Monday, July 13, 2009

Need Some Fun Kids Music to Rock To?

I love music. My first "real" job was in a music store, I can't get enough of it.. I LOVE music. I used to go to concerts and listening parties for new CD's, demo shows for new or small town bands- did I mention, I love music?

Now that I'm a mom, most of my concert days have dwindled, but my search for great music branched onto other genres, most popular in my home- children's music. I need children's music to not be whiny or bratty, have rhythm and a non-irritating vocalist. I loathe childrens artists that after ten minutes, you feel like chucking the CD out of the window while driving over the speed limit on a major highway. My family's musical taste is very diverse, especially in this genre, and we always love reviewing several different styles of music.

While on Twitter one day, I happened to find this amazing "Kindie Rock" band called, The Jimmies. Out of sheer curiosity, I clicked on their link and it brought me to one of the funnest and interesting childrens music websites (and bands) I've ever listened to. Their header reads: "every day is a holiday", and by listening to a couple of these tracks, you get the feeling that this is how they live and work all of the time!

The upbeat tunes on this rocking album will quickly become favorites of your child. I wouldn't doubt it if this group ends up on a cartoon, or popular kids channel as an "in between" act.

As soon as I played Make Your Own Someday for the kids, they immediately started bopping in the back seat. As the CD progressed, they erupted into giggles listening to The Jimmies sing about using your 'wrunkle' when you sneeze and 'doing the elephant'. The rhymes are super cute, and fit perfectly with their style of music.

Another favorite of ours is 'Spanimals' which is a spanglish song about.. well, animals. The kids love the latin style to the song, and hearing all of the animals in Spanish and translations throughout the entire song.

Check out their website now for several samples of their songs, as well as super cute videos of some of their popular songs. If the bands name sounds familiar, it may be because you've heard them on XMKids. Their CD is available on their website for only $15.99. Keep your eyes open for the new release of The Jimmies DVD, "Trying Funny Stuff", jam packed with video goodness for the kids!

Want it?
Head over to The Jimmies website to purchase the album, Make Your Own Someday for 25% off, (which means it's only $11.25!!!), just for 4BabyAndMom readers and for a limited time!

WIN IT!
Our new friends at The Jimmies have offered one lucky reader their chance to score a copy of the fun and funky CD, Make Your Own Someday.

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26 comments:

justicecw July 19, 2009  

I like the Do the Elephant video. Cute and a great message to keep germs from spreading. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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mverno July 19, 2009  

the jimmies-taddy is about a puppet show mverno@roadrunner.com

darlanpaulsmamma July 19, 2009  

i love the Taddy song and video - so cute that they have live video of a little girl with a little tadpole and a little puppet show on a school stage - very cute
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Marianna July 19, 2009  

I saw the a what appeared to a horse, a reindeer, a cat, a dog, a chicken and a cow lining up with a lady with a fruit hat to dance in Spanimals. My son would love this music so I'd like to win for him!

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Anonymous,  July 20, 2009  

Taddy; for my niece Hannah, who is fearless about animals!

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ktgonyea July 21, 2009  

Do the elephant :)

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artmarcia July 21, 2009  

I watched the "Do the Elephant" video. the far left guitar player keeps sneezing all over the band, but at the end he has learned how to "Do the elephant" they are safe from his germs.

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tina July 21, 2009  

taddy for my daughter carly loved the little puppet show cute video thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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i follow thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Jenna July 22, 2009  

I love the punk hairstyles on the kids at the end of Bedhead. :)

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