Old Dogs New Tricks
- Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/7/2003
A Parents Choice Award winning recording! This recording features Barry's best songs about animals, grouped together for the first time. Look for silly dinosaurs, bored dogs and a Skatter Brak Flath that lives in the bath-tub. Other favorites include, 'One Day My Best Friend Barbara Turned Into a Frog,' and 'I've Got a Dog and My Dog's Name is Cat' (one of Barry's early hits, recorded by Big Bird!). Barry is joined by a number of talented studio musicians on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, percussion and clarinet, further enhancing the sound and flavor of this recording. 'PreS-Gr 4--Barry Louis Polisar was an early pioneer of children's music when his wacky and wonderfully innovative songs began eliciting giggles two decades ago. Thirteen prime picks enhance simply sung spoofs and silly antics with rich accompaniments and subtle and tasteful embellishments (bells, penny-whistles, fiddles, reverb and overdubbing, etc). Included are Our Dog Bernard; I Wanna Be A Dog; I'm A Three-Toed, Triple-Eyed, Double-Jointed Dinosaur; What If A Zebra Had Spots; and many more. This is a must have for all libraries serving young children. Hold on to his earlier recordings--they will be useful for a music appreciation lesson in comparing styles influenced by time and culture. --School Library Journal 'Your music is a true joy! As an elementary music teacher, I've appreciated the humor you use in your approach. As my students sing along, I see them nodding in agreement to what you sing about.' Pam O'Neal, Music Teacher Sterling, Colorado 'His songs are about the experiences and interests of children.' --The Weekly Reader Recordings kids will love. --Good Housekeeping 'Barry Louis Polisar writes and sings songs kids really can identify with.' --Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California His music is as contagious as the common cold in a kindergarten. The only way you won't enjoy these songs is if you somehow managed to skip childhood yourself. ---Deseret News Magazine, Salt Lake City, Utah 'Barry Louis Polisar is a one-man symphony of comic anarchy. At a time when vast numbers of our kids see school as endless drudgery, Polisar says otherwise. He says, isn't the English language fun?' --The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore,MD Barry Louis Polisar is a delightfully subversive antidote to Mr. Rogers' -- Tom Lehrer Barry Louis Polisar is a 4-time Parents Choice Award winner whose work has won numerous other awards (including two Emmys for an educational TV show he hosted). He has written and published ten books, many videos and over a dozen collections of his songs. Barry has performed at The White House, The Smithsonian, The Kennedy Center and in schools all over the US and Europe.
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