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All that Jazz - Kid's Version

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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Katherine Cianci Monsonis says …

'B Is for Bob' is our number 1 favorite album! There is something so sweet and comforting to hear "Don't worry bout' a thing cuz everthing little thing is gonna be alright!" from beautiful 3 and 5 year old voices. I always sang "Don't Know Why" - Norah Jones - to both my kids when they were babies and I still sing it as they fall asleep some nights...

Andrea says …

My kids (5 and 7) love jazz and swing. Although they don't speak English, they can sing the words almost perfectly :-) 'Just a gigolo' is one of their favourite one. Also, they are keen on fine classical music like Mozart. We listen to classical music every time when I feel they need to get relaxed.

Faith says …

Snazzy by Go Fish Guys. I love to watch my three little girls dance like crazy to this music.

Marion says …

My teenage son loves the Celtic Crossroads-CD, my two smaller sons like to dance to Reggae around the World.

Martha says …

From Hay To Z- a children's bluegrass album by Big Smith!

Saminda says …

Hi there, My children LOVE the Putumayo Dreamland CD!! We purchased it last week and now use for every single rest time and bed time. :) I would absolutely love to add more Putumayo CD's to our collection. Thanks!

Mary Woodruff says …

We love the Picnic Playground!

Kim Tran says …

My son and I LOVE They Might Be Giants' "Here Comes the 123's"! This cd makes both us dance!

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 :)

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!

Tina says …

Anything by the Imagination Movers gets a lot of play at our house, but they also like Keb Mo.

Bethanne M. says …

Our son loves the Cars Soundtrack. Jams to all the songs and enjoys relaxing to the instrumental end of the cd.

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.

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)

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.

Melanie Weller says …

My kids love Yellow Submarine by The Beatles!

Melissa says …

I can sing Raffi's "Down by the Bay" in my sleep! CD= "The Singable Songs Collection"

Kristen says …

I listen to Ralph's World At The Bottom Of The Sea.

Kay F. says …

My daughter is listening to the Twilight Soundtrack 24-7. It would be nice to hear some jazz instead!

Kristine says …

My kids have listened to Kenny Loggins Return To Pooh Corner since they were brand new babies =) They love it!

Jenine Mahendranath says …

They Might Be Giants is my kids' favorite CD!!!!

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!)

Jennifer Page says …

The "Fiddle" album from Music Together

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!

Lisa says …

Trout Fishing in America!!!! Especially the Family Music Party, but we all love anything by Trout Fishing.

Christine says …

Beatles 1. My daughter loves to dance to the early stuff & her favorite song is Yellow Submarine.

Sara says …

We listen to our Kindermusik CD (Away we go) in the car, at home, pretty much everywhere! We love it!

Rebecca says …

My 2 year old can't get enough of Laurie Berkner Band. I love it too so it's all good :o)

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!!!

Josh Wilborn says …

Euro Lounge and World Lounge all the way!! :)

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!).

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.

Lora lee McCullough says …

I love "North African Groove"...my kids are 12 and 15 and they like it too.

Laura says …

We listen to lullaby versions of U2 and Nirvana songs.

Brenda S says …

Cocteau Twins' Heaven or Las Vegas. All. The. Time!

Paula Moore says …

We listen to the Wiggles, over and over and over!!! We sure could use a change:)

Michele Zakashansky says …

My hubby and 16 month old darling have been listening to The Deedle Deedle Dees "Freedom in a box" 5 to 6 times a day since they came to the valley a couple of months ago!!!

Raina says …

"European Playground" is AMAZING! My ten-year old son and I just love baking cookies and dancing along to the music.

Phyllis M says …

My 5 year old listens to Miley Cyrus all the time :)

Tamara Hauze says …

Putumayo never disappoints us. We've been a Putumayo family,well, ever since I got on to it. Grammas to grandkids always find their groove. Nice promo. Good luck everyone!!

Sherrie Davis says …

My Girls LOVE the Ziggy Marley - Family Time album!!!! Also, Laurie Berkner Band is always a favorite too!

Luke Swantek says …

My son (along with my wife and I) loves to listen to "These Friends of Mine" by Rosie Thomas, featuring Sufjan Stevens and Denison Witmer.

Raquel says …

We love all music but currently we're listening to Laurie Berkner and Barney. Yes, Barney....everyday! Oh, my!

Jane Ryan says …

My grandson Stephen and I constantly listen to what is actually a homemade CD developed by our Primary School Music Teacher, Sister Liz Macdonald. This musical delight contains all the children's song numbers taught to Primary classes of all ages, approved by the church. They are simply wonderful tunes, such as "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam". Many of these songs have hand and body actions that go along with each verse. Sincerely, Jane Ryan, "Grandma Jane"

Cindy S. says …

My toddler daughter loves a wide variety of music, but her faves are Johnny Cash and the Beatles. Her good taste makes my ears happy!

angie graham says …

my middle son and myself addore enigma,, their songs are church sounds, indian chants, pan pipes all in one, their music makes us both feel close to the earth and our soles feel de stressed. my son is 22 and i am 43.

Kim says …

We listen to the new Verve Pipe family CD - nothing beats singing about cereal at the top of your lungs!

Boda says …

To a local musician, Christy Simpson - here DVD is Mud Pies and Sweet Dreams. They hop to the Magic Muffin Dance.

Con says …

Toby Mac

Sheila Turner says …

Nerissa & Katryna's Nields' "Rock All Day".

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