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Playlist 2/16/13


Hello, fair Ages 3 and Up! listeners and readers.  Welcome to our very sporadically published playlist!  I hope to get the past few weeks up sometime this week, but it may or may not happen.  If it doesn’t, please accept my apologies in advance.

This week we were excited to play the B-side from “The Listeners,” Breathe Owl Breathe‘s extraordinarily lovely 7″ vinyl record/book set.  This is not a new release, but it was recently acquired and I can’t say enough good things about it.  There’s a video posted below the playlist with more information, but seriously…. GORGEOUS, and well worth the investment if you come from a vinyl loving family.

We also featured newer music from Elizabeth Mitchell, Elena Moon Park and Friends, Justin Roberts, Vered and Cat Doorman AND we played Valentine’s day tunes for you and yours.

  • Breathe Owl Breathe– “These Train Tracks”- The Listeners/These Train Tracks 7″ (w/book!)
  • Sheree Plett– “Hello Night”- Hello Night
  • Elizabeth Mitchell– “The Little Bird”- Blue Clouds
  • World Standard– “Tic Tac”- v/a Childish Music
  • Elena Moon Park and Friends– “Sisi Sima”- Rabbit Days and Dumplings
  • Willie Nelson– “Valentine”- Across The Borderline
  • Justin Roberts– “Heart of Gold”- Lullaby
  • Recess Monkey– “My Valentine”- Flying!
  • Vered– “When You Smile”- Good Morning My Love
  • Gustafer Yellowgold– “Keep It Simple Sweetheart”- Year in A Day
  • Bill Harley– “Monster Valentine”- High Dive
  • Lori Henriques– “Sometimes Things”- Outside My Door
  • Cat Doorman– “Lonely Girl”- Songbook
  • John Upchurch and Mark Greenberg– “In My Blue House”-John and Mark’s Children’s Record

Playlist 12/15/12


This one from Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke is probably my most favorite holiday album in recent years, and I’ve heard MANY.  From the stadium rock vibe on “Angels We Have Heard On High” to straight up punk rock baking on “Christmas Pudding,” and back to again to Caribbean rhythms on “Jingle Bells”… this six song EP blows my mind every time I hear it.  SO highly recommended.

Big shock, folks…  This week on Ages 3 and Up! we played HOLIDAY TUNES!!

  • Tom Glazer– “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”- Tom Glazer Sings Honk Hiss Tweet GGGGGG and Other Children’s Favorites
  • Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke– “Jingle Bells”- Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke Sing Songs of Christmas Cheer
  • Billy Kelly– “That’s How You Know It’s Christmas”- Dear Santa Claus
  • Georgia and August Greenberg– “The Snow Is Falling”- Georgia and August Greenberg Sing Songs For You and Me!
  • Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra– “Waltz of the Snowflakes”- Tchaikovsky:  The Nutcracker
  • The Jimmies– “Nogturne in C Minor”- Mama Said Nog You Out
  • Duplex!– “Figure 8”- Ablum
  • Vince Guaraldi Trio– “Skating”- A Charlie Brown Christmas OST
  • The Laurie Berkner Band– “Candy Cane Jane”- A Laurie Berkner Christmas
  • Michael Hearst– “Where Do Ice Cream Trucks Go In The Winter?”- Songs For Ice Cream Trucks
  • Brett Campbell– “Arthur the Christmas Cat”- v/a Kris Kindie
  • Gustafer Yellowgold– “Fa and A La”- Year In A Day
  • Little Miss Ann– “Honey Bear Ham”- Walk With Me
  • Fozzie Bear– “North Pole Comedy Club”- A Red and Green Christmas
  • Kenny Ellis– “Swingin’ Dreidel”- Hanukkah Swings!

It’s been days and I cannot get this song from The Laurie Berkner Band out of my head (and I’m so glad!).  Happiest holidays!

Playlist 11/17/12


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!

Playlist 10/27/12

We have played this album EVERY Halloween our show has been on the air.  Who knew a funny story about a boggart would become a tradition on a children’s radio program??

Happy Halloween, friends of Ages 3 and Up!  Just popping in (like Samantha on Bewitched) to wish you and yours a safe and festive haunting season.  Whether you’re a ghost, ghoul, goblin, princess or robot, we hope you get the best candy you’ve ever gotten- and a lot of it!

