September 29, 2011

Music for bedtime

Singer-songwriter Eddie Douglas has put together a soothing collection of poems and nursery rhymes to lull little ones and parents to a good night's rest. His melodies bring new life to well-known verses such as the Latin-tinged Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, the gentle Star Light, Star Bright and a liltingly charming version of Hey Diddle Diddle
His interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Swing begins and ends with  the twittering of birds, evoking, as all Douglas' songs do, the fond images and memories of childhood and children and the children we once were. Especially touching is Carry Me, whose verses magically convey all the love and security that comes with being a parent.

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