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ALERTA Sings Children's Songs In Spanish And English


  • 1. Los Vecinos :: The Neighbors
    2. Naranja Dulce :: Sweet Orange
    3. Tengo una Muneca :: I Have A Doll
    4. Little David
    5. Dis Lang Time Gal
    6. Pizza, Pizza, Daddy-O
    7. San Sereni :: Saint Sereni
    8. Andando, Andando :: Walking, Walking / Tortitas Tortitas :: Cakes, Cakes
    9. Sana, Sana :: Heal, Heal / Pon Pon
    10. Brown Girl in the Ring
    11. Willoughby
    12. Room For Rent / Cinderella
    13. Mambru
    14. la Limon, A :: To The Lemon
    15. El Coqui
    16. La Rana :: The Frog
    17. Noah
    18. Head to Shoulders
    19. Little Sally Walker
    20. Que Llueva! :: Let It Rain!
    21. La Pajara Pinta :: The Polka-Dotted Bird
    22. Los Numeros :: The Numbers
    23. La Manita :: The Small Hand
    24. Los Animalitos :: The Little Animals
    25. Walk Together, Children
    26. Hush, Little Baby
    27. Punchinella
    28. Sailor Went to Sea, A
    29. Brinca la Tablita :: Jump The Wooden Beam
    30. Matarile
    31. Circle Around
    32. Lega la Manana :: In The Morning
    33. La Gatita Carlota :: Kitty Carlota
    34. Los Pollitos Dicen Pio, Pio, Pio :: The Chicks Cry, Cry, Cry
    35. Quenepa :: Tree Fruit
    36. Nino Lareno :: Boy Of Lares
    37. El Aguila y la Paloma :: The Eagle And The Dove
    38. Cocoroco
    39. Tengo dos Cabritillas :: I Have Two Mountain Goats
    40. Cancion de Tomar el Te :: Song For Tea Time
    41. Resfalosa de Mi Escuela :: Dance Of My School
    42. Cuando Estoy Triste :: When I Am Sad
    43. Papaloapan :: River Of Butterflies
    44. Por un Ratoncito :: The Little Mouse
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 45055

  • Credits
    ProducerSuni Paz
    EngineerMike Sobol

    ALERTA SINGS also available on cassette on Smithsonian Folkways (45012).
    2 LPs on 1 CD:
    ALERTA SINGS:
    Suni Paz (vocals).
    Includes liner notes by Suni Paz.
    SONGS FOR THE PLAYGROUND:
    Personnel: Suni Paz (vocals, guitar, charango); Norton Torres (guitar, cuatro); Martha Sieeal (cello); Juan Fernandez (electric piano); Ramiro Fernandez (bombo, sour bender); Jorge Morales (percussion).
    Includes liner notes by Suni Paz.
    This combines the 1980 Folkways LP ALERTA Sings: Children's Songs in Spanish and English and the 1977 Folkways LP Canciones para el Recreo: Children's Songs for the Playground onto one CD. ALERTA is an acronym for A Learning Environment Response To All, a curriculum for young children developed at Columbia University. ALERTA placed a value on multiculturalism and bilingualism, and this program of 31 songs, performed by noted children's singer and guitarist Suni Paz, is devoted to songs from Latin America and the Caribbean. These are really brief tracks -- as short as 30 seconds, and only longer than two minutes in a couple of cases -- with both Spanish and English lyrics. They're sung capably by Paz, sometimes with sympathetic, unobtrusive accompanying vocalists, sometimes a cappella, and usually on guitar, although piano is also used. Canciones para el Recreo: Children's Songs for the Playground is sung entirely in Spanish, and devoted to songs that Paz learned in Argentina and Chile. This really stands out in the children's music field, which usually employs simple, often bare-bones, musical arrangements. This set of material is considerably fuller in sound, as Paz's vocals, guitar, and charango are complemented by other musicians on guitar, cello, electric piano, and percussion. This makes the songs more interesting to hear, and doesn't slick them up so much that they sound dumb or unadvisedly commercial. You might even enjoy some of these songs on their own terms as respectable South American folk music, outside of a context in which they might be used to entertain or educate kids. This reissue has liner notes which print the lyrics to Canciones para el Recreo: Children's Songs for the Playground in both Spanish and English, the lyrics to the Spanish songs of ALERTA Sings: Children's Songs in Spanish and English in both Spanish and English, and the lyrics to the English songs of ALERTA Sings: Children's Songs in Spanish and English in English only. ~ Richie Unterberger

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