Ummmm….WOW! Folks, I’ve gotta tell you- there is SO much good and new coming out of the family music scene right now. It’s actually a little mind blowing, and I have to admit that I’m having a little trouble keeping up with it all. Apologies! (If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that its been some time since we updated our blog. SERIOUSLY. Drowning in new music here.) I suppose there are worse problems to have, right?
This week we played new or recent music from Oran Etkin, the Many Hands compilation, Lucky Diaz, Caspar Babypants and Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies. We also played a birthday request from The Carolina Chocolate Drops for Joleigh, who turned 3 this week! It was, in fact, the hippest request I think I’ve ever gotten from a three year old. You go, Joleigh! AND we had requested music from Donovan, too!.
Here you go:
Oran Etkin– “Wake Up Clarinet!”- Wake Up Clarinet
Selloane with Famoro Dioubate– “Shortnin’ Bread”- v/a Putumayo Kids Presents Jazz Playground
Bonga and the Vodou Drums of Haiti– “Activity”- v/a Many Hands: Family Music For Haiti
AA Gray & The Seven Foot Dilly– “The Old Ark’s A Moving”- v/a The Story That The Crow Told Me vol. 2
The Carolina Chocolate Drops– “Cornbread and Butterbeans”- Genuine Negro Jig
Dog On Fleas– “Lima Bean”- Beautiful World
Heidi Swedberg and The Sukey Jump Band– “Who Killed Poor Robin?”- PLAY!
Donovan– “Happiness Runs”- Pied Piper
Gustafer Yellowgold– “Quite Easily Lost”- Mellow Fever
Lucky Diaz– “Fire Fighter Girl”- Luckiest Adventure
Me3– “Apple”- The Thin King
Caspar Babypants– “Little Ditty”- This Is Fun!
Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies– “How To Fly”- Sing A Little Song
John Upchurch and Mark Greenberg– “Colors”- John and Mark’s Children’s Record
The Harmonica Pocket– “O Susanna”- Ladybug One