MP3 Francie Kelley - Wake Up and Go To Sleep
This magically inspired collection of songs for kids and parents is sure to bring music into the home. Beautifully produced and recorded, this CD features many top musicians and is a cut above most childrens CDs.
12 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: Children''s Pop, KIDS/FAMILY: General Children''s Music
"Wake Up and Go to Sleep" by Francie Kelley
Sun-Up to Sun-Down CD Appeals to Childhood Energies and Adult Ears
Los Angeles-Light-hearted fun, lasting devotion and uncommonly fine music are the hallmarks of the family CD, "Wake Up and Go to Sleep," by Los Angeles singer/songwriter Francie Kelley.
Produced by Artsong Music in collaboration with Francie''s husband Pat Kelley, a top Los Angles jazz guitarist, studio musician and composer, "Wake Up and Go to Sleep" is a happy, heartfelt collection of songs that celebrate the days and nights of children-with a polished sophistication and finely-tuned professionalism that will please the most discriminating adult listeners.
Recommended by Parents'' Choice, 2003, and recipient of a Dove Foundation Seal of Approval, "Wake Up and Go to Sleep" features a buoyant, upbeat opening, lively and lyrical middle tracks, and a slow-paced, sleepyhead conclusion. The CD''s varied pace reflects the rhythms and rituals of babies and young children as they move through their day, providing a sun-up to sun-down accompaniment to daytime, playtime, and bedtime. Many of the recording''s songs are original compositions, including "Precious One," "Jammin'' in My Jammies", "and "Babies Won''t Keep," by Francie Kelley, and "Ce Ce Te Na Na (Have a Great Day) by Francie Kelley, Pat Kelley and Katie Kelley.
Inspired by the tidal wave of emotion that poured over Francie and her husband Pat when their daughter Katie was born, "Wake Up and Go to Sleep" offers an unusual combination of tenderness and talent.
Francie and Pat Kelley have drawn on their wide musical expertise to give the CD a level of styling and arrangement rarely found in children''s recordings. They have also backed up Francie''s strong vocals and Pat''s seasoned instrumentals with contributions from some of L.A.''s hottest session players. Occasional "kid vocals" by young Katie Kelley, and a captivating chorus by the Emmanuel Lutheran Kids'' Choir, add a warmth and wholeness that reflects the CD''s message of family love and devotion.
"Wake Up and Go to Sleep" is a delightfully arranged, deftly performed family CD that will that will encourage parents and children to share the magic of music during the precious years of young childhood.
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Pat Kelley-Guitars, mandolin, dobro, banjo
Bill Cantos-Piano, keyboards