Baby's Nursery Rhymes

Baby's Nursery Rhymes

by Phylicia Rashad
     
 

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This under-recognized gem takes an R&B approach to Mother Goose, pairing sultry-voiced actress Phylicia Rashad (Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show) with mostly synthesized (but still crackling) instrumentals. Rashad takes on nearly five dozen classic nursery rhymes and finger games, both sung and recited, and it's a revelation to hear them successfully

Overview

This under-recognized gem takes an R&B approach to Mother Goose, pairing sultry-voiced actress Phylicia Rashad (Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show) with mostly synthesized (but still crackling) instrumentals. Rashad takes on nearly five dozen classic nursery rhymes and finger games, both sung and recited, and it's a revelation to hear them successfully translated into jazz, blues, and R&B settings. All the famous ones are here, from "Mary Had a Little Lamb" to "Old Mother Hubbard" to "Jack and Jill" to "Ride a Cock Horse," and everything in between. Rashad also renders a number of lesser-known verses, such as "Derry, Down Derry," "Anna Maria," and "Poll Parrot." There's very little music for kids available with an African-American point of view, which makes this recording -- one that introduces children to these styles at an early age -- even more valuable.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/1995
Label:
Lightyear
UPC:
0085365411821
catalogNumber:
54118
Rank:
88874

Tracks

  1. Opening Theme
  2. This Little Pig
  3. Tickly, Tickly
  4. Pat-A-Cake
  5. Baa Baa Black Sheep
  6. Little Boy Blue
  7. Sing a Song of Sixpence
  8. Mary Had a Little Lamb
  9. Little Bo Peep
  10. Anna Maria
  11. Charley Barley
  12. Old King Cole
  13. Willie Winkie
  14. Goosey Gander
  15. It's Raining, It's Pouring
  16. Doctor Foster
  17. Little Miss Muffet/Jack Horner
  18. Tom Tinker's Dog
  19. Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
  20. Old Mother Hubbard
  21. Three Men in a Tub
  22. Cobbler, Cobbler
  23. The Old Woman in a Shoe
  24. The Cat and the Fiddle
  25. The Three Little Kittens
  26. Jack and Jill
  27. Diddle Diddle Dumpling
  28. Hickory Dickory Dock
  29. Three Blind Mice
  30. Humpty Dumpty
  31. Peter Pumpkin Eater
  32. Lucy Locket
  33. A Crooked Man
  34. What Will Poor Robin Do?
  35. Poll Parrot
  36. Barber, Barber
  37. Tom the Piper's Son
  38. Jumping Joan
  39. Jack Be Nimble
  40. Jerry Hall
  41. Pussy's in the Well
  42. Pussy Cat
  43. The Way the Ladies Ride
  44. Ride a Cock Horse
  45. My Black Hen
  46. The Little Nut Tree
  47. The Girl with a Curl
  48. Contrary Mary
  49. Tweedledum and Tweedledee
  50. Georgie Porgie
  51. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  52. Old Woman Tossed up in a Basket
  53. Baby Bye
  54. Goose Feathers
  55. Derry, Down Derry
  56. Little Polly Flinders
  57. Rock-A-Bye Baby
  58. Rabbit Skin
  59. Closing Theme

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