I received a copy of this album in exchange for my honest review.
I love exposing my kids to a variety of different styles of music, and “Swamp Romp” is one of those albums that is unique and a change from our normal music routine. I can’t say that our usual listening routine includes songs about Mudbugs (crayfish) or bamboulas (drums)!
This album from children’s music performers Johnette Downing and Scott Billington celebrates the music of Louisiana, and is perfect for the upcoming Mardi Gras or just for enjoying some good, lively music. Johnette is also a children’s book author, and Scott is a GRAMMY winning producer and an A&R director at Rounder Records. Swamp Romp also showcases numerous guests that bring a lot of character to the album.
This duo shares the music styles of Louisiana roots music, from New Orleans R&B to Cajun to traditional jazz. I enjoyed the variety on the album, from the musical styles to the actual instruments used. There are many unique instruments used in the Swamp Romp songs, including the ukulele, sousaphone, washboard, and timple.
Check out Johnette’s “Who Got the Baby in the King Cake?”, a great Dixieland jazz song! What’s fun is not just the music, but kids learn about what a king cake is. Johnette also wrote a children’s book of the same name, which is a great way to teach kids about this Mardi Gras confection.
And check out this new video from the Swamp Romp album, “Bamboula Rhythm”:
Visit Johnette at https://www.johnettedowning.com/
Visit her YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCniJ8OAR3t9poyVRXF2iYTA
This looks like something my grandchildren would enjoy. Getting up and dancing with music it perfect. and fun
I used to love watching my kindergarteners dance to their favorite sings!
I think the children in my life would enjoy this Album and I know I would as well. It would work well when we was Homeschooling for our music class.
Thanks so much for the fabulous review! Let’s boogie!
Sounds like a great album with fun musics. I think my kids would enjoy this! Thanks for the chance.
In my opinion, music is just as important as reading is!! It opens up a whole new world.
I would give this prize to my grandkids. They would love it 😍
It’s great that music is such a universal language. Anybody in the world can appreciate this song, and not only kids!
What a fun book! I love the idea of adding music into the mix. Always so refreshing
The cake song reminded me of another children’s song my kids sang when they were younger, it’s the German “guglhupf” song and it can become an earworm once heard…haha cute! Congratulations to who will win!