Putumayo Kids Presents: Folk Playground

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
The Putumayo Playground line of records has a sophisticated feel to it in a sense. The music is chosen for kids' enjoyment, but it's rarely dumbed down. It's basic world music, but with a tone and tempo that fits well for kids. The albums are surprisingly suitable for adults as well though, given the breadth of music and content. On Folk Playground, Putumayo has what's probably the most strictly kid-oriented album yet. Folksingers from around the horn contribute a track here, with some old standards, some new compositions with a full backup band, and even a stray Disney song put into Texas swing. The tone of the album is perfectly fit for a kids set, and the songs are ...
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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
The Putumayo Playground line of records has a sophisticated feel to it in a sense. The music is chosen for kids' enjoyment, but it's rarely dumbed down. It's basic world music, but with a tone and tempo that fits well for kids. The albums are surprisingly suitable for adults as well though, given the breadth of music and content. On Folk Playground, Putumayo has what's probably the most strictly kid-oriented album yet. Folksingers from around the horn contribute a track here, with some old standards, some new compositions with a full backup band, and even a stray Disney song put into Texas swing. The tone of the album is perfectly fit for a kids set, and the songs are original enough to avoid some of the pain for parents involved with the massive overplay inherent to anything owned by kids. Though it is a bit short, it's a nice little children's album first, and a decent set of simple folk music second.
Entertainment Weekly - Eileen Clarke
If you're looking for the perfect CD to take on a long car ride this summer, look no further. (A)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2006
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • UPC: 790248025025
  • Catalog Number: 250

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Old Man - Victor Johnson (2:03)
  2. 2 Sheep (3:15)
  3. 3 Just Kidding (2:11)
  4. 4 Got No Strings (1:45)
  5. 5 It's All About How You Look at It (2:32)
  6. 6 Hop Up Ladies - Dan Zanes (2:33)
  7. 7 Froggie Went A-Courtin' (2:46)
  8. 8 Fill It Up (2:48)
  9. 9 Roller in the Coaster - Justin Roberts (4:05)
  10. 10 Polly Wolly Doodle (2:27)
  11. 11 Crawdad (2:25)
  12. 12 Just Look Up (3:33)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Leon Redbone Arranger
Zoe Lewis Composer
Keith Grimwood Composer
Leigh Harline Composer
Ezra Idlet Composer
Jorge Maldonado Spanish Translation
Ned Washington Composer
Dan Littleton Arranger
Dan Storper Executive Producer, Song Selection
Dan Zanes Arranger
Elizabeth Mitchell Arranger
Brady Rymer Composer
Nicola Heindl Illustrations, Cover Art
Beth Grimwood Composer
Laurie Berkner Arranger, Composer
Jacob Edgar Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
Justin Roberts Composer
Julien Massardier translation
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