My Daddy Is Scratchy

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
The Platonic ideal that all children’s music should aspire to is quite simple: It must be as enjoyable for Mom and Dad as it is for the younger set. So simple, yet so elusive. When an artist hits this balance square on the head, as Jamie Broza does on My Daddy Is Scratchy, it’s a cause for celebration. Charming yet never sentimental, respectful rather than patronizing to kids and their concerns, this collection of fun -- and wise -- songs speaks the language of children while being set to creative music intended to hold the attention of the “mature” listener. So while the junior crew will identify with the plight of dealing with Daddy’s whiskers on the title track, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
The Platonic ideal that all children’s music should aspire to is quite simple: It must be as enjoyable for Mom and Dad as it is for the younger set. So simple, yet so elusive. When an artist hits this balance square on the head, as Jamie Broza does on My Daddy Is Scratchy, it’s a cause for celebration. Charming yet never sentimental, respectful rather than patronizing to kids and their concerns, this collection of fun -- and wise -- songs speaks the language of children while being set to creative music intended to hold the attention of the “mature” listener. So while the junior crew will identify with the plight of dealing with Daddy’s whiskers on the title track, parents will get off on the song’s Steely Dan–like construction. Broza also displays his omnivorous songwriting chops on, among others, the Stephen Foster–like “Be Nice to Old People,” the Broadway-tinged “I Can’t Go to School Today,” the rocking “Where Mistletoe Hangs (There Hangs Not I),” and the rap-meets-Lennon ditty “I Met a Vegetable I Didn’t Like.” Broza’s modest Everyguy vocals, along with the brief but oh-so-telling comments by his children that lace the album, lend Daddy considerable likability and familial warmth. In other words: A winning kid’s album that parents will actually look forward to playing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2005
  • Label: Good Mood Records
  • UPC: 634479096655
  • Catalog Number: 102

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Grow a Beard? (0:17)
  2. 2 My Daddy Is Scratchy (4:06)
  3. 3 I Met a Vegetable I Didn't Like (4:13)
  4. 4 Street Singing? (0:32)
  5. 5 Stop It Dad You're Embarrassing Me (5:07)
  6. 6 Mommy Is a Dynamo (3:25)
  7. 7 Newshour at WBBC (0:39)
  8. 8 Where Mistletoe Hangs (There Hangs Not I) (4:13)
  9. 9 Time to Go (0:36)
  10. 10 Be Nice to Old People (3:33)
  11. 11 I Get Really Mad (0:19)
  12. 12 I Can't Go to School Today (5:12)
  13. 13 Snacks (0:13)
  14. 14 The Daddy Book (4:16)
  15. 15 The Rhyme Song (1:27)
  16. 16 You've Got the Nose (4:53)
  17. 17 Do I Have To? (4:04)
  18. 18 [Untitled Track] (0:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jamie Broza Primary Artist, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
John Beal Bass
Glenn Drewes Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jeff Mironov Guitar
Andy Stein Violin
Elizabeth Weiss Vocals
Alexandra Rhodie DJ
Michael Rohatyn Bass, Guitar
Ronnie Zito Drums
Technical Credits
Elliot Lawrence Contributor
David Nichtern Contributor
Alan Silverman Mastering
Nora York Contributor
Jamie Broza Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Shana Dressler Contributor
Elizabeth Miller Contributor
Shin Wook Kang Engineer
Desmond Heath Contributor
Troy Martin Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jamie, you're a genius

    We stumbled on your tunes while looking for another "Jamie" and heard a few the other day getting ready for work. Tonight we listened to all of "My Daddy Is Scratchy" while eating dinner with our kids, Andrew (12) Samuel (8) and Lillianne (3). We all laughed til our sides hurt. My 12 year old told me those songs were ripped straight from his journal. Thanks so much for crafting the perfect soundtrack for a sophisticated kid's journey to becoming a cool old person...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You Will Laugh and So Will Your Kids!

    Great songs make great albums. The Rhyme Song is hilarious. As is I Can't Go to School Today. There are moments that recall the wit and compassion of Sesame Street ditties and orchestration and theatricallity that recalls the better Schoolhouse Rock numbers. But as a whole, this album feels more intimate and classy than those records. I generally have a hard time with albums where kids sing (although kid listeners don't seem to mind). But this album strikes a great balance. When the kids show up, they aren't all cutesy. They are just kids. My 6 year old son not only loves the harder rocking songs, but also the clever wordplay of the other tracks and the interviews with kids. This is a real winner.

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