Posts Tagged ‘music’

(Yes, I’m still listening to kid music Cd’s since I am a children’s librarian and need to use this stuff for programs…)

In a previous post, I had mentioned the very odd music Cd’s and videos from Mother Goose Rocks.

Well, now we have another series of odd music for kiddies: Rockabye Baby!

They take popular artists and perform their songs as lullabies for kids. This gets very, very odd when you discover the “lullaby renditions” of The Cure. Gee, oddly enough, they choose not to do a version of “Killing an Arab”…..wonder why…..

These are all instrumentals done mainly with, …are you ready for this…, a glockenspiel, vibraphone and mellotron. I’m not sure how that transfers for the Metallica album but the Beach Boys one stinks. Check out all the odd titles here!

Awww…they have a music box version of “Mother’s Little Helper” from the Rolling Stones so you can lull your wee little babe to sleep with a song about tranquilizer misuse….so sweet and lovely!

Oh, I can’t wait to see what comes out next…

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The mouse tells Alice a story

(not Mother Goose but implies weirdness… fromoldbooks.org) 

While researching some possible music to use at baby story time (it’s a dirty job but …), I stumbled across this oddness.

Mother Goose Rocks, Volume 3

Great googly moogley! They made 5 volumes of this?! I feel ill.

You really should take a listen yourself. They have taken popular hit pop songs and changed the lyrics to match nursery rhymes. For example, a Maddonna-ish singer doing “Wheels on the Bus” to the tune of “Ray of Light.” Oh, the pain, the pain…(channel your inner Dr. Smith).

As a prime example, I give you the remake of a Gwen Stefani song that makes me cringe (and do we really want a reference of “around the bush” in a Stefani song for kids 😉 I’m guessing this is to appeal to the parents of the little pikers. Someone, say, Brittany’s age…or her sister, perhaps?

I do have to admit that this video spoof of U2 doing “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” did make me laugh. Enjoy!

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