Under the Moon book/CDCategory: Books and Music
Soft, peaceful, gentle jazz songs sung in a lullaby format combine to make Under the Moon a nice collection of music for babies, kids, and adults. With legendary singers Billie Holiday, Julie London, Mel Torme, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong and more, these classic tunes are sung in a reflective tone making them a nice collection to listen to at the end of the day.
To accompany the CD is a 36-page hardcover illustrated book complete with lyrics as well as fun illustrations for kids. These jazz standards and lullabies are a good way to put your little ones to bed for the night. They also make a nice background soundtrack for adults when preparing for bed or just unwinding from a stressful day.
Audrey Hepburn was not considered a singer, yet she did croon the theme song “Moon River” in the classic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This rendition is soft, reflective, and light and it is the final track on the CD. Actually, it’s a sweet little song to listen to while you drift off to sleep.
The tracks on the CD are:
1 Willow Weep for Me – Billie Holiday
2 Gone With the Wind – Julie London
3 It Might As Well Be Spring – Nina Simone
4 Come Rain or Come Shine – Sarah Vaughan
5 Stormy Weather – The Golden Gate Quartet
6 Blue Moon – Mel Tormé
7 The Snow Is Falling – Ray Charles
8 Winter Wonderland – Louis Armstrong
9 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Vaughn Monroe
10 December – Kay Starr
11 Winter Weather – Fats Waller
12 What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? – Ella Fitzgerald
13 Moon River – Audrey Hepburn
The tracks, sung in a blissful mode, are a nice way to introduce kids to the soft tunes of jazz. And with the colorful book, this combination is an educational experience not only for kids but for adults as well.
This is the second in the storybook/music jazz collection from The Secret Mountain. The company has several book/CD products for families to enjoy together. Discovering new music at a young age is the foundation on which kids build their music enjoyment. Introducing them to these songs, along with the illustrated books, in this way parents can expand their children’s music intellect and possibly expose them to songs they might never hear any other way.
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