What kind of music did you listen to as a kid? I bet it wasn't music specifically marketed toward children. I'm a fan of "all-ages music," songs with a broad appeal. I like to introduce my children to music that teaches the importance of diversity and garners appreciation of different genres. Albums that feature lively, upbeat rhythms are also tops here.
Funky Kidz is all that and more. It's a compilation of classic children’s songs performed by talented New Orleans’ artists, sung with the jazzy, funky twist that you expect. Among those in the 12 fabulous musical groups featured are Ivan Neville of the Neville Brothers; The Radiators; George Porter Jr. of The Meters; and Bonerama. Their swinging melodies full of expression and energy get you on your feet, dancing up a storm and singing along all the while. Truly a spicy feast for little (and big) ears, listeners can hear the New Orleans roots in each rendition, the blaring brass pieces intermixed with more funky, modern styles and distinctive rhythms throughout.
Our favorites off the album include Bonerama's awesome version of "You've Got a Friend," and the snazzy "Froggy went a Courtin" (love the Uh-huh's). Ingra Lucia performs a very unique, vibrato-filled rendition of "This Little Light of Mine." Amanda Shaw sings "Garden Song" with such gusto that her garden is sure to grow without "fiddling" around.
Swing, stomp and groove to the syncopated beat of Funky Kidz and let the good times roll! You won't regret looking into this collection of some fine N'awlins styled-songs.
Funky Kidz producer Lauren Busch Singer has kindly offered to giveaway one Funky Kidz CD to a Brimful Curiosities reader.
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