My review: The minute I popped in this CD I was moving and dancing! This whole album was a lot of fun and Miss Nina incorporated some classics like the Alphabet song, Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Wild Things and made her own preschool versions that had the listener tuning in for over the top enjoyment! Miss Nina has a fabulous range of vocals and uses innovative ways to draw kids to experience old favorites in new ways. And best of all she teaches SO much through each song. She gets kids interested in life and everyday tasks like washing hands, saying good bye and riding in the car with vigor and excitement. I was quite impressed with her album and whenever we need a song to brighten our day, we just pop in this CD and dance away. There are fast songs and slow songs, but all songs are interactive. Miss Nina has a heart for the young, but she quickly captures the "older"crowd too! Thanks, Miss Nina!!
*This CD was provided to me free of charge by Waldmania for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this CD and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*
MUSIC FOR KID FIRST, GROWN-UPS SECOND!
SHA DOO BE DOOP
SHA DOO BE DOOP
"Vocalist and songwriter Nina Stone brings a bright and sunny freshness to original songs and classics ... A sense of fun and play infuses each happy track." -- 2010 Parents' Choice® Award review of Miss Nina's Singing and Dancing Together
BROOKLYN, NY -- Beloved by families throughout the NYC tri-state area, children's musician Miss Nina (Nina Stone) is set to take her place on the national stage with the April 16 release of her second kids' CD, Sha Doo Be Doop.
Praised for her "beautiful voice and contagious joy that children love," Nina Stone is committed to creating children's music that is actually conceived with the young child in mind.
The uncomplicated charms of Sha Doo Be Doop unfold from this child-centered focus, fueled by Nina's happy, high-energy, dancing spirit, the heart and soul of the album.
Nina explains, "I know it's common nowadays for performers to tailor their children's music to reflect the parents' musical tastes. But honestly, I'm all about the children. As a teacher, I've seen very young children come to school crying, afraid of school, or upset because of domestic issues, and it's given me a great feeling of joy to observe them transitioning to a better place after hearing a familiar song. Music is a powerful force for kids, and I believe some of that power is lost if the performer is bent on producing carbon copies of adult music packaged for little ones."
Highlights on Sha Doo Be Doop include "Ba-Rump," a short-and-silly tune with an old-timey sound that became an instant hit on Miss Nina's weekly website video series; "Sing Your Way Home," an oom-pa-pa waltz featurng strings, piano, and glockenspiel; the up-tempo "Angry Song," presenting safe ways for kids to express angry feelings; and the very catchy "Bye-Bye, Everybody," offering kid-friendly instruction on how to say goodbye in nine different languages.
Nina Stone has established a reputation for creating engaging songs inspired by some of her favorite children's books. On Sha Doo Be Doop kids can sing along with Miss Nina to Jane Yolen's How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? or groove to "The Brown Bear Rap," based on Bill Martin's classic children's book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? A particular treasure is "Wild Things," an interactive ode to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, in which kids can gnash their terrible teeth, roll their terrible eyes, show their terrible claws, and get up and jump when the "wild rumpus" starts!
Nina Stone, as Miss Nina, has previously released a Parents' Choice Recommended Award winning album, Singing and Dancing Together (2010).
Sha Doo Be Doop will be available online at littlemonsterrecords.com, mymissnina.com, amazon.com, iTunes, and other online outlets, as well as in retail stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.