Baby's Nursery Rhymes [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Moira McCormick
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Moira McCormick
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/1995
  • Label: Lightyear
  • UPC: 085365411821
  • Catalog Number: 54118
  • Sales rank: 158,898

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Opening Theme (1:27)
  2. 2 This Little Pig (0:43)
  3. 3 Tickly, Tickly (0:35)
  4. 4 Pat-A-Cake (0:47)
  5. 5 Baa Baa Black Sheep (0:58)
  6. 6 Little Boy Blue (0:51)
  7. 7 Sing a Song of Sixpence (1:00)
  8. 8 Mary Had a Little Lamb (1:20)
  9. 9 Little Bo Peep (0:48)
  10. 10 Anna Maria (0:54)
  11. 11 Charley Barley (0:27)
  12. 12 Old King Cole (0:52)
  13. 13 Willie Winkie (0:36)
  14. 14 Goosey Gander (0:41)
  15. 15 It's Raining, It's Pouring (1:11)
  16. 16 Doctor Foster (0:35)
  17. 17 Little Miss Muffet/Jack Horner (0:51)
  18. 18 Tom Tinker's Dog (0:25)
  19. 19 Where Has My Little Dog Gone? (0:27)
  20. 20 Old Mother Hubbard (0:36)
  21. 21 Three Men in a Tub (0:40)
  22. 22 Cobbler, Cobbler (0:49)
  23. 23 The Old Woman in a Shoe (1:05)
  24. 24 The Cat and the Fiddle (0:43)
  25. 25 The Three Little Kittens (0:42)
  26. 26 Jack and Jill (0:50)
  27. 27 Diddle Diddle Dumpling (0:43)
  28. 28 Hickory Dickory Dock (0:28)
  29. 29 Three Blind Mice (0:34)
  30. 30 Humpty Dumpty (0:35)
  31. 31 Peter Pumpkin Eater (0:48)
  32. 32 Lucy Locket (0:49)
  33. 33 A Crooked Man (0:31)
  34. 34 What Will Poor Robin Do? (0:43)
  35. 35 Poll Parrot (0:39)
  36. 36 Barber, Barber (0:29)
  37. 37 Tom the Piper's Son (0:50)
  38. 38 Jumping Joan (0:40)
  39. 39 Jack Be Nimble (0:18)
  40. 40 Jerry Hall (0:25)
  41. 41 Pussy's in the Well (0:47)
  42. 42 Pussy Cat (0:38)
  43. 43 The Way the Ladies Ride (0:16)
  44. 44 Ride a Cock Horse (1:21)
  45. 45 My Black Hen (0:39)
  46. 46 The Little Nut Tree (1:19)
  47. 47 The Girl with a Curl (0:28)
  48. 48 Contrary Mary (0:30)
  49. 49 Tweedledum and Tweedledee (0:44)
  50. 50 Georgie Porgie (1:13)
  51. 51 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (1:20)
  52. 52 Old Woman Tossed up in a Basket (1:11)
  53. 53 Baby Bye (0:58)
  54. 54 Goose Feathers (1:09)
  55. 55 Derry, Down Derry (0:50)
  56. 56 Little Polly Flinders (0:44)
  57. 57 Rock-A-Bye Baby (0:53)
  58. 58 Rabbit Skin (0:50)
  59. 59 Closing Theme (0:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Phylicia Rashad Primary Artist, Vocals
Sharon Bryant Vocals, Background Vocals
Porter Carroll Vocals, Background Vocals
Jimmy Bralower Drums
Jason Miles Multi Instruments, Track Performer
Bill Washer Guitar
Technical Credits
Alec Head Engineer
Jason Miles Producer
Bill Washer Composer
Hank Wilson Art Direction
Arne Holland Executive Producer
Richard Fairbanks Mastering
Kay Chorao Illustrations
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