Brian Funshine's second release, Let's Sing is in a category all it's own. Brian incorporates a broad array of funny voices, sound effects, and cool instruments to weave a tapestry of musical 'FUN-SHINE.' Lyrically, with Let's Sing, Brian has succeeded in developing songs that are educational, interactive, and utilize everyday English language structures, making them very useful in the classroom for children learning English as a Second Language (ESL), as well as native English speakers. At the same time, families will feel a sense of encouragement, when they are quickly able to sing along and be an active participant in the songs. Brian's ability to create various voices and instruments have resulted in very full sounding music, with a wide range of characters, diverse musical instruments, and funny sound effects, keeping kids attention on the music. From the outset of the CD, 'Hello, how are you today' mirrors an everyday conversation, in song, while concluding with counting Hellos, from one to ten. 'Rock Around the Circle,' invites kids to join in a Hokey Pokey type song game, while they can dance and pretend to be playing their favorite Rock N Roll instruments. 'I am Hungry' is a feast for the ears, as kids can sing about their every day needs, being hungry, thirsty, and tired while making the sound effects themselves. 'Shake it Up High' invites children to pick up something to shake, make a circle and shake it high, high, high, low, low, low, in, in, in, and out, out, out! Great fun! 'Little Baby Dinosaur,' is a role playing song, where kids curl up like an egg, waiting to hatch from inside a dinosaur egg, with a big Momma Dinosaur ending. 'Good Morning' sings about what we eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with some funny characters sharing their favorite foods. 'On My Face' is an upbeat tour through body part vocabulary, with a beat similar to a Russian folk dance. 'Flowers' invites the kids to pick flowers from here, there, and everywhere, give the flowers to a friend, and to use their imaginations. 'The Spaghetti Twist' is a new dance, with a twist to the left, and a twist to the right, a twirl of the fork, and YUM, take a bite. It's upbeat and danceable. 'In My Bathtub' is a sing-along for bathtub time; complete with bubbles and a rubber ducky, this song is a winner. 'Little Squirrel' tells a story about a squirrel family, mommy, daddy, sister, brother, grandma, grandpa, aunt, and uncle, and their very big tree home. 'In My Rocket Ship' takes the kids on an interactive journey through space, including a lunch date with an alien, and a chance to practice counting down from 10-1. '1-101' is simply that, an educational song that counts from 1-101, that kids love to sing. 'Alligator Goodbyes' begins with a full brass band and invites all the characters to sing along with Brian Funshine, in a chorus...Now it's time, to say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye. See you later, Alligator (chomp) The final four songs are bonus songs from Brian Funshine's debut release, Brian Funshine - Rainbow Fun. These four songs represent the best of Rainbow Fun, and offer the listener a chance to hear the folksier side of Brian Funshine. Brian Funshine - Let's Sing is a sure thing for kids ages 2-10, and great for use in the classroom, at home, or in the car. It's still 'Music for Kids, that won't drive adults crazy!' Reviewed By: Ilene Falley, Parent/Educator.
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