Awards and Reviews

 

illustrated circular award badge art for Parents Choice Award GoldParents’ Choice Foundation Gold Award 2015 – Review

If there were an official anthem to represent the pure joys of childhood, I Can Swing Forever, the opening title track would be it. The mother/daughter team of Tracy Newman and Charlotte Dean lead a stellar ensemble through original, traditional and cover songs that demonstrate a keen understanding and appreciation of young children. What makes them laugh, impatient, curious and concerned are abundantly evident in songs. . . read more . . .


 

Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year Award 2015 – Review

illustrated circular award badge art for Creative Child Awards CD or the Year 2015Tracy Newman sings and plays 18 songs (original and cover) for children, ranging from gently active Playtime to sleep inducing Bedtime songs. The set includes a 40-page Sing-Along Coloring Book  . . . read more . . .

 


 

National Parenting Publications Awards 2015 Gold Winner – Review

illustrated circular art for National Parenting Publications Awards Gold Winner 2015. . . Why we like it: The Los Angeles-based musician doesn’t do anything fancy on this album; however, what she does do here is creating a wonderful CD of traditional children’s music. She divides the disc into a more uptempo “playtime” tunes and the more calming “bedtime” songs. . . read more . . .


Dr. Toy’s Best Classic 2015 – Review

illustrated circular art for Dr Toys Best Classic 2015I Can Swing Forever is an 18-song CD for children by singer/songwriter Tracy Newman and Friends. The songs are a mixture of original and traditional, which gradually go from gently active to lullabies. . . . Read more . . .

 


 

logo art for FolkworksFolkworks – Review

“Don’t Let This One Slip Away.”

by Stefani Rosenberg

Today, many artists feel the need to record only the music that they have composed; for many, this works. The same holds true in the world of children’s music. For every CD that stands out, there are two that are just mediocre.

Among the best we have Malvina Reynolds, Ella Jenkins, Jose-Luis Orozco, Suni Paz, Marcia Berman, Patty Zeitlen, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and. . . . Read more . . .