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September 2013 Kids Music Reviews

Kids Corner's Kathy O'Connell reviews the new kids CDs Blink of an Eye and Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers.

August 2013 Kids Music Reviews

Kids music reviews of Alastair Moock's Singing Our Way Through and Shine & the Moonbeams' self-titled CD.

What’s New in Kids’ Music

Kids Corner host Kathy O’Connell previews the Philadelphia Zoo’s Rock & Roar series and reviews new kids’ music from the Sugar Free Allstars and Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke.

Kids' Music CD Reviews

Kathy O’Connell, host of the Philadelphia radio show Kids Corner, reviews three kids’ music CDs: Deep Sea Diver by Recess Monkey, Bandwagon by Joanie Leeds and In Full Bloom by the Plants.

Music Notes: Milkshake, Berkner and Imagination Movers

Kids Corner host Kathy O'Connell previews Imagination Movers and Laurie Berkner at Sesame Place and reviews Milkshake's Got a Minute? and Renee & Jeremy's "Give It Away Now."

Blues-ical genius and silly wit

Kids' music reviewer Kathy O'Connell recommends Blues in All Flavors by Gaye Adegbalola and Champions of the Universe by Ratboy Jr.

Adventurous wit from Billy Kelly

Bill Kelly's adventurous songwriting mixes clever lyrics with a range of musical styes.He brings complex themes to simple songs.

The Hipwaders reinforce control

"You Gotta Hold It" is a potty song that takes a grownup approach to a lifelong challenge. Also reviewed: The Not-Its!' latest CD, Kidquake.

Good grade for Dudes' Fitness Test

Music critic Kathy O"Connell lauds the Diggity Dudes' Presidential Fitness Test, a Jeremy Zmuda EP and a song by the Sugar Free All Stars.

Mighty Sky: an astronomical success

Kathy O'Connell also likes the song “Escalator,” from David Tobocman's CD of the same name, and she tracks Trout Fishing in America's December appearances.

The best family CDs of 2012

Reviewer Kathy O'Connell declared a 20-way tie for 2012's best children's music. Scroll her choices and see videos from the artists.

A brilliant bridge to the blues

Through kid-friendly language and themes, Randy Kaplan brings the blues form to family music. Also recommended: Justin Roberts' "Trick or Treat," a non-scary Halloween song.
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