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Reggae for Kids (Audio Cassette) [Import]

Various Artists Audio Cassette
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1. Puff (The Magic Dragon) - Gregory Isaacs
2. Over the Rainbow - J.C. Lodge
3. Safari - Eek-A-Mouse,
4. This Old Man - Yellowman
5. Reggae Rock - Michigan & Smiley
6. Black and White - Brigadier Jerry, Freddie McGregor
7. Peace and Love - Peter Broggs
8. Three Little Birds - Freddie McGregor
9. Jamaica, Jamaica - Brigadier Jerry
10. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Charlie Chaplin
11. Back to School - Bunny Wailer
12. Time to Think - Black Sheep
13. Joy to the World - Roots Radics

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Product Description

3CD boxset. 50 tracks many on CD for the first time. Features some of Jamaica's leading performers singing children's favourites from Ska, Reggae and dancehall.

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4.0 out of 5 stars My Boy loves this CD Aug. 14 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
My 2-3 year old son loves this CD, he learned how to sing "over the rainbow". It's reggae value is questionable but I can stand to listen to this over and over.
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By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I procured this CD with great expectations & excitement (I mean, it has "Puff the
Magic Dragon" for God's sake!). To my horror, this album was produced by people
with no love, & no respect for Reggae (or musical performance in general). This
music will disappoint (or even offend) people who truly know and/or love Reggae
music...
In "Reggae for Kids" the Reggae rhythms are [just] rock beats (none of
the polyrhythms inherent in Reggae/No One-Drop), and the (all identical sounding)
backing tracks are programmed... , and out-of place
smooth-jazz-esque sax solos?!?!? The vocalists are talented enough, but on this
recording, their contributions sound forced, uninspired, & unconvincing.
The ONLY Reggae-like characteristic of this recording is the (light) Jamaican accents of the vocalists. Yellowman's version of "This Old Man" ("Ye-llow-man") is the most compelling of these ... tracks .... The rest are monotonous & cheesy.
If you want to expose your kids to Reggae, do them (& yourself) a favor- start with the authentic(but approachable) classics: Black Uhuru (Ultimate Collection) or Bob Marley compilation (Natural Mystic/Legend)! For African music try Youssou N'Dour ("Immigres", "Set", or "Guide") or Salif Keita ("Best of: Golden Voice" or Soro).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reggea For Kids March 24 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a Great CD for children and parents to sing along with. It brings back memories of my own childhood.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Great expectations, dashed June 19 2002
Format:Audio CD
After reading the reviews, I anticipated a rollicking good time but was left sorely disappointed. Now I'm not a reggaephile, college being 15 yrs ago, but the arrangements here are thin, lifeless, and sound as if they were mixed with a 1985 Casio Mix-Master. If you're thinking "Great, Legend for Kids", think again.
Here's my advice: Leave this fellow to the side and go with Garcia/Grisman Not For Kids Only, Doc Watson's Songs for Little Pickers, Gemini (Anything) or any of the Woody Guthrie children's CDs.
My other piece of advice to establish my bona fides with other parents: Aquaphor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reggae for Kids and Adults! Aug. 13 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those great cds you are always need for long car trips. It is loaded with classic tunes that both children and adults will enjoy. One of the most difficult thing to find is entertainment for both young children and adults. This is it!
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1.0 out of 5 stars An Embarrasment to Reggae April 22 2001
Format:Audio CD
I bought this disk on the strength of the reviews here at Amazon. What a major disappointment this disk is. Embarrasingly amateur, with keyboard loop drums and keyboard basses, it is difficult to believe that these are well-known professional reggae singers as well. Another case of "dumbing-down" music for children, something definitely not required to fully engage kids with music (the outstanding Putamayo series for example is presented no frills, no dumbing-down). Good "children's music" inspires both parents and kids, and kids react positively to that in their parents. A shame to pay $... for this disk.
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