Blue Suede Shoes

Blue Suede Shoes

by Music For Little People Choir
     
 

They've done it with the Beatles and the Beach Boys. Now the fine folks over at the groundbreaking kids' label Music for Little People have come up with an album's worth of tunes made famous by Elvis Presley and -- like its predecessors -- sung by kids. Nearly a half-century old,See more details below

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They've done it with the Beatles and the Beach Boys. Now the fine folks over at the groundbreaking kids' label Music for Little People have come up with an album's worth of tunes made famous by Elvis Presley and -- like its predecessors -- sung by kids. Nearly a half-century old, these rockabilly and fledgling rock-'n'-roll classics are as hip-shaking and feet-motivating as they were back then, though not even remotely as controversial (it's hard to believe this was the stuff that had the straitlaced set up in arms). Producer Dennis Scott, a Nashville-based singer-songwriter and sometime kids' performer, has assembled a zesty group of child vocalists, who do the King proud on numbers such as "Hound Dog," "Shake, Rattle and Roll," and "Jailhouse Rock." They even resurrect "Heartbreak Hotel," complete with hiccuping vocals, not to mention "All Shook Up" and "Baby Let's Play House" (fret not, parents: The one truly suggestive line in that last one has been changed to make it child-friendly). Then, of course, there's the spirited title track, a freewheeling anthem that never loses its dash. Blue Suede Shoes is a nifty introduction to the Pelvis for young kids, and the older ones -- if they don't find it all too quaint -- may even find themselves singing along.

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Barnes & Noble - Moira McCormick
They've done it with the Beatles and the Beach Boys. Now the fine folks over at the groundbreaking kids' label Music for Little People have come up with an album's worth of tunes made famous by Elvis Presley and -- like its predecessors -- sung by kids. Nearly a half-century old, these rockabilly and fledgling rock-'n'-roll classics are as hip-shaking and feet-motivating as they were back then, though not even remotely as controversial (it's hard to believe this was the stuff that had the straitlaced set up in arms). Producer Dennis Scott, a Nashville-based singer-songwriter and sometime kids' performer, has assembled a zesty group of child vocalists, who do the King proud on numbers such as "Hound Dog," "Shake, Rattle and Roll," and "Jailhouse Rock." They even resurrect "Heartbreak Hotel," complete with hiccuping vocals, not to mention "All Shook Up" and "Baby Let's Play House" (fret not, parents: The one truly suggestive line in that last one has been changed to make it child-friendly). Then, of course, there's the spirited title track, a freewheeling anthem that never loses its dash. Blue Suede Shoes is a nifty introduction to the Pelvis for young kids, and the older ones -- if they don't find it all too quaint -- may even find themselves singing along.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Blue Suede Shoes: Elvis Songs for Kids collects a dozen Elvis Presley classics performed by children, including "Hound Dog," "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear," "Shake Rattle and Roll," and "Jailhouse Rock." Though the originals of most of these songs would be appropriate for children anyway, this album provides a lighthearted twist on some of Presley's best-known songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/05/2000
Label:
Music Little People
UPC:
0081227995928
catalogNumber:
79959
Rank:
361954

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Performance Credits

Music For Little People Choir   Primary Artist
Ike Harris   Musician
Jim Hoke   Musician
Wayne Killius   Musician
Dennis Scott   Vocals
Jeff Taylor   Musician
Jeff Lisenby   Musician
Brittany Hargest   Vocals
Kelly Stewart   Vocals
Lori Casteel   Vocals
Delaney Cusic   Vocals
Sarah Valley   Vocals
Brandon Hargest   Vocals
Evan Broder   Vocals
Graham Keen   Vocals
Allison Smith   Vocals
Morgan Burke   Vocals
Ivan Goldenbox   Musician
Kyle Keith   Vocals
Sarah Peasall   Vocals
Ryan Popplin   Vocals
Hannah Redderick   Vocals
Maggie Richardson   Vocals
Brandon Stansell   Vocals
Katie Stewart   Vocals
Scott Weckerly   Musician
Tom Weil   Musician

Technical Credits

Elvis Presley   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Bryan Coleman   Engineer
Jim Hoke   Horn Arrangements
Leib Ostrow   Executive Producer
Dennis Scott   Arranger,Producer
Timmy Tappan   Horn Arrangements
Jeff Lisenby   Horn Arrangements
Mae Boren Axton   Composer
Doug Haverty   Art Direction
Gary Daley   Engineer
Becky Wagley   Art Direction
Toni Pawlowsky   Illustrations
Sharon Sherman   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Gary Dales   Engineer

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