Free to Be...You and Me

Free to Be...You and Me

by Marlo ThomasMarlo Thomas


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As one of the first children's albums to explore the post-'60s world, focusing on validating emotions and encouraging diversity, Free To Be...You and Me is at once charmingly dated and surprisingly relevant. The datedness is mainly in the music itself, which is bouncy, as-if-rock-was-never-invented pop, performed by '70s TV icon Thomas (Danny's daughter and star of the sitcom "That Girl") and a host of guest celebs. They include Alan Alda, Jack Cassidy (David's Dad on "The Partridge Family"), Harry Belafonte, Mel Brooks, Dick Cavett, Carol Channing, Billy DeWolfe, Rosey Grier, Shirley Jones, Robert Morse, the New Seekers, Diana Ross, Diana Sands, and Tommy Smothers. As for relevance, many of these songs' themes are just as vital as they were nearly 30 years ago. Thomas and friends look at gender stereotyping ("William's Doll," "Ladies First"), responsibility ("Housework," "Helping"), imaginary pals ("Dudley Pippin and His No-Friend"), and proudly assert, "It's All Right to Cry." Kids have rights, says Thomas, but "Parents Are People Too." And when all's said and done, who isn't "Glad to Have a Friend Like You"?

Product Details

Release Date: 05/09/2006
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0888430569928
catalogNumber: 305699
Rank: 13056


  1. Free to Be...You and Me
  2. Boy Meets Girl
  3. When We Grow Up
  4. Don't Dress Your Cat in an Apron
  5. Parents Are People
  6. Housework
  7. Helping
  8. Ladies First
  9. Dudley Pippin and the Principal
  10. It's Alright to Cry
  11. Sisters and Brothers
  12. My Dog Is a Plumber
  13. William's Doll
  14. Atalanta
  15. Grandma
  16. Girl Land
  17. Dudley Pippin and His No-Friend
  18. Glad to Have a Friend Like You
  19. Free to Be...You and Me (Outro)

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