King Pajama | Something Sweet

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Something Sweet

by King Pajama

"2009's Best Music for Kids, and Their Families" -NPR's Best of Music "Top 10 Children's CD of 2009" -Time Out New York Kids
Genre: Kids/Family: General Children's Music
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1. Outer Space Boogie
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2. Some Pieces
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3. Doormat
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4. Time Goes
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5. Guacamole Time
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6. Trip Around The World
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7. What's Going On?
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8. Heavy Coat
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9. King Pajama
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10. Chocolate Ice Cream
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Album Notes
"2009's Best Music for Kids, and Their Families" -NPR's Best of Music 2009
A "Top 10 Children's CD of 2009" -Time Out New York Kids
A Top 10 Kids/Family Album of 2009 -"Kids Corner" Host Picks, WXPN, Philadelphia
Winner of a 2009 Parents' Choice Recommended Award

"These unique songs owe their success to three factors: strong, piano-centered instrumentation; Nina Zeitlin’s rich and melodically-complex vocals; and lyrics that put a surprisingly fun spin on ordinary topics like food and clothing. ...I mean, I could say 'Hey, this is awesome—you should buy it,' but that’s not saying nearly enough."
-ArtOfIrreverence.com

"Something Sweet is just that, a sweet, surprising and utterly pleasant album from start to finish. There's no reason you couldn't leave this disc spinning long after your kids have been deposited at school or after they've drifted off to sleep...I cannot stop playing their CD. I love it and my girls love dancing to it."
-Jeff Bogle, OutWithTheKids.com

"This is an appealing concoction of off-the-beaten-path songs... The title track is a little masterpiece..."
-Lynne Heffley, Parents' Choice

Something Sweet is an upbeat, catchy, and joyful collection. Highly recommended especially for playing at children's birthday parties (or during long car trips with kids in tow)!
-Midwest Book Review

"[K]ids' music with a real unique sound... The songs are very hip, the piano is classically cool, and Nina Zeitlin's voice is rich and smokey." -BostonChildrensMusic.com

A Fresh Sound for Kids and Grown-ups

Since its release in the summer of 2009, King Pajama’s award winning, critically acclaimed, debut album Something Sweet has received the highest praise. The album’s unique, piano-driven sound includes rock, funk, jazz, blues, pop and bossa nova. Whimsical, humorous and moving songs appeal to children but are sophisticated enough to keep adults enticed. Song themes include the unbridled joy of eating ice cream in “Chocolate Ice Cream”, the mythic origins of sleepwear in “King Pajama”, the passage of time in “Time Goes” and the difficulty of dividing the world into neat categories in “Some Pieces”. Without a doubt, Something Sweet is a fun, musically eclectic journey through the magic of the everyday.

King Pajama ~ Born and Raised in Brooklyn

Music enthusiasts Jason and Jena, a husband-wife team living in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, formed King Pajama with the belief that shared enjoyment of music can bring families closer together. Through their original songs, the pair hoped to expose children to different musical styles, foster a love of music at a young age, and inspire conversations about music between children and parents. With the addition of Nina, an accomplished vocalist and music producer, their compositions came to life and King Pajama was born.


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Jason M

Stops Baby Crying!
This CD is the only thing that keeps my baby calm in the car, and it doesn't give me a headache like some of the other baby nonsense. This CD has added years to my life.

Corey Bodner

A great gift for young kids
This is a great CD for kids. My 3 and 4 year sing along to heavy coat and guacamole time. We got this as a gift and I can in the car cd player waiting to be hit. Lots of original tunes and there are hints of you favorite songs (Beatles). It seems to have gotten a lot of publicity and now I see why.

Music Teacher

Great CD
This is a really great collection of original compositions. Not irritating. Musically interesting. Funny lyrics. How come I'd never heard of these guys? This is a find.

Kramby Jones

Original and fun
I love this album. The music is really original - unlike anything I've heard in the genre. It doesn't get annoying when you play it over and over (which my kids do). The lyrics are fun and whimsical and there are some jokes and innuendo for adults. My kids love "chocolate ice cream". I find myself singing these songs at work.

