What’s also cool is the entire premise of the Rhythm Child Network which singer, performer and hand-drummer Norman and his wife Heather created to expose kids to a blend of positive-message music and a beat that even parents will be able to appreciate.
With the soulful and upbeat title song, which gets its backbone from the traditional Pick a Bale of Cotton folksong, plus their hip-hop version of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and the joyful ska of Oh Susanna, I’m totally sold on Rhythm Child’s mad skills. I actually prefer these transformed classic kids’ songs to some of their original pieces, although Norman and Heather’s young son Bailey totally rocks it on his Everybody is the One rap.
Anyone who thinks toddlers are too young for the blues hasn’t heard Rhythm Child’s authentic Sam the Lamb Blues, which seems to know that any kid worth his weight in temper tantrums already knows how to sing the blues. -Christina
Get your copy of Rhythm Child’s Eat a Bowl of Cherries kids’ music album at their website, rhythmchild.net.