Playlist For May 22, 2021

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Trust us. You’ll like it. Lots of new music and some Cereal Bowl classics on this week’s show. Listen Saturday on WAWL at 8am EDT or Jump 105.3 Pittsburgh at 10am EDT. Enjoy!

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

Alex Voltz – “3 Minutes to Summer” [Welcome to Awesometown]
Blue Moon Boy – “Me and Susannah”
The Que Pastas – “Gene the Brave” [Sunglasses]
Little Miss Ann show ID
Little Miss Ann – “Marshmallow Man (feat. Suzi Shelton)” [28 Days]
Professor Jefferson Band – “Photosynthesis” [Hello]
Mr. Leebot – “It Wasn’t Me” [Robot Dance]

Michael & the Rockness Monsters show ID
Michael & the Rockness Monsters – “Down on the Corner (feat. Red Yarn)” [Similarities]
Matt Heaton – “Allergies”
Peanut Butter Jams – “Rainbow Baby”
Dog on Fleas – “I’m an Optimist” [I’m an Optimist]
Pierce Freelon – “Vulnerable” [Black to the Future]
Gwendolyn & the Good Time Gang – “Freedom of the Heart” [Gwendolyn]

Charity show ID
Charity and the JAMband – “The Baby Dog” [Creatures & Critters]
Elliott Park – “I’ve Watched Everything” [The Mouth]
Oscar’s Dad – “Friends” [Oscar’s Dad]
Andy Z – “1 4 3”
SaulPaul – “Be Myself” [Okay to Be Different]
Koo Koo Kang Roo – “Backyard Swimsuit” [Slow Clap]

Clementown – “The Lonely Surfer” [Polka Bats and Octopus Slacks]

Hour #2

Morgan Taylor show ID
Gustafer Yellowgold – “Crack the Rainbow” [The Minnesota Chronicles: The Gustafer Yellowgold Story Vol. 2]
Esther Crow – “Johnny the Cat” [All Together Now]
Mi Amigo Hamlet – “Olé Olé Olá (feat. Alina Celeste)” [Hoy Es Un Bien Día]
The Deedle Deedle Dees – “How You Build a Nest” [How to Fix America]
Pointed Man Band – “Love!” [Dreams]
Sesame Street – “Sing” [Platinum: All Time Favorites]

Brady Rymer show ID
Brady Rymer – “Happy Birthday, Trees”
Music With Michal – “I Feel Angry”
The Thinking Caps – “The Books I’ve Read” [Be Yourself]
The Okee Dokee Brothers – “Jackalope” [Saddle Up]
Waco Brothers – “The Fox” [VA: The Bottle Let Me Down]
Rocknoceros – “Playground” [Pink!]

Kristen Andreassen show ID
The Bright Siders – “You Be You (feat. Oh Pep!)” [A Mind of Your Own]
The Dilly Dallies – “It’s Wonderful Being Short” [Do You Think I’m Weird?]
Patrick Adams – “Awesome Europe (feat. Sarah Elizabeth)”
Erica Rabner – “Zoom” [We Got This]
Suzanna Jamieson – “Lemonade” [Bounce]
Uncle Jumbo & 123 Andrés – “Unstoppable”

Rhythm Child – “Bowl of Cherries” [Pick a Bowl of Cherries]

Playlist For May 15, 2021

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

The Amoeba People – “One Giant Leap”
mömandpöp – “Everything Changes”
Watch Reggie Run – “Dance Like a Robot” [A Little Faster]
Parry Gripp show ID
Parry Gripp – “Walk Like an Ewok”
Southern Culture on the Skids – “Freak Flag”
Duplex – “Nucat” [Ablum]

Ralph’s World show ID
Ralph’s World – “With a Friend (The Pooh Song)”
Jenn Cleary – “Bubbles” [All Together Now!]
The Okee Dokee Brothers – “If You Want a Song” [Song’s For Singin’]
Norma Torres y Los Swingones – “Los Músicos de Bremen” [Swing de Insectos]
Little Miss Ann – “Tuba” [28 Days]
Michelle Shocked – “Got No Strings” [Got No Strings]

fleaBITE show ID
fleaBITE – “Chihuahua” [Snakes Alive]
SaulPaul – “Ace It!” [Okay to Be Different]
Kath Bee – “E Tū Tāngata”
Rabbit! – “Submarine” [Happiness is Simple]
Mr. Richard & the Pound Hounds – “Things I Like a Lot” [Feather, Bone and Stone]
Monty Harper – “Grogu”

The Jellydots – “Mr. Cookie” [Hey You Kids]

