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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.
I first listened to 'Catch the Moon' with Lisa Loeb accompanying Mitchell and fell in love. I've collected everything she's put out there children's music-wise. She's also in an Indie band called 'Ida' that has a Kim Deal feel from 'Belly'.
This c.d. is warm, honest, and playful with voice/s set to eclectic and intelligent folk-ish/Rock and Roll/Ska music with the foundation of acoustic guitars, children's toy instruments, and harmony. A solid album.
There's something so right about a children's version of Leadbelly's 'Goodnight Irene'.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great songs for kids. My kids really enjoy Elizabeth Mitchell and as a parent I enjoy the songs too. Not cheesy music but good musicPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Every morning my little girl ask if we can play this CD. She loves it. This is a must for anyone with a smaller child.Published 2 months ago by Heather
Great CD for the little ones on long car trips. Easy on adult ears.Published 4 months ago by Public Name
It was wonderful. We have 3 medically fragile daughters that love music and I have for 15 years sang"you are my sunshine" to the youngest. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rachael Ginder
This is the ONLY CD my kid will sleep or calm to in the car. Happy until track 15, falls asleep through 16-17, then we keep it on loop. And my confession is, we like it too!Published 7 months ago by Angela
Very mellow music, at times it's hard to hear her voice over the music.
Delivery was very fast.