Putumayo Kids presents a tribute to the early history of rock & roll with Rock & Roll Playground. Kids of all ages can shake, rattle and roll to music by a stellar group of established and up-and-coming artists. A charmingly illustrated read-aloud booklet also accompanies the CD, with notes about the history of rock & roll and the story of each song.
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."
People Magazine gives 3.5 / 4 stars to Rock & Roll Playground! "Putumayo's latest boasts songs from faves Dan Zanes, Brady Rymer and Bill Harley. Grandparents will get a nostalgic kick from 'Magic Carpet Ride' and 'Willie and the Hand Jive.'"
Parenting Magazine: "Old-school musicians join the best of the new generation of kid-music stars, including Bill Harley and Dan Zanes, on this intro to guitar-strummin' goodness."
New York Family: "An exciting new album that celebrates the early history of rock & roll and introduces kids to new genres, styles and innovative artists."
Track Listing :
02 - Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could - Jump Up (It's a Good Day)
03 - Peter Himmelman - Little Bitty Baby
04 - Taj Mahal and Linda Tillery - Willie And The Hand Jive
05 - Dan Zanes and Friends - Let's Shake
06 - Charity and the JAMband - Row Row Row Your Boat
07 - Rhythm Child - Oh Susanna
08 - Rosie Flores & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts - This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'
09 - Uncle Rock - Magic Carpet Ride
10 - Melissa Green - At The Bus Stop
11 - StarFish - The StarFish Stomp
12 - Roger Day - Dream Big!
Children's , North American , Rock
Young Child , Older Child , Teen , Young Adult , Thirty-Something
Cultural , Ethically Produced