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Real Music for Children

wysiwyg 18 Apr 04 - 11:47 AM
Jeanie 18 Apr 04 - 12:15 PM
Nigel Parsons 18 Apr 04 - 01:01 PM
Alaska Mike 18 Apr 04 - 01:11 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Apr 04 - 01:36 PM
GUEST,Henryp 18 Apr 04 - 01:38 PM
GUEST,Henryp 18 Apr 04 - 01:48 PM
Jeanie 18 Apr 04 - 03:30 PM
GUEST 18 Apr 04 - 04:54 PM
Seamus Kennedy 19 Apr 04 - 01:19 AM
v 19 Apr 04 - 01:46 AM
AnneMC 19 Apr 04 - 02:23 AM
Dave Hanson 19 Apr 04 - 09:47 AM
black walnut 19 Apr 04 - 10:59 AM
black walnut 19 Apr 04 - 11:23 AM
Jim Dixon 20 Apr 04 - 03:00 PM
croc 20 Apr 04 - 03:48 PM
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YorkshireYankee 21 Apr 04 - 09:50 PM
black walnut 22 Apr 04 - 12:22 PM
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Kathleen in Va. 22 Apr 04 - 05:39 PM
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Subject: Real Music for Children
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 11:47 AM

Live and archived with playlists:

Greasy Kid Stuff

I'm listening to the April 10 show now:

CURLEY WILLIAMS & HIS GEORGIA PEACH PICKERS - Georgia Boogie
BILLY BRIGGS - Alarm Clock Boogie
TEXAS BILL STRENGTH - Boogie Woogie Paper Boy
MERLE TRAVIS - Crazy Boogie
JOHNNY TYLER & THE RIDERS OF THE RIO GRANDE - Old MacDonald Boogie
AL DEXTER & HIS TROOPERS - New Broom Boogie
MILO TWINS - Baby Buggy Boogie
BUZZ CLIFFORD - Babysitting Boogie
GENE AUTREY - Peter Cottontail
SICKO - A Song About a Rabbit
THE NIGHTCRAWLERS - Little Black Egg
JUDY GARLAND - Easter Parade
JOAN JETT & PAUL WESTERBERG - Let's Do It
THE UNDERTONES - Mars Bars
SHONEN KNIFE - Cookie Day
GHOTI HOOK - My Bike
JOEY RAMONE - What a Wonderful World
SUPERNOVA - Vitamins
THE EVAPORATORS - Addicted to Cheese
LET'S AUDIO - Super Hero Me
R. STEVIE MOORE - Horse in Striped Pajamas
TOY DOLLS - James Bond Lives Down Our Street
VIOLENT FEMMES - Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah (Means I Love You)
PHANTOM SURFERS - Ants in My Pants
CANDY BAND - Ken Lost His Head
FATCAT & FISHFACE - Gimme
DAVID SEVILLE - Goofus
ALFRED E. NEWMAN - It's a Gas
JONATHAN RICHMAN - I'm a Little Airplane
THE TAMMYS - Egyptian Shumba
TOOTS & THE MAYTALS - Monkey Man [with No Doubt]
THE JINKIES - Scooby Doo
CAETANO VELOSO - (Nothing But) Flowers
SPADE COOLEY - The Latin Leprechaun
JOHN MUIR SCHOOL - First Grade Funk
THE POINTER SISTERS - Pinball Number Count
NOYZ TOYZ - Doolittle Computer
STARK EFFECT - Green Eggs and Ham

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: Jeanie
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 12:15 PM

That's a great selection there, Susan.
Here's my suggestion for some more "real music" for children (and everyone !): Roy Bailey's CD "Why Does It Have To Be Me?" - excellent songs and poems with a positive feel and looking at the world from a child's point of view. Apart from Roy, there is also some lovely concertina, accordion and hammer dulcimer playing by Sue Harris and John Kirkpatrick.

Anyone have any more recommendations ?

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 01:01 PM

Of course, (if it hasn't already been done) there's a lot of Roald Dahl which should be set to music. Such as "Little Red Riding Hood"

(Partial quote only)

Then Little Red Riding Hood said, "
But Grandma, what a lovely great big
furry coat you have on."

