Child's Celebration of Soul

A Child's Celebration of Soul

     
 
Music for Little People founder Leib Ostrow grew up in 1960s Detroit, where he was exposed to the full flowering of the Motown sound -- an incredibly energizing experience for the young Ostrow, who says the music made him want to "cry and laugh at the same time, but still feel good all over." Now he introduces classic soul music to a new generation via a vibrant

Overview

Music for Little People founder Leib Ostrow grew up in 1960s Detroit, where he was exposed to the full flowering of the Motown sound -- an incredibly energizing experience for the young Ostrow, who says the music made him want to "cry and laugh at the same time, but still feel good all over." Now he introduces classic soul music to a new generation via a vibrant collection of tunes. Beginning with Ike & Tina Turner's magnificent "Proud Mary," A Child's Celebration of Soul offers a cornucopia of styles and eras. There's the propulsive funk of James Brown's "Get on the Good Foot," the all-out dance fever of Archie Bell & the Drells' "Tighten Up," the bubblegum soul of the Jackson 5's exuberant "Rockin' Robin," the seasoned, hard-livin' vibe of Otis Redding's "Chain Gang," the blue-eyed soul of the Rascals' "It's a Beautiful Morning," and the signature song of the queen of soul herself, Aretha Franklin's "Respect." Music for Little People mainstays Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir offer a contemporary take on "Name Game," and folk-blues giant Taj Mahal does a sinuous, hip-hop-laced cover of Sly Stone's ode to tolerance and inclusion, "Everyday People," with its disarming snatches of playground song. If you're looking for a little bit of soul for your kids, this Celebration's a good place to start.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
A Child's Celebration of Soul continues the Music for Little People series of music primers for kids. This collection features classic soul from the '60s and '70s, including Aretha Franklin's "Respect," Archie Bell & the Drells' "Tighten Up," Robert Parker's "Barefootin'," and Sam & Dave's "Soul Man." Refreshingly, for the most part this album uses the original recordings instead of lightweight covers, which makes A Child's Celebration of Soul even more entertaining for parents and kids alike.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/03/2000
Label:
Music Little People
UPC:
0081227996222
catalogNumber:
79962

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Taj Mahal   Track Performer
Linda Tillery   Track Performer
James Brown   Track Performer
Aretha Franklin   Track Performer
Jackson 5   Track Performer
Gladys Knight   Track Performer
Robert Parker   Track Performer
Rascals   Track Performer
Otis Redding   Track Performer
Sam & Dave   Track Performer
Rufus Thomas   Track Performer
Ike & Tina Turner   Track Performer
Pips   Track Performer
Archie Bell & the Drells   Track Performer
Drells   Track Performer
Culture Heritage Choir   Track Performer

Technical Credits

James Brown   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Archie Bell   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Leib Ostrow   Producer
Jimmy Thomas   Composer
Fred Wesley   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Billy Buttier   Composer
Amy Uyeki   Illustrations
Becky Wagley   Art Direction
Joe Mims   Composer

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