Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
Music Review: Peter, Paul and Mary
I’m cheating in labeling this a music review. I just wish to point out that folk music, really any music based on an acoustic guitar and the power of a singer’s voice, makes great children’s music. It’s why our family loves Red Grammer.
We own a ‘Best of’ Peter, Paul and Mary that contains a few kid-appropriate tunes. You should also know that they group produced two family CDs: Peter, Paul and Mommy (released in 1969) and Peter, Paul & Mommy, Too (released in 1993). The LA Times has posted a review of the second CD review dated from March 13, 1993.
Here are a few of the songs from the two CDs:
Puff the Magic Dragon (My 5-year-old daughter stopped listening to it last year when she fully comprehended the lyrics. It makes her cry.)
Marvelous Toy (this one has awesome audience participation, or watch the straight 1960s version):
Going to the Zoo (This video isn’t by PP&M, but their is version on their CDs.)
These next two aren’t on the family CDs for obvious reasons, but seem appropriate enough as a eulogy for a life’s work and some of the core messages she attempted to convey.
Where have all the Flowers Gone?
Blowin in the Wind