"That's wrong!" cried Wolf.
"Have you forgot
To tell me what BIG TEETH I've got?
Ah well, no matter what you say,
I'm going to eat you anyway."

The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
She whips a pistol from her knickers.
She aims it at the creature's head,
And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.

A few weeks later, in the wood,
I came across Miss Riding Hood.
But what a change! No cloak of red,
No silly hood upon her head.
She said, "Hello, and do please note
My lovely furry wolfskin coat."



Nigel


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 01:11 PM

My friend Seamus Kennedy recorded a great children's CD called "Gets On Everybody's Nerves".    Seamus' humor and showmanship make the CD very enjoyable.


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 01:36 PM

So durn many-

David Bowie Narrates Peter and the Wolf
or- Britten, Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra plus Peter and the Wolf.
A bunch of re-issues:
Pete Seeger- American Folk, Games and Activity Songs for Children
Pete Seeger- Birds, Bees, Bugs and Fishes Little and Big
Leadbelly Sings for Children
Burl Ives- Little White Duck...
Purrfectly Classical
Classics for Kids (RCA Victor)
Singable Songs for the Very Young- Great With a Peanut Butter Sandwich; Raffi.
The Seegers- Animal Folk Songs for Children
The Seegers- American Folk Songs for Children


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: GUEST,Henryp
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 01:38 PM

I can report a number of successful recordings, all thoroughly road-tested. They are also suitable for adults and bear repetition better than most.

The Singing Kettle series by Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise.
Catch the show on tour as well! (Search for Singing Kettle)

Two Little Boys: More Old Time Songs for Kids
and Old Time Songs for Kids by Jeff Davis and Jeff Warner
Great traditional American songs (Search on Google for Jeff Warner)

Musical Mystery Tour series by Simon Mayer and Hilary James
Clever songs, stunning musicianship (Search for Acoustics Records)

We also used to play shanties, eg Stormalong John tapes, until the children asked what they were about. Spinners recordings also went down very well. I can see the children now, sitting on the back seat and happily singing along. Several budget CDs are currently available.


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: GUEST,Henryp
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 01:48 PM

And I must add Baby Beluga by Raffi!

Baby Beluga in the deep blue sea, Swim so wild and you swim so free.
Heaven above and the sea below, You're just a little white whale on the go.

Yes, I know it's sentimental, but it's a better sentiment than "When the bonny ship the Diamond goes a-fishing for the whale."


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: Jeanie
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 03:30 PM

Henryp: I wholeheartedly second your recommendation of The Singing Kettle. Yes, I agree, the tapes and videos bear endless repetition (they were my daughter's favourites) and the live shows are brilliant (seen them twice !)

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 04:54 PM

ANYTHING by Trout Fishing in America~

Dani


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 01:19 AM

Thanks Mike, and I second GUEST'S suggestion too.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: v
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 01:46 AM

anybody know any more 'alternative' type stuff, such as for sensitive surly teen-agers?
heh, :-)
v


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: AnneMC
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 02:23 AM

This is a terrific CD for kids - and the adults go into raptures remembering the tunes of their youth. I am teaching my class some of the songs, and they love them. There is a Volume 2 as well.

Hello Children Everywhere - Volume 1- Various Artists

1. Nellie The Elephant - Amndy Miller         Listen
2. The Runnaway Train - Vermon Dalhart
3. In The Middle Of The House - Alma Cogan         
4. Grandfathers Clock - The Radio Revellers
5. The Owl And The Pussycat - Elton Hayes         
6. Puffin Billy - The Melodi Light Orchestra                    
7. All Things Bright And Beautiful - Uncle Mac                    
8. Robin Hood - Dick James                    
9. (How Much Is) That Doggy In The Window - Pinky & Perky                    
10. Ive Lost My Mummy - Rolf Harris                    
11. The Laughing Policeman - Charles Penese                    
12. My Boomerang Wont Come Back - Charlle Drake                    
13. Youre A Pink Toothbrush - Max Braves                    
14. I Taut I Taw A Puddy-Tat - Mel Blane                    
15. Tedy Bear Picnic - Henry Hall                    
16. Ballad Of Davy Crockett - Tennessee Ernie Ford                    
17. The Hippopotamus Song - Flaners & Swan                    
18. Jake The Peg - Rolf Harris                    
19. Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellendogen By The Sea - Max B         20. Woody Woodpecker - Mel Blane                    
21. Whos Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf - Pinky And Perky                    
22. The Ugly Duckling - Bernard Cribbins                    
23. I Know An Old Lady - Jon Pertwee                    
24. The Bee Song - Arthur Askey                    
25. When I See An Elephant Fly - Clive Peterson


