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Sing Me Your Story

Being a voracious reader likely from birth, weaned on fairy tales, in a home where music wafted through the air,  the CD called Sing Me Your Story offered with glee by husband and wife childrens’  edu-tainment team Two Of A Kind (David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans) fed my soul from first listen. It contains 17 sing-along-able songs to enlighten and inspire a multi-generational audience.

The CD begins with the scene setting One World, Many Stories . It was penned for a library summer reading project, inspiring young readers to immerse themselves in the wonder of words.

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David and Jenny take the listener on a whirlwind worldwide tour, with greetings from many countries, inviting friendship with the song Hello, Round The World.

It’s A Mystery To Me, sends David scouring his home, seeking a mystery book he was reading.

Social consciousness is evoked in The World Is Not Your Garbage Can.

They do a fun cover of the They Might Be Giants classic Birdhouse in Your Soul, which I initially heard on the WXPN 88.5 fm radio show Kids’ Corner, which, not coincidentally, introduced me to Jenny and David’s music.

Cooperative relationships are encouraged with Pitfall which could just as easily apply to adult interaction as well as those between children.  As they sing ‘stepping into the circle of peace’ will allow for peaceful co-existence.

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Purple Glasses is an ode to the fashion statement of a young girl in need of reading enhancement. I particularly loved this song, since  I too wear ‘spectacle spectacular’ purple (in my case, progressive lenses:) glasses.

Tell Me Your Story  beckons elders to pass their wisdom and experience to the next generation.

They are joined on the final piece Family Harmony by a host of friends and their twin teenaged sons Ari and Jason who also provide instrumentation on selected songs.

Jenny and David are accompanied by some of my other favorite musician in the singer songwriter genre; including Kim and Reggie Harris, their band members in Accoustic Blender;  Justin Solonynka and Hope Wesley Harrison as well as re-percussionist Billy Jonas,  saxophonist Ken Ulansey and multi-instrumentalist Dave Posmontier . The cover art was created by fellow musician David C. Perry.

What most impresses me about David and Jenny’s music is that it uplifting without singing down to children. You’re gonna wanna sing along.

http://youtu.be/-wydIEDEJ0g The Library Song

www.twoofakind.com

 

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