If you have a love for folk music or long to return to simpler music, Elizabeth Mitchell’s newest album, “Blue Clouds“, is just the thing for you! The music on this album is sweet, simple and fun. There are a few old favorites and some new favorites with a few surprises along the way. The purity and simplicity are a refreshing change from the norm. Love for one another, nature, fun and children are abundant throughout the lyrics of these songs.
Hop Up, My Ladies
An invitation to dance
Froggie Went a-Courtin’
An old favorite story in musical form
Arm in Arm
The sweet love story of two octopuses (octopi?)
San Toki (Mountain Bunny)
A Korean song of hopping bunnies
A parenting song from David Bowie’s “Changes”
My favorite line was “Don’t pick fights with bullies… because I’m not much good at punching other people’s Dads.”
I Wish You Well
A love song for your children. Get out the Kleenex!
Summer is Icumen In
A Middle English round…one of the oldest in existence!
A hand-clappin’, toe-tappin’ song from the perspective of the baby…
The Little Bird
A sweet song made sweeter by the children’s call-and-response
Circle of the Sun
A loving tribute to a little girl
Moon Don’t Go
A simple, but fun song
Ah, small town life and sweet dreams for everyone…
May This Be Love
You may not believe that this was written by Jimi Hendrix.
A Japanese song about winter, snow and what pets do when it is cold and snowy outside
Blue Sky (Little Martha Intro)
” You’re my blue sky. You’re my sunny day.”
A love song from a Daddy to his little girl
Elizabeth Mitchell has once again brought to the fore the sweet sounds of simple music, a relaxing change from the norm. It is a terrific fit with her other albums, “Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie”, “Sunny Day”, and “You Are My Little Bird”. We owe a debt of gratitude to Smithsonian Folkways who continues to create and preserve great music that will endure in our hearts and minds. If you like this album, be sure to check out their other offerings.
BUY! Blue Clouds is available online for $14.
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