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The Hokey Pokey

Sing Along With Bob V2

32 sing-along songs that kids ages 2-7, parents, and teachers will all love. Classic songs will bring back memories for the adults and new songs will soon become old favorites. Clear lyrics, strong rhythms, and an all-star Canadian band make this CD a must-have in your collection. Don’t forget Volume 1!

 

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Winner of Parents’ Choice Silver Honor, American Library Association Award, Certified Gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association, NY Library Recommendations, and Children’s Music Web Awards. Sales well over 150,000 to parents and schools throughout the country.

Track Listing

1. If You’re Happy and You Know It…
2. Shortin’ Bread
3. Who Built the Ark?
4. Three Blind Mice
5. Old King Cole
6. One Finger, One Thumb
7. You Are My Sunshine
8. I Have Lost My Underwear
9. Soap
10. Boom, Boom Ain’t It Great to Be Crazy
11. Little Tommy Tinker
12. L’ll Liza Jane
13. The Hokey Pokey
14. Let Everyone Clap Hands Like Me
15. Sing When the Spirit Says Sing
16. I’ve Been Working on the Railway
17. Hush Little Baby
18. You’ll Sing a Song
19. Mary Had a Little Lamb
20. Old MacDonald Had a Farm
21. Little Peter Rabbit
22. Shake My Sillies Out
23. Rig A Jig Jig
24. The Muffin Man
25. Frere Jacques
26. Bingo
27. Do Your Ears Hang Low?
28. Put Your Finger in the Air
29. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
30. Oh Susanna
31. Ha Ha Thisaway
32. London Bridge
33. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
34. We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands

Praise

  • “Bob’s pleasant voice is backed by fine musicians…these songs are standard repertoire of nursery schools and day-care centers and a boon to families that enjoy sing-alongs at home and in the car.”

    Parents Magazine
  • “My son loves Bob off of Sesame Street and I really wish there were more DVDs and CDs! Bob makes learning fun through music!”

    SKIO, Amazon 5 star review

Reviews and Related Materials

A WORD FROM BOB

After 3 years of singing on NBC’s Sing Along With Mitch, I had a yearning to do something similar for children. As a professional musician doing family concerts with symphony orchestras, I wanted young children to hear the best musicians possible, all playing acoustic instruments. I hoped it might inspire them to learn to become active music makers.

I called my good friend Bill Usher who helped me with The Baby Record and Songs & Games For Toddlers. Bill and I researched hundreds of songs from the best children’s artists, young and old. Along with some of our personal favorites, we narrowed the list down to over 65 all-time greatest hits that we hoped children would love to learn, becoming a part of their childhood memories.

Bill assembled a talented group of musicians. As they were all stars in their own right, they were only given simple single-line lead sheets with lyrics and chords. No written out arrangements. Every note you hear was their own personal interpretation of what they felt at the moment. The sessions were thrilling for all of us. It felt like a great band you might hear in Nashville or New Orleans and it was tremendously inspiring to perform with them. After a few weeks in a studio near Toronto, we had so many songs that we decided to split up the album into 2 volumes and put about 30 songs on each.

I hope you enjoy these songs with your children as much as we enjoyed making them.

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