Hour #2

Morgan Taylor show ID
Gustafer Yellowgold – “Hey Eyeball”
Pierce Freelon – “Alpine” [Black to the Future]
Ants on a Log – “Had to Stand Up”
Phredd – “Popcorn Tree” [Quarantine Tunes]
Uncle Jumbo – “Feet” [Body Movin’]
Toots & the Maytals – “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” [VA: The Disney Reggae Club]

Renee & Jeremy show ID
Renee & Jeremy – “Sweet Child of Mine” [Whole Lotta Love]
The SOKS – “I See a Bird”
Levity Beet – “Clear Water”
Dub Town Rockers – “On a Sunday” [Sing Little Birdie]
Beth Jean – “No Gravity” [Let’s Put on a Show]
Barry Louis Polisar – “My Mommy Drives a Dump Truck” [My Brother Thinks He’s a Banana]

Mista Cookie Jar show ID
Mista Cookie Jar – “All I Need is You” [Don’t Gotta Be Cool]
Esther Crow – “I’m a Muskrat” [All Together Now]
The Dilly Dallies – “Boring Human” [Do You Think I’m Weird?]
Divinity Roxx – “Ready, Set, Go!”
catswithnicefaces – “Paws” [Catastic Odyssey]
Mi Amigo Hamlet – “Hoy Es Un Bien Día (feat. Alina Celeste)” [Hoy Es Un Bien Día]

Young Fresh Fellows – “Picnic” [VA: Play]

Playlist For May 1, 2021

Get excited, kids! Here’s everything we’re playing on the show for May 1, 2021. A lot of new songs and Cereal Bowl Classics. Enjoy!

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

Mariana Iranzi – “The 4 Rs”
Carrie Ferguson – “Do It Again” [The Grumpytime Club]
Frank & Deane – “My Imagination” [The Nation of Imagination]
Charity show ID
Charity & the JAMband – “The Water Song” [Creatures & Critters]
The Happy Racers – “Let My Rooster Crow]
The Strange Kidz – “Time Machine” [Kidz Album]

Lucky & Alisha show ID
Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band – “Sábado” [Crayon Kids]
Captain & Cat – “Let it Out” [The Adventures of Captain & Cat]
Kelli Welli – “Can’t Find My Appendix” [Let’s Go, Pistachio!]
Dean JONES + JACKY Davis – “Nothing – The Song” [Where Does Your Mind Wonder]
Pierce Freelon – “Attitude of Gratitude” [Black to the Future]
Joanie Leeds & the Nightlights – “More Cowbell” [I’m a Rock Star]

Red Yarn show ID
Red Yarn – “Cats & Dogs” [Backyard Bop]
Little Miss Ann – “We Go Together Very Well” [28 Days]
Best Coast – “Peanuts” [Best Kids]
The SOKS – “I Love Bacon” [The Stuff Our Kids Say]
Phredd – “Hummingbird & Chipmunk” [Quarantine Tunes]

Billy Kelly – “Is This a Joke?” [Is This Some Kind of Joke?]

Hour #2

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo show ID
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – “Legendary Love” [The Figments of Polyglot: Mixtape Vol. 10]
SaulPaul – “Best Day Ever” [Okay to Be Different]
Cat Doorman – “So Gazed Upon” [Bop-Bodiop!]
Animal Farm – “It Always Could Be Worse” [We Are One]
Nanny Niki – “The Caterpillar Song”
Birdie’s Playhouse – “Iguana Wants to Baila” [The Wild World of Wildlife]

The Story Pirates show ID
The Story Pirates – “Weird Sisters” [The Strawberry Band]
Koo Koo Kanga Roo – “Putt Putt Butt Butt” [Slow Clap]
They Might Be Giants – “Roy G. Biv” [Here Comes Science]
Purple Fox & the Heebie Jeebies – “I Am a Friend” [Confidence Vol. 1]
Formidable Vegetable – “Fonky Food” [Garbage Guts]
Coal Train Railroad – “My Mouth and Me” [Coal Train Railroad]

Caspar Babypants show ID
Caspar Babypants – “Five White Ducks” [Happy Heart!]
Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends – “Think a Little Greener”
The Laurie Berkner Band – “I’m on Vacation” [Let’s Go!]
Dub Town Rockers – “Jump” [Sing Little Birdie]
Henhouse – “Chinchilla” [This is the Way to the Moon]
Erica Rabner – “Stronger Together” [We Got This]

The Pop Ups – “Subway Train” [Outside Voices]

New Music: Little Miss Ann – “We Go Together Very Well”

Little Miss Ann has been releasing family music for nearly 15 years. Underneath her small stature is a powerful voice belting out tunes in a Cat Stevens-esque blend of folk and rock. She puts her own twist on folk standards but also urges children to stand up for what they believe in, encouragement to be the best they can be, as well as getting and exploring outside where ever you may be in the world.

