Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Deedle Deedle Dees- The Rocket Went Up - a musicwrap

In this tune Dees frontman Lloyd H. Miller imagines that he's following Harry Houdini's instructions for how to escape from a straitjacket -- and failing miserably. The video features magician Cardone, an NYC-based performer. 

The Deedle Deedle Dees released this video on March 24th because it's Harry Houdini's birthday. Happy birthday, Harry!

This song is the first single from the new Deedle Deedle Dees album. The album will be the second installment of Lloyd's Sing-a-long History series.   Sing-a-long History, Vol II, is the first Deedle Deedle Dees album in five years.  The record is a collection of songs inspired by stories from the history of science, discovery, and magic. It includes songs about Charles Darwin, swimmer Diana Nyad, explorers Emma Andrews, Matt Henson, Tenzing Norgay, and Elijah Kane, and many other interesting people and stories.

The Deedle Deedle Dees 
The Rocket went up!

About the band...

Four guys raised on Schoolhouse Rock, the Pixies, the Band, the Muppets, the Smiths, and Dr. John make educational music for kids.  American history is a favourite topic.

Founded by Brooklyn-based teaching artist / songwriter Lloyd Miller in 2003, the Deedle Deedle Dees use rock-n-roll, country, hip hop, New Orleans piano music, punk, and folk to teach kids about American history, the natural world, social action, and other cool stuff that they might never have thought about before. Revolutionaries and unsung heroes are our favorite topics: Satchel Paige, Nellie Bly, Henry Box Brown, Cesar Chavez, and Abigail Adams are just a few of the fascinating characters who live in our songs. Kids are never expected to sit and listen to the Deedle Deedle Dees at our concerts: they spread their arms and fly around like Amelia Earhart, bounce and tumble in a box like Henry Brown, throw the "hesitation pitch" like Satchel Paige, and march to freedom like Harriet Tubman. The Dees have brought their unique rock-n-roll classroom to many big-time venues like Symphony Space and the Knitting Factory in New York, but also to public schools, libraries, parks, zoos, and other family venues across the country.

This 2nd volume of Lloyd H. Miller's Sing-a-Long History is a multi-volume "musical textbook" that uses songs to introduce kids to stories from history.  Lloyd puts a special emphasis on narratives that mainstream school textbooks don't tell.

For more information check out:  

www.deedledeedledees.com and www.justinrobertsmusic.com

Sing-a-long History, Vol II: The Rocket Went Up! Tracks...

Every Time I Stand Up
Super Strong
Ada Lovelace
The Rocket Went Up!
This is for You
Typhoid Mary Tells Her Side of Things
Tesla v. Edison
H.M.S. Beagle
Boston Molasses Food
Stephen Hawking, Can You Fact-Check This?
Dreaming of Diana
I Remember You Lucy

Available now wherever quality kid's music is sold!


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