Well, the good old summertime is here and if it means road trips for your family, there is a great CD that can make that time a lot of fun. Putumayo, American Playground CD is filled with sing-along music that will have the whole family joining in. Familiar tunes like She’ll Be Comin’ Around The Mountain, Oh Susannah, and This Land is Your Land will make getting from here to there a song filled, toe tapping song fest. So pick up the new CD and have a great summer of music, singing, and making great memories!!!
Kicking off the sing-along fun is the traditional “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain,” from Seattle-based roots artist Johnny Bregar, recorded especially for this album. Texas-based country-Western artist Aaron Watson (with Elizabeth McQueen) delivers a super sunny version of the classic “Blue Skies.” Other featured artists are some of the top names in family music: Dan Zanes (with Barbara Brousal) performs the bluegrassy folk tune “Saro Jane,” Elizabeth Mitchellsings “Keep on the Sunny Side,” Buck Howdy delivers a cowboy-style “You Are My Sunshine,”Victor Johnson extols “This Little Light of Mine,” Randy Kaplan covers Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young”(originally written for his own child), and Phil Rosenthal and his band invite everyone to sing along with Woody Guthrie’s classic “This Land Is Your Land.” Kids and parents alike will also enjoy singing along with tunes like “Oh Susannah” (Diane Taraz) and “We All Need More Kindness in This World” (Guy Davis), an example of an original song that is sure to be an immediate family favorite for its singable, positive refrain.
American Playground includes 20 pages of colorful liner notes, including charming photos of children at play, historical kid-friendly information about the songs that enhance the great American story, plus details about each featured artist.
Putumayo Kids has been collecting and presenting smart sing-along songs for the whole family since the release of World Playground in 1999. The kids’ label of Putumayo World Music has released more than 20 colorfully packaged CDs in the Playground series, attracting worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. Last year, Putumayo Kids announced the first-ever digital availability of selected recordings, including the upcoming American Playground, available for purchase through the LeapFrog App Center. Additionally, a SiriusXM Satellite Radio show, The World Playground with Putumayo, featuring Putumayo Kids music, is broadcast on Saturdays at 10 am EST on channel 78.
“Putumayo Kids was created to inspire children to learn about the world through fun, upbeat collections of music. After moving to New Orleans in 2004 and raising my own American kid, it’s been fun exploring the broad world of American kid-friendly music,” says Dan Storper, founder and CEO of Putumayo Kids. “American Playground is a great addition to our other American-themed releases such as , Sing Along with Putumayo and Acoustic Dreamland. There is a lot of interest internationally in American music, and North American families will enjoy recalling and singing these songs together.”
For more information about Putumayo Kids releases, visit www.putumayokids.com
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