FUNdamentals

"FUNdamentals" is a wonderful collection of traditional and original songs for children. CJ's playful, genre-hopping style makes all 16 of these tracks a treat for the whole family.   CJ kids music and family songs for home and the classroom.  Kids music digital downloads and Educational Music CDs.

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FUNdamentals

"A Parent's Choice Approved 2006 winner!"

Parent's Choice Award Winner Kids Music

“A sunny mix of original and traditional songs set to an exuberant pop beat, with a hint of 1980s alt-rock. Singer-songwriter CJ's arrangements of evergreens such as 'Down By the Bay' and 'Wheels on the Bus' are engaging and fresh, but he earns highest marks for his irresistible original tunes 'Hey-O', 'Yellow Taxi' and 'You Gotta Do'.”

- LYNNE HEFFLEY,  2006 Parents Choice


Hey-O

Mr. Sun

5 Green And Speckled Frogs

Yellow Taxi

Down By The Bay

Eency Weency Spider

Comin' Around The Mountain

You Gotta Do

5 Little Monkeys

Wheels On The Bus

Farmer In The Dell

On Top Of Spaghetti

5 Little Ducks

The More We Get Together

Aikendrum

This Little Light Of Mine



    "FUNdamentals" is a wonderful collection of traditional and original songs for children. CJ's playful, genre-hopping style makes all 16 of these tracks a treat for the whole family. "Hey-O" is the perfect opening track, with its optimistically sunny, "It's gonna be a good morning!" attitude. "Mr. Sun", a traditional children's song, is like "Weezer meets The Beach Boys", and will likely become the family favorite. "5 Green And Speckled Frogs" is another traditional song, with very original elements and a huge helping of Bee Gees flair! "Yellow Taxi" is an up-tempo, banjo-driven, movement song, allowing kids to "listen and do" as they imagine many kid-friendly modes of transportation. "Down By The Bay" is an easy-to-follow Reggae song. "Eency Weency Spider" is a familiar favorite with a Funk feel. "Comin' Around The Mountain" is a classroom staple, complete with the country jamboree and "chaining song" elements. "You Gotta Do", is a self-esteem building,! "feel good' track that encourages kids to be comfortable with who they are. CJ's "5 Little Monkeys" is a funky, R & B version that is so catchy for kids and adults, everyone will find themselves sassing along with the "Doctor" and his irritated comments. "Wheels On The Bus" is an old favorite done with a modern, acoustic guitar driven style. CJ resurrected the folk dance favorite, "Farmer In The Dell", and spun it with a speedy mandolin, "Doo-Wop" feel. "On Top Of Spaghetti" is a kid-friendly 50's Rock-n-Roll take on, "On Top Of Old Smokey", performed with Fats Domino style piano, sax, and guitar. "5 Little Ducks" is a groove-heavy, tragic tale about "Mama Duck" losing track of her baby ducks as they wonder off to play...though it ends happily. "The More We Get Together" is a uniting sing-song track that sounds like it could have been produced by Paul Simon and Bobby McFerrin. The ambient, spaced out, "Aikendrum" is a slow, electronic song about a "Man who lived in the moon". Finally, the recording ends on a positive note with the uplifting and inspirational, "This Little Light Of Mine". "FUNdamentals" is as entertaining as it is engaging, and is sure to become a modern children's classic."

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