Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Jamie Broza - I Want A Dog: CD Review and Giveaway



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Founded  in 2002, Good Mood Records is dedicated to producing high  quality, friendly, and thought provoking music that puts  parents and children alike into good moods. They have been the recipient of two Parents' Choice Awards, a NAPPA Gold award, a Dr. Toy Award and many, many missing tooth grins.




About Jamie Broza:


Jamie Broza’s compositions and arrangements have been honored with four Emmy Awards. His first CD for children, “Bad Mood Mom and other Good Mood Songs,” made the Parents’ Choice Foundation’s list of the top 25 children’s CDs in the last 25 years. His follow-up CD, “My Daddy Is Scratchy” also won a Parents’ Choice Silver award as well as a NAPPA Gold award. He and his dad, Elliot Lawrence teamed up and co-wrote two musicals with Stan Berenstain, “The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas” and “The Berenstain Bears Onstage” which toured all over the United States.
When he is not writing music for kids Jamie composes for film and television under the name Jamie Lawrence. He penned the score for the film comedy “Bart Got A Room” starring William H. Macy and writes and arranges music for the Tony Awards Broadcast as its associate music director. Jamie produced the music to the feature film “The Ballad of Jack and Rose” starring Daniel Day Lewis and produced and conducted the score for “Music of Regret” starring Meryl Streep. In the documentary world he composed music for the HBO films; “The Alzheimer’s Project – Momentum In Science”, “Death on a Factory Farm”, “Dealing Dogs”, “Methandonia”, and “Shot in The Dark” -- directed by Adrian 
Grenier.



About The CD:

This Latin-infused album features a guest appearance by Jamie’s cousinIsraeli superstar David Broza. Israeli sensation David Broza,heard singing in Spanish and playing lead classical guitar on “Guatemala,” is recognized as one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter universe. Critics have labeled Broza "a post-modern Leonard Cohen" and the "Stevie Ray Vaughan of folk rock” and have compared him to Bruce Springsteen, Gordon Lightfoot, and Jackson Browne. 

Although the CD opens with some fine canine rhythmic banter on its title track, don’t expect 41 minutes of strictly dog talk.  Get set for more surprises than you ever thought possible on one disc. If families are ready for something REALLY different, they should check out I Want a Dog!  There has never been anything like it.

For many of the songs on I Want a Dog! Jamie Broza has brilliantly called upon the sophisticated stylings of Brazilian bossa nova, which experienced a tidal wave of popularity in the 1960s but often flies under the radar of today’s young families. Those who are hip to the sounds of Antonio Carlos Jobim will appreciate the narrative potential of bossa nova’s way of spinning out a gently undulating conversational melody spiced with a gently syncopated rhythmic lilt.  This is music that never gets in the way of the lyrics, creating the ultimate story-song setting. And what lyrics Broza has created!  Listening to I Want a Dog! is almost like listening to the sound track of a hysterically zany home movie -- a document of off-the-wall family fun creatively imbued with terrific comedic timing and brainy humor.  

The album’s third track, Jobim’s classic, Waters of March,” sets the pace for the rest of I Want a Dog! with an elegant Brazilian/Latin sound that artistically pulls together the CD in fine style. “Waters of March” is the only cover on I Want a Dog! and provides an excellent vehicle for a conversational vocal duet between Jamie and his daughter Carmen. Equal time is provided cat lovers with two whimsically tuneful feline narratives. A heartfelt and appropriate message is sent to parents who suffer from excessive cell phone disorder, with ”Turn That Phone Off,” followed by a tuneful Spanish lesson (“Guatemala”) and lighthearted but insightful songs about a bad case of “new school” fear, the perils of birthday parties, a little “just say no” therapy, and a dash of Halloween spookiness set to a Latin beat, all humorously interrupted by recurring performances from a group of three blind  and rather nutty mice who sing in sweeter harmony than chipmunks.


My Review:

What a fantastic CD! Do you want children's music that you, as an adult, will love to listen to? And maybe even move to? Then I highly recommend I Want A Dog from Jamie Broza. With latin influences strongly evident, this is a very light-hearted, fun CD that will entertain your family for many years to come. The CD is designed for children ages 3-7 years but will be loved by all ages!


I highly recommend this CD and give it a huge thumbs up!

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I rather nutty mice who sing in sweeter harmony than chipmunks
***I received a complimentary copy of this CD, courtesy of Waldmania PR, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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  1. my favorite is Waters of March

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  13. I like the Waters of March.. Love this song so much!

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