Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Folk Songs for Children

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Most new parents are a bit lost when faced with the dilemma of weeding out the good children's music from the bad. For musician couples, like singer/songwriter Laura Viers and her producer/husband Tucker Martine, the solution is simple; make your own. On the appropriately titled Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Folk Songs for Children, Viers and Martine, along with special guests Béla Fleck, Basia Bulat, Colin Meloy (Decemberists), and Jim James (My Morning Jacket), explore some of the genre's oldest tunes, including work songs ("Jump Down Spin Around"), Civil War tunes ("Soldier's Joy"), and even a calypso ("Jamaica Farewell"). Each cut is tastefully arranged and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Most new parents are a bit lost when faced with the dilemma of weeding out the good children's music from the bad. For musician couples, like singer/songwriter Laura Viers and her producer/husband Tucker Martine, the solution is simple; make your own. On the appropriately titled Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Folk Songs for Children, Viers and Martine, along with special guests Béla Fleck, Basia Bulat, Colin Meloy (Decemberists), and Jim James (My Morning Jacket), explore some of the genre's oldest tunes, including work songs ("Jump Down Spin Around"), Civil War tunes ("Soldier's Joy"), and even a calypso ("Jamaica Farewell"). Each cut is tastefully arranged and never cloying (kudos for allowing "All the Pretty Little Horses" to retain its subtle darkness), and Viers' simple, honest delivery helps to keep the mood fun, yet stable and sweet, without the inevitable sugar rush.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2011
  • Label: Raven Marching Band
  • UPC: 751937413622
  • Catalog Number: 7
  • Sales rank: 56,828

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Laura Veirs Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Guitar (Nashville), Guitar (Nylon String)
John MacDonald Choir, Chorus
Brian Blade Drums
Béla Fleck Banjo
Tim Young Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Guitar (Tenor)
Tucker Martine Percussion, Drums, Wind, Choir, Chorus
Karl Blau Banjo, Bass, Keyboards, Saxophone, Choir, Chorus, Vocal Harmony
Rob Burger Piano, Accordion, Celeste, Keyboards, Sampling, Marxophone
Nate Query Upright Bass
Jim James Vocal Harmony
Carl Broemel Pedal Steel Guitar, Autoharp, Baritone Saxophone
Colin Meloy Vocals
Lewi Longmire Choir, Chorus
Johanna Kunin Choir, Chorus
Basia Bulat Charango
Kate Howser Choir, Chorus
Adam Shearer Choir, Chorus
Annalisa Tornfelt Fiddle, Choir, Chorus
Alex Guy Violin, Viola, Vocal Harmony
Kai Welch Piano
Luke Ydstie Choir, Chorus
Kati Claborn Choir, Chorus
Israel Nebecker Choir, Chorus
Bridgit Jacobsen Choir, Chorus
Joe Cunningham Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Billy Hill Composer
Woody Guthrie Composer
Harry Belafonte Composer
Norman Luboff Composer
Lord Burgess Composer
Jimmie Driftwood Composer
Roger Seibel Mastering
Tucker Martine Producer, Engineer
Karl Blau Composer
Rob Burger Composer
William Attaway Composer
Traditional Composer
Laura Veirs Composer, Whistle
Adam Selzer Engineer, overdub engineer
Carson Ellis Artwork
Ruth Seeger Arranger
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