site search
All Products
  • All Products
  • Upc/Cat
  • Movies/Tv
  • Actor
  • Studio
  • Title
  • Music
  • Album
  • Artist
  • Artist (Lp Only)
  • Label
  • Song
  • Video Games
  • Studio
  • Title
  • Collectibles
  • Authors
El Elefante
Add to cart
CD $15.98

Que bueno! Veteran jazz musician Ben Sidran and his son Leo launch their first album for kids with a sprinkling of original bilingual songs in a range of musical styles. With plenty of fun, '70s-style synthesizer sounds, children's voices, and silly rhymes (such as the bewildering line 'Keep that goose loose / Shoot the juice to the moose'), this is a true children's album, and not the kind of kids' CD that is secretly for adults. The album's Spanish influence comes from Leo, who learned the language as a child and later traveled in Spain. Some songs, such as the bopping 'Fantastic Bubble,' alternate English and Spanish verses, and others, such as the mellifluous closing lullaby 'Duermete,' mix in a few Spanish words. Other selections, such as 'Pushing and Shoving' (which Leo wrote--and recorded--for his girlfriend when he was a boy) and Ben's song 'Take It Easy Greasy,' are solid English-language silliness. Kids will giggle at the funky jams in 'The Tickle Monster' ('I'm going to tickle on your tummy and tickle on your toe / And if you want me to stop you just say no!'); or, they might jump around wildly to 'Popcorn's Got a Brand New Bag' and it's distinctive James Brown groove. El Elefante is a buoyant offering and labor of love from a father-and-son team.

Title: El Elefante
Genre: Children's
Artist(s): Ben Sidran
Label: CD Baby
Release Date: 12/1/2009
Product Type: CD
UPC: 820041207721
Item #: NAV120772

You May Also Like