Apr 282015
1World Chorus Celebrating Bob Marley MP3 Review & Giveaway

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Here in the Frugality Is Free family we have quite a Jamaican heritage, and we are huge Bob Marley fans. So when we discovered that 1World Chorus was going to be celebrate Bob Marley with a 70th birthday tribute, we were eager to listen. Celebrating Bob Marley is a great tribute true to Bob Marley’s spirit, and the kids love it.… Read more

May 152013
Michael Bublé To Be Loved Review

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 To Be Loved Cover

I had only heard one or two Michael Bublé songs, before I got my hands on Bublé’s new album “To Be Loved“, and now I surely feel as if I have been missing out on some great music over the years. I knew that there was a very specific Bublé style, but I certainly did not realize that I would fall in love with the Bublé style.… Read more

Jan 312013
Lisa Loeb No Fairy Tale Review & Giveaway (3 Winners!) Featured On Jay Leno

Lisa Loeb No fairy Tale

Lisa Loeb will be performing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TONIGHT January 31st at 11:35 PM EST to promote her new album, “No Fairy Tale!”

Lisa Loeb is a storyteller, and with No Fairy Tale, her first rock album in 8 years, Loeb continues her storytelling through her lyrics. Loeb’s songs are easy on the ears, and her seventh album is filled with songs that makes you want to dance and sing a long at the same time.… Read more

Oct 012012
Nelly Furtado The Spirit Indestructible Review & Giveaway (Holiday Gift Guide)

Nelly Furtado The Spirit Indestructible

Nelly Furtado released her new album The Spirit Indestructible last month, and it shows clear signs of a mature artist with her own style. The Spirit Indestructible spans several musical genres, and in between pop songs and dance rhythms there are hints of reggae, hip hop as well as a bit of funk.

I first remember Nelly Furtado from her debut album with songs like  I’m Like a Bird and Turn Off The Light, which were big hits back in my clubbing days.… Read more

May 082012
Make Believers By Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Review & Giveaway

Finding appropriate music for tween boys that they actually like can be rather difficult, but Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has created the solution.  At first glance Make Believers by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo seems a little confused, but after listening to a few of the songs, the purpose behind the madness emerges little by little. With about 40 guest artists and a mix of musical genres from hip hop, to R&B and even salsa rythms, there is a surprise around every turn on Make Believers.… Read more

Apr 072012
Snow Patrol Fallen Empires Review & Giveaway (Signed Copy)

Snow Patrol Fallen Empire Cover
Snow Patrol is on tour to celebrate the release of their new CD Fallen Empires, and I am excited to be giving away a signed copy of the Snow Patrol Fallen Empires album as well as a Snow Patrol poster to one of Frugality Is Free’s readers.

Snow Patrol is an alternative rock band based in Glasgow, Scotland, but it was formed by students from Northern Ireland  in 1994.… Read more

Feb 252012
Music Together Lullabies CD Review
Music is a big part of my little one’s life, and for the first two years my son sang more than he spoke. In fact it was not until recently that my now 2 1/2-year-old son started speaking more than he sings, but he still loves music. The Music Together Lullabies CD is a very calming CD that works great at my house, when it is quiet time.… Read more
Feb 062012
Believe By Celtic Women Review
Celtic Woman Believe CD Cover
Believe by Celtic Woman is here, and this enchanting musical project includes some of the most peaceful versions of classics such as Sailing, Bridge Over Troubled Waters and Ave MariaBelieve by Celtic Women has been released on CD and on a companion live concert DVD, and it includes classic Irish songs, timeless songs and inspirational songs that will provide serenity into your most stressful day.… Read more
Jul 262011
The Ultimate Early Learning Collection: Preschool to Kindergarten Learning Songs & Twin Sisters Gift Certificate Giveaway

With the start of kindergarten right around the corner, my five-year-old son has been busy preparing himself for his first day of school. The Ultimate Early Learning Collection from Twin Sisters Productions with its great learning songs has been a great tool to help my son get ready and prepared for the skills that are needed in kindergarten. The Ultimate Early Learning Collection contains a hard-cover activity book and four learning songs CDs, and it is the perfect collection to prepare young kids when transitioning from  preschool to kindergarten.

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Jul 122011
Moother Goose Club Nursery Rhymes DVD and CDs Review
The Mother Goose Club breathes fresh air into old classic children’s songs and nursery rhymes that will never go out of style. From Mary Had A Little Lamb to Itsy Bitsy Spider and One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, the Mother Goose Club DVD and CDs have it all. 
I grew up with a different language, and there are therefore many of the American children’s songs that I do not know.… Read more
Jul 072011
Flying! By Recess Monkey: Children's Music Review

Flying!What do you get when you put three elementary school teachers/parents/former kids together to make music? You get Recess Monkeys, a fun, upbeat and current band that creates children’s music based on real-life experiences. Recess Monkey’s recently released album Flying! is full of energy, enthusiasm and thrill about life as a child.

Kids can relate, parents can relate and everyone can enjoy the rocking tunes of Recess Monkey.Read more