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|Tom Chapin||Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar|
|Abigail Chapin||Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Children's Chorus|
|Lily Chapin||Choir, Chorus, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Children's Chorus, Spoken Word|
|Stephen Chapin||Bass, Vocals|
|Jon Cobert||Synthesizer, Piano|
|John Forster||Piano, Choir, Chorus, Melodica|
|Vicky Forster||Vocals, Choir, Chorus|
|Michael Mark||Vocals, Choir, Chorus|
|Amanda Broomfield||Choir, Chorus, Children's Chorus|
|Emily Agress||Choir, Chorus, Children's Chorus|
|Susan Reed||Artwork, Cover Painting|
Posted October 1, 2010
I am a first grade teacher who uses music daily in instruction. Tom Chapin has provided my class with many CDs, but this one, the Family Tree, which was my first, is still our favorite. We (all the first grade teachers at our school, and the students) especially take delight in the CD title song, Family Tree, a song which celebrates diversity and the family of man at the same time, becomes the first grade theme for the year. This Pretty Planet, a round about the earth, compliments study of the solar system, and allows me to stretch the children's listening skills. I really could elaborate about each song included in this work of art, but instead should just give it my whole-hearted recommendation as a CD which teaches, and entertains, both children and adults.
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Posted May 13, 2011
My children (3 & 5) were introduced to Tom Chapin's "Family Tree" at a sleepover. They loved this CD so much that they wanted to listen to it over and over. By the time I took them home, they knew all the lyrics to the song "Long Way Home". I am not a big fan of music-for-kids, as I usually find it cloying. Tom Chapin is changing my mind about that. So many great songs on this CD!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.