Thursday, May 20, 2010
Rock & Roll Playground: Putumayo Music Review & Giveaway
The songs on Rock & Roll Playground were recorded in recent years but were inspired by the evolution of the genre. Grammy® Award winners Dan Zanes and Friends invite you to “bug” and “twist” on the song “Let’s Shake,” while rockabilly royalty Rosie Flores churns out feverish licks on “This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’.” Grammy Award winner Taj Mahal and Linda Tillery lend an infectious Bo Diddley beat to “Willie and The Hand Jive,” and noted singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman delivers a classic rock performance on “Little Bitty Baby.”
Grammy Award winner Bill Harley sings about a slumbering teenage brother in “Sleep the Whole Day Through” and Uncle Rock performs a blues-infused cover of the Steppenwolf classic “Magic Carpet Ride.” Rock & Roll Playground also features 2009 Grammy nominee Brady Rymer as well as Charity and the JAMband; New Jersey’s StarFish; Parents’ Choice® Gold award winner Roger Day; Melissa Green and John Lennon Songwriting Contest winners Rhythm Child. Says Dan Storper, founder and C.E.O. of Putumayo World Music, “Putumayo Kids has become known for introducing children to the music of other cultures. Rock music exploded onto the scene during my
childhood. It’s fitting that as we raise our five-year-old son William in New Orleans, the home of many rock & roll legends, that Putumayo is presenting a collection of rock songs that children in America and around the world are sure to enjoy.”
Widely recognized as one of the most innovative children’s music labels in the world, the award-winning Putumayo Kids is committed to introducing children to different cultures through fun, upbeat collections of music from around the world. Putumayo Kids CDs are sold in more than 5,000 toy stores, children’s boutiques, bookstores and other specialty stores in more than 75 countries. Recent CDs in the Playground series include Reggae Playground, Jazz Playground and the food-themed release Picnic Playground. For more information on these releases, visit www.putumayokids.com
You can hear samples from Rock and Roll Playground here.
Dream Big! from Elvis Wilson on Vimeo.
Rock & Roll Playground is probably one of my favorite children's music CD's right now. It is fun and will get both children and adults moving and grooving! You and your whole family will be loving this upcoming release (June 26, 2010) from Putumayo for a long time to come. This CD is a fun way to introduce children to Rock and Roll, without exposing them to unwanted lyrics and lifestyles that come with adult rock music. I highly recommend this CD and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: Rock and Roll Playground is not yet available, but will be June 26, 2010 on the official Putumayo Kids website.
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***Thank you to Yann at Putumayo for providing me with a complimentary copy of this CD for the purpose of review on this blog***