Parents' Choice Silver Award Winner!
NAPPA Gold Award Winner!
Barnes & Noble.com wrote in its 6-10-05 "Pick of the Week" column:
"One of the best kids' albums of 2005 -- or any year, for that matter -- My Daddy Is Scratchy brims with wit, wisdom, and a musical style that runs the gamut from Broadway to Steely Dan. Pssst, Mom! It's a perfect Father's Day gift."
Jamie Broza is back and better than ever. Giving fair play to dads, 'My Daddy is Scratchy' follows on the heels of Broza's first children's recording, 'Bad Mood Mom (and other Good-Mood Songs),' winner of the prestigious Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award and named one of the ten best children's CDs of 2003 by Child magazine.
'My Daddy is Scratchy' picks up where Jamie's,'Bad Mood Mom', left off, offering eleven originals that explore the things that really matter to kids: avoiding vegetables, enduring embarrassing parents (especially when they SING), refusing to go to school, wheedling a few more minutes before bed. Stylistically, 'My Daddy is Scratchy' runs the gamut from rock to jazz to country, with one song, "Mommy is a Dynamo," sounding like a Hollywood musical-number from the 50's.
According to the Los Angeles Times, "accomplished musician and TV, film and stage composer Jamie Broza nails the rewards and challenges of parenthood with resonant wisdom, empathy, and humor from both parents' and kids' points of view ... With an expert, creative touch, Broza's tracks play like catchy numbers from a stage-worthy musical."
Kids love to hear other kids talk and sing - and there are lots of kids on 'My Daddy Is Scratchy'. Three of the songs are duets with children and another song is a duet Jamie sings with his own father - the well-known composer and conductor Elliot Lawrence. The CD also features the fabulous Nora York, a jazz singer par excellence who plays the role of mom.
Here are some comments about his last release:
"'Bad Mood Mom' is melodic, memorable, and magical."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
"Raffi and the Pied Piper have nothing on Jamie Broza. His marvelous, buoyant music hits kids where they live. They'll love it."
- Stan and Jan Berenstain
"'Bad Mood Mom' puts me in a good mood! Feels like a show about growing up, with incredible music. Let's take it to Broadway!"
- Marc Shaiman, Grammy Award-winning composer of the hit Broadway show, Hairspray, as well as numerous films, including A Few Good Men, South Park, and Sleepless in Seattle
Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award!!! Bad Mood Mom made Parents' Choice's list of the top 25 CD in the last 25 years.