My older dd likes Sesame Street tapes, one is specifically for the car, but I forget the title. The other one is "Elmo's Lowdown Hoedown." She also likes books on tape. We have "Guess How Much I Love You", "The Mitten" and "The Hat." For soothing music we play "Lullaby Journey", "Bach Variations" and "Star Dreamer." Dd and I are particularly fond of "Star Dreamer." It is both soothing and fun.

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Raffi, Maria Muldaur, and oh yeah, Sofiamomma, the Bach. We cycle endlessly through these three.

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We listen to A LOT of kids music. Both dh and I were musicians when we were younger...dh still plays on occasion and we have all kinds of music floating about the house!

Sesame Street - We have a few SS Cd's that we play in the car. Alphabet (one song for each letter), Platinum Favorites and Elmopalooza. Dd (22mo) LOVES all of them but Elmopalooza is her favorite. Dh and I don't mind it much...it's SS standards + some new original stuff sung by current musicians all in different song styles (gloria estefan, steve tyler, mighty mighty bosstones, jimmy buffet, shawn colvin, etc).

Winnie the Pooh - We got a free WTP cd from Huggies last year as part of the points program. It's EXCELLENT and I haven't seen it anywhere else! Very low key w/ lots of pooh and tigger on it as well as other singers.

Fisher Price Little People- they have an entire line of cd's based on their little people characters. We have Songs for the Road and the International one...maybe one other. Dd really likes them....kid standbys with cute inter song talking, etc.

Tom Chapin - This is Harry's brother..does a lot of kid stuff. We have his Zig Zag cd...geared for a bit older than toddler...but GREAT original kid music.

Laurie Berkner - Another musician w/ stuff for a bit older kids...but great stuff none the less. We have Buzz Buzz.

My sister is amassing a Veggie Tales collection for dd and has a bunch of cd's she has to give us yet. I forsee them being popular based on how thrilled dd is by the Silly Songs video tape we have.

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My dh burnt a Cd for dd with all the cute lullabies like "Twinkle, twinkle little star" or "Fast asleep" - we usually put it on repeat and that takes us far.
Also dd like "Return to the Pooh corner" by Kenny Logins (very soothing) and recently she brightens up to my old nineties cheesy songs by "Take That" (the British boy band).
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Well, my kids are still too little to care, but MY favorite kids' album is Dan Zanes "Rocketship Beach." It's really very fabulous, not at all annoying, doesn't get old the way some kids' music can. I don't know about soothing, but it's *very* fun.

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My dd who is 4 loves Laurie Berkner (We have Under a Shady Tree and Whaddaya Think of That) and Ralph of Ralph's World (Happy Lemons and At the Bottom of the Sea). Ralph seems to be better suited for older children, IMO.

For babies, I *love* Lullaby: A Collection. Sometimes I listen to it on my own in the car without the baby!
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I really like Dan Zanes' CDs. The music is unique, and it doesn't get old.
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Raffi
the CD from our music class, Music Together
and for baby

We have a great Lullabie CD but can't remember who it is by now. I will look.
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Raffi and the Wee Sing colection
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The lullaby CD is lifescapes. It is awesome!!
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We're big fans of the Kenny Loggins Lullaby Cd...
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John Lithgow (from Third Rock From the Sun) has a kids CD out called Singing in the Bathtub. It is great and very catchy.
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Oh, I like the Lifescapes stuff, too! We play it in the house, though. We also have Kenny Loggins' House at Pooh Corner. I bought dd2 one of those Fisher Price Little People tapes because she seemed so taken with the demo. I, for one, though, don't really care much for the inter-song chitchat. I was actually going to post a thread for people's ideas on sing-along tapes like that!

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I cant handle most made for kids music at all. I am always looking for great cds for kids....sometimes I make my own. But here is my list of good ones to get.

