Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George

Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George

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by Jack Johnson
     
 

It's hard to think of anyone who fills the rock realm's nice-guy niche more perfectly than Jack Johnson -- which makes the uber-mellow Hawaiian the ideal choice to spin a soundtrack for the film of this classic children's tome. Johnson's beckoning, low-key delivery ensures that the bouncy "Upside Down" sticks in the gray matter after a single listen, making it a bona…  See more details below

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It's hard to think of anyone who fills the rock realm's nice-guy niche more perfectly than Jack Johnson -- which makes the uber-mellow Hawaiian the ideal choice to spin a soundtrack for the film of this classic children's tome. Johnson's beckoning, low-key delivery ensures that the bouncy "Upside Down" sticks in the gray matter after a single listen, making it a bona fide "sing-a-long." He's just as capable in turning out the other genre that the disc's title promises: gently soothing tunes, such as a sweet reworking of the White Stripes' "We're Going to Be Friends," that elicit a smile, even as the eyes start to close. Johnson calls on some of his fellow travelers to lend a hand here and there -- frenetic Philadelphian G. Love encourages a bit of aerobic activity through his effervescent "Jungle Gym" -- but it's his good nature that propels the album. Naturally, Johnson seizes the opportunity to preach the green gospel, but he does so both sweetly and cleverly on "The Three Rs" -- a Schoolhouse Rock update that advises kids (and adults, of course) to "reduce, reuse, and recycle." File under: Inspired, G-rated Family Fun.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Perennial surfer dude/singer/songwriter Jack Johnson lends his voice to the eternally silent Curious George on this collection of "Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies", original material built around the famous monkey and his strange obsession with "the Man with the Yellow Hat." Universal Pictures couldn't have picked a better collaborator for this soundtrack to the Curious George film, as Johnson's easygoing delivery and breezy demeanor match George's silent curiosity to a T. Fellow songwriters Ben Harper, G. Love, and Matt Costa contribute three songs to the predominantly children-oriented affair, while Johnson and band give up an island rendition of the White Stripes' "We're Going to Be Friends," as well as the umpteenth cover of Schoolhouse Rock!'s "Three Is the Magic Number." Heady stuff? Not exactly, but there's not an ounce of pretense to the project, making it a fun, safe bet for kids and a forgettable -- yet not entirely unpleasant -- piece of escapism for adults.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/07/2006
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0602498796986
catalogNumber:
000611602
Rank:
6393

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Johnson   Primary Artist
Merlo Podlewski   Bass
Adam Topol   Drums
Zach Gill   Piano,Vocals
Matt Costa   Guita Flé

Technical Credits

Bob Dorough   Composer
Ben Harper   Composer
Danny Kalb   Engineer
Robert Carranza   Producer,Engineer
Jeff Motch   Art Direction
Jack Johnson   Composer
Jack White   Composer
Adam Topol   Composer
Zach Gill   Composer
Dave Lively   Art Direction
Anthony DeRosa   Artwork,Cover Design,Cover Art
Emmett Malloy   Soundtrack Supervisor

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Singalongs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
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I've been a huge Jack Johnson fan since Brushfire Fairytales and was a bit skeptical when I heard he was doing the soundtrack for a children's movie. After listening to the entire album, I knew I had to add it to my collection. If you're a fan of Mr. Johnson, you will be missing out if you don't pick this one up. Not only is it as fun to listen to as his other albums, but kids will enjoy it as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jack Johnson is amazing. I love all his music. This CD is great. Just because it's a Curious George soundtrack doesn't mean that it is for little kids. If you like Jack Johnson, you'll love this CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i am a huge jack johnson fand AND i have 3 yr old twins. i bought this cd thinking between me and my kids, i'm sure one of us will like it and WE ALL LOVE IT! i bought the cd last week and have been playing it for the kids telling them we would go see the movie on the weekend. they hadn't been to a movie before so they were excited but didn't really know why. when we got in the theater and the 1st son, "upside down" started playing, my son began to dance and smile. they ask everytime we get in the car to play the curious george cd so they have no idea who jack johnson is but i wanted to say thati love this cd as well. it is classic jack johnson with the accoustic guitar that we all love so much. very good effort by mr johnson.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this cd. We bought it after seeing the movie and our 2 yr old loves it. He listens to it at naptime and at bedtime. My husband and I really like it too. It's a cool alternative to all the cheesy kids music out there. Lots of fun!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific album. Curious George was the first movie I took my 3 year old son to see. He loved it! "Upside Down" stuck in my head then and the rest of the soundtrack does now. This is music you can enjoy with your children or when your alone in your car.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Saw the movie, Love the soundtrack!! Everyone in my family loves these songs! From the adults to my four year old. Praises all around!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is great for all ages. this album is one of the greatest i've heard from jack johnson yet. jack johnson is one of those can't get enough artists, and really he is. this album is great for all ages, for people that love music, and for those who like the kind of pop mixed with a little rock music. jack johnson is great and i encourge you to get up from the chair and get going to a near by barnes and noble and get this album!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this cd! It's more upbeat than Jack's other albums. Being 28 I didn't know what to expect from a Curious George CD, but I love it! It always makes me smile:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
curious george was a very cute film but the songs really did make it all that much better. catchy tunes make you want to sing along and they're great for everybody! jack johnson has a raw, soothing tone to his voice and the sweet sounds of the giutar in the backround compliment him nicely. I definetely reccomend you buy this CD.5stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard this cd when I visited my grandson and we would dance to the first two songs before a nap. He loved the rhythm and I loved the memories I was making. I later began playing it for my kindergarten class as our "clean-up" song on Fridays after our "Read, Write, Draw" time. They loved it!! By the time the song had ended they were all cleaned up and sitting on the carpet for group time. I especially love to hear their sweet voices singing the familiar chorus!! It has become "our" song!! There are other songs on the cd about recycling and sharing that are wonderful songs for young children!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 2-year old daughter and I caught the movie on TV one day and we were hooked. I love the music so much that I had to have the CD. Now when we listen to it she can tell you what's going on in the movie at each song. I also listen to it when she's not with me, the songs just make me happy.
Teacher-zoey More than 1 year ago
Kids all over the world identify with the curious little monkey and this CD of lullabies and sing-a-longs will only add to the love for George. The man in the yellow hat agrees whole-heartedly. Both lyrically and melodically, it's a winner. I played it at my sons recent birthday party and it was a hit with all the kids. I'll admit it, I like it, too.
Reneesmee More than 1 year ago
Definitely a great sing a long song. Not the typical kid sing along album or lullabye. Uniquely different that any adult could listen to over and over again. Especially like "the sharing song". It is catchy and with a good message. Never actually saw the Curious George movie, but songs here stand on it's own. THe album is not just kid's music but adults can enjoy it too. Jack Johnson writes great songs you can sing to!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've given this to many young women as a baby shower gift. They all have said they love it! I'll keep giving it and I hope Jack will do another! Thanks Jack!!
LauraAM More than 1 year ago
We simply love this albumn. We loved the movie and the resulting music video. My six year old simply adores this albumn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We love this CD. Curious George is a favorite in our house. Jack Johnson has created music that both the parents and kids can enjoy. The music is mellow and very enjoyable.
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