MUSIC REVIEW: John Lithgow-Sunny Side of the Street

MUSIC REVIEW: John Lithgow-Sunny Side of the Street

[amazon_link asins=’B01JI2KOEC’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’d55bf4e1-3153-11e8-b202-f9e8b580c376′]I recently received this cd for review from John’s marketing coordinator and I have to say WOW!! I was a fan of John’s before, so I already expected this to be good…but was just really impressed with how different this cd is compared to the other one I have, “Singing in the Bathtub.” (He has […]

MUSIC REVIEW: John Lithgow-Singing in the Bathtub

MUSIC REVIEW: John Lithgow-Singing in the Bathtub

[amazon_link asins=’B00000I8A3′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3b76df37-3154-11e8-aa7c-1782c0fbc36e’] I’ve been a huge fan of John Lithgow’s since I stumbled upon this cd at the library a couple years ago…I had no idea he did kids music. Yes, that’s the goofy guy from the TV show “Third Rock From the Sun”, and further back–the preacher father on “Footloose”….and so much more I can’t […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Darrell House–Makes Me Feel Like Singing

MUSIC REVIEW: Darrell House–Makes Me Feel Like Singing

[amazon_link asins=’B000OZ2KK4′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’749b51c1-3154-11e8-ba30-59700f902338′]Darrell sent me both his cds to review and there is just something about his voice that I really like! There’s a warm, loving feel to it. He reminds me of Burl Ives…that warm friendly feeling, ya know? Its a deep, gravely, fun voice…and he sings his songs in a way that I can tell […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Darrell House-Underneath the Cushions of the Couch

MUSIC REVIEW: Darrell House-Underneath the Cushions of the Couch

[amazon_link asins=’B00000G4U9′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ae131f57-3155-11e8-abc2-bdb4ff9db94b’]Another great cd by Darrell! My 5yr old really loves the title song to this album, and also “Hugn’Snuggle” since she has a stuffed monkey that is her favorite. 🙂  I really like the folksy feel of Darrell’s songs…As I listen to “Let’s Get Back to Nature”, I can picture him on stage with the […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Monty Harper-The Great Green Squishy Mean Concert CD

MUSIC REVIEW: Monty Harper-The Great Green Squishy Mean Concert CD

[amazon_link asins=’B0012A2226′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7488bf10-3155-11e8-bf85-15a73dc13a85′]This is another cd sent to me to review and we loved it! Its a lot of fun, very silly, and lots of catchy songs! Great for listening to in the car! We especially like “Pop up, Sit Down”, “Silly Song”, and “Love this Baby”…too fun! All the songs are originals, and you are sure […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Mike Whitla-Early Morning Knee-Slappin’ Tunes

MUSIC REVIEW: Mike Whitla-Early Morning Knee-Slappin’ Tunes

[amazon_link asins=’B0029RQC1I’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’08d056c8-3156-11e8-a5ef-5115868e2c9a’]This cd was given to me for review by the artist recently and I immediately fell in love with it from the beginning of the first song! There are some original songs and some redone songs on there, so there is new mixed in with the old. And some really great renditions of some old […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Googol Power presents Multiplication Vacation

MUSIC REVIEW: Googol Power presents Multiplication Vacation

[amazon_link asins=’B0002DUSKC’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a63aa6a2-3156-11e8-820a-1d5f97a26842′]This was another cd sent to me for review…and this one took me a little while to decide if I liked it or not. My daughter, on the other hand, fell immediately in love with it. This cd is very well produced…Even my husband agreed, and he works for a video/audio production company and knows […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Sharon, Lois & Bram–Elephant Show

MUSIC REVIEW: Sharon, Lois & Bram–Elephant Show

[amazon_link asins=’B002DT156O’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0e26cedb-3157-11e8-ac01-cd204d13acdc’]This one is from the old Nickelodeon show “The Elephant Show”…I don’t think its on anymore? I don’t know, I never actually saw it and I don’t have cable…anyway, Sharon, Lois and Bram are really great kids musicians and have been around awhile…I saw them in concert when I was a teenager and went to […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Putumayo-World Playground

MUSIC REVIEW: Putumayo-World Playground

[amazon_link asins=’B00000JT4P’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9a7beb1b-315a-11e8-94f3-d3485c4d2bc9′]LOVE this cd!!! Music from around the world for children! Sung in all different languages. We’ve listened to this one in the car so many times I’m surprised it hasn’t worn out! This is a great way to expose your children to other languags and ethnicities of music. Very catchy songs…great for tapping your toes […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Veggie Tunes 2

