All of my children love music, it is a love that they have expressed nearly every day since birth. When I was pregnant with each of my four children they all responded so well to music and each had their favorites. That love for music has not died down one bit, as a matter of fact, that love has only gotten stronger.
My taste in music is very eclectic, I enjoy most genres and I’m very happy that my children have the same taste as I do when it comes to what they listen to. On any given day driving in the car you can hear a little Eminem (from his latest album), The Eagles, and maybe even some Taylor Swift. When I was asked recently to review the CD Funky Kidz I was more than happy as I know how much my children enjoy new sounds. Funky Kidz is a 12 track compilation featuring music that we all know and love kicked up with a little New Orleans funk! Funky Kidz was also voted 2009 Album of the Year by Creative Child Magazine!
Here’s a little more about Funky Kidz from their website:
A fun-filled musical journey for the whole family!
This musical recording is a compilation of classic children’s songs, familiar to both kids today and parents of yesteryear. The songs are meant to invoke happy memories of childhood for everyone, while exposing children to the funky, high-instrumentation sound that oozes out of the Crescent City.
As a funky mother of two, I was disappointed by the offerings of children’s music and set out to expose my kids to a variety of musical genres. From the time they were in my belly, I played everything from hard rock to classical ballads. My sons, Jake, 9 (assistant producer) and Aidan, 5, took a love to New Orleans funk and so the concept was born… take kids songs and just make them funky.
So here it is. . .play it in the car, at home or wherever you want and jam out with your children; they’ll love it and trust us, you will too!
Executive Producer and Funky Mama,
Lauren Busch Singer
With songs like Somewhere Over the Rainbow and This Little Light of Mine, Funky Kidz brings children the gift of a new sound (with the funky rhythms and melodic sounds of New Orleans) and takes us moms and dads (granny’s and grand pa’s) back to our childhood with the familiar, yet new songs. As soon as I popped Funky Kidz into the CD player my youngest children were up and dancing to the music and I was enjoying their happiness while also remembering listening to the same songs and dancing along when I was a kid. Lil Man and Lil Diva loved the music and found a new favorite song (This Little Light of Mine). You can check out the complete track listing below and found out where to buy this CD for your little ones!
- You’ve Got A Friend In Me - Bonerama (2:57)
- Hokey Pokey – Big Sam’s Funky Nation (3:31)
- Zip A Dee Doo Dah –Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (3:10)
- Yellow Submarine – Papa Grows Funk (2:56)
- If I Only Had A Brain – Paul Sanchez (2:57)
- He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands – George Porter Jr. (3:23)
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Theresa Andersson (2:31)
- Froggy Went A Courtin – The Radiators (5:11)
- This Land is Your Land – Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters (4:17)
- When I See An Elephant Fly – Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (2:13)
- This Little Light of Mine – Ingrid Lucia ( 3:01)
- Garden Song – Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys (3:53)
You can buy the Funky Kidz CD online at funkykidzmusic.com!
This CD would make a great gift for the little music lover in your life…and it makes a great stocking stuffer too! Make sure you check out Misadventures in Baby Raising’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide for all of the hottest gift ideas for this holiday season!
How would you like to have this CD for your little one? Well, I have a copy of Funky Kidz to give away to one of y’all my fabulous readers!
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This giveaway ends on November 19, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST. One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced in a separate winner’s post. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize; failure to do so will result in winner forfeiting his prize and me choosing a new winner.