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Putumayo Kids Presents: French Playground

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Following a lineage of excellent children's albums on Putumayo, French Playground has a fair bit to live up to. As such, it goes into the endeavor fully, pulling out Francophone works from each region possible (nearly). There are pieces from France primarily, but also from Haiti, Mauritius, and Quebec (the New Orleans area is arguably the only major Francophone music culture left out). The focus is really on the end of France, however, with chanson, French kids artists, and references to the old gypsy jazz traditions nearly throughout. There's a constant connection of song to song through a light, lilting style reminiscent of much of French music and nearly every French ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Following a lineage of excellent children's albums on Putumayo, French Playground has a fair bit to live up to. As such, it goes into the endeavor fully, pulling out Francophone works from each region possible (nearly). There are pieces from France primarily, but also from Haiti, Mauritius, and Quebec (the New Orleans area is arguably the only major Francophone music culture left out). The focus is really on the end of France, however, with chanson, French kids artists, and references to the old gypsy jazz traditions nearly throughout. There's a constant connection of song to song through a light, lilting style reminiscent of much of French music and nearly every French café stereotype heard in the rest of the media (American movies, for instance). With full bilingual lyrics for every song included in the liner notes, the album makes an excellent pick for a bit of enrichment that disguises itself as simple, fun music for kids.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • UPC: 790248024226
  • Catalog Number: 242
  • Sales rank: 1,440

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chatouiller le Ciel Avec Toi - Alain Schneider (2:00)
  2. 2 Lutece - Ses Dromadaires (1:35)
  3. 3 Wonderful - Pascal Parisot (2:44)
  4. 4 Clic-Clac Oh C'est Beau! (3:44)
  5. 5 Bonjour, Bonjour - L'Autobus A Vapeur (2:08)
  6. 6 Monsieur Bibendum - Tryö (2:42)
  7. 7 L' Île Maurice - Triton (3:30)
  8. 8 Le Matin en Patins - Ariane Moffatt (1:46)
  9. 9 Petit Français (3:56)
  10. 10 Sensation (Bidi Bom Bom) - Lole-Lolay (3:26)
  11. 11 Croque (3:53)
  12. 12 La P'tite Monnaie - Benabar & Associes (3:36)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Dominique Dimey Composer
Dan Storper Executive Producer
Jacques Charpentreau Composer
Jacob Edgar Liner Notes
Emily Lazar Mastering
Gilles Vigneault Composer
Manu Eveno Composer
Bénabar Composer
Julien Massardier translation
Pascal Parisot Composer
Alain Schneider Composer
Eric Triton Composer
Jean-Jaques Commien Composer
Oliver Delgutte Composer
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