"I Chew" - Hullabaloo

Artist: Hullabaloo

Song: "I Chew"

Album: I Chew

Description: Steve Denyes has a new album out later this month. The album grew out of Denyes’ challenge to himself last February to write and record a song a day for 3 weeks.  He took the best songs, recorded them in the studio with band partner Brendan Kremer and a third artist, and a year later now he’s releasing a video a day.  OK, not really.  The title track is simple, but there’s enough humor in seeing the stuffed panda bear in different situations to amuse the preschoolers that are the heart of Hullabaloo’s audience.


"Sam Who Only Ate Jam (A Cautionary Tale)" - Andy Mason

Artist: Andy Mason

Song: "Sam Who Only Ate Jam (A Cautionary Tale)"

Album: N/A

Description: The New Mexico-based Mason teams up with the unofficial poet laureate of kindie, Kenn Nesbitt (there's no poet -- including probably Dr. Seuss -- who's had more of his poetry turned into music) for this ode to a particularly narrow-minded kid.  The song and video are pretty simple, but the song's got a nice ending.  Worth a couple minutes of your time, particularly if you have someone with an affinity for Shel Silverstein-like lyrics.

Source: YouTube

"My My My" - Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips

Artist: Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips

Album: 3's a Charm

Description: Is this basically a version of those photograph clip videos you seen at weddings, graduation parties, and class reunions? Yes. I don't typically like them, so don't typically post them. But this one a) is very well-done, b) features kids are familiar to most of us who've seen MCJ in the kindie world over the years, and -- most importantly -- c) is a perfect fit for the slightly wistful singalong about growing up.  I quite like it -- it's a great intro to the new EP from the band.

Source: YouTube