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Songs Give Hope to Bully Victims

Album: Big Bully (various artists)

Songs can’t stop bullying, but may give victims hope. The Recess Music label premieres a new Best Foot Forward Series with Big Bully, a collection of songs that address bullying directly without wading through metaphors. “People who are mean have lower self-esteem” says the opener tongue-twister, “Bully Bubba” by the Uncle Brothers.

The Hipwaders’ “Time In Time Out” laments “that voice that says ‘disregard, disrupt, disrespect, disobey.’” “Wishing Well” by Renee & Jeremy is a beautiful litany of “I wish you well” that merits use in classrooms.  The anthology features big names in kids’ music (Milkshake) and longtime folkies (Nancy Tucker) among musicians raising their voices in support of kids.  Add Recess Music to your “go-to” list of labels worth finding.

Susan Salidor: video of "I'm Sorry,"
a song in the Big Bully collection


 


Download:“Over the Rainbow”
by the Candy Band

Think you can’t rediscover songs you’ve known forever? Check out the Candy Band’s punk rock “Over the Rainbow” from their first album, The Candy Band, which brought punk to classic kids’ songs. Listen loud.

Candy Band: "Over The Rainbow" video

 


Event: The Kids Corner Music Festival

A day of music with Billy Kelly & the Blah Blah Blahs, The Plants, and (next great band) Shine & the Moonbeams, Nov. 19, World Café Live at the Queen, Wilmington, DE.  Oh..and I’ll be there with the Kids Corner crew.

"The Sky Floats (And So Do Boats)"
video by Billy Kelly and the Blah Blah Blahs

Kathy O’Connell is a contributing writer to MetroKids and host of Kids Corner, weekdays 7-8pm on WXPN 88.5 FM.

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