Is your rendition of If You’re Happy and You Know It boring you and your toddler to tears? Could your Wheels on the Bus could use a little somethin’ somethin’? If so, Baby Loves Jazz: Go Baby Go is just what you need to rediscover the fun – and the funk – in kiddie tunes. Just out last week as part of the Baby Loves Music series, Go Baby Go is packed with jazzed-up versions of traditional favorites like Old McDonald and I’ve Been Working on the Railroad. Kids will love the stylings of "bandmembers" like Duck Ellington and Miles the (trumpet playing) Crocodile, while jazz loving parents will be in on the joke. Of course you don’t have to own the entire Blue Note library to enjoy Go Baby Go, or to appreciate the incredibly talented musicians including vocalists Babi Floyd, who has sung back-up with the Rolling Stones; and Sharon Jones of the Dap Kings.
After spending some time with this CD (find an entertaining preview here then order from Amazon for less than $10), you might discover a little more soul in your own voice. Before you know it, you’ll sound less like the shrill woman from Romper Room and more like, well…Ella. The Elephant. – Amy