Ever wonder what singers and songwriters do when they become grandparents? Chip Taylor chose to make an album on which he and his grandchildren perform together. This delightful collection of original songs would be a treat for anyone. Children will love it because Chip sings WITH his granddaughters. Kids love to hear other kids sing. Adults will love it because the interaction between Chip and his granddaughters is heartwarming and fun to witness. The music is simple, fun, unique and delightful, and filled with ideas kids think about and talk about. The lyrics in Golden Kids Rules contain wisdom, charm and humor. Our favorite was “Daddy is a Red Sox Fan/ Mommy is a Yankee Fan”. What a hoot! It will have you singing along…once you stop chuckling! And, many of these songs are inspired or written by the kids. Encourage your little songwriter, story writer or budding musician while enjoying this CD. Its titles include:
- Golden Kids’ Rules
- I’m Just Thinkin’ About What I’m Thinkin’ About
- Quarter Moon Shining
- Big Ideas
- Magical Horse
- Daddy Is a Red Sox Fan / Mommy Is a Yankee Fan
- Kids to Save the Planet
- Did You Hear What Jennifer Did?
- You Can Come & Play with Our Toys
- Introduction to Wedding Songs
- The Possum Hunter
- Happy Wedding
- Now That Kristian and Anna Have Wed
Want to hear it for yourself? You can listen to the title track here or watch Chip Taylor discuss his new album here. The liner notes are filled with pictures, family information, stories about the kids and Chip and the making of the album. Plus, it includes the lyrics for all the songs. You can purchase the album from Smithsoninan Folkways for $11.98 for the CD or $9.99 for download. It would be a great investment.
You may recognize Chip Taylor’s name. He penned “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning” among dozens of classics performed by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin among others. His voice has a quality that is unique and recognizable to many who grew up listening to his music. You won’t be disappointed with this album.
Smithsonian Folkways is “dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound. We believe that musical and cultural diversity contributes to the vitality and quality of life throughout the world. Through the dissemination of audio recordings and educational materials we seek to strengthen people’s engagement with their own cultural heritage and to enhance their awareness and appreciation of the cultural heritage of others.” Their website is filled with music from around the world and resources for education. They even offer lesson plans for using music in education with their world music curricular experiences resources. Perhaps you can find something to further your own musical tastes and those of the children in your life. What an amazing tool!
WIN IT! Chip Taylor’s Golden Kids Rules CD
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