You Are My Sunshine
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You Are My Sunshine

January 1, 2002

Song Title
So Glad I'm Here
Skip To My Lou
Ladybug Picnic
Hey Bo Diddley
Alphabet Dub
Car Car
Ooby Dooby
You Are My Sunshine (Version 1)
Goin Down The Road
Black Jack Baby
Here Comes My Baby
3 Is The Magic Number
Froggy Went A Courtin
Goodnight Irene
You Are My Sunshine (Version 2)

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2002
  • Label: Little Bird Records
  • Copyright: 2002 Little Bird Records
  • Total Length: 46:48
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B000R02Q64
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,761 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Parents, keep your street cred and enchant your home December 2, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This might be the best children's album I've ever heard. Mitchell's soothing voice and folky instrumentation (toy pianos, acoustic guitars, sing-alongs) evoke memories of my own childhood, sitting around campfires, wide-eyed and transfixed at the magical stories spun by a guitarist through her music. The songs range from sad to charming to silly (the ABC's in reggae?). The set covers almost all the bases of children's folk music, with some well chosen standards ("Skip To My Lou," including some silly new verses) and covers (Schoolhouse Rock's "3 is the Magic Number" and "Goodnight Irene" by Leadbelly). The standout track is the traditional piece "Froggy Went a Courtin" (which has also been covered by the venerable Bob Dylan, to give you an idea of Mitchell's skill in song selection). It's the irreverent story of Mr. Frog and Miss. Mouse's wedding...but only after her uncle rat gives his blessing! Finally, the added bonus of owning this disc is that since Mitchell is from the indie band Ida, you can still keep your street cred among your hip but non-child-having buddies.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't ask for better December 7, 2004
By Chris
Format:Audio CD
My Husband bought this CD for me when I was pregnant with our first child. My sister and I sang 'You are My Sunshine' to each other growing up and still do if we need to be cheered up. My husband heard a review of the album on National Public Radio and knew it was the perfect gift for me. He knew I loved folk and acoustic music.

After our son was born playing the album during our evening nursing sessions was a mainstay through the first four months. Now we keep the album in the car. We have a long commute to get grocery's and run errands so it keeps him very happy B-Boppin to 'Take you Ridin in the Car', 'BoDiddly', and 'The Ladybug Picnic'. My sister now sings 'You are my Sunshine' to her nephew and he loves it - I can't wait until he can sing along with her. Your children will love the album and so will you. I worked in early childhood education for several years and it is by far one of the best children's album I have heard.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Listening to this music is like coming home August 4, 2008
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I stumbled across this album while searching for another Brady Rymer album for my kids. My wife and I have the privilege of parenting 4 small children (our oldest just turned 5), and music is a big part of our lives.

Initially the old picture on the cover caught my eye in one of Amazon's "People who bought this also bought..." suggestions. Then I saw that it had "You Are My Sunshine" on it and had to take a listen. I was immediately won over by Elizabeth Mitchell's (not to be confused with the LOST version) honest, warm, and very welcoming voice. So intimate and understated, and so absent from popular music today. Her arrangements are both simple and masterful and such that you just want to sing along.

It only took about three samples before I was completely sold and downloaded this album and "You Are My Flower," too. These became immediate hits with my family and the kids even requested to have this as their night-time music (displacing another CD that has occupied that spot for the last 4 years!).

These are great songs, very well done, and you can listen to them over and over and never get tired of it. You can listen to the samples and make your own decision, but I won't hesitate to recommend this album to my close friends, especially those with small kids.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and relaxing July 29, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I am a nanny who first heard this cd at one on my family's home. The child enjoyed it and I enjoyed it. I get tired of hearing Thomas the Train and Raffi, and so I bought this CD for the two other families I work for. They thought it was a great gift, and I finally found some music both the children and I could enjoy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful album! July 9, 2008
By saguaro
Format:Audio CD
This album not only has sweet songs that are familiar, but Elizabeth's voice is so naturally soothing. and the guitar and other music is so fun and vibrant considering it is soft music, the very first time i played it i had a smile stuck on my face through nearly every song and I still smile when i hear/sing these songs a year later! And as vain as it may sound, one of the most wonderful things about this album is that her voice is low and folksy, making it easy for me to sing along and also to sing the songs without the cd (for fun with my baby and also when he is upset). this cd calms my little guy every time he is upset and makes him smile when he hears the little kids singing and making little noises on the cd. This cd was a great blessing to me because i love singing to my baby and this album gave me a wonderful repertoire.
The only drawback for me is that a couple of the songs have somewhat sad words (not everyone cares about the words, but i do, esp since i am interested in learning songs to sing for my baby) and i don't really like singing the sad songs to him (maybe he doesn't even notice?). But the vast majority of the songs are sweet and catchy and not too babyish to where you get really sick of them.
It is a gem of an album and I feel so lucky to have stumbled upon it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! March 15, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD recently for my 18 month old son and we just can't get enough of it! I wasn't surprised that it was good since my husband, son and I are huge fans of Catch the Moon but HOW good it was just blew me away.

Elizabeth's voice is so soothing and the music is so interesting and eclectic - folk, rock and roll, ska - that you just can't stop playing it. My son loves the ABC song in particular.

Bottom line - Elizabeth Mitchell is a genius at making tried and true childrens songs inviting, interesting and downright dreamy! No annoying kids songs here. YAY!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!!!
What a great CD for the entire family! My son (18 months) clapped after every song after hearing it for the first time. He loves it, as do I:)
Published 4 months ago by James Spicer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this
Love this. Easy to listen to and relaxing . Not at al like some of the other annoying children's cd we have.
Published 5 months ago by shana fleiss
3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely CD
The kids really like this one. Some familiar songs and some new ones. They enjoy music while in the car and this is one of the favorites.
Published 6 months ago by Donna
5.0 out of 5 stars Love
We love this cd. My son has picked up on the songs quickly and loves to sing along. Great cd for both mom and kiddos!
Published 7 months ago by Elizabeth C. Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, pretty mellow, almost like lullabies
This is nice background music for the kids, although not the kind you sing along and dance to. I put it on for them when I want them to relax. Read more
Published 8 months ago by R. Maxim
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
My son is 15 months and he loves Elizabeth MItchell's music. I also enjoy her music, they are so much more entertaining than typical children's music.
Published 9 months ago by TD
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album for kids and adults
This album was a great album to share with our girls, 3 and 4, especially on a road trip recently. The songs are fun and many can be sung even by the littlest one. Read more
Published 9 months ago by T
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cd for kids and adults
We have all enjoyed listening to this cd in the car as a family. Also not over loud or boring.
Published 9 months ago by goldie
5.0 out of 5 stars Granddaughters love it!
A nice soothing CD of songs that children love - so happy to have found this to share with those I love.
Published 11 months ago by Sharon Craker
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome voice.
Can't say enough about this CD. Elizabeth's voice is so beautiful. The rendition of You Are My Sunshine is the most beautiful that I've ever heard. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Wendalicious
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