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Reggae Playground CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 202101890
UPC: 790248024622
UPC 14: 00790248024622
Release Date: 1/24/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Rootsman Dread - Johnny Dread ~ Various Artists
2. Turning World - Eric Bibb ~ Various Artists
3. Vieil l?phant, Le - Alain Schneider ~ Various Artists
4. Let's Dance - Judy Mowatt ~ Various Artists
5. Mon Petit Bonhomme - Mousta Largo ~ Various Artists
6. Pat Gulipat - Tony Q. Rastafara ~ Various Artists
7. Here Comes the Sun - The Burning Souls ~ Various Artists
8. Mouse In The House - Marty Dread ~ Various Artists
9. Ying Yang - Jessica ~ Various Artists
10. As Meninas Dos Meus Olhos - Kol DosSantos ~ Various Artists
11. Reggae Lullaby - Asheba & The One Vibe Band ~ Various Artists
12. Harambe - Rita Marley ~ Various Artists
13. Take Me Home Country Roads - Toots & The Maytals ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Performers include: Toots & The Maytals, Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt
Muze PNote Burning Souls, Eric Bibb, Asheba, Alain Schneider, Johnny Dread, Dal Dos Santos, Marty Dread, Mousta Largo, Jessica.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Jacob Edgar.
Muze PNote Illustrator: Nicola Heindl.
Muze PNote Translator: Julien Massardier.
Muze PNote Continuing the line of kid-friendly music from around the world, Putumayo Kids Presents: Reggae Playground takes up the standard and runs through a series of reggae works from a tour manager's nightmare of locations. Starting and ending in the Caribbean, the album makes stops in Europe, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Americas, and the South Pacific. Pedigrees are excellent on Playground, with connections to Bob Marley tossed in here and there. The music is all upbeat (even the surprisingly sad "Le Vieil Elephant" has a happy tone if one doesn't know the French). There have been other compilations of reggae from around the world (including Putumayo's own Reggae Around the World), but this one is an excellent showcase of both directions of influence. On some tracks, the artist clearly is essentially a non-Jamaican performing straightforward Jamaican reggae. On others, the artist fuses aesthetics of the form with their own forms and ideals, and on still other tracks Jamaicans take up American and British pop (the Burning Souls take up the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" ably, and Toots & the Maytals provide an excellent cover of "Take Me Home Country Roads," hearkening back all the way to Yellowman in the process). An outstanding album for children by any measure, and moreover an entirely enjoyable album for adults, with relatively little "dumbing down" of the music as far as children's albums go, and some excellent performances all around. ~ Adam Greenberg

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/24/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 246
Music Label Name Label : Putumayo
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00790248024622

Professional Reviews

Dirty Linen (p.84)
- "Throughout, the instruments put on a full-force beat that makes you want to laugh and dance..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Putumayo Kids
Product attributeLabel:   Putu
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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