A Child's Celebration of Dance Music

 
Guaranteed dance-crowd pleasers.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although this album is intended for party-time fun, it also offers an instructive look at music from the mid-20th century.

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What's the story?

The Child's Celebration series includes some outstanding albums, some uneven ones, and some that fall in between. A CHILD'S CELEBRATION OF DANCE MUSIC is an in-betweener, with some guaranteed dance-crowd pleasers mixed with other, more curious inclusions. Of course, it's easy to understand why the album contains such dance-inspiring hits as "The Twist" and "Limbo Rock." And how most people would like to spin around the floor to the strains of "Shake a Tailfeather" and "Fun, Fun, Fun."

Is it any good?

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Some song selections on the CD make you wonder: Just how easy is it to dance to "Battle of New Orleans" and "I Ain't Got No Home"? For those who want to dance to great rock 'n' roll hits, you might do better to select A Child's Celebration of Rock 'n' Roll, which, like this album, features hit songs performed by the original artists, but includes a higher-quality cross-section.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about musical themes that were popular 40 or so years ago: dance steps ("The Twist;" "Limbo Rock"); getting grounded ("Fun, Fun, Fun"); singing like a frog ("I Ain't Got No Home"); a historic trip down the Mississippi River ("Battle of New Orleans"). Then these songs can be compared with current dance favorites.

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:September 15, 1998
Label:Music for Little People
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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