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Family Dance

by Dan Zanes and Friends

Contains the songs "all around the kitchen" and "jump up" as heard on noggin and sesame street.
Genre: Kids/Family: General Children's Music
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1. Jump Up
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1:48 album only
2. Rock Island Line
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2:49 album only
3. Malti (with Barbara Brousal)
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2:51 album only
4. The Hokey Pokey (with Rankin' Don aka Father Goose)
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3:11 album only
5. Water For the Elephants (with Donald Saaf)
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3:06 album only
6. Linstead Market (with the Sandy Girls)
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2:58 album only
7. Fooba Wooba John (with Rosanne Cash)
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2:53 album only
8. Wonder Wheel
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3:23 album only
9. Yo-yo Sweet Yo-yo (with the Rubi Theatre Co.)
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3:42 album only
10. All Around the Kitchen (with Loudon Wainwright III)
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11. In the Evening
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12. Flowers of Edinburgh
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13. Thrift Shop (with Sandra Bernhard)
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14. Skip to My Lou (with Rankin' Don aka Father Goose)
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15. The Good Night Waltz
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Album Notes
"Family Dance" is the follow up to the acclaimed "Rocket Ship Beach" CD from Dan Zanes on the Festival Five label. This is the sound of friends getting together with electric and acoustic guitars, fiddles, tubas, accordions, harmonicas, tambourines, drums, banjos, mandolins, and voices, to sing and play traditional and original songs.

Family dance is a natural blend of folk, rock and roll, fiddle tunes, a capella hip hop, and dancehall- musical traditions of one sort or another updated for the 21st century in the relaxed and soulful style that made "Rocket Ship Beach" so popular with families around the world.

Special guests include Rosanne Cash, Barbara Brousal, Loudon Wainwright III, Sandra Bernhard, Rankin' Don a.k.a. Father Goose, The Sandy Girls, Donald Saaf, and The Rubi Theatre Company.

family dance is recommended by parents choice.


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Love it. Appealing to adults as well as children.
Love this CD. Very refreshing from other children's music which my child may love but can be quite annoying to me... This is good stuff from an adult's as well as child's perspective.


My daughter and I love it!!!
My daughter and I love this cd.We also heard the song All around the kitchen on noggin and I loved it just as much as my 21/2 year old.It is nice do listen to a childrens cd that we all can rock out to.Our whole family are now Dan Zanes' fans!!


The whole family loves it!!!
The CD has great songs that my whole family enjoys. When the CD plays my 12 month old smiles from ear to ear and dances throughout each song.


mom, I want the first song again!
The hippest version of the hokey pokey!


Permanently attached to our CD player...
My two year old and I love this CD. She especially likes to watch me act out the lyrics to "All around the kitchen". We bought a copy for our friends because they love hearing us sing the song and dance (or run around in a circle cock-a-doodle-doodle-dooo!) Thanks for this CD. It's so much fun!

CD Baby

This is hip, handmade, 21st century folk music for kids and kid sympathizers. The long awaited follow-up to "Rocket Ship Beach". A natural blend of folk, rock and roll, fiddle tunes, a capella hip hop, and dancehall. A great album for anyone who enjoys great music.

Jack's Mom (Wendy)

Doodle doodle do!!!!
My 17 month old knows the sign for "more" and he LOVES 'All Around the Kitchen', he smacks his hands together so hard I think he might hurt himself! He spins, bounces and says "doodle doodle doo". We have to listen to it at least 4 times in a row before he lets me move on to the other great songs! I'm a special education teacher and I took it to school and the kids LOVE it! Thank you for kid and parent friendly music! More!


The whole family loves it. Great to sing and dance to.
OUr whole family loves this cd, even our dog. We can really dance and sing to almost all the songs.

Randy Ingersoll

Sit Still and Keep A Straight Face
Two things you WILL NOT do when listening to this cd is sit still or keep a straight face. Watch out as the good medicine of music makes you dance and smile. Thanks for the happiness, Dan Zanes and Friends!


Terrific CD for Kids (and adults too!)
Finally a fun and smart CD for children that won't irritate the heck out of their parents. It truly has some great songs that, instead of making you cringe, will have you tapping your toes and singing along. The creative artwork for the CD jacket is very special as well. Dan Zanes is a hit with my 3-year old...and me!
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