This musical style continues on her latest release, 28 Days and the main theme throughout the album is togetherness. It features notable kindie artists like Suzi Shelton, Frances England, Elena Moon Park, and Mil’s Trills. The latest single, “We Go Together Very Well”, kicks off with a plucky ukulele followed by a rock drums and a fuzzy guitar. It also has a little Sgt. Pepper’s/Yellow Submarine Beatles vibe to it towards the end. 28 Days feels a bit fuller than previous Little Miss Ann albums, but still remains in the familiar vein of her other work.

Check out the new video for “We Go Together Very Well” below. It’s animated by Pirata y Luna, who has worked with 123 Andrés. You can find streaming and purchasing links for the album here.

Playlist For April 24, 2021

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

mömandpöp – “Walking the Cow”
The SOKS – “Gotta Be Bad” [The Stuff Our Kids Say]
Professor Jefferson Band – “Opposites” [Hello]
Brady Rymer show ID
David Gibb & Brady Rymer – “Mother Nature’s Dream”
Frances England – “City Don’t Sleep” [Explorer of the World]
Tim & the Space Cadets – “Superhero” [The Greatest Party Ever]

Parry Gripp show ID
Parry Gripp – “Star Cat With the Sparkles in Its Eyes”
Carrie Ferguson – “The Puppy Song (You and I)” [The Grumpytime Club]
Music With Michal – “I Feel Excited”
Tracy Bonham & Melodeon Music House – “All the Blackbirds” [Young Maestros Vol 1]
Erica Rabner – “You’re Not Alone” [We Got This]
Mary Kaye – “Family” [Music Box]

Lucy Kalantari show ID
Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats – “Travelin’ All Around” [All the Sounds]
Jelly of the Month Club – “A Llama’s Life For Me”
Charity & the JAMband – “We Love Those Itty Bitty Bugs” [Creatures & Critters]
Patrick Adams – “Rhythms World”
Formidable Vegetable – “Our Street” [Garbage Guts]

Monty Harper – “Roundy Round” [Take Me to Your Library]

Hour #2

Michael & the Rockness Monsters with Songs from their new album Similarities
Interview Part 1

Interview Part 2
“The Fox & the Feline”
Interview Part 3

The Story Pirates show ID
The Story Pirates – “The Case of the Musical Cinnamon Buns” [The Strawberry Band]
Bino & Fino – “Dance Dance Dance” [Dance Party]
Go Banana Go! – “Pizza Feet” [Hi-YA!]
Rabbit! – “Happiness is Simple” [Happiness is Simple]
Fun Run – “If You Don’t Mind” [Go Have Some Fun]
Caspar Babypants – “$9.99” [More Please]

Mista Cookie Jar show ID
Mista Cookie Jar – “Don’t Gotta Be Cool” [Don’t Gotta Be Cool]
Pierce Freelon – “Cootie Shot (feat. Divinity Roxx)” [Black to the Future]
Father Goose – “Dance With You” [Life]
Jean Cleary – “My Sisters and Me” [All Together Now!]
Renee & Jeremy – “Where is My Mind?” [Whole Lotta Love]
Michael Hearst – “Airboard Personal Hovercraft” [Songs For Unconventional Vehicles]

Trout Fishing in America – “Are We There Yet?” [Infinity]

New Music: Formidable Vegetable – “Our Street”

If you aren’t familiar with the Australian family band Formidable Vegetable, now’s a great time to get acquainted. Their fifth and latest release, Garbage Guts, is out today. Charlie Mgee, the mind behind Formidable Vegetable, says “the title kind of sums up the idea that everything we buy, grow, use or throw away eventually ends up somewhere else, so we’d better make sure we think about the best use we can make of all our stuff, while we have it”. Mgee adds the overall message of this album is “pretty much the ethics of permaculture, which is “Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share”.

The latest single “Our Street” speaks to reusing stuff and growing your own food. The song was inspired by a kids book of the same name and illustrated by Mgee’s partner, Brenna Quinlan. “It’s all about making our streets the best places to live, no matter where we are. In permaculture, this means using what we have available and working together with our community to grow heaps of food and reduce our waste,” Mgee says.

Check out the video for the single “Our Street” below. You can find the album on various music sites here.

Playlist For April 10, 2021

I hope you’re ready for some great kindie tunes! We have a lot of new songs on this show and we dig into the archives to gather up a few Cereal Bowl classics. Enjoy the show, kids!

