MP3 The Rock and Roll Coochicoo Revue - KIDS/FAMILY: Kid Friendly
Let your kids take the cushions off the couch and jump to this collection of pure pop/indie rock perfection. Kay Hanley, Tanya Donelly, Bill Janovitz, and a cadre of other, mostly Boston based musicians, have created a kid’s cd that we ALL can love.
16 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: Kid Friendly, ROCK: 90''s Rock
A few years ago, two Boston-based rock musicians, and moms, Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses) and Chris Toppin (Fuzzy), decided that they wanted to start a project that would bring together the tremendous music community they’re a part of, in order to create the kind of kid’s music cd that didn’t seem to exist, with a few rare exceptions (Dan Zanes, Ralph’s World etc.). When they asked some of their friends to each write and record a “children’s” song, the immediate response from each of the artists was of great enthusiasm. Chris and Tanya felt that they were going to end up with something quite special, but what they ended up with far exceeded their already high expectations!
Each song seemed to have its own particular style and sparkle, and when all 16 submissions were put together to form one body of work, it became truly magical!
David Minehan’s “Shelter Soulmate”, a touching pop/rock gem of a song that depicts Minnie the kittie’s point of view of how wonderful it is to be found by your soulmate family at the animal shelter. Tanya Donelly’s “Laluna the Lune” about a little girl who tries to convince her parents that her midnight trips to the moon with her friend Laluna are not just a product of a little girls fantastic imagination, are just a small sampling of the incredibly well crafted songs on this cd that offer kids the kind of sophistication in music that they deserve and don’t usually get. With imaginative topics that interest them, melodies that delight and grab them, and rhythms that get them up on their feet. Because parents will love the music just as much, this cd will definitely be in regular rotation for a long time to come.
One last note of interest is that some of the proceeds from this cd will go to Mark Sandman’s Music Education Fund.