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Old 09-18-2009, 11:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Meh, I was gonna let it ride.
Really? So my random acts of MB vigilantism may not be needed? I just read today that MusicBanter brings in $31 per day (!!!!) in advertising revenues, and so letting the violation of the "no free advertising" rule may reduce the net income to, oh, perhaps $30.96 (!!!). That's 4 cents additional money that could go to the Secret Administrator (shhhh)!!

Of course...maybe the lack of interest in cleaning up this thread is because (Choke! Sniff!) you think no one will (Sob) read it! Even though the inchworm song and the like are HOT STUFF in the world of children's music. HOT STUFF, I tell you!

(Oh! I just noticed an ad above this post, the first ad I've ever actually read on MB...and it was an ad for blue "Rocketdog" Boots..."Cool shoes," says the ad. Hmm. That doesn't seem very musical. But I do feel a curious, compelling urge to go check out Rocketdog Boots.)
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If a chicken was smart enough to be able to speak English and run in a geometric pattern, then I think it should be smart enough to dial 911 (999) before getting the axe, and scream to the operator, "Something must be done! Something must be done!"

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Old 09-19-2009, 01:58 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Father Abraham (Pierre Kartner) is another good children's music singer. He has some excellent childrens music out in English and the original Dutch versions. Shel Silverstein is interesting as well..not only could he write stories like "The Giving Tree" but he wrote alot of music as well, including the lyrics to "A boy named Sue" (bit of trivia).





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Old 04-13-2011, 09:22 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I was listening today to a song I loved as a child and still like as an adult because it touches me, so I decided to resurrect my old thread. Now that I have a child, I see the song from both perspectives: that of the child, hoping for something, and that of the parent, hoping a child's wishes come true.

I always liked the non-specific source of these miracle ribbons and felt how lovely it would be if such personal, surprise gifts to soothe someone's longings were possible.

Jim Reeves - "Scarlet Ribbons"

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If a chicken was smart enough to be able to speak English and run in a geometric pattern, then I think it should be smart enough to dial 911 (999) before getting the axe, and scream to the operator, "Something must be done! Something must be done!"

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Old 04-13-2011, 09:25 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I was listening today to a song I loved as a child and still like as an adult because it touches me, so I decided to resurrect my old thread.

Jim Reeves - "Scarlet Ribbons"

Great song. It's been awhile since I've heard it.

Has anyone mentioned Raffi in this thread? I used to like his music as a kid.

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Old 04-14-2011, 09:53 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I remember some songs from cartoon series. Especially those of the "clever boy" kind. You know, the main character is a kid who uses his ingenuity to solve problems and all that.....

* Vicky the Viking. The original was German, but it was translated into several languages. More recently, El Canto del Loco made a Spanish rock version for the 2009 film.



♫ "Hey hey Vicky... Hey Vicky hey..." ♫


* Ruy, the little Cid. The Cid was a medieval Castilian hero. Perhaps you know him because of the Charlton Heston's movie (you know, "from my cold dead hands!" ):



The series was about imaginary adventures of Cid when he was a child. It had these two catchy songs:



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Old 05-23-2011, 10:45 PM   #26 (permalink)
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My son likes these two from Cat Stevens.





LOL. Might not show him the movie Harold and Maude until he's older though.
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My son knew this song by heart because, along with his primary school classmates, he dressed up as one of the vowels and marched round the playground for his school carnival :-



Cri-Cri, who took his name from the sound of a cricket, specialised in writing songs for children set to traditional styles of music, and has charmed about three generations of Mexican children.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:52 PM   #28 (permalink)
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(2) What was the message of these songs? What did they teach you about the world? What did you like best about your favorite songs?
Regarding cartoon songs, I think many of them are clearly manipulated by adults in order to influence children's tender minds according to wicked intentions. For instance, let's remember Popeye song:



♫ "I'm strong to the finish, cause I eat my spinachs. I'm Popeye the sailor man...." ♫

I liked it when I was a child. But later on I realized what it really was: an adults' desperate measure to make children eat spinachs! And it may be something worse: a hidden vegan conspiracy, perhaps??
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I don't remember that much of my childhood really... but I remember some of the music that was around the house as a child... The Beatles, Dean Martin, Elton John, Van Morrison... kind of weird looking back... My parents had a really nice sound system for the day so there was good bass. My dad used to have a friend who would go around to all kinds of concerts and do live recordings, so there was also a whole box full of some weird music that my Dad used to play... I think there was like ZZ Top and stuff...

As far as actually children's music I grew up on stuff like Fred Penner, Mr Dress-up, Mr Rodgers, Sesame Street...

Fred Penner is probably the coolest one.





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I don't remember that much of my childhood really... but I remember some of the music that was around the house as a child... The Beatles, Dean Martin, Elton John, Van Morrison... kind of weird looking back... My parents had a really nice sound system for the day so there was good bass. My dad used to have a friend who would go around to all kinds of concerts and do live recordings, so there was also a whole box full of some weird music that my Dad used to play... I think there was like ZZ Top and stuff...

As far as actually children's music I grew up on stuff like Fred Penner, Mr Dress-up, Mr Rodgers, Sesame Street...

Fred Penner is probably the coolest one.

I've never heard of Fred Penner, but I have heard the song, "The Cat Came Back!"

I just looked it up on wikipedia. I was surprised to learn that the song was written in 1893, much longer ago than I expected. It doesn't go by its original title, for obvious reasons. The Cat Came Back - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Here's one of my favorite children's songs, a song from the movie "Charlotte's Web."

Charlotte's Web - "Mother Earth and Father Time"

From the movie and sung by Charlotte the spider:



And below sung very sweetly by a mom for her twins:

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