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.”

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It is an album and book featuring songs and stories sung and told by celebrities of the day. I had both (still do!) and couldn’t get enough of them!

Despite being definitely 70s music…I think most little ones will still very much enjoy it! The music and stories still stand the test of time! The messages are still wonderful and the songs are groovy, man! I’ve always ADORED the title song, and also “Sisters and Brothers.”  And the story of Atalanta is an awesome tale of girl empowerment!

Oh and I still like to try to quote “Housework”…I don’t have the whole thing memorized, but that last line:

“Little boys, little girls: When you’re big husbands and wives…if you want all the days of your lives to seem sunny as summer weather…make SURE, when there’s housework to do, that you do it TOGETHER!!”

Oh so many funny things in this too…”Boy Meets Girl” is hysterical…I still say “Bald bald bald, you’re bald as a ping pong ball, are you bald!” because of this album, LOL!!

The album is on iTunes and if you have an Apple music account you can listen for free with your membership!

By the way, if you don’t have Apple Music, I HIGHLY recommend! I should do a separate post about it sometime…making a note… but here’s a link on the Apple Music family account for now and I’ll talk about it in a later post.

Or check out your local library…I bet they have a copy of this album!

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Apparently there’s a DVD too!

And a sequel!

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