MUSIC REVIEW: Free to Be…You and Me

MUSIC REVIEW: Free to Be…You and Me

  If you grew up in the 70s, you’re familiar with “Free to Be…You and Me“. It was a project by Marlo Thomas created to “encourage post-1960s gender neutrality, saluting values such as individuality, tolerance, and comfort with one’s identity. A major thematic message is that anyone—whether a boy or a girl—can achieve anything.” [amazon_link asins=’0762430605′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’cbd70986-3206-11e8-b01f-f57b93f4debb’]   […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Hope Harris, Cousins Jamboree

MUSIC REVIEW: Hope Harris, Cousins Jamboree

[amazon_link asins=’B003YI1OSM’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2116a685-314f-11e8-99a0-07744a09d4ac’] I am happy to say that after many months of no new cds to recommend (after many submissions), I’ve finally got another great kids cd to share with y’all! Let me tell ya, I get a LOT of cd submissions for review…and VERY FEW are what I would deem worthy of a recommend. Some […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Stevesongs–Marvelous Day

MUSIC REVIEW: Stevesongs–Marvelous Day

[amazon_link asins=’B000GFLE7M’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’912f8cfc-314f-11e8-8624-853eecd98463′] As I write this I’m listening to this fabulous cd for the first time in awhile and I’m enjoying it like a kid! Seriously, when I’m having a less than stellar day, I can listen to the title song “Marvelous Day” and find my happy place and suddenly the day isn’t so gloomy looking […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Steve Weeks-Alphabet Songs Vol. 1

MUSIC REVIEW: Steve Weeks-Alphabet Songs Vol. 1

[amazon_link asins=’B00129RRLS’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6699d71b-3151-11e8-8aa7-71ad80abab97′] I recently received this one in the mail, sent to me by Steve to review. (I get a lot of children’s music cds free this way, but very few of them make it to my review list…I’m really picky, lol!) OH MY GOSH!!! This cd is FANTASTIC!! Steve is SOOOO creative with his songs…most […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Steve Weeks-Alphabet Songs Vol. 2

MUSIC REVIEW: Steve Weeks-Alphabet Songs Vol. 2

[amazon_link asins=’B0010Y1H48′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b911498a-3151-11e8-a8bd-7589706d90c8′]Another GREAT CD by Steve Weeks! Just as great as the first!! We listen to both all the time!! Can’t wait for the next one to complete our alphabet songs collection! Visit Steve’s website and hear clips of his songs! Also, check out my reviews of Vol 1 and 3. To learn more about my […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Steve Weeks-Alphabet Songs Vol 3

MUSIC REVIEW: Steve Weeks-Alphabet Songs Vol 3

[amazon_link asins=’B00129Y0TU’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’18eee9bf-3152-11e8-a606-cbe4d8f0596f’]I’m excited to say that volume 3 of Steve Weeks’ alphabet songs collection is just as great as the other 2!! This cd really rounds off the collection nicely, and provides the rest of the alphabet…so now you can get all 3 cds and have fun songs to learn the entire alphabet with! I really […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Jennifer Gasoi-Songs for You

MUSIC REVIEW: Jennifer Gasoi-Songs for You

[amazon_link asins=’B003VSMM2C’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’652ac0bd-3152-11e8-94f1-a36fb31ddfe0′]Oh my, I can’t believe I didn’t review this awesome cd yet! I’m SO sorry Jennifer! This is just a wonderful wonderful cd!! I received it for review from Jennifer and I just LOVE listening to it! Jennifer has a lovely voice and such fun songs! I especially love the song “L-L-Lemons” which even my […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Wee Rock-Silly Sammy Sings

MUSIC REVIEW: Wee Rock-Silly Sammy Sings

[amazon_link asins=’B000EGFUH8′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e50f3baf-3152-11e8-992b-e351545b98fa’] This is another cd I was sent for review…This one is really fun! Very well done, I think! My favorite is the “Bubbles” song…My daughter adores “Harry the Tickle Monster” and has asked for it over and over again. I am always pleasantly surprised when I really like a new cd like this because […]

MUSIC REVIEWS: Amy Lauren-Close Your Eyes

MUSIC REVIEWS: Amy Lauren-Close Your Eyes

[amazon_link asins=’B0012A0L2Y’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a9306e7d-3153-11e8-b41e-ab1aec1c144c’]This is a piano lullaby cd that is just sooooooooo lovely! This was given to me for review and within the first 5 seconds I fell in love with its beauty. Its just very simply a cd full of lovely, soft piano music. No vocals, just piano. With over an hour of wonderfully quiet, soothing […]

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 […]