Baby's Bedtime

Baby's Bedtime

by Judy CollinsJudy Collins


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With her pure, clear, untroubled voice, Judy Collins is an ideal singer of lullabies. This collection of songs composed and arranged by Ernest Troost includes both his originals and some familiar traditional material ("Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," "Rock A Bye Baby") , usually in brief performances, many of which last less than a minute. (There are 27 songs in 42-and-half minutes.) This is perhaps Collins' most folk-oriented recording since the '60s, as Troost alternates acoustic arrangements for folk instruments with some light classical charts. Collins is a soothing, ethereal presence throughout. Parents may wonder why "The Land of Nod," with its quick tempo and martial drums, comes 17 tracks in, just as they might have been hoping that a child would be nodding off. But children often experience a last burst of energy before finally settling down, and this song may accompany that last stand. Then, Collins reassures her listeners of the safety and comfort of approaching sleep, helping both parent and child relax and drift off.

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Release Date: 06/06/1995
Label: Lightyear
UPC: 0085365411227
catalogNumber: 54112
Rank: 138432


  1. Dance Little Baby
  2. Stars
  3. Tree Shadows
  4. Night
  5. At Night
  6. Girls and Boys Come out to Play
  7. My Bed Is a Boat
  8. Hush, Llittle Baby
  9. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  10. I See the Moon
  11. Rock a Bye Baby
  12. All the Pretty Horses
  13. How They Sleep
  14. Minnie and Winnie
  15. A Chill
  16. Good Night
  17. The Land of Nod
  18. Gaelic Lullaby
  19. Lullaby and Good Night
  20. Cradle Song
  21. The White Seal's Lullaby
  22. Sleep, Baby, Sleep
  23. Sweet and Low
  24. Safe in Bed
  25. All Through the Night
  26. Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
  27. Day Is Done

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