Friday, August 15, 2008

***Pete Seeger***

Here's a blast from the past: an indispensable album by the master of folk music. With nothing but his warm voice and his 5-string banjo, Pete Seeger breathes joy and life into these old Americana tunes.

Pete Seeger recorded two albums of children's songs back in 1955 for the Folkways label. This CD reissue combines Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Big Fishes and Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Little Fishes into one collection. Seeger's passion as a folk song collector and dedication to quality performances make this CD a timeless treasure.

Seeger presents familiar tunes like "Frog Went A-Courting," "Teency Weency Spider," "Skip to My Lou," and "I Know an Old Lady (Who Swallowed a Fly)," as well as lesser-known gems like "Fly Through My Window," "The Darby Ram," and "Old Gray Mule." The album also includes the best performance ever of the song/story "The Foolish Frog." A great family sing-along CD!

It can't be emphasized enough how important Seeger's contributions were to the field of children's music. Albums like Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes, Little and Big brought old Americana tunes back into the lives of families, and children today still sing these songs thanks to Pete Seeger and his banjo.


We are Little Amigos said...

Thank you for providing this great service!!! I am always looking for great kids music for my 2 and 3 year old. Would you like to review mine? It's a Spanish learning bilingual CD for toddlers and preschoolers.

Happy singing!
Maribel Suardy
"We are Little Amigos"

Anonymous said...

I just saw the documentary "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song" last night and it was terrific. Hopefully I'll still be playing music when I'm 80. Peas, Bucky Dent

We are Little Amigos said...

Maribel from "We are Little Amigos" again. Just wondered if you've ever had the chance to review this kids music band that my two boys love... The Laurie Berkner Band.

Their music is AWESOME!

Thanks again,
Maribel Suardy