The Right Note

Turn off your screens and turn up these beloved musical classics from Music for Little People

music-beetles-for-kidsAll You Need is Love – Beatles Songs for Kids

Take a nostalgic and whimsical tour through a land of yellow submarines and octopus’ gardens with these infectious songs that offer a new twist on some of the best pop music ever made. Music for Little People offers a batch of the Beatles’ sunniest songs performed by an adult band and slightly reworked in kid-friendly keys. The result: much of danceable, high-energy fun.

Youngsters will find the ebullient chorus of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da irresistible, and the album has its teachable moments, as kids can count and do the alphabet on All Together Now, and learn the distinct sounds of a penny  whistle, mandolin, and zither.

A cast of talented children, with guest appearances by Raffi and Eric Bibb, combine with rich instrumentation to rekindle fond memories and create new ones for the next generation.

Our favourite tracks: All You Need is Love, Here Comes the Sun
music-los-lobosLos Lobos – Papa’s Dream

Los Lobos’ classic, feel-good rock ‘n roll and traditional Mexican folk songs are sure to get the whole family on their feet,dancing and singing along with this delightful children’s tale.

The story: the Chicano rockers and a host of children are piling into a Mexico -bound flying balloon in celebration of Papa Lalo Guerrero (the grandfather)’s birthday.

This highly entertaining musical journey features typically eclectic folk, rock and Mexican traditional music from Los Lobos, and their take on the contemporary hits La Bamba and Wooly Bully is playfully energizing.

Our favourite tracks: La Bamba, Wooly Bully
music-lullabyLullaby – a collection 

Is there anything more soothing, comforting  or connecting than the serenity of a gentle lullaby? For centuries, parents and grandparents around the world have cradled and crooned to their babies and small children with song.

This gorgeous collection features twelve lullabies from all over the world, including Celtic, Canadian, Swedish, American, Japanese, Native-American, Spanish  and African-American melodies from artists such as Sweet Honey in the Rock, Libana, Karan Casey, Judy Collins and Bobby McFerrin.

Our favourite tracks: Spirit Lullaby, Common Thread

music-bayou-boogieBuckwheat Zydeco’s Bayou Boogie

Bayou Boogie is a family dance party album from Buckwheat Zydeco (the American accordionist and zydeco musician also known as Stanley Dural, Jr.) This Grammy-winning worldwide ambassador of Zydecomusic offers a mix of family-friendly rock ‘n roll classics plus original songs from the Bayou country of southwest Louisiana, featuring accordion, rockin’ Hammond B3 organ, rollicking rub-board and guitar licks that create a musical gumbo of Creole culture.

It’s clear how much Buck loves his home in the bayous of southwest Louisiana and how thrilled he is to share his music with families everywhere, offering a lesson  in the rich Creole culture that is his roots. And it’s simply delicious.

Our favourite tracks: Barefootin’, Walking the Dog