February 14, 2006

Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George

If there is one artist that can write lullabies for a Curious George Movie, it is Jack Johnson. With a little help from Ben Harper, Matt Costa and G.Love, Johnson crafts some likeable sing-a-longs for parents and children alike. With his new single "Upside Down", Jack stays close to his Hawaiian roots with lots of bongos, percussion and acoustic guitar. Nothing about this soundtrack is controversial. With a style similar to the old Schoolhouse Rock series back in the day, Johnson sings about sharing, caring, taking turns, and the 3 R's (reuse, reduce, recycle). Johnson even covers the White Stripes song "We're Going to Be Friends" with his own peaceful style. The sound is that of classic Jack Johnson. It's the same old acoustic guitar with groovy slow melodies. Instead of singing about the corrupt corporate world and women, the new father sings cheerful songs that speak to the mind of a child. Just as lovable and appealing as his past work, this album is a must have for any Jack Johnson fan. A perfect birthday gift for any 5 year old little sister that loves to sing and dance with her brother!

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