Once Upon A Tune
© 2012 Liz Buchanan
Liz Buchanan’s newest CD, “Once Upon a Tune,” has a delightful take on classic children’s tales, including a trio of original songs about The Three Bears, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Three Little Kittens, a shout-back to Liz’s previous CD, with its bluesy rendition of Three Little Pigs. Fans of Liz’s classroom sessions in Boston will be thrilled that she has finally recorded her popular pair of rabbit songs: “Peter Rabbit,” and “Rockin’ in the Rabbit Hole,” a tune by “Guitar Bob” Messano. The album also features Liz’s enticing story-song about color mixing, “What Color Will You Be?” and closes with a pair of songs geared for emerging readers, a blues recitation of vowels and a consonant hoedown!
Singing All the Way Home
© 2010 Liz Buchanan
“Singing All the Way Home” is Liz Buchananís second collection of wonderful tunes, mostly original, and many highlighting the theme of Home. The album opens with a multicultural “Hello” and then puts a sparkling new twist on the traditional “This Little Piggy” rhyme. What follows is a rollicking line-up of songs in a variety of styles, from sweet folk melodies to old-fashioned rock and roll. Liz also includes songs that help build important early literacy skills such as rhyming, alliteration, clapping syllables, opposites, sequence and narrative. These songs are easily adaptable for the classroom and learning at home (see Parents/Teachers page). A special favorite is the “Three Little Pigs” song, which can be acted out or done as a finger play or puppet show. You wonít want to miss that bluesy Big Bad Wolf, accompanied by a wailing harmonica! At long last, Liz has also recorded another classroom favorite, “If I Were a Butterfly,” which is fun for fluttering about and cuddling up in the shape of a chrysalis.
“Singing All the Way Home” has won three prestigious awards:
- Parents' Choice Approved
- I-Parenting Media 2010 Outstanding Audio
- CreativeChild Magazine Seal of Excellence
Boston Children's Music (BostonChildrensMusic.com) said, “Lizís new CD is simply a sweet collection of kidsí songs with a very folksy and traditional feel.” More…
Make it a Song, Song, Song
© 2001 Liz Buchanan
“Make it a Song, Song, Song” is Liz Buchanan's first great collection of original tunes and classic favorites. Children will love to boogie to the jazz beat of “Antelope Dance” and sing with familiar tunes such as “If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” There's a terrific new train song, “Chugga Chugga Ding Ding,” and parents will love the updates of camp tunes such as “Boom Dee Ah Dah.” Liz has lots of friends playing and singing with her on the album, including a jazz band, flute and mandolin, and a whole gang of kids! Available through CDBaby.