Jack's Big Music Show, Season One



Nick show's music has positive messages and charm.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Gently positive and educational messages about sticking up for yourself and your friends, not being afraid of bugs, and enjoying life -- and yourself.

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Sexy stuff
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CD insert is filled with ads for other Nick TV products.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this compilation of songs from the popular Nick Jr. TV show promotes the usual array of positive messages with musicianship, style, and charm.

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What's the story?

With energy and style, many of JACK'S BIG MUSIC SHOW's operatives take center stage on the season one music compilation, with songs that manage to deliver positive messages without sounding too preachy or boring.

Is it any good?


Diehard fans of the TV show might be disappointed in the lack of some season one favorites (notably songs by Cathy Richardson), but the compilation works as is with its gentle, folksy, good-natured charm. Standouts are "I Like It That Way" by Sweet Honey in the Rock, "Bugs Are Really Swell," "B3" by Rebecca Frezza, and the songs performed by the Laurie Berkner band, all especially well-written and performed. A variety of musical styles and excellent instrumental work will keep this CD from driving parents too crazy -- at least on the first couple of listens.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the difference between seeing something on TV and listening to the music on its own. Do you think you would like this CD as much if you weren't already a fan of the TV show?

Music details

Artist:Jack's Big Music Show
Release date:September 26, 2007
Label:Nick Records
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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