A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's the story?
This album sets a high standard for children's music that might be equaled, but never surpassed. Before he died, the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia joined the hugely talented David Grisman, whose "dawg music" combines jazz, bluegrass, and klezmer to create this fabulous collection.
Is it any good?
It's a lively album of foot-tapping harmonies that can inspire three generations of listeners to rock to the beat as Garcia's guitar matches Grisman's mandolin. It's all good, but special highlights include "Arkansas Traveler," and maybe the best-ever version of "Teddy Bears' Picnic," where a brass Dixieland-style band backs Garcia's gravelly melody.