The latest toe-tapping release from Putumayo Kids' acclaimed Playground series
"The legend and lore of the Wild West holds a strong allure for kids and grown-ups alike. Whether it conjures up images of cowboys riding ponies across the wide-open range or singing songs by the campfire, music of the old West represents a great American tradition that holds a timeless appeal.
Putumayo Kids captures the freedom of the cowpoke’s life with Cowboy Playground, a galloping collection of songs by artists such as Western music stalwarts Riders in the Sky andDon Edwards. Children’s cowboy music star Buck Howdy sings his funny tall tale tune “Pecos Bill” while classics including “Home on the Range” (recorded just for this release by Oregon children’s artist Victor Johnson), “Whoopie Ti Yi Yo” (performed by Canadian artist-rancher Ian Tyson) and “Don’t Fence Me In” ( jazzily arranged for Putumayo Kids by Seattle kids’ artist Johnny Bregar) are familiar even to city slickers. At the end of the day, as millions of stars twinkle in the sky, the Dale Evans-inspired band Cowboy Envy wishes everyone “Happy Trails."
Putumayo Kids CDs are available through retailers in more than 80 countries. With dozens of CDs and a new World Culture collection of products, the company is committed to introducing children to the world through engaging international music.
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What we thought: This CD is full of some of our favorite cowboy songs like "Don't Fence Me In," "Home on the Range," "Back in the Saddle Again" and "Whoopie Ti Yo Yo." These songs and many others are wonderfully performed and the kiddos loved singing and dancing to them. They even got out the stick horses and had a great time playing cowboys:) This is a fantastic CD and we can't wait to take it on a road trip this June. It will be fun for the kiddos AND the adults:) ABCD Diaries gives Cowboy Playground an A+!
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