- Artist: Anybody's Club House Kids
- Format: CD
- Release Date:8/9/2005
'The AB CD is a different way for kids to learn the alphabet,' 'unusual arrangements of familiar nursery rhymes that young children will enjoy.' - Elaine Blythe, President, Film Advisory Board Every once in a while there comes along a truly unique idea in children's entertainment, and the AB CD happens to fall into that category. The brainchild of Phil Yeend, a recording engineer/producer who has worked with the likes of Elvis Presley, John Williams, Clint Eastwood and Pete Fountain, the AB CD is a compilation of traditional nursery rhymes sung in alphabetical order by a group of young children. Now 27 nursery rhymes sung by children doesn't sound like such an original idea until you add new and unusual interpretations and some of the best session players in the industry backing up the singers. Yeend managed to put together an impressive roster of string, horn and rhythm musicians, under the direction of the late composer Mauro Bruno, that adds a wonderful depth to the familiar lyrics. None of the young singers, also known as AnyBody's Clubhouse Kids, had any previous professional experience, a bonus when you consider how reminiscent their sweet voices are of childhood days. They truly could be anybody's kids -- a plus for the preschoolers for whom the CD is intended -- it could be their friends singing, and it's easy for them to join in and sing along. Beginning with the familiar Alphabet Song and ending with the lively and original Zig Zag, the AB CD has unique renditions of many nursery favorites, including 'It's Raining, It's Pouring,' 'Little Bo-Peep,' and 'Rock-A-Bye, Baby,' as well as some not-so-familiar tunes like 'Elsie Marley' and 'North Wind.' An inspiring collection, the AB CD has already won an Award of Excellence from the Film Advisory Board.