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Bon Appétit! Musical Food Fun
     

Bon Appétit! Musical Food Fun

by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
 
Teaching kids to stay fit and healthy is essential, but how do you make the lesson go down with the proverbial spoonful of sugar? Well, if you're Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, you do it with delectable tunes and a spirited performance! The pair earned a Grammy nomination for their last release, Pocket Full of Stardust, and with Bon Appétit! they apply

Overview

Teaching kids to stay fit and healthy is essential, but how do you make the lesson go down with the proverbial spoonful of sugar? Well, if you're Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, you do it with delectable tunes and a spirited performance! The pair earned a Grammy nomination for their last release, Pocket Full of Stardust, and with Bon Appétit! they apply their irresistible blend of bluegrass, folk, and pop to educating children about health and fitness. These gals make learning serious fun, touting the virtues of living healthily and enjoying food. Get into the groove with "Breakfast Power," a swing-inspired ditty with trombone and sax that reveals the importance of feeding your body and brain in the morning. Marxer suggests many ways to beef up those biceps on "Big Strong Muscles" -- play air guitar to this jammin' track's electric solo, and those muscles are sure to appear in no time. And while you're working out, don't forget to stay hydrated with "Water," where fiddle and mandolin provide much-needed nourishment as the gals sing, "You can slip it through a straw, you can slurp it from a cup / But you need a lot of water, better drink it all up." The question of why you have to wash your hands before dinner is deftly answered on "Germs," an amusing tale of how the little bugs travel from playground to book bag to hands. This inspiring duo marry their intellectual and artistic goals on a disc that will appeal to both kids and parents but especially to teachers -- it's the next-best thing to teachers actually singing their daily lessons in health class.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
As the title suggests, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer's Bon Appétit! Musical Food Fun introduces kids to the world of food, exploring the different meals of the day, how you get your food, and how to eat right with a smorgasbord of musical styles. "Breakfast Power" emphasizes the importance of the first meal of the day with a '30s jazz-inspired beat and melody; "Big Strong Muscles" has an appropriately gutsy, honky tonk sound. Most of Bon Appétit! features Fink and Marxer originals, such as the folky, sweetly silly "Water" and the swing-y "Hula Hoop," although there are a few musical nods, such as "The Garden Song" and "Potato," a song about spuds set to the melody of "The Mexican Hat Dance." Other highlights include "A Little Taste of This, a Little Taste of That," "Five a Day," and "The Food Pyramid." A cute, quirky album, Bon Appétit! offers children an education in nutrition and different kinds of music at the same time.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/2003
Label:
Rounder Select
UPC:
0682161807423
catalogNumber:
8074

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer   Primary Artist
Cathy Fink   Bouzouki,Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,5-string Banjo,Vocal Harmony
Tom Paxton   Vocals
Lenny Williams   Piano,Keyboards
Steve Abshire   Guitar
Marcy Marxer   Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Accordion,Conga,Ukulele,Vocals,Human Whistle,Penny Whistle,Bodhran,Shaker,Tenor Banjo,Vocal Harmony
Michele Valeri   Skit
Pete Barrenbregge   Saxophone
Paul Bell   Guitar
Graham Breedlove   Trumpet
Tommy Cecil   Bass
Tom Lepson   Organ
Vince McCool   Trumpet
Mark Schatz   Bass
Steve Shaw   Trombone
Grace Griffith   Vocal Harmony
Matt Niess   Trombone
Rusty Bogart   Guitar
Steve Fidyk   Drums
Jon Nazdin   Bass
Jay Turner   Bass
Arthur Gerstein   Piano
Ron Stewart   Fiddle
Roseanna Martin   Vocals
Bruno Nasta   Violin
Xie Fei   Ensemble
Steve Loescher   Drums
University Park Elementary School Ensemble   Vocals
Zoltán Rácz   Accordion
Maggie Abernathy   Vocals,Ensemble
Arianna Arnold   Ensemble
Rhaeza Bruce   Ensemble
Bridgette Brunck   Vocals,Ensemble
Kathryn Corboy   Ensemble
Irving Delco   Ensemble
Katia Fallon   Vocals
Kate Franklin   Ensemble
Samuel Holton Hinshaw   Ensemble
Charlie Hubet   Tenor Saxophone
Kendall Irish   Vocals,Ensemble
Mirian Kerr   Vocals,Ensemble
Rebecca Kruskal   Vocals,Ensemble
Allison Leonardi   Ensemble
Tommy Lepson Band   Vocals
Jeff Lodsun   Drums
Thomas Madzelan   Ensemble
Madeleine Rose Martin   Ensemble
Emily Moore   Vocals,Ensemble
Camila Pascual   Ensemble
Spencer Perkins   Vocals
Danny Puma   Vocals,Ensemble
Jackie Rieta   Ensemble
Julia Ruth   Ensemble
Danni Tang   Ensemble
Amelia Theobold   Vocals,Ensemble
Yi Xia   Vocals
Hong Yi Xia   Ensemble
Adam Friedman   Bass

Technical Credits

Cathy Fink   Composer,Producer,Engineer
David Mallett   Composer
Cheryl Wheeler   Composer
Marcy Marxer   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jim Robeson   Engineer
Dick Bangham   Cover Design,Cover Art
Chris Biondo   Arranger,Programming,Engineer
Betty Scott   Director
Zequinha de Abreu   Composer
Jelani Alleyne   Contributor
Tayé Burton   Contributor
Kristen Jones   Arranger
Brandon Turner   Contributor
Erica Turner   Contributor
Bob Dawson   Engineer

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