Smilin' Island of Song

Smilin' Island of Song

by Cedella Marley Booker


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Smilin' Island of Song

Who better to conduct a kids'-eye tour of Jamaica, and its music and culture, than the mother of reggae legend Bob Marley? If Cedella Marley Booker, or "Mother B" as she prefers to be known, doesn't have you calling your travel agent after a single listen, we'll be mighty surprised. Booker shows a preteen friend -- and, by extension, the listeners -- the sights and sounds of her native Caribbean isle, focusing on children's songs she taught young Bob himself, like "Colon Man" and "Brown Girl in the Ring." Mother B also performs what is probably her son's most child-friendly tune ever, "Three Little Birds." Its timeless, sunnily reassuring chorus -- "Don't worry/About a thing/'Cause every little ting's/Gonna be all right" -- is a tonic for grownup souls as well.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/1992
Label: Music Little People
UPC: 0093624252122
catalogNumber: 42521

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cedella Marley Booker   Primary Artist,Vocals
Taj Mahal   Guitar,Vocals
David Lindley   Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin
Par Cockett   Guitar,Ukulele
Warren Dennis   Synthesizer
Poncho Graham   Bass Guitar
Rita Lackey   Background Vocals
Kandice Love   Vocals,Background Vocals
Fred Lunt   Slide Guitar
Imani Nyah   Vocals
Jim Rothermel   Clarinet,Recorder,Soprano Saxophone,Whistle (Instrument),Penny Whistle
Kester Smith   Conga,Drums,Triangle,Hand Clapping,cowbell,Cabasa
Patrick Cockett   Ukulele,Slack Key Guitar
Winston "Horseman" Williams   Voices

Technical Credits

Taj Mahal   Producer
Erik Darling   Composer
Alan Arkin   Composer
Bob Carey   Composer
Leib Ostrow   Producer
Kester Smith   Arranger
A. Reid Reynolds   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer

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