songs from the old school

With a two-year-old in the family, my encounter with kids music is increasing dramatically. Now, I don't know about you, but when I was young, kids music was pretty basic. Often one instrument, some simple lyrics, and story or theme, and away you go. Fred Penner and Raffi are legends in my mind. Perhaps reflecting music industry shifts in general, kids music nowadays is highly produced (drum tracks and all) and overstimulating if you ask me ("less is more" anyone?).

Well, I have been pleasantly surprised by one of my son's current favorites: "Fire Truck" by Ivan Ulz - a raw bluesy/folk song about - you guessed it - a fire truck. Oh, and I love Ulz's website-tag: "Songs from the old school . . . for very young children." Enjoy!


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