One of the joys of fatherhood is listening to new music that’s more appealing to your kids…even if they’re 14 months old. We’ve got a couple of CDs by a trio that were fellow seminarians who are great musicians. Alas, now they are serving in ministry positions in various places, but the wonderful music of Funny Bones (as the band was named) lives on, at least in our CD player. Another fantastic children’s music collection is in the For Our Children (10th anniversary edition) album, a collection of 20 songs recorded by famous artists. Check out the link–Amazon has samples of the songs.
My favorites tracks are:
Bob Dylan – This Old Man
Sting – Cushie Butterfield
Paul McCartney – Mary Had a Little Lamb (the way it was always meant to be sung)
Little Richard – Itsy Bitsy Spider
Bruce Springsteen – Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips
James Taylor – Getting to Know You
Whether or not you have kids at home, this is a truly great album. But, having a one-year-old boy and a little girl on the way, I’m now singing these old songs in the stylings of Sir Paul, Dylan, JT and the gang…and loving it.
5 thoughts on “for our children”
Have you heard Michael Card’s “Sleep Sound in Jesus”? It’s a great Lullaby album.
I’ll have to check that one out!
When the kids are a little older, check out Over the Rhine’s “The Poopsmith Song” (http://overtherhine.com/music/mp3rarity/Poopsmith.mp3).
It did wonders for me–I mean my kids….
You’ve got a good blog here. I especially appreciate your posts on Comparing Religions. I plan to add you to my blogroll.
Todd: thanks for the tip!
Will: thanks for the compliment and the link…and for the Studio 60 love on your blog.