Silver Parents' Choice Award
Nominated for 2009 Best Children's Album at the CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS !
Kathy is joined by a stellar cast of musicians - Ken and Chris Whiteley, Anne Lederman, Anne Lindsay, Arnie, Jesse and Hannah Naiman, Mark Mosca, Sharlene Wallace, Dennis Pendrith and Wendy Soloman. This recording was produced by Ken Whiteley whose many production credits include Raffi, Fred Penner, Nancy Cassidy, Debbie Carroll and many, many more.
"In her trademark pleasing and soothing voice, Kathy Reid-Naiman delights ears young and old with her latest collection of timeless songs and rhymes. Along with first rate vocals and harmonies, a stellar group of musicians provide the wonderful folk roots sounds of a fiddle, steel drums, drums, banjo, bass, cello, harp, harmonica, and kazoo. It's easy to join in on singable songs like "I Like to Rise," "Over in the Meadow," "Shoofly," "Zoom Zoom Zoom," "Maloney the Pony," "Lavender's Blue," and "The Moonman." Children will be happily repeating the spoken word tracks such as "Round and Round the Garden/Knock at the Door," "Slowly Slowly Very Slowly," "Mother and Father and Uncle John," "Here is the Little Boy," and "The Moon is Round." The liner notes provide parents with suggested hand movements, dance moves, and bounces to accompany almost all songs. "
Charlotte Bohn ©2009 Parents' Choice
"Kathy Reid-Naiman's music for young children is unsurpassed. She deserves a top rating in every category by which one might judge it: superb choice of repertoire both for its own sake, and for the ages of the children; crystal clear and appealing vocal presentation with a charming sense of humour;instrumental accompaniment that enhances but does not distract from or overwhelmthe song; and a deep understanding of the folk roots from which these songs come, even in those she created herself.
If there were a grade higher than A+, she would deserve it." Bram Morrison