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

Watch Reggie Run – “Water Bottle Wild Man”
Tenacious D – “I Think I Love You” [OST: The Croods: A New Age]
Lard Dog & the Band of Shy – “I Like” [Dreamers]
Jumpin’ Jamie show ID
Jumpin’ Jamie – “Back to the Future” [Kookie]
POCO DROM – “Queen Marsupial”
The Baby Grands – “Where Are You From?” [The Baby Grands II]

Lucky & Alisha show ID
Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band – “Generation C” [Crayon Kids]
Fun Run – “Slotted Spoon” [Go Have Some Fun]
Vanessa Trien & the Jumping Monkeys – “Turn the World Around”
Mr. Roberelli – “Where’s the Pīwakawaka? (feat. Lucy Hiku)”
Hopalong Andrew – “Thank God I’m a City Boy” [Howdy Do! Songs of the Urban Cowpoke]
Justin Roberts – “Pop Fly” [Pop Fly]

Kristen Andreasen show ID
The Bright Siders – “The Moon & the Stars & Me” [A Mind of Your Own]
Little Miss Ann – “Marshmallow Man (Feat. Suzi Shelton)” [28 Days]
Pears 4 Bears – “Shadow” [Fruit]
The Presidents of the United States of America – “Can’t Stop (Catchin’ ‘Em All)”
The Story Pirates – “The Strawberry Band” [The Strawberry Band]
DJ Willy Wow – “King Kong vs. Godzilla”

Dean Jones – “Rock Paper Scissors” [Rock Paper Scissors]

Hour #2

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo show ID
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – “Constellation” [The Figments of Polyglot: Mixtape Vol. 11]
Fyütch – “Pick it Up”
Beck – “Super Cool (feat. Robyn and The Lonely Island)” [OST: The Lego Movie 2]
Luscious Jackson – “Yeah Yeah No No” [Baby DJ
Koo Koo Kanga Roo – “Ice Cold Lemonade” [Slow Clap]
The Singing Lizard – “Itsy” [Alphabeat]

Michael & the Rockness Monsters show ID
Michael & the Rockness Monsters – “Everybody’s Dancing” [Similarities]
Itty Bitty Beats – “Dinosaurs”
Ashley Mills Monaghan – “All of You”
The Laurie Berkner Band – “I Saw a Butterfly” [Let’s Go!]
Peanut Butter Jams – “Good Morning”
Bunny Clogs – “Potatoes With Problems” [More! More! More!]

Parry Gripp show ID
Parry Gripp – “Waffle City”
Esther Crow – “It’s So Easy Being Green”
Kelli Welli – “The Smilers” [Let’s Go, Pistachio!]
The SOKS – “On the Farm” [The Stuff Our Kids Say]
Polaris – “Hey Sandy”
The Hipwaders – “Dreaming” [St. Roch & His Acolytes of Pop]

Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke – “Big Pet Pig” [Rise and Shine]

Playlist for April 3, 2021

We have a great show with a lot of new songs, some Cereal Bowl Classics, and a few Easter-themed tunes. Enjoy!

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

Kiddy Rocks – “Dino Dance”
The Thinking Caps – “The Beach” [Be Yourself]
Dubioza kolektiv – “Internetska”
Parry Gripp show ID
Parry Gripp – “Easter Bunny in Space”
Paper Bag Party – “Theme Song”
The Bazillions – “Tommy Got in Trouble Today” [Rock-n-Roll Recess]

Michael & the Rockness Monsters show ID
Michael & the Rockness Monsters – “Similarities” [Similarities]
Formidable Vegetable – “Get a Goat”
The SOKS – “I Burnt My Tongue” [The Stuff Our Kids Say]
Flula Borg & Go Banana Go! – “Funky Fresh” [It’s For You]
Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips – “Jelly Beans!”
Baze & His Silly Friends – “My Family” [Toddlerville]

Danny Weinkauf show ID
Danny Weinkauf – “There’s No Place Like Home (feat. Tina Kenny)”
Cat Stevens – “School is Out”
Little Parade – “Floating Through the Breeze”
Vered – “Little Bit Tough” [Songs For Sisters and Brothers]
Ratboy Jr. – “Ground Food” [Hamster Dance]
Mi Amigo Hamlet & Alina Celeste – “Guacamole”

The Deedle Deedle Dees – “Drum” [Freedom in a Box]

Hour #2

The Story Pirates show ID
The Story Pirates – “I Have a Cookie (feat. Eddie Cooper)”
Jazzy Ash – “Teddy Bear” [Good Foot]
Erica Rabner – “We Got This” [We Got This]
Pierce Freelon – “Movies and Popcorn and Video Games” [D.a.d.]
Kymberly Stewart – “Down Down Up Up” [Giggles and Curls]
Big Sam’s Funky Nation – “Hokey Pokey” [VA: Funky Kidz]

