That’s Jerry Garcia and David Grisman with their nonsense song, “Hopalong Peter.” It’s on a new CD called Bright Spaces 2, a compilation of songs from growing artists who are redeveloping that new/old genre that’s called family music.
Spring arrives today and, with it, all sorts of stirrings. One of them is a new production of an 1891 play by the German dramatist,…
You’re hearing a portion from “My Gysgi, Di Maban” sung by the Welsh choral group, Plethyn, from Celtic Lullaby, a new CD from Elipses Arts.
The two-man rock group, They Might Be Giants, has made clever, vocabulary- and imagination- expanding grooves a signature of both their music for adults and for children. Their valentine to high-energy optimism that you’ve just heard is called “Happy Doesn’t Have to Have an Ending.”
That’s a segment of Beethoven’s “8th Symphony,” from a CD called Daydreams and Lullabies, a Celebration of Poetry, Song and Classical Music.
The gift they have brought to the King and Queen of Venice, who have not been able to have children, is a magical plant. If the King and Queen plant it, the Fairies say, it will blossom into a child.
That’s the famous African-American singer, Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, doing his version of the children’s game song, “Sally Walker,” from a Folkways recording, Lead Belly Sings for Children.
I’m From Barcelona is one of those bands that just happened one day, and grew, adding toy pianos, kazoos, glockenspiels, a harp, drums, and a chorus of a dozen or so voices as it went. Its songs are often about the simple but personal things of childhood — like having a stamp collection.
That’s the Japanese singer, Rikki, with part of a traditional lullabye, “Amami No Kmori Uta,” often sung to baby boys on the island of Amami in southern Japan.
That’s the famous Heritage Hall Jazz Band with their version of the classic Christmas song, “Silver Bells,” on a new recording from Putamayo called New Orleans Christmas.