Ken Burns Would Be Proud
I suppose the kidmusic bloggers know all about this, but I certainly hadn't a clue before Gail Gauthier brought it up. Check it.
The way Laura Ingalls Wilder used music to help weave her stories of life on the American frontier struck a chord with Dale Cockrell as he and his son read the "Little House" series nearly a decade ago.Nicely done. It gets you to thinking, though. What other children's books include allusions to music that you might want to hear on a CD set? I, for one, wouldn't mind listening to some of the kooky tunes found in the Cheaper By the Dozen books. Things like, "Limehouse Blues", "Stumbling", "Last Night on the Back Porch", and (my favorite), "You've Got to See Mama Every Night or You Can't See Mama at All". Crazy cool, man.
Now, the Vanderbilt University professor has his own record label, Pa's Fiddle Recordings, and is in the midst of recording a 10-CD set that brings to life all 126 songs mentioned in Wilder's books.
Thanks to Original Content for the link.