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Reggae for Kids

Author John Cech
Air Date 9/16/2005

Reggae for Kids Transcript

How would this be as a song to wake up with each day?

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That’s Freddie McGregor with the Roots Radics Children’s Chorus with part of their song, “Three Little Birds,”on a CD called Reggae for Kids (from Raz Records) — the first album of this up-tempo, Jamaican music meant especially for children. And what a debut recording it is, with songs by such island favorites as scat-singing, six-foot-six-inch tall Eek-a-Mouse, the “cool ruler,”Gregory Isaacs; Brigadier Jerry; Peter Broggs; and King Yellowman, who reggae-raps his way through that old standard, “This Old Man.” Here’s how he starts:

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This is a joyful, playful, hopeful album that is alive with rhythms and radiating positive energy. It doesn’t just grow on you, it has you, from its first notes, up and dancing and happy to be alive — even to go to school, especially if you can go with Bunny Wailer (one of the original members of Bob Marley and the Wailers):

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