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Old Macdonald Family Band

Old Macdonald Family Band

Fall 2014 Music
Ages: Infant - 10 yrs.
Producer: We Kids Rock
CD Price: $12.97

Old MacDonald Family Band, features such catchy originals as the sweet tale of pet ownership in "My Doggie Goes. . . .," the silly rocker "Stink Bug," and the Bo Diddley-esque "Let's Go." There's an energetic ode to Fall in "Autumn Leaves Are Everywhere," the good time, country-rock title track, and a lovely instrumental called "Star Spangled Melody." Currier and company also turn in some interesting interpretations of traditional material, such as a bluesy rendition of "Apples and Bananas," a rock-a-billy version of "Shoo Fly (with Egg Shakers)," a cool Ska treatment of "Six Little Ducks" and a Springsteen-like take on "This Little Light of Mine. Guest musicians Johnny Neel, Skip Dennenberg, Simon Illa, and Marc Moss join in the fun.

Lahri Bond   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Lahri Bond is a father, a writer, music historian and an art professor in Western Massachusetts. His published books include Spinning Tales Weaving Hope (with the Stories For World Change Network) for New Society Press and People of the Earth (coauthored with Ellen Evert Hopman) for Destiny Books.

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