Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Elizabeth Mitchell Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie Review and Giveaway

Oh how I love the "Little Seed" album sung by Elizabeth Mitchell. The simplistic humbleness of the songs are just so wonderful. They play tribute to the legendary Woody Guthrie and his album "Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child". Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie sung by Elizabeth Mitchell  nicely coincides with the Woody Guthrie Centennial.

I love how Elizabeth Mitchell is joined by her friends and family on every album that she does. Her daughter, Storey, is adorable and sings along with her mother, father and others on the album. Elizabeth Mitchell is acclaimed by Time magazine as one of the "Stars of Kindie Rock". Kindie Rock is Indie Rock for kids. One of my favorites on this CD is "Why, Oh Why?". This song is so perfect because children have so many questions and even though some of them are often silly they really want to know the answers and explore their world more. I also love the balafon in "Sleep Eye" on the album...it is one of my favorite instruments. "Who's my Pretty Baby?" is one of my favorites to sing to my little ones. Everyone knows "This Land is Your Land...at least the first verse...I was not aware of other verses, but sure enough Elizabeth sings all of them on this compilation. My daughter Teela's favorite is "Merry-Go-Round" for obvious reasons...she loves horses! There are many other great songs on this album. Elizabeth's re-imagination of the Woody Guthrie songs are pure and wonderful.

Here is Elizabeth Mitchell singing Sleep Eye:

"You can also listen to "Bling Blang" and "This Land is Your Land" from “Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie sung by Elizabeth Mitchell” from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Track List:
01 Riding In My Car
02 Bling Blang
03 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
04 Why, Oh Why
05 Sleep Eye
06 Who's My Pretty Baby?
07 Rattle My Rattle
08 This Land Is Your Land
09 Merry-Go-Round
10 One Day Old
11 Little Sugar
12 Grassy Grass Grass
13 Little Seed

You can purchase this album from Smithsonian Folkways for $11.98 or download it for $9.99.

Prize: Win a copy of Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie sung by Elizabeth Mitchell.

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DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: Thanks to Beth Blenz-Cluc​as of Sugar Mountain PR for sending me product for free to review and letting me giveaway one. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

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Dionna @ Code Name: Mama said...

I <3 Elizabeth Mitchell and would take any of her CD's, but I esp. love the one with You Are My Sunshine.

Hippie Housewife said...

Sounds so sweet. :)

Julia Mangan said...

You are my little bird

melissa said...

You Are My Little Bird is one I would love as well :) Some beautiful songs on there, but then that's true of all her albums!

Dargo said...

Love these songs!!! :) Our girls listen to CDs everyday when we are in the car. "Who's my Pretty Baby?" is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing, looking forward to listening to more of her music!

TammyM said...

I think any of them would be nice. Great give away,thanks.

justicecw said...

I think You Are my little bird looks cute!