Nursery Rhyme Blues: Music By, For and About... Kids


September 22nd, 2010 ~ Rock the cradle, with music by, for and about kids--but hip enough for children of all ages. Swing Mother Goose in jazz, blues and country; plus animal tales in rock and funk. Join us for a visit to the Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp and hear the next generation of New Orleans musicians. And the Imagination Movers drop by to talk about going from a birthday party conversation to the next big sensation in kids' music.

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  • Open Bed: Straight No Chaser Live recording at Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp
  • Ya Ya Lee Dorsey
    Wheelin' and Dealin': The Definitive Collection, Arista
  • Lady Madonna Fats Domino
    Fats is Back, Bullseye
  • Rock 'n' Roll Simmon Tree Maggie Sue Wimberly
    Memphis Bells: The Women of Sun Records, Bear Family
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Kermit Ruffins
    New Orleans Playground, Putomayo Kids
  • The Muffin Man Ella Fitzgerald
    Jazz for Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake, Verve
  • Instrumental: Cake Walking Babies Sidney Bechet
    Runnin' Wild, Blue Note
  • Shortening Bread Abner Jay
    Recorded live at Folk Masters concert 1993,
  • Talkin' Guitar Doc Watson
    Sings Songs for Little Pickers - Live!, Alacazam!
  • Barnyard Dance Martin, Bogan and Armstrong
    Barnyard Dance, Rounder
  • Storybook Ball Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band
    Greatest Hits!, Vanguard
  • Nursery Rhyme Blues Merrill Moore
    Boogie My Blues Away, Bear Family
  • Oh! Susannah June Carter
    Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music, Columbia/ Legacy
  • I've Been Working on the Railroad Johnny Cash
    The Legend, Columbia/ Legacy
  • The Railroad Cars are Coming Dan Zanes
    Parades and Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected by Carl Sandburg, Festival Five
  • Instrumental: Skip To My Lou Peter Seeger, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
    Washboard Band: Country Dance Music, Folkways
  • Skip to My Lou Lead Belly
    Sings For Children, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Brown Girl in the Ring Lord Invader
    Calypso in New York, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Children's Song (That Old Man) Thelonious Monk
    Monk, Columbia
  • SEGMENT: Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp
  • Open Bed: When You Wish Upon a Star Dave Brubeck Quartet
    Dave Digs Disney, Columbia/ Legacy
  • Mary Mack Lilly's Chapel School recorded by Harold Courlander
    Negro Folk Music of Alabama Vol.6: Ring Game Songs and Others, Folkways
  • Patty Cake, Patty Cake Fats Waller
    If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It! , Columbia/ Legacy
  • School Days Dizzy Gillespie
    School Days, Savoy
  • Mockingbird Inez Foxx
    Island 40, Vol. 2: 1964-1969, Rhythm and Blues Beat, Island
  • Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
    His Best, Chess/ MCA
  • Mr. Rabbit Paul Westerberg
    Stereo, Vagrant
  • Instrumental: Fox Chase Elizabeth Cotten
    Shake Sugaree, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Mouse on the Hill Warner Williams
    Blues Highway, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Polly Wolly Doodle Leon Redbone
    Folk Playground, Putumayo Kids
  • Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Song of the South) Louis Armstrong
    Disney Songs the Satchmo Way, Walt Disney
  • Yes! We Have No Bananas Louis Prima
    Jazz for Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake, Verve
  • I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) Los Lobos
    Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films , A&M
  • Instrumental: In 3's Beastie Boys
    The In Sound From Way Out!, Capitol
  • SEGMENT: Imagination Movers
  • Old McDonald Had a Farm (Part 2) Rufus Thomas
    Funky Chicken, Stax
  • They All Ask'd for You The Meters
    The Very Best of the Meters, Rhino
  • End Bed: Sleepwalker's Lullaby Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant
    Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant , Razor & Tie