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 09:47 AM

' Not For Kids Only ' Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, brilliant.
eric


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: black walnut
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 10:59 AM

http://www.merriweather.ca

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: black walnut
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 11:23 AM

Also...there are so so many good ones but I would be amiss if I didn't recommend, for the school-aged crowd, AL SIMMONS, who is one of the most creative and funny guys I've ever seen perform for kids (Ken Whiteley produced his albums):

http://www.alsimmons.com

and also KIRK AND MAGOO (Kirk Elliott and Magoo) who are so down to earth and get the kids involved and dancing and the grownups in stitches and are so darned good at what they do:

http://www.magooman.com/kirkmagoo.htm

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Apr 04 - 03:00 PM

I've always liked The Singing Kettle too.

Their songs are clever enough that any adult can enjoy them, as well as kids. (e.g. YE CANNAE SHOVE YER GRANNY AFF A BUS sung to the tune of SHE'LL BE COMIN' AROUND THE MOUNTAIN).

American kids might need a little help understanding the Scots accents, but you can probably provide that, and if not, you can always ask for the lyrics at Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: croc
Date: 20 Apr 04 - 03:48 PM

Apusski Dusski and Banana Splits are 2 really good books of songs / rhymes and rhythms for KS 1/2


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: breezy
Date: 21 Apr 04 - 03:15 PM

Skin
Garbage
Coca cola can
its a small world
Fox in a b


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 21 Apr 04 - 09:50 PM

Check out these folks:

Kathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: Great stuff for kids -- and grown-ups too!   http://www.cathymarcy.com/

Sue Trainor/Hot Soup: Ditto    http://www.suetrainor.com/ http://www.hotsouptrio.com/
         
Tom Chapin (yes, Harry's brother)   http://members.aol.com/chapinfo/tc/

Fred Small: more good kids' songs, & some good stuff for adults too.   http://www.fredsmallmusic.com/

Tom Paxton has quite a bit of stuff for kids, too.

Cheers,

YY


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: black walnut
Date: 22 Apr 04 - 12:22 PM

Thanks for introducing me to the Singing Kettles!

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 22 Apr 04 - 05:23 PM

Sandy and Caroline Paton have a great children's album, and so does Michael Cooney. Sally Rogers has some good kids'songs on some of her albums.


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: Kathleen in Va.
Date: 22 Apr 04 - 05:39 PM

I'm a music teacher at a Friends school and a folk musician.
I use alot of Tom Chapin's music( His newest one is called Good Noise and it's great!) also Magpie, anything by Bill Harley, Cilla and Artie's Singing Kettle CD's, Pete Seeger, Woody'Gurthrie's kids music. Basically, I try to bring in as many folk music CD's with kid related material into the classroom!
Hope that helps.


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 22 Apr 04 - 07:52 PM

For sports-minded kids, try the Hockey Monkey Song.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Real Music for Children
From: SmokinBill
Date: 23 Apr 04 - 12:38 AM

All of Dan Zanes' Festival Five records are great (www.festivalfive.com), and I concur that Trout Fishing in America is pretty cool. Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger have done some classic stuff.

I just recently recorded an EP of kid-friendly songs for my son's 2nd birthday. It was a gift for him, and I made copies for all the party guests to take home. There are a few .mp3s on my Web site. Check 'em out:

Smokin' Bill's Digital Depot: New Stuff

Can anybody suggest some good blues songs for kids? (sorry if I'm creeping)

Bill


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