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Genre: Childrens
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 15-OCT-1996

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Though generally thought of as the king of music for the preschool set, Raffi has evolved from being strictly a little kid's performer to being a family entertainer, and it's evident in this 1995 release. More-sophisticated musical arrangements, a broader repertoire, greater vocal versatility, and intricate lyrics make this almost magical musical mix an album for every member of the family. Whether you're more fond of boppin' with "Shake a Toe," joining in a refrain on the bouncy title cut, or relishing in the poignancy of the gentle "Changing Garden of Mr. Bell" and the Native American tribute "First Peoples," there's enough variety here to appeal to a greater audience than Raffi may have enjoyed in the past. --Deborah Moore
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 1, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rounder
  • ASIN: B0000003HW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,190 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on February 21, 1999
Format: Audio CD
While teaching kindergarten 10 years ago, I was introduced to Raffi. I immediately bought 2 albums, and have played them for myself and my own children ever since. BANANAPHONE is our most recent addition, and hasn't let us down. It showcases the many moods and talents of Raffi, from "The Changing Garden of Mr. Bell" (melodically haunting, thoughtful and sweet), to "C-A-N-A-D-A" (a rolicking trip through the land of our northern neighbors), to "Slow Day" (guaranteed to lower your blood pressure several points by the end of the song!). Any CD that can hold the attention of my 3-year-old, my 10-year-old AND myself is a rare jewel! BANANAPHONE makes us all smile!
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Ordered on the strength of Baby Beluga (our favorite) and Singable Songs for Young Children (our second favorite) and the Raffi concert for young children video.
Listenable, but not his best. Get Baby Beluga or Singable Songs instead of this one, unless you're a real fan and bent on having them all.
Features lots of Raffi-written stuff -- I'm discovering my toddler prefers a mix of new stuff and old standards.
Love Raffi, though. My 2 1/2 year old son dances around with his miniguitar and sings all the songs (gets the words right too, and corrects Mom and Dad when they go astray).
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By A Customer on December 10, 2000
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We bought this CD to listen in the car while going on a vacation. It entertained my 1 year old the entire time. We found that Raffi is tolerable for adults as well. My husband and I were not completely tired of the CD by the end of the trip. It always settles my son down while riding in the car. It helps make car rides alittle easier!
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The whole CD is easy to listen to for kids and adults. There are nice cuddle songs and great toe-tapping songs. The lyrics have a good message too, about preserving the envirnoment and appreciating the world. But our favorite is BANANAPHONE, it's a good silly song!!
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Trying to find a childrens tape that appeals to adults ears can be hard. This one is a clear winner! Very upbeat, easy to learn words, and appeals to all ages. Even Dads will enjoy it and won't mind listening to it over and over and over again!
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I bought "Bananaphone" for my baby daughter and have decided that I like it as well as she does if not more. The songs are listenable and enjoyable, which is not very often the case in children's musical choices. We play the cd for ourselves and guests, that's how pleasant it is. The lead song, "Bananaphone" is catchy, "Mr. Bell" is touching and sad, "C-A-N-A-D-A" is a fun sing-along, but "The Gorilla Song" is my favorite because it is fun to sing to my baby. It is deeper than the title indicates. This cd may not be appropriate for adults without kids in the house, but for parents and even the non-parental set who just like to be silly, this is a worthwhile and valuable musical collection.
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I strongly disagree with the folks who've given this album a bad review. It's certainly more mature and complex than his earlier albums and it's probably not the best choice for anyone in diapers - BUT I must say that my kids (currently 5 and 7) ask for this one more than any other in our collection.
Raffi's songwriting and playfulness are in full strength and, speaking as an amateur musician, the musicianship is extraordinary. Bananaphone has the distinction of being the only one of our (6 at last count) Raffi recordings that I've listened to on my own. How can anyone have given this a one-star rating?
N.B.: I'm not a slavering environmentalist but another reviewer complained about the overt environmentalism that appears in a song on this record. At least Raffi puts his money where his mouth is: he went to extraordinary lengths to have his autobiography printed on chlorine-free, recycled paper and lowered his royalty so as not to pass the extra cost onto consumers.
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My son loves this CD. Someone gave it to us when he was first born. He has loved it since he was tiny and still does. He hasn't been terribly impressed with some of the other Raffi CDs I have bought for him, but this one continues to be a favorite.
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