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Product Type: Audio
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Folk Tunes for All Ages

 


2012 Award
World Sing Along
(Putumayo $12.49 Score:)

A wonderful mix of familiar and not so well known songs from around the world. Sung in the language of the countries represented on this pleasing CD. Waltzing Matilda, La Cucaracha, and so many more singable folk songs sung by artists such as Dan Zanes, Angelique Kidjo, Asheba, Frances England, and Father Goose. All ages. Click here to hear a sample.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Blue Clouds
(Smithsonian Folkways $14.99 Score:)

You know that moment when you're in your child's nursery and the sun pours in?  No one's crying, no one needs a diaper....you're just enjoying being together.  Elizabeth Mitchell's new release Blue Clouds feels like the soundtrack for that perfect moment. A collection of deliciously accessible songs that highlight Mitchell's voice. The arrangements are simple--with guitars, piano, fiddles, and bass.  While the press release for this recording highlights that some of the music is from the likes of such legends as David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, and Van Morrison, none of that seems very important here.  The take away, is a lovely collection of music to share. Click here to hear a sample.

Age: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie
(Smithsonian Folkways $11.99 Score:)

Elizabeth Mitchell rocks this collection of Woody Guthrie songs. Right from the start with Riding in My Car we knew we were in for a treat. Her bright, strong voice makes you relax and enjoy these great songs in a new way.  She makes each song her own.  You could imagine Woody listening for a bit, smiling and then joining in.  Children's music at its best. This CD was just nominated for a GRAMMY! Click here to hear a sample.

Age: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
Pickin' Grinnin' Great Folk Songs for Kids
(Pete Seeger, et al, Music for Little People $14.95 Score:)

Some of the best folk singers ever appear on this compilation of noteworthy music. Pete Seeger doing I Had a Rooster; Woody Guthrie singing Riding in My Car; Buckwheat Zydeco singing Crawfish Song; Sweet Honey in the Rock singing Little Red Caboose.  There’s music from Taj Mahal, Raffi, Doc Watson, Bonnie Raitt. All ages.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2011.

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2009 Award
Go, Waggaloo: Sarah Lee Guthrie & Family
(Sarah Lee Guthrie, et al, Folkways $11.95 Score:)

Another generation heard from!  Sarah Lee, the daughter of Arlo Guthrie and granddaughter of Woody, carries on the family tradition with this lively CD that blends old and new songs. Among our favorites on this 13-track disk are the amusing Oh How He Lied, 'Cuz We’re Cousins, and the traditional She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain. Sarah Lee has a distinctive sound of her own and has composed music to some lyrics her grandfather never put to music, along with a number of all new songs. Guthrie is joined on the CD by her husband, Johnny Irion, their two daughters and none other than Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and his grandson, Tao Rodriguez Seeger singing along on a few of the songs. The variety of songs and voices are refreshing and all in all this is a winning choice for the whole family.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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Awards
Bill Staines' One More River
(Red House Records $8.98 Score:) If you are a folk music person, you'll need no introduction to Bill Staines. No cutesy songs for kiddies-it's honest-to-goodness music-some somber, some classic, and all joyful. Accompanied by everything from banjoes to violins, congas to penny whistles, guitars to bass.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: .

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Ella Jenkins' Songs Children Love to Sing: A 40th
(Smithsonian Folkways $9.5 Score:) What a treat! Ella Jenkins, the ultimate songsmith for the young, selected 17 of her favorites recorded during the last forty years, including "Miss Mary Mack" and "This Old Man." These are classic folksongs with plenty of repetition and easy sing-, clap-, and tap-along fun. Also newly reissued: Seasons for Singing.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: .

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Awards
The Music Garden
(Singing Tree $10 Score:) A melodious mix of traditional and original songs sung by Susan Silver accompanied by a Celtic harp and twelve-string guitar, flute, fiddles, bass, drums, and shakers. Real music!

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: .

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2000 Awards
Never Grow Up
(Rounder $14.98 Score:) Tap your toes and get ready to enjoy a collection of less familiar but engaging folksongs sung by the talented Anne Hills and Cindy Mangsen. These are not just cute little ditties made up for the kiddies-this is real music from the late 19th and 20th centuries-pieces of our musical heritage. Banjo, guitar, fiddle, washboard, piano, and even tuba accompany the many songs!

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2001 Awards
Pete Seeger American Folk, Game & Activity Songs f
(Pete Seeger , Smithsonian Folkways $15 Score:) Roll up the carpet and get ready to dance! You'll have a library of the best-loved folksongs and games with this reissue of Seeger's classic "American Folk Songs for Children" and his "American Game and Activity Songs for Children." Accompanied by his banjo, Seeger sings 22 well loved tunes such as "Bought Me a Cat," "Shoo Fly," "This Old Man," "Skip to my Lou," and "Clap Your Hands."

Age: Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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