Beyond the Valley of the Wiggles

 

Little Music Lover by Mothlike via FlickrLooking for new children’s music CDs that you’ll enjoy, too? Check out these kid-friendly albums by popular musicians, including Johnny Cash, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Marley, and more!

Folk and Country

Johnny Cash: The Johnny Cash Children’s Album

Woody Guthrie: Nursery Days by Woody Guthrie

Lead Belly: Lead Belly Sings for Children

Doc Watson: Doc Watson Sings Songs for Little Pickers

Jazz

Ella Fitzgerald: Miss Ella’s Playhouse

Medeski Martin and Wood : Let’s Go Everywhere

Reggae

Bob Marley and the Wailers: B is for Bob

Various

20 Great Kids Songs: includes songs by Los Lobos, Chet Atkins, the Persuasions, Donovan, and more.
Every Child Deserves a Lifetime: Songs from the For Our Children Series: includes songs by Little Richard, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and more.

Playing Piano In a Bathtub Never Looked So Fun!

And check out this awesome Seasame Street video of Little Richard singing "Rubber Duckie"

Photo credit: Little Music Lover by Mothlike via Flickr

 

Author Bio:

Karen Choy is the Youth Services Librarian in Half Moon Bay. The children's CD "Love Clowns!" by Luv Clowns is on heavy rotation at her house.

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thanks so much

Hi Karen,
I love this - you must be the only local librarian doing such a blog on the Peninsula. I'm an extra-help librarian at Millbrae and Foster City and Redwood City (and mom to a five year old).
If you're looking for ideas, I'd add Dan Zanes under folk and maybe You are my Little Bird by Elizabeth Mitchell, a really lovely folksy CD.
Thanks again for doing this.
Best,
Jessica (Silver-Sharp)

Thanks!

Hi Jessica, thanks for your nice comment. I am happy to talk music anytime and appreciate your great suggestions!

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