Jazz for Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle and Shake

Jazz for Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle and Shake




Verve's Jazz for Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle and Shake is a wonderful collection of kid-friendly novelty tunes by some of the biggest names in jazz. Fun, funny, and breezy, the collection will have both kids and parents dancing as well as singing, clapping, wiggling, and shaking. Helping the party along are wild tracks by Ella Fitzgerald (the swinging nursery rhymes "Old MacDonald" and "The Muffin Man"), Louis Jordan ("Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"), the so-childlike-they-included-him-twice Slim Gaillard ("Chicken Rhythm" and "Potato Chips"), and Lionel Hampton ("Rag Mop"). There are a few easygoing tunes to keep things from getting too wild, such as Blossom Dearie's "Doop-Doop-De-Doop (A Doodlin' Song)" and Carmen McRae's lovely "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along." The only song that seems out of place is Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," as it injects a serious air that is missing elsewhere. Still, this is a CD that any parents who want to add some variety to their kid's diet of Bob the Builder and Jay Jay the Jet Plane songs should pick up. You'll probably find yourself listening to it when the kid isn't around. [Five years after its original release, Jazz for Kids was reissued by Universal with the same tracklisting but a different cover.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/2009
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602517956544
catalogNumber: 001253002
Rank: 98578


  1. Old MacDonald
  2. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
  3. Yes! We Have No Bananas
  4. Chicken Rhythm
  5. Mumbles
  6. Rag Mop
  7. The Muffin Man
  8. When the Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
  9. Potato Chips
  10. Doop-Doo-De-Doop (A Doodlin' Song)
  11. What a Wonderful World

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Johnnie Lee Wills   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Ella Fitzgerald   Composer
Slim Gaillard   Composer
Clark Terry   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Dana Smart   Series Supervision
Hollis King   Art Direction
Deacon Anderson   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Joan Whitney   Composer
Irving Cohn   Composer
Frank Silver   Composer
Alex Kramer   Composer
Ryan Rogers   Illustrations
Traditional   Composer
Giselle Potter   Illustrations
Simon Oxley   Illustrations

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