Funky Fresh and Sugar Free

 
Fun and funky-fresh rock for the family.

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Positive messages

Age-appropriate messages about the fun of hanging with Dad, acting silly, and rocking out with friends.

Positive role models

Even band geeks can rock out!

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's nothing here but fun, fresh, rockin' and rollin' for the whole family.

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A two-man band, The Sugar Free AllStars know how to put the \"fun\" in fun-ky fresh rock for kids with their album, FUNKY FRESH AND SUGAR FREE. The ten tracks feature cool keyboards, drums, and a host of other sounds to deliver fuss-free messages about being a kid and having fun.

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At first listen, the keyboard synths and rockin' riffs on Funky Fresh and Sugar Free seem a trifle repetitive and overwhelming. But as you make your way through the tracks, the complex yet refreshing sound grows on you. No fancy clickety-clanks and silly tricks to keep kids engaged; just good, solid tunes to get kids moving. The music is upbeat, interesting, and accompanies lyrics that get kids bouncing, clapping, sharing, and singing about having fun. As a bonus, there's a great cover of the Beatles' fave "Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da," and a cool track about having a blast on your birthday. No fuss, just fun -- for kids and their parents too.

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  • Families can talk about the music here. This album has a different sound from other typical kids' music. What instruments do you hear? Do you like the sounds? Do you think this music is better suited for younger or older kids? Why? What about the lyrics? Are these appropriate for any age?

  • Many musicians today like to "cover" songs, or perform songs that belong to other singers. Do you like when musicians do this? Why do you think musicians like to sing the songs of other musicians? Do you know which song on this album is a cover? (Ask Mom or Dad, they'll know.)

Music details

Artist:Sugar Free Allstars
Release date:April 27, 2010
Type:Album
Label:Wiser Music
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 16, 2012
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funky fresh and sugar free

Families can talk about the music here. This album has a different sound from other typical kids' music. What instruments do you hear? Do you like the sounds? Do you think this music is better suited for younger or older kids? Why? What about the lyrics? Are these appropriate for any age? Many musicians today like to "cover" songs, or perform songs that belong to other singers. Do you like when musicians do this? Why do you think musicians like to sing the songs of other musicians? Do you know which song on this album is a cover? (Ask Mom or Dad, they'll know.)
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