Barry Louis Polisar's a Little Different

Overview

Children will be delighted by the wry, sly, and witty lyrics of this album, which includes 17 songs with musical homages to Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, the Native American a capella group Ulali, and other artists. It features a blues version of “I'm a Slug,” a joyful song called “Potty Training,” and the song “Homemade Band,” in which Barry Louis Polisar uses everyday kitchen utensils as instruments. He is joined by Ray Tilkens and his various instruments, which give this recording a textured and original...

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Overview

Children will be delighted by the wry, sly, and witty lyrics of this album, which includes 17 songs with musical homages to Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, the Native American a capella group Ulali, and other artists. It features a blues version of “I'm a Slug,” a joyful song called “Potty Training,” and the song “Homemade Band,” in which Barry Louis Polisar uses everyday kitchen utensils as instruments. He is joined by Ray Tilkens and his various instruments, which give this recording a textured and original sound.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Forget Raffi. Barry Louis Polisar writes children's songs, but based on his magical A Little Different, children of all ages should listen to his witty, intelligent tunes. Polisar is the cheery Bob Dylan-meets-Frank Zappa of the elementary school set . . . Polisar's songs mine a common ground between adolescence and maturity where parties from both camps can relate and learn. Add folkish music that would sound mature no matter the lyric content, and A Little Different will be the best record you've sung along to since second grade.” —The Des Moines Register

“The bad boy of kid's music is back—and that's very, very good. It's the first album of new songs in ten years for Polisar, whose witty, irreverent folk-pop tunes tromp around with impunity where few kid's artists dare to venture . . . Welcome Back, Barry.” —Family Fun Magazine

“Barry Louis Polisar marches to a decidedly different drummer, and will have kids marching right along with him. The songs on this recording are funny, irreverent, and simply delightful. For those who are already fans, this is a must. For newcomers to Polisar's music, this is a fine introduction. Parents and teachers beware—children will be singing these waggish tunes, and asking for them again and again.” —School Library Journal

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 6-Barry Louis Polisar is joined by Ray Tilkens who plays a variety of instruments. Seventeen songs are featured. The album is a pun and fun filled adventure with musical homages to everyone from Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix and Guy Clark to the Native American a Capella group Ulali. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780938663430
  • Publisher: Rainbow Morning Music Alternatives
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Series: Rainbow Morning Music Picture Books
  • Format: CD
  • Pages: 1
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Louis Polisar is a children's recording artist. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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