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American Playground Cover - WEBRemember Putumayo Kids?  A couple months back I shared their “Latin Dreamland” lullaby album.  To show just how diverse Putumayo Kids can be with their musical variety I now present to you their newest release, American Playground.  Yep, from Latin themed lullabies to American folk music without breaking a sweat.

As I mentioned, American Playground is a fun mix of American folk music songs for kids.  It was fun introducing my girls to this medley of upbeat classic sing-along songs.  In fact, I already knew all the words to most of the songs on the album!

The alum includes a bright and colorful 20-page liner notes that contains a little information about each artist (each song is performed by a different musician or set of musicians) as well a little history blurb about the song.

For example, did you know that “Oh Susannah” is one of the best-known and most beloved American songs.  Stephen Foster first published the song in 1848.  He was a famous American songwriter who also wrote other classics such as “Old Folks at Home” and “Beautiful Dreamer.”

In case you are interested in the track listing here you go ::

  1. Johnny Bregar – “She’ Be Comin’ Round the Mountain”
  2. Aaron Watson feat. Elizabeth McQueen – “Blue Skies”
  3. Victor Johnson – “This Little Light of Mine”
  4. Guy Davis – “We All Need More Kindness in This World”
  5. Elizabeth Mitchell – “Keep On the Sunny Side”
  6. Dan Zanes with Barbara Brousal – “Saro Jano”
  7. Diane Taraz – “Oh Susannah”
  8. Randy Kaplan – “Forever Young”
  9. Buck Howdy – “You Are My Sunshine”
  10. Phil Rosenthal – “This Land is Your Land”

Once again Putumayo Kids delivers a fun album that is a great way to introduce some old favorites, or a completely new genre of music, to your kids!

American Playground :: $14.98

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