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All that Jazz - Kid's Version

By Paige Brady, March 10, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady
Jazz-Playground-CoverChristian P. is our randomly selected winner of the 5-title Putumayo CD collection. Thanks everyone for your entries! Putumayo Kids just released what's destined to be your kid's new favorite: Jazz Playground. From bebop and swing to Latin and African jazz, this multicultural CD celebrates the vibrant diversity and global influence of jazz and will get the whole family grooving. (Read on for a chance to win some Putumayo CDs.) I've loved their Playground series since my daughter was young and would play a CD over and over and over again. We quickly realized that Putumayo CDs pleased her as well as us! It turns out that Dan Storper, founder of Putumayo, had that exact plan in mind:
With our children's series, my professional goals and responsibilities as a father of a 4-year-old son seem to merge. I'm always looking for songs that William will love and, despite playing scores of time, won't drive my wife and me crazy. Jazz Playground is filled with lots of loveable, jazzy songs that are great fun for kids but which parents not only can bear but may even press the replay button for themselves. One of the songs, Cumbamba, by Cuban-American, Jose Conde, was recorded especially for this CD after I'd heard a scratchy, early version that I thought would sound nice if re-recorded. The cross-cultural collaborations and tasteful versions of children's favorites like Sing a Song of Sixpence, Mary Had a Little Lamb and the Spiderman theme song make this a one of kind musical journey that the whole family can appreciate.
Want a taste? Try this track from Oran Etkin for Little Lamb Jam. Note: you can simply listen online using the player below, or you can "right click" to download the mp3 file.

Jazz-Playground Want more? Pick up Jazz Playground, now available in our stores. Bebop, swing and all that jazz: cool tunes for global kids! Want to win? By March 16th, enter a comment letting us know what CD you or your kids listen to incessantly, and we'll choose a random winner to receive a 5-title Putumayo package - a little something for everyone.
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Stacy Gregory says ...
My daughter LOVES Susie Tallman's CDs, as well as anything by Ralph Covert (Ralph's World). Fortunately, I've also bred into her a love of classical and contemporary music, so when we aren't listening to kids' songs, we listen to things mommy likes, too :)
03/10/2010 2:13:34 PM CST
Holly B says ...
My son LOVES the Imagination Movers! Their demands of "Jump up! Get down! Stand up! Turn around turn around!" are met with joy!
03/10/2010 2:14:55 PM CST
Tina says ...
Anything by the Imagination Movers gets a lot of play at our house, but they also like Keb Mo.
03/10/2010 2:15:20 PM CST
Bethanne M. says ...
Our son loves the Cars Soundtrack. Jams to all the songs and enjoys relaxing to the instrumental end of the cd.
03/10/2010 2:17:41 PM CST
Melissa Ringsted says ...
My daughter and I are constantly listening to Michael Jackson's greastest hits. I was pregnant when he passed away and her father is a dancer who was hired to be in a huge Michael Jackson show. By being at all of his rehearsals she became attached to the music. She is now 10 weeks old and since birth listening to the Michael Jackson's greatest hits CD or dancing with mommy to it is the only way to stop her from crying.
03/10/2010 2:17:53 PM CST
Lori says ...
My little one loves to listen sing and dance to B is for Bob. It's a great child - friendly collection of Bob Marley songs (sung by Bob & friends)
03/10/2010 2:18:02 PM CST
Carolyn says ...
My kids love the Jack Johnson Curious George soundtrack. I love listening to his voice too and we all get together and dance to the more lively songs.
03/10/2010 2:18:58 PM CST
Melanie Weller says ...
My kids love Yellow Submarine by The Beatles!
03/10/2010 2:19:13 PM CST
Melissa says ...
I can sing Raffi's "Down by the Bay" in my sleep! CD= "The Singable Songs Collection"
03/10/2010 2:19:17 PM CST
Kristen says ...
I listen to Ralph's World At The Bottom Of The Sea.
03/10/2010 2:19:45 PM CST
Kay F. says ...
My daughter is listening to the Twilight Soundtrack 24-7. It would be nice to hear some jazz instead!
03/10/2010 2:19:49 PM CST
Kristine says ...
My kids have listened to Kenny Loggins Return To Pooh Corner since they were brand new babies =) They love it!
03/10/2010 2:20:48 PM CST
Jenine Mahendranath says ...
They Might Be Giants is my kids' favorite CD!!!!
03/10/2010 2:21:10 PM CST
Betsy W. says ...
The Figureheads (every album) and Ziggy Marley's "Family Time" are in HEAVY rotation around here for my 2 and 4 year old boys. But I don't mind because I like their "kids music" too (with a positive message!)
03/10/2010 2:22:27 PM CST
Jennifer Page says ...
The "Fiddle" album from Music Together
03/10/2010 2:23:08 PM CST
Colleen Coughlin says ...
My daughter and I love the "Philadelphia Chickens" CD! We listen to it all the time...poultry in motion is a beautiful thing!
03/10/2010 2:23:46 PM CST
Lisa says ...
Trout Fishing in America!!!! Especially the Family Music Party, but we all love anything by Trout Fishing.
03/10/2010 2:25:03 PM CST
Christine says ...
Beatles 1. My daughter loves to dance to the early stuff & her favorite song is Yellow Submarine.
03/10/2010 2:25:09 PM CST
Sara says ...
We listen to our Kindermusik CD (Away we go) in the car, at home, pretty much everywhere! We love it!
03/10/2010 2:26:49 PM CST
Rebecca says ...
My 2 year old can't get enough of Laurie Berkner Band. I love it too so it's all good :o)
03/10/2010 2:26:50 PM CST
Livia Dusek says ...
We love to listen to A Child's Celebration of the World, French Cafe, Animal Playground, New Orleans Playground... We love Putumayo music!!!
03/10/2010 2:27:05 PM CST
Josh Wilborn says ...
Euro Lounge and World Lounge all the way!! :)
03/10/2010 2:27:10 PM CST
Mary G. says ...
My 4 yr. old son loves B is for Bob and always asks to listen to the bird song (Three Little Birds). Other current faves are the latest Ziggy Marley and The Presets (the boy loves a good beat!).
03/10/2010 2:27:44 PM CST
Daniel says ...
My daughter loves Psalty the Singing Songbook. My wife and I listened to it as kids and we had to hunt around to find a copy online.
03/10/2010 2:27:45 PM CST
Lora lee McCullough says ...
I love "North African Groove"...my kids are 12 and 15 and they like it too.
03/10/2010 2:28:04 PM CST