Monday, October 19, 2015

Laurie Berkner's Favorite Classic Kids' Songs - a music wrap


Laurie Berkner's Favourite Classic Kids' Songs

Ages 0-7

Unwrapping the fabulous CD...

"Best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favourite Laurie Berkner will release a two-disc album, Laurie Berkner's Favourite Classic Kids' Songs, on October 23rd.  Running time is 129 minutes, and includes 51 well-loved traditional children's songs, plus six "bonus" tracks of the composer's favorite originals."

It's exciting to introduce kids to these songs plus give parents and grandparents a chance to sing along too, as they will remember many of the songs from their own childhood as well.  Laurie has added some of her own lyrics and her own spin to many of these songs. You will experience folk and rock for most numbers with a little reggae thrown in just to spice it up a tad.

Laurie Berkner's Favorite Classic Kids' Songs takes Laurie back to her roots.  She started out as a preschool music specialist in the early '90s, before she was writing her own kids' music, Laurie sang every traditional song that she knew and these tunes taught her a great deal about music as a living cultural connection to the past and served to remind her of what, as a child, she had loved about music.   A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night she started marketing her own music more than fifteen years ago from her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records.  She is now widely recognized as a pioneer in the "kindie" music genre and was crowned "the undisputed queen of kindie rock by USA Today.  The Wall Street Journal noted "Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups."

Laurie was the first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr. and was featured in nearly all the episodes of the channel's Jack's Big Music Show.  She currently stars in the animated musical short-form series Sing It, Laurie! on the Sprout preschool channel and makes regular appearances on Sprout's Sunny Side Up Show. 

Her band features:  Laurie Berkner, vocals/guitar; Susie Lampert, keyboards; Brady Rymer, bass; and Bobby Golden, drums/percussion.  You can visit her website at : for more info.  

Her CD will be available on, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and more on October 23, as previously stated.  Digital pre-sale is now in progress on iTunes, including several tracks for immediate download.

Unwrapping  the  track listing: 


Over In The Meadow
There Were Five In The Bed
The Animal Fair
I've Been Working On the Railroad
Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Rum Sum Sum
Children Go Where I Send Thee
New River Train
Where Is Thumbkin?
O Susannah
Shortnin' Bread
Daisy Daisy (Bicycle Built For Two)
The Wheels on the Bus
There's A Hole In The Bucket
Froggie Went A Courtin'
The Itsy Bitsy spider
I Gave My Love A Cherry (The Riddle Song)
The Erie Canal
Jack In The Box
Loch Lomond
One Two Buckle My Shoe
There's A Little Wheel A -Turnin' In My Heart
All The Pretty Little Horses
When The Saints Go Marching In

Victor Vito
Moon Moon Moon
Under A Shady Tree

The Cat Came Back
Little Boy Blue
Sing A Song Of Sixpence
ABCD Medley (Twinkle Twinkle/Row Row Row Your Boat/Frère Jacques)
This Old Man
I Love My Rooster
White Coral Bells
A-Tisket A-Tasket
The Ants Go Marching
Little Red Caboose
All Through The Night
Open Shut Them
The More We Get Together
Hush Little Baby
Old King Cole
The Great Big Dog
If You're Happy And You Know It
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
Down Down Baby
Billy Boy
This Little Light Of Mine
She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
Amazing Grace
Rocketship Run
Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)
We Are The Dinosaurs

I know this is a CD (two discs) that both you and your children will adore.  Sing-a-longs, move-alongs, share-a-longs are always the best family fun.  I highly recommend this for all ages.  

Sing along and sing always!

It's a wrap.

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