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Super Kids

Super Kids

Fall 2011 Music
Ages: 2 - 9 yrs.
CD Price: $13.99
Review:

Super Kids is the fourth recording by Canadian children's music/performer/songwriter and singer Marnie Grey. Her touring group of Jon Roper on guitar, Boris Favre on keyboards, and drummer Eduardo Ottoni backs her once again. This recording gathers fifteen highly energized songs that will appeal to younger children, while still entertaining their parents. Grey employs dramatic introductions to each song, giving the illusion that she is speaking directly to them. Animal songs and earth-centered songs abound, including the informative and horror movie organ backed "I Am a Bat," the silly hoe-down of "Poor Little Bug," the rocking ecology anthem "Goin' Green," and the punk-tinged "H2O on the Go." Grey possesses a strong and pleasant voice that can handle a shuffle number such as the funky "Camping Jive," which celebrates the joys of being outdoors. She can also be melodic and rhythmic as demonstrated by the Reggae infused song "Mimic Me". The album ends with a Grey penned short story, from which the album gets its title, which celebrates the natural abilities and a gifts of a child who once longed for super powers. Overall, both children and parents will find much entertainment value in the album's 15 tracks. The lyrics and other activities are available on the Music with Marnie website.

Lahri Bond   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Lahri Bond is a father, a writer, music historian and an art professor in Western Massachusetts. His published books include Spinning Tales Weaving Hope (with the Stories For World Change Network) for New Society Press and People of the Earth (coauthored with Ellen Evert Hopman) for Destiny Books.

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