African lullabies - makes me go to sleep!
A child celebration of folk music - pete seeger, woody guthrie etc
(a great series of cds - blues, show tunes etc)
Peter Himmelman-my bestfriend is a salamander & my fabulous plum
(both available at www.peterhimmelman.com) BOTH EXCELLENT!!!
Shawn Colvin-holiday songs and lullabies
Daddy-o-Daddy-rare family songs of woody guthrie- excellent!
For the Kids- various artists like barenaked ladies, Tom Waits, dan zanes, +
Woody Guthrie-songs to grow on for mother and child
David Grisman& Jerry Garcia-not for kids only'
Taj Mahal- shake sugaree sings and plays for children - a classic from 70's

You can hear snippets of these on Amazon.com and read reviews from other parents........
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forgot some others:

Keb'Mo' = big wide grin
Willie Nelson = rainbow connection
Nicollette Larson- sleep baby sleep (i think thats the title_)
Schoolhouse rock = yeah!!!
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We love the Wee Sing series. They have folk songs, silly songs, patriotic songs and they each come with a book with the words and fingerplays for some. Great stuff! I the Nicolette Larson for your baby...I listened to it every day in the car when I was pregnant with dd. She loved it as much as I did after she was born!

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Celtic Lullabies by Eden's Bridge never fails to put my dd to sleep in the car. Ds seems to like it too. Very soothing. My MIL bought it off the TV I think. :

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I agree with

Peter Himmelman-my bestfriend is a salamander & my fabulous plum

and also we love WEE SING too.
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Every single time we get into the car, my three year old yells, "Beatles! Mommy, mommy, put on the Beatles!" It's their "One" album, and she knows all the words by heart
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Thanks for all your replies! I will have alot to choose from. My son and I really love music esp. the fast catchy kind. Thanks again to you all!
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If he likes fast and catchy I'll bet he'd like "Kids' Dance Party", too! Hokey Pokey, Macarena, Boot Scoot Boogy, YMCA, Electric Slide, Achey Breaky Heart, and so on. My new baby likes this album, too! Along the same lines, they like the soundtrack from "The Big Chill"

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Sofiamomma~did you get that one from Amazon.com?
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i like those lullaby cds too, like the celtic one, and the brazilian one (so far that's what we have.) i want more! i have a lot of good kids' cds actually, but since max came have been guilty of not changing the car cd holder line-up... easier to leave it on npr and the local college jazz station than cut into precious 'net time, sigh- bad mama! well, we're driving to florida soon, and boy, am i putting some new ones in there- can't count on radio when you're traveling! suse
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Kids' Dance Party? My mom got that one for dd1 a few years back. I'm pretty sure she ordered it from Columbia House, but I'll ask her and get back to you. I think Amazon.com has everything anyway, don't they?! Oh, I also want to mention we are just nuts about a tape called "Animal Alphabet Songs" by David Polansky. The songs vary in style, are very catchy, and fun to sing along to. They also teach a little something about the animals. I can listen to it over and over and over. . .

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suseyblue, if you like the lullabies, check out the African Lullaby (thats how its spelled)....so beautful and relaxing......great singing...... THe best one Ive found along with the Celtic.....
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The Baby Genius Musictime set is a 3 cd set that we got for less then $15. It is great. I can't tell you if our darling little girl (3 1/2 weeks) likes it, but she sure doesn't hate it and I love it. I have been playing it for her since about a month before she was born.

Also, I love the Kenny Loggins Return to Pooh Corner album. It is excellent. Just wish I could find mine.... I guess I will have to buy another.
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It was BMG. Maybe I could copy it for you? Is that legal?

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thanks rainmama, that was next on my list (i tried to look for some songs from it on kazaa- bad mama! slap)

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Ok we all love enya! Even DH!
I listened to it durning Joshuas birth and he seems to like it. I put it in everytime he gets fussy. I spent 2 weeks coping everything I could off Kazzaa. I had no idea she had so much materal! I have 5 CD's full and not a single repeat song. My 5 year old loves the "humming song"
She says "put in that lady music"!
I love it. My 2 year old loves Garcia/Grisman Not for kids only
We listen to a bunch of music but Enya mostly!
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