Jeremy Herz

Fun CD
I have a 2.5 year old and she loves this CD. The best thing about it is that she can dance to it. She loves imitating all the different animal sounds on "What's Goin On" and I actually like listening to this CD as well (as opposed to some of the other kids CDs which drive me crazy). I definitely recommend this CD - it is one of our favorites.

Kristien Kahn

Something Sweet for All Ages
Subtle humor and thoughtful, intelligent lyrics are present throughout King Pajama's debut album, "Something Sweet." It is an album that deserves repeat listens. While each song stands on its own merit, the album is tied together by the high quality of its songs' lyrics, and sophisticated composition. There is something for every age on this album--young children will delight in circling the planet with aliens and practicing their barnyard animal sounds as they groove to "Outer Space Boogie" and "What's Going On," while parents and grandparents will appreciate the quiet reflection of "Time Goes." "Heavy Coat" is a beautiful ode to a child's favorite piece of clothing, a coat that makes you feel comfortable no matter where in the world you may find yourself. "Some Pieces" points out that there exist phenomena that defy categorization--in sum, when one tries to divide up the world, there is an exception to every rule, and "some pieces just don't seem to fit." The song's message seems to be that the odd pieces out deserve to be explored and embraced, a lesson that could easily be translated to teach a child consideration and kindness when they encounter unfamiliar and different people and things. It is clear that a ton of hard work went into the making of this album. In a world of children's music that too often assumes that the youngest among us can only understand light, oversimplified fare, "Something Sweet" is a breath of fresh air, an album kids can continue to appreciate as they grow up. Highly recommend!!
Key tracks: Some Pieces, Time Goes, Guacamole Time, Heavy Coat

Sam Garner

Love it!
This CD is great! My kids (4 and 7) absolutely love singing and dancing along to it. i myself like singing along to it as well! And it doesn't tire like most kids music - it's clever and fun. It's a family favorite for sure - thanks King Pajama!

Children's librarian

Not too good
I bought this based on some samples and CD baby's recommendations. I was disappointed. The music feels flat and unoriginal, and basically sad.

Steph P

Amazing for the kids, & really fun for us, too!
As a teacher, someone who plans on having kids soon, and a general music-lover, I absolutely love this album! The entire collection is so much fun -- I like the sound effects, and especially the singer's playful, silly tone of voice on some of the tracks. Overall, the lyrics themselves are very clearly sung, which is important -- esp as you hope that kids will learn the words from listening and sing along. I've used it in my classroom during some downtime or creative drawing/play sessions, and the kids have had a great response. A couple of songs to individually review:

Outer Space Boogie: the piano is fun, kids like a crazy jazz piano like that. It's really imaginative and silly. Very fantastical ideas, but made realistic -- perfect for kids.

What's Going On: kids love animals! I laughed hysterically outloud with "bologna". Kids love that word (apparently adults do, too) great idea of the home turning into a zoo... so cute.

Heavy Coat: this is a nice lullaby... It's a slower song, so it may not be a favorite (my kids tend to love the ones that make them giggle), but still, the theme of turning an inanimate object into a friend or character -- that definitely resonated with them and generated some fun story sharing.

Time Goes: a GREAT way to teach about time, lessons of nature, the cycle of life. It's very sweet. I like the "nobody knows where it ends", since adults have to give this sort of explanation all the time to little ones!

Guacamole Time: SO fun! One of my favorites. The rhythm and beat are super fun, my kids love to dance to this one. The "holy moly" and other silly phrases are great. I find that kids also like "making food" songs -- remember the "peanut butter and jelly" song that so many of us grew up with? It's the same idea, which works. And personally, I LOVE the cuica instrument sound from Brazil.

Trip Around the World: this one is great musically, it's a fun song about adventure and discovery...

Chocolate Ice Cream: this one is an obvious hit -- my kids LOVE to sing this one. Vocals are great!

Hope this was helpful... I highly recommend this album -- have fun with it, with or without the kids!

~SP