Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Miss Nina - Sha Doo Be Doop: A CD Review

BROOKLYN, NY -- Beloved by families throughout the NYC tri-state area, children's musician Miss Nina (Nina Stone) is set to take her place on the national stage with the April 16 release of her second kids' CD, Sha Doo Be Doop.

Praised for her "beautiful voice and contagious joy that children love,"Nina Stone is committed to creating children's music that is actually conceived with the young child in mind.

The uncomplicated charms of Sha Doo Be Doop unfold from this child-centered focus, fueled by Nina's happy, high-energy, dancing spirit, the heart and soul of the album.

Nina explains, "I know it's common nowadays for performers to tailor their children's music to reflect the parents' musical tastes.  But honestly, I'm all about the children.  As a teacher, I've seen very young children come to school crying, afraid of school, or upset because of domestic issues, and it's given me a great feeling of joy to observe them transitioning to a better place after hearing a familiar song.  Music is a powerful force for kids, and I believe some of that power is lost if the performer is bent on producing carbon copies of adult music packaged for little ones."

Highlights on Sha Doo Be Doop include "Ba-Rump," a short-and-silly tune with an old-timey sound that became an instant hit on Miss Nina'sweekly website video series; "Sing Your Way Home," an oom-pa-pa waltz featurng strings, piano, and glockenspiel; the up-tempo "Angry Song," presenting safe ways for kids to express angry feelings; and the very catchy "Bye-Bye, Everybody," offering kid-friendly instruction on how to say goodbye in nine different languages.

Nina Stone has established a reputation for creating engaging songs inspired by some of her favorite children's books.  On Sha Doo Be Doopkids can sing along with Miss Nina to Jane Yolen's How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? or groove to "The Brown Bear Rap," based on Bill Martin's classic children's book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  A particular treasure is "Wild Things," an interactive ode to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, in which kids can gnash their terrible teeth, roll their terrible eyes, show their terrible claws, and get up and jump when the "wild rumpus" starts!

Nina Stone, as Miss Nina, has previously released a Parents' Choice Recommended Award winning album, Singing and Dancing Together(2010).

Sha Doo Be Doop will be available online at littlemonsterrecords.com,mymissnina.com, amazon.com, iTunes, and other online outlets, as well as in retail stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.

My Review:

We have had so much fun listening to this most recent release from Miss Nina! The CD covers a number of different musical styles including rap, hip hop and electronic rock. My most favorite thing about this book is that several of the songs relate directly to some of my kids favorite books, including the song Wild Things (Where the Wild Thing Are) and The Brown Bear Rap (Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?)! We have also enjoyed the songs, New Alphabet, Wash Our Hands and My Hula Hoop (my four year has an obsession with hula hoops right now, so this is perfect to listen to lol). This CD has also been the favorite of the children in my family child care program, with one of my little ones asking for the Brown Bear song daily! And I don't mind a bit listening to it repeatedly, it's that good!

If you are looking for a fun CD that will have the whole family (yes, that means you mom and dad!) singing and dancing along, look no further than Sha Doo Be Doop!

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

BUY IT: You can purchase Sha Doo Be Doop from Miss Nina when it releases April 16, 2013 on Amazon!

***I received a complimentary copy of the above 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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