David Weinstone’s sixteenth Music for Aardvarks recordingAll I Want – Music For Aardvarks and Other Mammals is a new kids music album that offers unique music for children. All I want has a little bit of everything, and it includes songs from many music genres including pop, folk, rock and blues.
All I Want features music geared to children from ages 0 – 7, but it appeals to children of all ages, and even adults will find this kids cd to be pleasant to listen to. The unconventional mix of music genres could have become a disaster in itself, but Weinstone has successfully created a mixture of genres and instruments that keeps children moving to the music and appreciating the variety on All I Want
The mix of music genres makes for a perfect family cd, where children can be rocking it out, dancing slow songs in the arms of their parents, and showing off their dance moves on the faster beats. The variation is emphasized by Hillary Hawke on banjo, Philippa Thompson on fiddle and Andrew Vladeck on mandolin.
My favorite song on All I Want is Beach Song, as it perfectly describes how it is to be a kid in the big city, who wants to escape to the beach. The sound effects of ocean waves take Beach Song to a different level, and I can almost feel the sand between my toes.
My eighteen-month-old son loves to dance to All I Want, a song with a rock appeal, and it is interesting to see how my little one will sit and play quietly while listening to the bluesy and slower melodic songs, but when All I Want starts playing, he will immediately get up and start dancing. His eight-year-old older brother runs for the guitar, and soon he will be trying imitate Weinstone’s guitar solos.
All I Want – Music For Aardvarks and Other Mammals includes the following tracks:
I want a Puppy!
Better Keep Your Eye on Me!
Hey There Little Birdie
All I Want!
What a Surprise
Count to Ten
I’m a Clock
I Can Touch the Sky
About David Weinstone
David Weinstone is a Berklee College of Music-trained ex-punk rocker, who has changed the children’s music world by introducing songs that are relevant to children and their busy lives.
Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals began in 1997 as an “alternative” music class for young children and their caregivers. The Music for Aardwarks classes are taught throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Weinestone began producing albums that became very popular, and he formed The Music for Aardvarks Band, which started performing live shows. David Weinstone’s music videos are now played regularly on the Nick Jr. channel, and you can find several of his music videos on You Tube as well.
David Weinstone says, “In a world where children are bombarded with external stimuli from screens of all sizes and classes of all manner at an increasingly younger age (baby yoga meditation class! — Is that even possible?), and parents are busier than ever just trying to make ends meet, the core needs of our children remain the same. What kids need and really want from parents is simple: time and attention.”
All I Want will be released on March 8, 2011, and you can buy All I Want and other David Weinstone albums online at musicforaardvarks.com, amazon.com, cdbaby.com, all major digital download sites and retail stores nationwide.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of All I Want – Music For Aardvarks and Other Mammals by David Weinstone for the purpose of this review. I did not receive any monetary compensation, and the opinions expressed in this review are based solely on my experience with the All I Want album. Information and facts were provided by the PR company.