MUSIC REVIEW: Veggie Tunes 2

[amazon_link asins=’B00000HYGN’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’f001138d-315a-11e8-a149-ab781801be73′]I actually have not yet heard Veggie Tunes 1, sorry! 🙂 But this one is very good! This was my first exposure to Veggie Tales…which are Christian computer generated vegetable characters. Starring Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, these guys are just hysterical!! For the most part it enforces basic family values that we […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Disney Babies Lullaby

MUSIC REVIEW: Disney Babies Lullaby

[amazon_link asins=’B000001M0Z’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’f310f61e-315b-11e8-a003-c9d93f29a54e’]I’m not a Disney fan. I think their movies are way too violent and intense for little kids and (other than their music), there’s not a whole lot of redeeming quality to anything they produce (although as an adult I do enjoy their movies for myself.)…and don’t get me started on their commercialism which is […]

MUSIC REVIEW: More Songs from Bear in the Big Blue House

MUSIC REVIEW: More Songs from Bear in the Big Blue House

[amazon_link asins=’B00005V7FZ’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7b953b72-315c-11e8-937c-ab794a9781c8′]This a really great album, along with the first cd! Fun, catchy songs…many of which are good movement songs…most of which are just fun to sing along with or dance to. Elaborate recordings make it hard to remember the words without the cd, but a lot of fun for listening to while driving in the […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Songs From Bear in the Big Blue House

MUSIC REVIEW: Songs From Bear in the Big Blue House

[amazon_link asins=’B00004WK2N’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ca4a4f8e-315c-11e8-9227-95897d9b2740′]This is a really great album, along with the sequel: “More Bear in the Big Blue House.” Fun, catchy songs…many of which are good movement songs…most of which are just fun to sing along with or dance to. Elaborate recordings make it hard to remember the words without the cd, but a lot of fun […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Jim Gill-Jim Gill Sings Do Re Me on his Toe Leg Knee

MUSIC REVIEW: Jim Gill-Jim Gill Sings Do Re Me on his Toe Leg Knee

[amazon_link asins=’B000FKOZRE’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4f083ee0-315d-11e8-82df-5f8591221eae’] Another great Jim Gill cd! As always…very silly, fun, catchy, and great movement songs! Check out his website at JimGill.com. And if you love Jim Gill, consider purchasing from his online store, as Jim will get more of the proceeds if you buy directly from him.

MUSIC REVIEW: Jim Gill-Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and other Contagious Tunes

MUSIC REVIEW: Jim Gill-Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and other Contagious Tunes

[amazon_link asins=’B000FKOZQU’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7d4cb306-3160-11e8-909b-c92a79a0ea3b’]This is a really fun cd! Jim Gill is just hysterical and kids can’t help but laugh when listening to his music! He also has lots of great movement songs in here. Highly recommend this guy! Check out his website at JimGill.com. And if you love Jim Gill, consider purchasing from his store at http://shop.jimgill.com/ as […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Laurie Berkner-Under a Shady Tree

MUSIC REVIEW: Laurie Berkner-Under a Shady Tree

[amazon_link asins=’B01JID4HVW’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’f1d109ce-3160-11e8-bf85-15a73dc13a85′]I stumbled upon this one at the library one day. I take out kids’ music from the library all the time and at least 90% of the cds are really garbage or boring…but this one…WOW!!! This one i love soooo much that I listen to it in the car all the time, even if my […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Rachel Buchman-Hello Everybody!

MUSIC REVIEW: Rachel Buchman-Hello Everybody!

[amazon_link asins=’B00000FDCH’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4648450b-3161-11e8-b841-8fcabe4e3983′]I like this one even better than Rachel’s other cd! This was the second Rachel Buchman cd I got, and its really fantastic for little tiny kiddos! There’s fingerplays and cute little songs that even little babies will love! Read more about Rachel here.

MUSIC REVIEW: Rachel Buchman-Sing a Song of Seasons

MUSIC REVIEW: Rachel Buchman-Sing a Song of Seasons

[amazon_link asins=’B0010VNFTG’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9a5dfe35-3161-11e8-9700-435cb9cb245c’]I found Rachel’s cd purely by accident…I bought it on ebay thinking it was someone else’s cd (same album name, who knew?) I am SO glad I stumbled upon it!! Its just awesome!! Rachel sings very simple, child-like songs with little or no accompaniment. Usually just an acoustic guitar or maybe some unobtrusive background percussion […]