Your Imaginary Friend’s self titled debut was one of several discs that made its first appearance on our show this week. The album is absolutely enchanting, and features well constructed arrangements of mostly (though, not exclusively) traditional children’s and American folk tunes, sometimes done in a laid back style reminiscent of some bygone era and others evoking a more modern pop-rock or quirky lounge sound. Recommended for fans of Squirrel Nut Zippers, Les Paul, Alan Mills and banjos.
Hellooooo Ages 3 and Up! listener and reader friends! This week on our show we played new music from Vered, danceable fun for kids of all ages, requested “Ba Ba Black Sheep,” a special unreleased track from Jad Fair (courtesy of Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child), blazin’ bluegrass from Astrograss, and turkey tunes- including a Les Paul inspired version of “Turkey In The Straw” from Your Imaginary Friend. We finished the show gobbler style with Gustafer Yellowgold’s “Pumpkin Pied.” Be sure to check the video below, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Here’s how we played it:
- Vered– “Good Morning My Love”- Good Morning My Love
- Jean Jacques Perrey and Luke Vibert– “Frere Jacques”- Moog Acid
- Ruckus Roboticus– “Here We Go”- Playing With Scratches
- Playsoundz– “Catch The Ball”- Electronic Music For Children
- Secret Agent 23 Skidoo– “Opposite Day”- Underground Playground
- The Free Design– “Don’t Cry, Baby”- …Sing For Very Important People
- Caspar Babypants– “Ba Ba Black Sheep”- Sing Along!
- Unknown– “Mary, Mungo and Midge”- v/a Songs For The Young At Heart
- Jad Fair– “Inky Winky, John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt”- Live at Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child (unreleased)
- Jad & David Fair– “Grampa’s Books”- Six Dozen Cookies
- Astrograss– “Make It Up”- The Colored Pencil Factory
- The Okee Dokee Brothers feat. Garth Hudson– “Haul Away Joe”- Can You Canoe?
- Professor Banjo– “Let’s Grow Beards”- PB & Jam
- Dog On Fleas– “Over The Meadow and Through The Woods”- Cranberry Sauce Flotilla
- Your Imaginary Friend– “Turkey In The Straw”- Your Imaginary Friend
- The Harmonica Pocket– “Turkey In The Straw”- Apple Apple
- Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies– “Last Thanksgiving”- Sing A Little Song
- Gustafer Yellowgold– “Pumpkin Pied”- Year In A Day
Our favorite… DESSERT!