Putumayo Kids Presents American Playground

Putumayo Kids Presents
American Playground

Listen to the songs now, HERE!

Dan Zanes, Guy Davis and Elizabeth Mitchell are among artists performing favorite American songs, ready for family sing-alongs on the 4th of July and all summer long. The release arrives as Putumayo World Music celebrates its 20th anniversary as a global music label.

New York ~ Summer 2013 ~ Just in time for the 4th of July, summer birthday parties and road trips, Putumayo Kids presents lively and fresh renditions of America’s treasure trove of classic sing-along songs: American Playground. The new, colorfully gift-packaged album is the latest in the acclaimed Playground series of upbeat family music, released as Putumayo World Music begins to celebrate its 20th anniversary. American Playground will be available on June 18th, at children’s and other specialty stores and on www.putumayokids.com. A companion CD, Acoustic America, will be available at record stores, record stores and other specialty retailers.
Kicking off the sing-along fun is the traditional “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain,” from Seattle-based roots artist Johnny Bregar, recorded especially for this album. Texas-based country-Western artist Aaron Watson (with Elizabeth McQueen) delivers a super sunny version of the classic “Blue Skies.” Other featured artists are some of the top names in family music: Dan Zanes (with Barbara Brousal) performs the bluegrassy folk tune “Saro Jane,” Elizabeth Mitchell sings “Keep on the Sunny Side,” Buck Howdy delivers a cowboy-style “You Are My Sunshine,” Victor Johnson  extols “This Little Light of Mine,” Randy Kaplan covers Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young”(originally written for his own child), and Phil Rosenthal and his band invite everyone to sing along with Woody Guthrie’s classic “This Land Is Your Land.” Kids and parents alike will also enjoy singing along with tunes like “Oh Susannah” (Diane Taraz) and “We All Need More Kindness in This World” (Guy Davis), an example of an original song that is sure to be an immediate family favorite for its singable, positive refrain.

American Playground  includes 20 pages of colorful liner notes, including charming  photos of children at play, historical kid-friendly information about the songs that enhance the great American story, plus  details about each featured artist.

Track listing
1. Johnny Bregar – “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain”
2. Aaron Watson feat. Elizabeth McQueen – “Blue Skies”
3. Victor Johnson – “This Little Light of Mine”
4. Guy Davis – “We All Need More Kindness in This World”
5. Elizabeth Mitchell – “Keep On the Sunny Side”
6.  Dan Zanes with Barbara Brousal – “Saro Jane”
7.  Diane Taraz – “Oh Susannah”
8.  Randy Kaplan – “Forever Young”
9.  Buck Howdy – “You Are My Sunshine”
10. Phil Rosenthal – “This Land is Your Land”

About Putumayo Kids
Putumayo Kids has been collecting and presenting smart sing-along songs for the whole family since the release of World Playground in 1999. The kids’ label of Putumayo World Music has released more than 20 colorfully packaged CDs in the Playground series, attracting worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. Last year, Putumayo Kids announced the first-ever digital availability of selected recordings, including the upcoming American Playground, available for purchase through the LeapFrog App Center. Additionally, a SiriusXM Satellite Radio show, The World Playground with Putumayo, featuring Putumayo Kids music, is broadcast on Saturdays at 10 am EST on channel 78.

"Putumayo Kids was created to inspire children to learn about the world through fun, upbeat collections of music. After moving to New Orleans in 2004 and raising my own American kid, it’s been fun exploring the broad world of American kid-friendly music," says Dan Storper, founder and CEO of Putumayo Kids. “American Playground is a great addition to our other American-themed releases such as Sing Along with Putumayo and Acoustic Dreamland. There is a lot of interest internationally in American music, and North American families will enjoy recalling and singing these songs together.” 

For more information about Putumayo Kids releases, visit www.putumayokids.com

My Thoughts

The birthday of America is just around the corner and you can enjoy it more with Putumayo Kids Presents American Playground CD songs for the whole family. Listen to the ole time favorites like "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain", " This Land is Your Land". "Oh, Susannah" just to name a few. There are a few spirituals like "This Little Light of Mine" and "Keep on the Sunny Side". Did you know that "Keep on the Sunny Side" was featured in the 2000 movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou"? Hearing these songs make you glad to be an American. What history!

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