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For the Whole Family: Go Waggaloo

Music that embodies a sunny day full of smiles and laughter just oozes through Go Waggaloo ($12) by Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family. A talented songwriter in her own right, Sarah Lee Guthrie is the daughter of folk legend Arlo Guthrie and the grand-daughter of famed folk artist Woody Guthrie. She continues the family tradition of creating incredible folk music by recording Go Waggaloo with her family and friends.

The title track and two others (Bright Clear Day, Fox and Goose) were written by Woody Guthrie and the unrecorded lyrics were provided to her by the Smithsonian when they asked her family,”Would you be interested in making a family record that doesn’t make you wanna jump out of a minivan?”.

Many of the songs were borne from daily activities such as cooking together, bath time, or road trips.  The album’s songs all have a timeless feel, even if the bluesy, folksy, and rockin’ collection hints at modernity with lyrical references to X-box and DVD’s in ”Cuz We’re Cousins.” Is it just me, or did I hear the piano theme to Halloween coursing through “Oni’s Ponies”?

Interested in trying before you buy?  Check out the streaming album available on Smithsonian Folkways.

The sultry, bluesy feel to Fox and The Goose will make you wanna dance.  Before you know it, the whole family will be clapping and singing along to a fun rendition of “She’ll Be Coming ’round The Mountain” and Sarah Lee Guthrie’s own “Take Me to Show and Tell.”


One winner  will receive a copy of Go Waggaloo by Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family (retail value $11.98).

To enter, leave a comment relevant to this post prior to Friday, November 27th at 11:59 p.m.  Please follow the contest rules and avoid any generalized comments, or you will be disqualified.

FOR A SECOND ENTRY: complete a quick 10-question reader demographic survey. Then, leave a second comment telling me that you did.

FOR A THIRD ENTRY: Blog or Tweet about the Holiday Gift Guide (or about this giveaway), then leave a second comment telling me that you tweeted or blogged with a link to your tweet/post.

Two copies of Go Waggaloo were provided for the purpose of this review and giveaway.
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UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner, #10 Heather M.

11 Responses

  1. What a fabulous giveaway. I have my fingers crossed. My children at home & work would love this.

  2. Sounds like a great CD. Jack loves music and dancing, he would love to hear more!

  3. i’ve become such a fan of children’s music since i had my daughter–i’ve even been tempted on bringing some of her cds to work, i think there is some really good quality stuff out there!

  4. I think it’s great that Sarah’s children have joined her on this CD, especially since it’s for children. We have always enjoyed folk and bluegrass music in our family. This CD sounds like it’d be a great and fun introduction for our daughter.

  5. I read a great review of this cd in Cookie magazine and would love to have a copy! Thanks!

  6. We always take a lot of long road trips since all our family members on both sides live in NJ and we live in MA. Sometimes the traffic gets real bad on Friday’s so we always try to have a variety of music in the car. This CD sounds like a great CD for family’s with kids from school age to teens.

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  9. i’m always looking for new children’s music to listen to with my daughter! we love adding to our collection.

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