Thanks for coming back to Ages 3 and Up! This week we played April showers, produce songs, a little Mary Poppins/kite set, poetry (in honor of National Poetry Month) and kid-friendly-early-electronic music.
Did you know some of the earliest, most influencial electronic music was made for children? Raymond Scott’s Soothing Sounds for Baby series, for example, was introduced in 1963. Bruce Haack and Esther Nelson put out several albums for kids on their Dimension 5 label in the 60’s. You can hear their “Popcorn” song below. You can also hear important early electronic pop, that wasn’t necessarily made for kids but is WAY kid friendly, from Perrey and Kingsley-circa 1966.
Music lesson over. Listen and enjoy!
They Might Be Giants– “Lazyhead and Sleepybones”- No!
Natalie Merchant, Michael Stipe, Mark Bingham and The Roches– “Little April Shower”- v/a Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music From Vintage Disney Films
Me3– “Apple”- The Thin King
Flannery Brothers– “Farmers Market”- Love Songs For Silly Things
Louis Prima– “Yes, We Have No Bananas”- v/a Jazz For Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle and Shake
Bunny Clogs– “Pharoah Pharouk’s Phyrst Phood Phyramid”- More!More!More!
Duplex– “Salad Song”- Ablum
Rhythm Child– “Supercalifragilisticexpyaladocious”- Eat a Bowl of Cherries
Cast of Mary Poppins– “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”- Mary Poppins Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Free Design– “Kites Are Fun”- …Sing For Very Important People
Clementown– “Little Ned”- Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: The Music!
Ivor Cutler Trio– “Mud”- v/a Colours Are Brighter
Dog On Fleas– “Dumpling”- Beautiful World
The Divine Comedy– “Pooh Trilogy”- v/a Colours Are Brighter
Shel Silverstein– “Rock ‘n’ Roll Band”- A Light in the Attic
The Apples in Stereo– “Liza Jane”- v/a Dimension Mix
Bruce Haack and Esther Nelson– “Popcorn”- Listen Compute Rock Home
Perrey and Kingsley– “The Little Man From Mars”- The In Sound From Way Out!
John Upchurch and Mark Greenberg– “Piggy Back Ride”- John and Mark’s Children’s Record