Child's Celebration of Song, Vol. 2

Child's Celebration of Song, Vol. 2

     
 

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Like its predecessor, A Child's Celebration of Song, Volume 2 brings together several decades' worth of well-loved kids' songs, along with tunes not quite as well-known and tracks from current pop artists. In that last category are rock-'n'-rap pioneers the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who do a funked-up musical versionSee more details below

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Like its predecessor, A Child's Celebration of Song, Volume 2 brings together several decades' worth of well-loved kids' songs, along with tunes not quite as well-known and tracks from current pop artists. In that last category are rock-'n'-rap pioneers the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who do a funked-up musical version of Dr. Seuss's poem "Yertle the Turtle," and iconoclastic singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked, who contributes the lyrical "Flying Lesson." The late pop singer Harry Nilsson's wistful "Me and My Arrow," from his 1970 soundtrack to animated kids' special The Point, is a highlight, as is Ladysmith Black Mambazo's glorious "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Two kings of kids' music from two different eras appear here: Danny Kaye does "Thumbellina," from his wonderful movie Hans Christian Andersen, and Raffi contributes the pun-filled "Bananaphone." A touch of New Orleans is offered by Sebastian the Crab's (Samuel E. Wright) "Iko Iko" and Buckwheat Zydeco's "Choo Choo Boogaloo." And no classic kids' compilation would be complete without Tom Paxton's lovely, beloved tune "The Marvelous Toy," with its irresistible vocal sound effects.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ross Boissoneau
This compilation features such kids' music stalwarts as Raffi and Tom Paxton, songs for kids from years gone by the likes of Danny Kaye ("Thumbelina") and Harry Nilsson ("Me and My Arrow" from his animated movie "The Point"), even former Saturday Night Live star Victoria Jackson. As might be expected of a collection that includes such disparate performers as the above, not to mention Charlie Daniels, Michelle Shocked and Sebastian the Crab, the results are pretty spotty. Best bets are "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Kenny Loggins performing "All the Pretty Ponies," though it's hard to resist the charms of Sebastian the Crab no matter what the song.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/1996
Label:
Music Little People
UPC:
0081227257422
catalogNumber:
72574

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buckwheat Zydeco   Track Performer
Tom Paxton   Track Performer
Danny Kaye   Track Performer
Ladysmith Black Mambazo   Track Performer
Kenny Loggins   Track Performer
Harry Nilsson   Vocals,Track Performer
Red Hot Chili Peppers   Track Performer
Michelle Shocked   Track Performer
Raffi   Track Performer
Charlie Daniels   Track Performer
Samuel E. Wright   Vocals,Track Performer
Victoria Jackson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Flea   Composer
Anthony Kiedis   Composer
Cliff Martinez   Composer
Leib Ostrow   Producer
Rob Seifert   Mastering
Jack Sherman   Composer
Jesse Thomas   Composer
Amy Uyecki   Illustrations
Traditional   Composer
James "Sugarboy" Crawford   Composer
Marilyn Jones   Composer

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