Here’s what we played this week:

  • Clementown/Calef Brown– “Skeleton Flowers”- Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, The Music!
  • Twink– “The Edge of Darkness”- Twink
  • They Might Be Giants– “Sleepwalkers”- No!
  • The Crayonettes– “The Spooky Way Home”- Playing Out
  • The Shaggs– “It’s Halloween”- Philosophy of the World
  • Justin Roberts– “Trick or Treat”- Jungle Gym
  • Ratboy Jr.– “Where Do Monsters Go?”- http://ratboyjr.com
  • Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and The Crypt Kickers– “The Monster Mash”- The Original Monster Mash
  • Shel Silverstein– “Monsters I’ve Met”- Best Of Shel Silverstein
  • Raffi– “Five Little Pumpkins”- Singable Songs For The Very Young
  • Brian Vogan– “That’s How A Pumpkin Grows”- Little Songs
  • Todd McHatton– “Perfect Pumpkins”- http://mchatton.com
  • Caspar Babypants– “Got A Little Ghost”- More Please!
  • Frances England– “The Books I Like to Read”- Fascinating Creatures
  • Ralph Bell– “Here We Go”- Great Ghost Stories
  • Rabbit!– “Light Up the Night”- Go For It

And, please enjoy a spooky video from Caspar Babypants.  Happy haunting!

Playlist 6/23/12

This week on Ages 3 and Up! we played ALL SORTS of new music, including the forthcoming album from Elizabeth Mitchell (in celebration of Woody Guthrie’s centennial), Elena Yeung, a FREE track from Ratboy Jr. and Dog on Fleas (see below), The Okee Dokee Brothers, Mates of State (from the forthcoming Science Fair compilation), and Lunch Money.  This week the music was all about Woody Guthrie, Camping, and SCIENCE!  If you tuned in, we hope you enjoyed the show.  If not and you’d like to hear us, you can hear a sample of our show here, or stream us live every Saturday morning from 8-9 EST at http://wrfl.fm.

  • Woody Guthrie– “Wake Up”- Nursery Days
  • Elizabeth Mitchell– “Little Seed”- Little Seed (forthcoming)
  • Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family– “Go Waggaloo”- Go Waggaloo
  • The Nields– “Six Yellow Chicks”- All Together Singing in the Kitchen (book)
  • Papa Crow– “All The Things That Roar”- Things That Roar
  • Elena Yeung– “Popcorn”- Dandelion
  • Ratboy Jr. and Dog On Fleas– “Backyard Camping”- http://ratboyjr.bandcamp.com/
  • Dean Jones feat. The Felice Brothers– “Poison Ivy”- Rock, Paper, Scissors
  • Okee Dokee Brothers– “Thousand Star Hotel”- Can You Canoe?
  • Bare Naked Ladies– “The Other Day I Met A Bear”- v/a For The Kids Three!
  • Mates of State– “I Am A Scientist”- v/a Science Fair (forthcoming)
  • Robbert Bobbert and The Bubble Machine– “Gravity”- Robbert Bobbert and The Bubble Machine
  • Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke– “The Rattling Can”- Rise And Shine
  • Logan Whitehurst and the Junior Science Club– “The Volcano Song”- Goodbye, My 4-Track
  • Duplex!– “Alive”- Worser
  • Artichoke– “Charles Darwin”- 26 Scientists vol. 1
  • Lunch Money– “Puzzle Pieces Within”- Spicy Kid (forthcoming)

Thanks for listening and reading, and enjoy!

KidVid 2012 Round 3, Woody Guthrie Region

ONLY EIGHT VIDEOS LEFT, as the final days of Zooglobble‘s KidVid Tournament 2012 approach.  Welcome back to Ages 3 and Up!, where we’re thrilled to be hosting round 3 of the competition in the Woody Guthrie Region.  This time around we have videos from Princess Katie & Racer Steve and the Imagination Movers.  Will “Sand In My Sandwich” kick sand in the face of “Everybody Sing,” or will the Imagination Movers be singing Princess Katie & Racer Steve the chorus from this classic???  Watch and decide, then VOTE in the poll at the bottom of this post.

Princess Katie & Racer Steve- “Sand In My Sandwich”

Imagination Movers- “Everybody Sing”


For more KidVid excitement, you might visit our friends at Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child to pick your favorite video in the competition being hosted there TODAY, all day!

KidVid 2012 Round 2, Pete Seeger Region

Welcome again to Ages 3 and Up!, where we’re hosting (a somewhat belated version of) ROUND 2 of Zooglobble‘s KidVid Tournament 2012.  In the Pete Seeger regional competition, we’re proud to present Brady Rymer‘s “Love Me For Who I Am” vs. Suzi Shelton‘s “Tomboy In A Princess Dress.”  Take a look and listen below, then VOTE for your favorite video in the poll at the bottom of this post.

Brady Rymer- “Love Me For Who I Am”


Suzi Shelton- “Tomboy In A Princess Dress”




EVEN MORE sweet KidVid action can be found today at The Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl and Dadnabbit.  Check it out, then let us all know who YOU think should advance to round 3 of the KidVid Tournament 2012!!