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“Little Lap Dog Lullaby” on All Songs Considered

All Songs Considered co-host Robin Hilton theorizes on Tumble Bee (The forthcoming collection of folk songs for children), “I’m guessing that what she thought as a mother, as new parents often do, they realize there’s no good music for children to listen to.”

“And the father of that child is Tucker Martine,” chimes in host Bob Boilen. “Tucker Martine is no slouch to music.  He’s made some of the best records of the decade.”

“When I first saw it I thought this could be a groaner… I don’t know, but I put it on and fell in love immediately”, confessed Hilton.  “How could I have doubted for a second that Tucker Martine and Laura Veirs would put out a great Children’s record?  …That’s the trick with children’s music right?  It’s not children’s music, it’s music for children and it’s something that the parents can enjoy too.”

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2 Responses to ““Little Lap Dog Lullaby” on All Songs Considered”

  1. Joseph T. Says:

    As children, growing up in the sixties, we never had a dearth of music to listen to. When I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, The Beatles were coming out with I Wanna Hold Your Hand and other songs which we loved to hear and sing along with. And then in 1967, even hippy music, I remember my 4 year old little sister singing Don’t You Want Somebody (to love) by the Jefferson Airplane or So Happy Together by the Turtles. I think kids pick up on all kinds of pop songs as long as there is a good beat, good melody and simple lyrics. But if you want to make a children’s album, I suppose that that is a good idea to try out and see how it goes, but I wouldn’t play “down” to them, because, as I said before, they pick up on pop songs that are catchy.

  2. Beth BC Says:

    This album is superb, but REALLY? HOw can you state that there’s no good children’s music out there? What?

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