Listen To This: "Zora" (Live) - The Deedle Deedle Dees

I mentioned Lloyd Miller's thoughts on the "business" of kids music yesterday, but didn't want to leave it there, especially when there's new Deedle Deedle Dees music out there to listen to.

One of the interesting things the Dees did this spring was put on a monthly variety show at Brooklyn's famed Knitting Factory. It wrapped up a couple weeks ago with a show inspired by famed afrobeat musician Fela Kuti. (They performed Kuti's "Zombie" with preschoolers and also did an afrobeat original called "No Animal," which you can watch after the jump.) They also performed a new song called "Zora," inspired, you will not be surprised to hear, by author Zora Neale Hurston. Short and insistent, you'll be hearing this song later this summer, I can almost guarantee it...

The Deedle Deedle Dees - "Zora" [YouTube]

Two more new songs (including that afrobeat one) after the jump...
The Deedle Deedle Dees - "Babe Ruth" [YouTube]

The Deedle Deedle Dees - "No Animal" [YouTube]