You all know me well by now....I love great children's music. It makes me happy to see my kids grooving along to the music as we drive down the street. I love to expose them to different types of music and I think it is something special to broaden their musical horizons. Newest on our play list? Randy Kaplan's Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie. This CD is a bluesy collection of fun and catchy songs that me and my kiddie passengers can't get enough of.
We actually have listened to Randy Kaplan before and we LOVE the title song from his 2011 release, Don't Fill Up On Chips. So, we were fans going in. Here is a bit of background on this latest offering...
2012 release that features Randy Kaplan's child-friendly versions of Country Blues and Ragtime numbers from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Kaplan is a nationally acclaimed artist that Time Out New York Kids magazine recently named as one of the top children's performers in the nation. More than two years in the making, Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie includes 17 songs first performed by the likes of legendary blues musicians Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller, Jimmie Rodgers, Sonny Boy Williamson, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, Mance Lipscomb, Pink Anderson, Mississippi John Hurt, Hambone Willie Newbern, the Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Willie Johnson, Dave Van Ronk, Jim Jackson and Charlie Patton.
This CD is simply put a joy to listen to. I love Randy Kaplans take on the blues and so do the kids. He presents his own spin on classics in his quirky and kid friendly way. This CD is a superb way to introduce children to blues music and your own ears will thank you (really....they will!). Once your children become Randy Kaplan fans (believe me, they will!), you really should check out these fun ways to further enjoy this talented man....
myKaZoo just launched two exciting ways to enjoy one of Randy's witty blues-for-kids songs.
Randy dons a white cap and drives the truck that sends kids clamoring in the "Ice Cream Man Rag" video, recently launched on myKaZootv. A fun and FREE Ice Cream Game designed to test the memory of even the brightest music fan, just launched here: www.theicecreamgame.com
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