Rocket Ship Beach

Rocket Ship Beach

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by Dan Zanes
     
 

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Rocket Ship Beach introduced Dan Zanes' special brand of children's music, which mixes well-known songs for kids, standards, and traditional country and folk songs with a hand-crafted sound and plenty of affection for both the music and its intended audience. The "friends" who help Zanes with Rocket Ship Beach include Sheryl Crow…  See more details below

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Rocket Ship Beach introduced Dan Zanes' special brand of children's music, which mixes well-known songs for kids, standards, and traditional country and folk songs with a hand-crafted sound and plenty of affection for both the music and its intended audience. The "friends" who help Zanes with Rocket Ship Beach include Sheryl Crow, whose duet with Zanes on "Polly Wolly Doodle" gets the album off to a strong start; Suzanne Vega, who lends a lilting guilelessness to "Erie Canal"; and the Wonderland String Band, who guest on several tracks and give an extra twang to "King Kong Kitchie," "Keep on the Sunnyside," and "Brown Girl in the Ring." From the British folk-tinged "All My Friends Live in the Woods" -- which features Simon Kirke -- to the vaudevillian "Sidewalks of New York" to the reggae-inspired "On the Sunnyside of the Street," Rocket Ship Beach is as diverse as it is charming; the storybook-like packaging and Donald Saaf's whimsical illustrations add to its heartfelt, homespun look and sound. Zanes' other albums -- Night Time! and Family Dance -- are equally delightful, and all of them emphasize how important it is to enjoy music together as a family.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/2002
Label:
Festival Five Rec.
UPC:
0800495000123
catalogNumber:
950001
Rank:
9041

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Tracks

  1. Polly Wolly Doodle
  2. King Kong Kitchie  -  Wonderland String Band
  3. Bushel and a Peck  -  Rocket Ship Singers
  4. Go Down Emmanuel Road  -  Sandy Girls
  5. Goodbye Old Paint
  6. Father Goose  -  Father Goose
  7. Keep on the Sunny Side  -  Wonderland String Band
  8. Erie Canal
  9. Buckeye Jim
  10. Brown Girl in the Ring  -  Wonderland String Band
  11. Hello  - Barbara Brousal
  12. All My Friends Live in the Woods
  13. Weather Report  -  Emma
  14. Mole in the Ground
  15. On the Sunny Side of the Street  - Rankin' Don
  16. Sidewalks of New York
  17. Over the Rainbow  - Donald Saaf

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Rocket Ship Beach 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
That's high praise. I like the song choices, the whimsical liner notes, the children's backing vocals-- honesly almost everything about this. Nothing is too precious or sanitized-- definitely worth a listen and a great gift to a new parent who's squeamish about standard lullabies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THis is a great kids CD that parents wont mind listening to over and over (and over) again! Our daughter (21 months) loves it - and now it is on our list to give to all of our friends with kids for christmas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We often just put this CD on (along with other Dan Zanes CD's) and get silly and dance. A great way to spend some quality time with your little ones...and it won't drive you crazy.