Baby's Nursery Rhymes

Baby's Nursery Rhymes

by Phylicia Rashad

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Overview

This under-recognized gem takes an R&B approach to Mother Goose, pairing sultry-voiced actress Phylicia Rashad (Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show) with mostly synthesized (but still crackling) instrumentals. Rashad takes on nearly five dozen classic nursery rhymes and finger games, both sung and recited, and it's a revelation to hear them successfully translated into jazz, blues, and R&B settings. All the famous ones are here, from "Mary Had a Little Lamb" to "Old Mother Hubbard" to "Jack and Jill" to "Ride a Cock Horse," and everything in between. Rashad also renders a number of lesser-known verses, such as "Derry, Down Derry," "Anna Maria," and "Poll Parrot." There's very little music for kids available with an African-American point of view, which makes this recording -- one that introduces children to these styles at an early age -- even more valuable.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/1995
Label: Lightyear
UPC: 0085365411821
catalogNumber: 54118
Rank: 217664

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