Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jamie Broza’s “I Want a Dog” CD Review + {Giveaway – Ends 5/10}

I Want a Dog
He’s back with his first new children’s CD in five years. Jamie Broza knows how to connect with children in his latest CD I Want a Dog featuring Israeli superstar David Broza. Broza has a great voice, and the songs will make your children want to sing along. The lyrics are catchy very relatable to children.

A little more about it from the publisher:
I Want a Dog2 NEW YORK, NY (Jan. 13, 2011) – Broza is back! Four-time Emmy-winning composer/performer Jamie Broza announces the March 15 release of his first new children’s album in five years, I Want a Dog! (Good Mood Records, $12.99, for ages 3 – 7, run time 41 minutes). The Latin-infused album features a guest appearance by Jamie’s cousin, Israeli superstar David Broza.

Although I Want a Dog! opens with some fine canine rhythmic banter on its title track, don’t expect 41 minutes of strictly dog talk.  Get set for more surprises than you ever thought possible on one disc.  For many of the songs on I Want a Dog!Jamie Broza has brilliantly called upon the sophisticated stylings of Brazilian bossa nova, which experienced a tidal wave of popularity in the 1960s but often flies under the radar of today’s young families. This is music that never gets in the way of the lyrics, creating the ultimate story-song setting.   Listening to I Want a Dog! is almost like listening to the sound track of a hysterically zany home movie -- a document of off-the-wall family fun creatively imbued with terrific comedic timing and brainy humor.  

I Want a Dog! follows Jamie Broza’s critically acclaimed children’s albums Bad Mood Mom (and other Good-Mood Songs), winner of the Parents’ Choice® Gold Award and named by Parents’ Choice as one of the top 25 children’s CDs in the last 25 years, and My Daddy is Scratchy, winner of the NAPPA Gold Award.

In the five years since the release of My Daddy is Scratchy, Jamie Broza's alter ego, Jamie Lawrence, has been busy writing music for HBO documentaries, indie films, and the Tony Awards and watching his little kids turn into teenagers. Praised by The New York Times for his “superb jazz and funk-tinged orchestrations,” Jamie’s credentials include producing the music score for the indie film The Ballad of Jack and Rose starring Daniel Day Lewis, composing the theme song of As The World Turns, and scoring special segments for The Tony Awards and The Kennedy Center Honors.He has written the scores for numerous documentary and feature films for CBS, NBC, PBS, HBO, and the Discovery Channel. Jamie has worked with such luminaries as Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Placido Domingo, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Carly Simon, Nathan Lane, Jessye Norman, and Smokey Robinson.

Jamie credits his family’s rescue dog, Dusty, adopted from North Shore Animal League America, as his muse for I Want a Dog!  In gratitude, Jamie will donate 20 percent of the profits from this album to North Shore Animal League America, and he hopes that this CD will encourage others to adopt rescue animals.
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This has been a fun CD to add to my son’s growing collection. Zachariah loves dogs (we have one), so the title song really appealed to him. And you can’t help but have a little fun with song titles like-I Like Dogs, I Want a Dog!, Waters of March, Turn That Phone Off, Three Blind Mice, Guatemala, New School, Difficult Friends, Birthday Parties Always End in Tears, The No Game, My Work is Never Done, Lost Cat, Where’s Charlie?, Monster Voice, Trick or Treat, Choo Choo Train and Sisters.

You can get I Want a Dog! by Jamie Broza online from Amazon, www.goodmoodrecords.com, BigKidsVideo.com and CdBaby.com. And you might also see it at independent children’s retailers. Or if you’d like to win a copy, see below how you can do that.


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This giveaway is open now through Tuesday, May 10th. I will post the winner on Wednesday, May 11th.

Open to USA & Canada only!


*Disclosure: I was not paid to post this, but a product was provided for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.*

38 comments:

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