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Color Magic

by The Battersby Duo

"From Modern Girl to The Hamburger Blues, Color Magic is a lyrical and musical masterpiece for the under 10 set."
Genre: Kids/Family: General Children's Music
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1. The Teacher
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2. Going To Pre-School
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3. The Library
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4. Bedtime Bug
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5. Just The Six Of Us
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6. Little Mister
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7. Winter In Moscow
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8. Modern Girl
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9. Mr Sackett The Sock Man
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10. The Hamburger Blues
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11. Summer In NY
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12. Waiting In Line
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13. Pop Culture
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14. The Vegetable Crowd
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Winners of 3 Parents Choice Awards and a Cable Ace, The Battersby Duo is considered to be one of the finest Musical Comedy Teams for Children and Families in the USA today. At the height of their career they were performing to more than 2 million Kids each year. They tour nationally appearing in Theatres, Schools, Festivals, and Libraries. They've performed at The Kennedy Center, The River Run Center in Toronto The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Wolf Trap's Theatre in the Woods, The Marcus Center, The Filene Center, The Spoleto Festival, Sesame Street, The Today Show on NBC, and have appeared at The White House 6 times, performing for The President and First Lady during the Clinton administration. They have written more than 400 songs in their 30 year career. Tim is also the composer of the 1977 Smithsonian documentary "The Last Chance."

"A Top Notch Duo." Sesame Street. "We'll remember with pleasure that The Battersby's are a part of our Neighborhood." Mr Rogers "The Battersby Duo is a National Treasure."Senator Bob Graham."A guaranteed hit." Wolf Trap


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Stephanie

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I have raised my son listening to the Bat Duo and will do the same with my newborn. Truly inspriing musical artists with childrens minds, education, and well being in all of the songs they sing. Silly lyrics that children love.... if only to be a child again and have the innocence of the meaning of all of their songs! Hope many more are to follow!

School Library Journal

Color Magic
PreS-Gr 2–The award-winning Battersby Duo returns with another concept recording, this time an album about family matters. Opening with “The Teacher” (a tribute to their not-so-lazy days of summer) and closing with “The Vegetable Crowd” (a tune about tolerance and inclusion), these 14 songs celebrate everything from waiting for a turn in the bathroom (“Waiting in Line”) to locating smelly socks (“Mr. Sackett the Sock Man”) to going to bed (“Bedtime Bug”). Other standouts include “Just the Six of Us” (about sextuplets waiting to be born), “Going to Preschool” (with its funky opening and funny interludes), and “Modern Girl” (about all the possibilities available to girls in the future). All songs were written by Tim and Laura Battersby. The range of styles is somewhat limited, as they channel 1960s folk singers in most of these songs. Instrumentation is simple—usually not much more than a guitar. Laura’s voice is eerily reminiscent of Cass Elliott, while Tim’s solos have a sound similar to that of John Denver. Singing together, their tight harmonies are reminiscent of Peter, Paul and Mary or The Mamas & The Papas. This album will attract new followers and be a hit with those who are already fans.

Michael Saunders

Color Magic
Absolutely fabulous Cd with a great mix of styles to appeal to wide range of individuals. Congratulations. When are you touring Australia.

John Wood

Kidzmusic.com
Color Magic 2007
Hip folk-rock from the dynamic duo that knows a thing or two - from tried and true touring - about educating and enlightening via a firm foundation of fun and frolic.

Pete Shanks

Color Magic
More fun, silliness and plenty of warmth and smarts make this concept album (really!) about families (from the not-quite-born to the not-gone-yet) great for everyone; and if there is anyone who can resist Mr. Sackett the Sock Man, well, I'm sorry for them.

Mike Willie

Wonderful
They've done it again! The Batersby Duo provides a wonderful mix of Melody, Energy, Sweetness and Humor. My kids and I listened to the previews for an hour until they demanded I buy the album. Now we have their complete set again. Bravo!

Katie Miranda

Preschool and Elementary School Director
Normally I would say, "Zany, Crazy, Wild!" about the songs the Battersby Duo write and sing together but normal is not anything the Battersbys do! This time it goes deeper into understanding how families are constantly growing and changing and evolving. You can't help but sing along with the melodic voice of Miss Laura on Little Mister and giggle when Mr. Tim makes his funny comments at the end of songs! Hamburger Blues makes you want to boogie in the kitchen as you get ready to grill in the backyard. On the surface engaging to listen to but deeply thought provoking when assimilated. How do they do it!?!

William Gibson

Delightfully Intelligent
Color Magic is a 14 song work of Art. I'm a 4th grade Teacher. The Children in my class have improved their language skills enormously by listening to The Battersby Duo. Not only does this new CD give inner city and suburban kids an insight into a Brave New World of literate thinking, it also touches their hearts and improves their minds. Modern Girl is a sensitive song about the dreams and hopes of young girls in the 21st century, while Mr Sackett the Sock Man is a cleverly disguised song about intolerance. The Teacher is my favorite,yet I find myself listening to each song, knowing that my students are mining literary nuggets from the prose, as if we were back in the California Gold Rush.
Every Parent and Teacher should own a copy of Color Magic. It is a lyrical and musical Gem.

Sally McCarthy

Elementary School Teacher
This is a great new sound from the Battersby Duo! They cover every life stage from a fun and unique perspective. I listen to it frequently with my students during creative times and we find ourselves singing along and discussing all of the songs! There is a song in this CD for everyone in the family! It's a fabulous addition to my Battersby library of great songs!

Mitchell Family

Color Magic
We took Color Magic with us on a road trip last week. It surprised my Husband who is now the oldest living Battersby Duo fan. What a clever album. The lyrics are kind, thoughtful, funny and intelligent. The music is upbeat and very Kid friendly. Little Mister is a beautiful song that makes me cry every time I listen.
This is a magnificent CD