Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Bananaphone

Bananaphone

1995 Music
Ages: 2 - 8 yrs.
Artist: Raffi
CD Price: $15.98
Tape Price: $10.98
Review:
Raffi's first studio children's recording in seven years is a triumphant return, relaxed and playful, with the master's instrumentals and wordplay. The title song is a toe-tapping silly about a "cellular, modular, interactive-odular" phone of surprising versatility. "Slow Day" is a superb, jazzy ode to laziness. Then Raffi gets soulful in the haunting "Changing Garden of Mr. Bell." And he makes up for doing all the verses to "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" with "The Shmenge Polka," his delightful instrumental tribute to the late comic actor John Candy.
Lynne Heffley   ©1995 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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