Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hope Harris: Cousins Jamboree...Review & Giveaway!

As you all know, the kids and I are big music fans.  We are a busy, busy bunch and spend lots of time commuting in the car and good music is an absolute must for us.  The new release from Hope Harris, Cousins Jamboree, has been making our travels a whole lot happier.  Here is the scoop on the CD that has us bee bopping from one play date to the next...

With a 2011 Parents’ Choice® Silver Honor Award for her new CD Cousins Jamboree proudly in hand, independent children’s musician Hope Harris is all set to share her music with the world!  Rocking songs, whimsical songs, heartfelt songs, and soon-to-be sing-along-songs combine on this 16-track album of Hope Harris originals and arrangements, each one set with imagination, style, and country warmth.

Beautifully produced by the man who co-produces the Dan Zanes family albums, Rob Friedman, Cousins Jamboree cannot help but engage listeners from the get-go, in large part due to the open friendliness and musical purity of Hope Harris’s inviting voice.  Hope relies on the quality of her singing to carry the song and compliments her young listeners by assuming they are intelligent enough to appreciate music that doesn’t rely upon gimmicks.  In creating Cousins Jamboree, Hope’s wish has been to create
a down-home, good-times celebration showcasing country, swing, jazz, blues, ‘50s rock & roll, folk, and show-tune sounds — a montage of American music — while at the same time reminding children that being kind to one another, looking out for friends, and behaving with good manners is a happy way to live.

First of all, Hope Harris has a beautiful voice.  It really is striking...clear, strong and lovely to listen to.  The songs are fun, upbeat and offer positive messages which relate to children.  My kiddos love this CD and so do I.  I really love (and appreciate!) the song Babysitter which Hope sings about children not wanting their parents to go out and leave them with a babysitter only to then remember how much fun their sitter is.  It is a comforting song for my children who often balk about me leaving.  We also really enjoy Seatbelt Buckled and I Love Apples.  This CD is a great one for children, tackling life as it pertains to them.  The bonus?  Hope Harris has a beautiful voice which is a pleasure for the grown-ups too...two thumbs up from the Reviewed By Mom Mobile!

To buy this fun CD click here.

One very lucky RBM reader will win their own copy of Hope Harris:  Cousins Jamboree!  Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry: Check out Hope Harris' website and have a look (and listen!) to her song lists.  Leave a comment telling me which song you think your child would enjoy the most. You must complete this entry for all others to count.

For Extra Entries:
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3.  Enter one of my other giveaways & let me know you have done so = 1 entry per other giveaway entered.
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5.  Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it = 1 entry
6.  Like Hope Harris on Facebook= 1 entry
7. Blog about this giveaway and link back to RBM=  5 entries
8.  Put my button on your blog and let me know where to find it = 5 entries

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US  residents and will end on June 23rd    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on June 24th and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen .  Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

45 comments:

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My mom holds a "cousins camp" for her 10 grandkids each year. They are going next week and my kids can't wait. Because of that I like the "Cousins Jamboree" song best.
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