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Compiled and Produced by Elizabeth C. Axford
This popular children's CD includes 30 songs by 28 singer-songwriters from the U.S. and Canada. With a fun and delightful mixture of musical styles (folk, bluegrass, country, rock-n-roll), as well as children's and adult's voices, the album includes over 70 minutes of family-friendly entertainment.
Many of the songs were recorded and produced in Nashville, and in other studios around North America. The tunes are easy to listen to and sing along with, and appeal to all ages. The collection is great for teachers too.
Kidtunes represents the combined talents of many accomplished singer-songwriters and musicians. Included are the platinum-selling songwriters Katherine Dines (for two songs on the Grammy-nominated A Child's Gift of Lullabyes) and Bob King (for his song Brother for Sale recorded by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson). Pete Seeger plays banjo and sings background vocals on Danny Einbender's It Really Isn't Garbage, an environmentally friendly song encouraging recycling. Well-known San Diego artist/producer Peter Sprague produced We're All Peas in a Pod, a song about cultural diversity.
Several of the songwriters on Kidtunes have won Parent's Choice Awards, Dr. Toy Awards, Children's Music Web Awards, or have been finalists in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Elizabeth C. Axford produced the CD. Portions of the proceeds are donated to UNICEF.
Please see below for additional artist and track information.
Audio CD UPC: 656613602829
Kidtunes Songbook and Activity Guide Elizabeth C. Axford et al
Accompanies Kidtunes CD. Lead sheets, lyrics, guitar chords, coloring pages, word searches, crossword puzzle, mazes. Paperback, 52 pp.
ISBN 10: 1-931844-01-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-931844-01-7
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Kidtunes Poster Features the Kidtunes CD cover art.
ISBN 10: 1-931844-11-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-931844-11-6
Kidtunes Songbook and CD Combo Pack w/Free Poster All of the above at a great price!
ISBN 10: 1-931844-16-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-931844-16-1
Kidtunes CD Track Listing
1. It's Amazing What You Can Do With Your Brain (Katherine Dines) 2. I Can (Tom Gardner) 3. Rock & Roll Teachers (Bob King) 4. If You Feel Like Doing It (Joyce Seamone) 5. It Really Isn't Garbage (Danny Einbender) 6. Green Cookies (Scott Gregory) 7. Pinky (Leonard G. Eckhardt) 8. Clean Again (Wendee Katell-Hersh) 9. Brand New Bike (Bob & Mary Blinn) 10. Rugby the Cat (Adam Donmoyer) 11. Bubba's in Space (Joe Thompson) 12. Addicted to the Dictionary (James Lipsky) 13. Half Way to Two (Gary, Rose & Lindsay Alt) 14. Grandpa's Dog (Bob & Mary Blinn) 15. Are We Ever Gonna Get There? (Katherine Dines) 16. Nichiren Daishonin Song (Jamie Cutler) 17. Days of the Week (Greg Holmes) 18. No Reason to Cry (Laura Pastor) 19. Off to School (Bob & Mary Blinn) 20. My Horse Of Course (Rex West) 21. You & Me (Bob & Mary Blinn) 22. Little Bedroom Zoo (Leonard G. Eckhardt) 23. Take a Little Nap (Greg & Flor Holmes) 24. The Sea Horse (Lou Anne Michel) 25. Teeter Totter (Rex West) 26. School is Cool (Leonard G. Eckhardt) 27. Bubble Gum (Donna Fant) 28. Special Friend (Nelson Trout) 29. We're All Peas in a Pod (Minster/Otto) 30. It's All of Us Together (Byrd/Rasmussen)
Reviews: Kidtunes CD
“Mabel may be an exception. She showed an early affinity for the classics, such as Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran. Soupy slow-jazz journeymen sloughing through standards and mulleted metalmongers mangling Mother Goose are simply not Mabel's speed. She's more likely to appreciate Kidtunes, a 30-track various-artists compilation we received from www.pianopress.com. Bouncy “family friendly” pop tracks like “Rock & Roll Teachers,” “Green Cookies” and “School is Cool” can be irresistible, especially when sung by actual children in those raspy by-rote voices like you hear on Peanuts TV cartoons. Even cooler if you actually know of some rock & roll teachers…”The New Haven Advocate
“The instrumental accompaniment on all of them is very professional, and the vocalists are very good.” School Library Journal
“Thank you so much for the cool baby gift. I believe my wife sent a thank you as I was in and out of town around then. Just in case, thank you very much, it was very thoughtful of you.” Matthew Dela Pola, Producer (David Foster, William Ross)
“I don't think I ever told you how much we have enjoyed your CD and book! Congratulations to you! Thank you for sharing them with us!” Kim Copeland (The Songwriter's Connection, Nashville, TN)
“Thanks for the package with all your new projects...I listened to Kidtunes. What a cool project and I am proud because I recognize several songs on it that I've critiqued.” Jason Blume (Hit Songwriter, Author of “6 Steps to Songwriting Success” and “This Business of Songwriting," cuts by The Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, John Berry)
“Thank you for the CD and book! You are really making a name for yourself!! Supercongratulations! The CD is hilarious!” Glenn Turanza (Universal Music Group)
“Got the packet yesterday. Thanks. You have done such an incredible job. Congratulations! And many, many thanks for including me.” Katherine Dines (Award-Winning Children's Singer-Songwriter)
“We received the CDs, and were very impressed with the high quality of the album. Thanks so much for including us in such a great project.” Bob & Mary Blinn (Award-Winning Singer-Songwriters )
“Got the CD, my son enjoyed listening to it! Good luck.” Wendee (Award-Winning Children’s Singer-Songwriter)
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