13 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Raffi is the king of kids’ music, and this is the album that really earned him his crown. With an easygoing charm as irresistible to children as it is intoxicating to parents burned out by overly sappy children’s performers, the singer/guitarist is impressively eclectic. He adds a Dixieland touch to the title track (which became his best-known tune), offers a farming lesson with an Irish folk feel on “Oats and Beans and Barley,” and even tosses in his take on the calypso standard “Day O” while he’s at it.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Raffi is the king of kids’ music, and this is the album that really earned him his crown. With an easygoing charm as irresistible to children as it is intoxicating to parents burned out by overly sappy children’s performers, the singer/guitarist is impressively eclectic. He adds a Dixieland touch to the title track (which became his best-known tune), offers a farming lesson with an Irish folk feel on “Oats and Beans and Barley,” and even tosses in his take on the calypso standard “Day O” while he’s at it.

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