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There's so much overproduced kids stuff out there, that I thought it might be fun to start a thread to find out some good albums. Then I remembered that Waldorf doesn't really do recorded music... does anyone else out there listen once in a while?<br><br>
we like: Woody Guthrie's kids albums<br>
Peter Paul and Mommy<br>
Raffi's first 3 albums<br>
Pete Seeger
 

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We do. A lot.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br>
Here's my criteria for children's music:<br><br>
-The artist must actually be that, an artist.<br><br>
-The music doesn't have to be live necessarily, but I don't want something thats been "perfected" by a recording studio (does that make any sense?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">)<br><br>
-The album needs to touch on a range of emotions, from joyful, to contemplative, to gentleness, to sorrow. I don't much care for music that is one dimensional or caters to the feeling of happiness alone.<br><br>
-Mama and Papa have to like it as much as the tot. (This one is for the sake of my sanity.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">)<br><br>
Okay, so who do we like? (She actually listens to quite a bit "adult" music as well, but I'll just keep it to albums that are purely kid focused for this thread.):<br><br>
-<a href="http://youaremyflower.org/home.html" target="_blank">Elizabeth Mitchell</a> is our favorite!<br><br>
-<a href="http://www.danzanes.com/pages/news.php" target="_blank">Dan Zanes</a><br><br>
-Pretty much any <a href="http://www.putumayo.com/" target="_blank">Putumayo</a> album<br><br>
-<a href="http://www.zoelewis.com/albums.asp" target="_blank">Zoe Lewis</a><br><br>
-Not exactly what you may be looking for, but we love listening to <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%2Fref%3Dsr_pg_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26rs%3D173425%26keywords%3D%2526%252334%253Bpeter%2520and%2520the%2520wolf%2526%252334%253B%26rh%3Dn%253A301668%252Cn%253A173425%252Ck%253A%2526%252334%253Bpeter%2520and%2520the%2520wolf%2526%252334%253B%26page%3D1" target="_blank">Peter and the Wolf</a>. Amazon doesn't have the particular copy I'm thinking of in stock, but it looks like they have plenty to choose from!<br><br>
Also, we have a few folk albums that we love! If you want the specific info on those, I can dig out the CD cases and list them for you.
 

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We do recorded music. We don't have it on as background noise and are usually either singing along or dancing, but always actively listening.<br><br>
We also really like Raffi though I know he's a love or hate kinda thing. His environmental album (Evergreen) is brilliant.<br><br>
We have a lot of the Putamayo world music for kids as well.
 
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