Reggae for Kids: Instrumentals

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Music for kids is always problematic. You can go the safe Raffi route, or be more adventurous -- something children often respond to. The Reggae for Kids series has adopted something of a middle ground, and this instrumental disc might be the ideal balance. Yes, there are some reggae classics in here, internationally known pieces like "One Love" and "I Can See Clearly Now," but they're interspersed with songs kids will know, like "This Old Man" and "Over the Rainbow." Add a few more contemporary pieces like "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" and "Beauty and the Beast," and you end up with something that works for everyone. It's meant to be a singalong record, and doubtless ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Music for kids is always problematic. You can go the safe Raffi route, or be more adventurous -- something children often respond to. The Reggae for Kids series has adopted something of a middle ground, and this instrumental disc might be the ideal balance. Yes, there are some reggae classics in here, internationally known pieces like "One Love" and "I Can See Clearly Now," but they're interspersed with songs kids will know, like "This Old Man" and "Over the Rainbow." Add a few more contemporary pieces like "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" and "Beauty and the Beast," and you end up with something that works for everyone. It's meant to be a singalong record, and doubtless will be in many households since everything so familiar. The playing might be smooth, but it's also superb, with a very strong cast, including Dean Fraser, Style Scott, Sky Juice, and Flabba Holt, proving how versatile they can be. Granted, many of these tracks have appeared on other Reggae for Kids albums, but the absence of vocals and addition of new lead instruments freshen them up for the family.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/2002
  • Label: Ras
  • UPC: 060768987647
  • Catalog Number: 89876

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro @@Ian Himelfarb (0:06)
  2. 2 Day O - Dean Fraser (2:46)
  3. 3 One Love - Dwight Pinkney (3:06)
  4. 4 When You Wish Upon a Star - Dean Fraser (3:54)
  5. 5 This Old Man - Dwight Pinkney (3:09)
  6. 6 Puff the Magic Dragon - Dean Fraser (2:37)
  7. 7 Rasta Row the Boat Ashore - Dwight Pinkney (3:39)
  8. 8 Raindrops/I Can See Clearly Now - Sidney Mills (3:51)
  9. 9 Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf - Bruce Ewan (2:31)
  10. 10 It's a Small World - Dwight Pinkney (2:35)
  11. 11 Can You Feel the Love Tonight? - Dwight Pinkney (3:31)
  12. 12 What the World Needs Now - Dean Fraser (3:39)
  13. 13 Black and White - Dean Fraser (3:17)
  14. 14 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Dwight Pinkney (2:11)
  15. 15 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Sidney Mills (3:05)
  16. 16 Over the Rainbow - Dean Fraser (4:43)
  17. 17 Beauty and the Beast - Dean Fraser (2:47)
  18. 18 Outro @@Ian Himelfarb (0:06)
  19. 19 Dean Revisited - Dean Fraser (0:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carl Ayton Drums
Bruce Ewan Harmonica
Dean Fraser Saxophone, Soloist
Steve Golding Guitar
Bongo Herman Percussion
Sky Juice Percussion
Robert Lyn Keyboards
Leebert Morrison Guitar
Dwight Pinkney Guitar
Style Scott Drums
Errol "Flabba" Holt Bass
T-Bird Johnson Keyboards
Sidney Mills Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Tony Brissett Keyboards
Prince Aubrey Manning Drums
Technical Credits
Bob Marley Composer
Harry Belafonte Arranger
Elton John Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Earl Robinson Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Peter Yarrow Composer
Howard Ashman Composer
Hal David Composer
Doctor Dread Producer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Leigh Harline Composer
Leonard Lipton Composer
Alan Menken Composer
Johnny Nash Composer
Richard M. Sherman Composer
Robert B. Sherman Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Allie Wrubel Composer
Tim Rice Composer
Ray Gilbert Composer
Frank Churchill Composer
Ann Ronell Composer
Neville Livingston Composer
Traditional Composer
Melody Sarecky Cover Illustration, Tray Card Design
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