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American Heroes

by Jonathan Sprout

Original folk rock, soft pop music about nine of America's greatest people, for kids
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Pop
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1. Prologue
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2. The Light Went On
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3. Sacajawea
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4. Washington's Hat
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5. Martin
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6. Amelia
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7. Take A Ride
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8. Ben Franklin
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9. Angel of Mercy
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10. All Across the Land
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11. Heroes
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Album Notes
American Heroes is a collection of eleven richly produced original pop-rock-folk songs written by Jonathan, Dave Kinnoin (Disney, Henson, Sesame Workshop)and Peter Bliss (NSync, Barbara Streisand, J. Geils Band).

You get sweet rockin' melodies, family values and painless history lessons all in one! Is there a better way to learn about great people? There's a song each about Thomas Edison, Sacajawea, George Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Franklin, Clara Barton and Abraham Lincoln.


(The nation-wide consortium of 44 parenting magazines)

(Awarded by The Parents' Choice Foundation)

"Flawlessly performed and produced."
Family Fun Magazine

"This prolific children's music veteran has earned a devoted following for his rock 'n' roll stylings and positive messages... In rock ballad rhythms, Sprout paints a kid-accessible picture of each historical figure... offer(ing) family values in the best sense of the term and a celebration of the imagination." The Los Angeles Times

"I'm a big fan of this remarkable [American Heroes] series... (a) delightfully entertaining educational tool."
Kathy O'Connell, Metrokids

"This fresh album combines educational lyrics and catchy beats to make a highly entertaining listening experience that marches to the beat of a different drum."

"Jonathan Sprout is making it his business to educate children about some of the nation's real heroes." FOX TV Evening News, Philadelphia, PA

"(The heroes) are musically brought to life in a fun and informative way... Jonathan's 3,000 performances and six albums worth of experience are showcased well on American Heroes -- he's learned his craft well... maybe someday some youngster will get the idea to add Jonathan Sprout to the list of American heroes! He's certainly a role model for the Nineties."
L. A. Parent Magazine

"(Sprout's) bright upbeat contemporary style keeps the story-songs moving at a good pace and the subject matter interesting. American Heroes is an excellent starting place for some lively discussions both at home and in the classroom."
Central Florida Family

"Sprout's tuneful melodies, backed by a children's chorus and contemporary instrumentation, will appeal to adults and children alike."
Sesame Street Parents Magazine

Chosen as sole recipient of BEST EDUTAINMENT AWARD
Deborah L. Moore, Tribune Media Services

"Sound production is excellent (and) the concept of conveying the exploits of these famous Americans in contemporary song enhances the curriculum."
Booklist Magazine (American Library Association)

A featured Product Pick in Learning Magazine

"Jonathan Sprout has done it again! American Heroes is outstanding in every way; wonderful music, lyrics and singing. What a fantastic way to teach kids about some great American legends. Radio AAHS is proud to give airplay to this entire album!"
Don Michaels, Radio AAHS Music Director
Minneapolis, MN

"He's so contagious. His messages are always so positive and motivating, filled with merriment and joy and good music."
Ruth Sauter, Presenter & Director
Music & The Arts
The Doylestown Intelligencer, Doylestown, PA

"One glance at the faces watching singer and songwriter Jonathan Sprout tells a tale of rapt attention... (as) Jonathan recounts the lives of his heroes with drama, humor, and respect for his young audience."
Gerald Kolpan, Reporter
FOX TV Evening News, Philadelphia, PA

"Illuminating, uplifting and occasionally funny, these pleasant songs detail the inventions, leadership, courage and compassion of an interesting mix of history makers."
Grade: "A" Parenting Magazine

"Our car does not run without your CD!"
Concert Presenter
Tenafly, NJ

"Good quality edutainment."

"Every child likes good music and every child needs a real hero. Sprout has made that irresistible and necessary match in American Heroes."
Parenting Plus Magazine

Jonathan Sprout has performed more than 4,000 children's concerts, more than 1,000 adult shows and coordinated more than 700 songwriting workshops over the past 33 years. He has appeared on numerous TV shows and radio stations across the United States. He is the recipient of ten ASCAP special awards, two NAPPA Gold Awards, a Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence and two Parent's Choice Awards. Sprout's two most recent releases include songs about American Heroes. In addition to releasing eight acclaimed albums, Mr. Sprout has contributed to several internationally released children's albums.

Some of Jonathan's influences: Don McLean, Paul Simon, Richard Marx, James Taylor, Nik Kershaw, Martina McBride, Jethro Tull, Peter Kater and Yes.


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My daughter loves this CD!
I bought this CD for my daughter (7 years old) after Jonathan Sprout came to her school. She absolutely loves this CD and sings all the songs. Plus it is educational!

margaret kivlehan

Excellent CD; educational as well as entertaining!
My 2 boys ages 6 & 7, saw Jonathan Sprout perform at their school about 3 weeks ago. They both came home and told me all about the songs & asked me to buy it. They are constantly walking around the house singing the songs. They are also learning a lot from the music...the reason I brought it for them!!

Donna Gangi

Great! We listen to it all the time!
Educational, fun, great music! My son has learned about history from it and the younger siblings are picking up facts as well.


Listened to it all the way from NJ to FL and loved it!
Listened to it all the way from NJ to FL and loved it! My daughters sing the songs constantly and I never get bored with them.

Erika Fleming

Great collection of music! Jonathan Sprout performed at my daughters elementary school and she came home and she asked me if I would buy her the American Heros of course I went online and ordered it that night! She absolutely loves the CD...Awesome!


Bringing home baby has never been more enjoyable!
I ordered this cd for my 3rd grade classroom. This is an awesome cd - one that I will use over and over. Money very well spent!

Mom & daughter

One of the best Christmas presents of 2006
My 2nd grader begged for the American Heros CD after meeting Jonathan Sprout at her school assembly.
She loves his music! Perfect entertainment!!

Ingrid McCue

Thoughtful and upbeat, our son loves this CD!
Every time we get in the car our son begs for American heroes! We couldn't be more happy!

jen rupprecht

This is a great CD to help students learn about American Heroes in an entertaining way.

Peppy Brown

My 4th graders love your music.
With permission from Mr. Sprout, our 4th grade puppets used five of his wonderful songs in a play about heroes. The puppets loved learning the songs and the play was a hit.
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