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Folksongs and Bluegrass for Children

Folksongs and Bluegrass for Children

Spring 2001 Music
Ages: 2 & Up
Performed By: Phil Rosenthal
CD Price: $15.98
Tape Price: $10.98
Review:
The instrumentals--banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, fiddle, harmonica and more--are superb and so are the expressive vocals in this delightful new roundup of songs from Phil Rosenthal's American Melody releases. Each traditional and original song, infused with a gentle spirit, draws listeners into a story: a midnight party in the jungle, a train trip, a mother mouse's scurrying trip back to her cozy babies, a "Teddy Bears' Picnic." There's the comical "Aiken Drum," with his spaghetti hair and carrot nose; Woody Guthrie's "Jig Along Home," about a sprightly country dance attended by some unusual animal characters. Rosenthal adds vivid lyrics to other traditional songs and matches Edward Lear's whimsical poem, "Calica Pie," with bouncy strings and harmonica accompaniment. An evergreen keeper.
Lynne Heffley   ©2001 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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