PARENTS' CHOICE GOLD AWARD WINNER!
Skip is a multi-faceted musician and educator who mixes a wide variety
of musical styles with compelling, kid-centered themes in his concerts
and workshops. Drawing on years of experience as a teacher, entertainer,
composer and musician, Skip brings contemporary and traditional musical
styles to his songs.
Everyone joins in singing, moving, dancing and playing
authentic instruments from other countries when Skip West performs.
His songs include a wide variety of musical styles with Skip singing
and playing guitar, mountain dulcimer, banjo, trombone, ocean drum,
All Get Up"
Blue Sky City
Share Your Song is a new collection of positive and sometimes funny
songs that follows in the formula that has earned Skip a Parents' Choice
Gold Award, and a Booklist's Editor's Pick for Children's Audio on his
previous releases, and that children, as well as parents and educators
are sure to enjoy.
Also included on the CD, is a bonus CD-Rom section
with all the printable lyrics, some pictures, and general information
on Skip and his web site.
BOOKLIST - March 15, 1999
"Skip West has composed and performs 12 multinational songs whose
rhythms and melodies represent many lands. The percussive drumming is
especially entertaining for dancing, clapping and moving, and skillful
lead guitar sets the pace for some wonderful instrumental solos. The
dialect in "Sunday Gumbo" adds flavor to the country music
in this amusing song, whose imaginative lyrics are surprising and funny.
"Everybody Needs to Get Along" stresses the universal desires
and emotions shared by people around the world. The rap song "Everybody
Jump" is a great icebreaker and waker-upper, enhanced by terrific
instrumental solos. The concluding "Kids Are the Future" is
a splashy Broadway-like production with brassy musical accompaniment."
BOOKLIST - March 15, 1999
"Appealing to kids, musically bright, and eminently danceable are
the 12 eclectic tunes. A children's chorus and great instrumental interludes
of acoustic and electric guitar, dulcimer, banjo, and oboe help out. West's
performance is lyrical and clear; even the chorus is precise and not muddy.
"Give Just a Little" is a rocking tune for twisters. "Blue
Sky City" has a blues beat with superb trombone solo and it is just
outstanding for dancing; in fact all these songs make good dance tunes.
The most original and up-to-date number is the funny techo-song "I
Think My Computer's in Love." "Kids Like to Boogie Too"
has a fun beat with wacky percussions. There are also the songs promoting
self-confidence, warning kids about strangers, and encouraging recycling
as well as cuts with other rhythmic messages."