MP3 Tamara O'Leary - Moon Soup
Introduce your family to some of the most celebrated songwriters of the Great American Songbook: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jimmy Van Heusen, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn and more.
12 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: Kid Friendly, JAZZ: Jazz Vocals
As recently reviewed in Family Fun --
A New CD That Proves Oldies Are Still Goodies
Cabaret for kids? It may sound crazy, but it works on Moon Soup, a snazzy kid-friendly disk from nightclub singer Tamara O''Leary. Possessed of a feathery alto voice, O''Leary has a knack for choosing Great American Songbook standards with luscious melodies and witty lyrics that tickle the fancies of kids born more than half a century after the music''s heydey. Lunar imagery is sprinkled throughout, including the dreamy "Moon River" and the whimsical "If You Stub Your Toe On The Moon." Ages 6 and up Family Standards, $15 CD; https://www.tradebit.com
- Moira McCormick, Family Fun Magazine, October 2005
And reviewed by American Idol''s Michael Orland --
"It [MOON SOUP] is what American Idol is for television. It''s a CD the whole family can get into. She [Tamara O''Leary] picked some really great songs, and I was really honored that she wanted to do a song that I co-wrote with this incredible songwriter Lindy Robbins." So stated American Idol''s Michael Orland during an on-the-air interview hosted by Joe Franklin and Wes Richards on June 26, 2005 over BLOOMBERG RADIO.
Orland highly recommended that everyone buy MOON SOUP. Michael described MOON SOUP as a new alternative to children''s music -- family music. Bloomberg Radio co-host Wes Richards mentioned and aired a segment of I''m in Heaven (Every Time I Hold My Little Girl), giving the record label Family Standards'' debut CD MOON SOUP international exposure. I''m in Heaven (Every Time I Hold My Little Girl) was co-written by Michael Orland and Lindy Robbins.
Also featuring selections by Cole Porter, Henri Mancini, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Sammy Cahn, among others, MOON SOUP delightfully achieves what may have seemed incompatible goals in presenting children''s music: to combine intelligent songwriting, with fresh jazz-pop interpretations on a recording as appealing and appropriate for children as for their parents. Family Standards has carved a new niche in the music industry - FAMILY MUSIC. Parents are tired of listening to mindless simplistic songs and long for real music for their little ones. Music they can share and enjoy with their children.
Host of the Bloomberg show, Joe Franklin, raved "MOON SOUP breaks new ground in family music. Tamara O''Leary, a brilliant new singer, has put together a gem of a recording: jazz standards for families. It''s a must for every family and their respective CD collections. Go out and buy it! If you can''t, then beg, borrow or steal it!"
Other tracks on MOON SOUP have received much attention through jazz and standard stations, and are currently played on 78 radio stations across America.
Mrs. O''Leary was recently interviewed by WGBH, the largest National Public Radio Station in Boston.