Saturday, August 24, 2013

Jammy Jams: Once Upon a Rhyme {Review & Giveaway}

This is a sponsored post of behalf of Jammy Jams.

Ken makes fun of me a lot because I sing along to everything, but I cannot tell you the name of any song, singer, or band to save my life. Actually, we tested that statement this past weekend and found that I do pretty well with hair bands from the 80s.  We've all got to have a skill, I guess.

When I was a kid I used to get in trouble at the dinner table because I would hum all the time.  I couldn't help it!  Songs just get stuck in my head.  To this day, I still annoy people by humming.  I'm not even conscious of it.  And what's worse, these days I tend to be humming the theme song to one of my kids' TV shows or a song I've downloaded for them.

kids' music

Enter this great series of kids' music: Jammy Jams!  The creators have taken your favorite music and made it appropriate for your children!  The songs are recorded using the soft, soothing sounds of vibraphone, marimba, piano, blocks, and more.  They are great for naptime, bedtime or just to listen to.  And the best part is that when I get these songs stuck in my head, at least I am humming adult-appropriate music!

I was given a copy of their hip hop album, "Once Upon a Rhyme" to review.  It includes the folowing songs:

1. Hey Ya (originally by Outkast)
2. California Love (originally by 2Pac) 3. The Real Slim Shady (originally by Eminem)
4. Gangsta's Paradise (originally by Coolio)
5. Girls (originally by Beastie Boys)
6. Rock Box (originally by Run-D.M.C)
7. Summertime (originally by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)
8. Regulate (originally by Warren G)
9. Big Pimpin (originally by Jay-Z)
10. Nuthin' But A "G" Thang (originally by Dr. Dre)
I am, admittedly, not a huge hip hop fan, but even I recognize these songs. (I couldn't tell you the names or artists in a blind sound test, but I could sure sing along with them!!) They are recognizable as the original songs, but sound much more soothing and child-friendly in these arrangements.
I am adding them to my kids' nighttime playlist and I know I will get a little smile each time the sounds of Coolio or DJ Jazzy Jeff lull my children to sleep. Would you like to win a copy for yourself? You can enter here:
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  1. I knew we were friends for a reason :P

    1. Is it strange that I recognize your smiley? :P

    2. lol...nope, not at all

  2. That's awesome, popular songs that's child-friendly.

    1. Yeah, it’s been a while and I am still enjoying this music. The kids like it too!

  3. Very interesting. I clicked over to listen to a couple of the songs. My kids are a little older, so they would probably want to listen to the actual songs. It's a neat idea, though. I can recognize some of them from the music.

    Make It Or Fix It Yourself!

  4. Funny but I actually know quite a few of them. Lyrics included! I don't usually listen to that kind of music anymore but I did when I was much younger. :)

  5. Ah, I recognize those songs too! I'm not the worst. I'm terrible with lyrics. Just terrible. I'm so glad you all can't hear me sing and hum.

    1. I don’t always get the lyrics right, but I can usually catch the tune and go from there. That’s probably why my husband always turns the volume up so much when I’m in his truck!!

  6. Out of all of those I would Summertime is definitely my favorite! With California Love being at a close second! I hope I win this! I (I mean my kids) would love it!


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