I received this CD in exchange for my honest review.
After enjoying Jazzy Ash’s “Bon Voyage” CD released in 2015, we were looking forward to her new album debuting this summer. “Swing Set” is her fourth family album and the perfect addition to your summer playlist.
The concept behind this album is very interesting. Each song is an African American song or rhyme that is over 90 years old. Jazzy Ash researched songs and makes her own unique rendition to create an album full of creative songs.
There is a nice variety on this CD, from relaxing lullabies to upbeat, catchy tunes and chanted rhymes. In addition to Jazzy’s vocals and other performers, there are a variety of band instruments and children’s voices that gives the CD plenty of character.
While we recognized a few songs, like “Miss Mary Mack” and “When the Saints Go Marching In”, most of the songs are ones that are not familiar to us. I like how Jazzy Ash remade the songs in her own style.
Check out this “Hambone” video:
- Li’l Liza Jane
- Coming Around the Mountain
- Head and Shoulders, Baby
When the Saints Go Marching In
- Sister Kate
- Little Sally Walker
- Eh La Bas
Everybody Loves My Baby
- Ballin’ the Jack
- Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
- Miss Mary Mack
All the Pretty Little Horses
- Down by the Riverside
Click here for a cute Jazzy Ash Coloring Page!
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“Swing Set” is available July 21, 2017
We love jazz music, what a fun giveaway to host! I love that you are sharing this jazzy ash swing set cd. I know this family who loves music, dancing around being silly would love a chance to win this set!
I love how Jazzy Ash made these songs so jazzy! Miss Mary Mack is one song my sisters and I would sing with the hand clapping as kids.
I learned that she grew up with her mother from New Orleans and her father from Trinidad. She often spent summers in New Orleans with her aunts and grandparents.
That’s a really great picture of them together. This is a fun giveaway!
I love this! Reading her about section was really interesting and I think it is great that she has been featured in the LA Times!