Sunday, June 12, 2011
Hope Harris: Cousins Jamboree...Review & Giveaway!
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!
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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.
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