Tim Kubart show ID
Tim Kubart – “Bigger” [Building Blocks]
Señor Fancypants – “Astronaut” [Señor Fancypants]
The Jolly Pops – “Picnic Place” [We Are Happy Dads]
Fun Run – “Part of the Rainbow”
Music With Michal – “Hot Cross Buns”
Lucky Diaz – “Blue Bear” [Luckiest Adventure]

fleaBITE show ID
fleaBITE – “Liver Lover” [Bite Me]
Rabbit! – “Submarine” [Happiness is Simple]
Professor Jefferson Band – “Try Try Again” [Hello]
Johnny & the Raindrops – “I Can’t See the Air”
Elena Moon Park – “Musikaru Ride to the Mountain” [Unhurried Journey]
Captain & Cat – “Let it Out” [The Adventures of Captain & Cat]

Grenadilla – “The Way it Goes” [Can’t Wait]

New music: Erica Rabner – “We Got This”

Photo credit: Nick Yacovazzi

Sometimes inspiration can rise from bad experiences or events. Over the last year, a lot of kindie artists wrote and recorded songs to teach kids how to stay safe during the early unknowns of the pandemic and others released songs of hope to keep spirits up. Erica Rabner is one of the kindie artists who’s done both. She released The Covid Album: Songs to Help Kids and Families Cope in February, intended to help younger kids in the Pre-K and Kindergarten range learn about safety measures they can take.

She’s releasing her next album, We Got This, on April 23rd. It’s geared toward kids in the older elementary school age bracket. “I wanted to offer optimistic anthems celebrating how we’ve coped and how we continue to support one another. Now that we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, it helps to reflect on what we have been going through,” says Rabner. The album takes listeners through the past year, touching on the nervousness, isolation, and fear of not knowing what was going to happen.

“We Got This” is the first single from the album and references those early uncertain times, but highlights the moments we stayed strong and persisted through this strange experience. Watch the new lyric video below. The single is also available to stream or purchase.

Playlist for March 20, 2021

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

Rabbit! – “Dogs Like These” [Happiness is Simple]
The SOKS – “The Floor is Lava” [The Stuff Our Kids Say]
Doctor Noize – “Positive Energy”
fleaBITE show ID
fleaBITE – “Bamboo, Bamboo” [Snakes Alive[
Josh Lovelace – “Traveling Band (When I Grow Up)” [Growing Up]
Asylum Street Spankers – “Mommy Says No!” [Mommy Says No!]

Alphabet Rockers show ID
Alphabet Rockers – “Live Your Life” [The Love]
Fyütch & Uncle Jumbo – “My Crown”
The Pop Ups – “Time” [Giants of Science]
The Singing Lizard – “Growing Up” [Club Called Awesome]
Suzanne Jamieson – “Gut Check” [Bounce]
Father Goose – “Flying Machine (feat. Dan Zanes & Sheryl Crow)” [It’s a Bam Bam Diddly!]

Alastair Moock show ID
Alastair Moock – “Everybody Was a Kid (feat. Miss Jessica)”
Patrick Adams – “Tea With the Queen (feat. Sarah Elizabeth)”
Andrew & Polly – “Aquarium” [Go For the Moon]
Peanut Butter Jams – “Marlow’s Going to Space” [Kitchen Dance Party]

Jim Cosgrove – “Spaghetti and Goofballs” [Swimming in Noodles]

Hour #2

Parry Gripp show ID
Parry Gripp – “Who Brought the Nachos”
Koo Koo Kanga Roo – “Sticky Icky” [Slow Clap]
MrBoodaddy – “I’m Gonna Do This”
SaulPaul – “Dance and Flow (feat. Lori Henriques)” [Be the Change]
Renee & Friends – “Starfish & Coffee (feat. Maya Rudolph)” [Simpatico]
Aaron Nigel Smith – “Music & Movement (feat. Junior Rhythm & DJ Drez)” [Everyone Loves to Dance]

Kristin Andreassen show ID
The Bright Siders – “The Song About Songs (feat. The War & Treaty)” [A Mind of Your Own]
Debbie Lan – “Let’s Be the Best (feat. Christine Dominguez & Dean Jones)”
Claudia Robin Gunn – “Lucky Rainbow” [Sing Through the year]
Pete Moss – “Cattail” [Plants Rock]
Watch Reggie Run – “All the Fruit”
The Verve Pipe – “Complimentary Love” [A Family Album]

Caspar Babypants show ID
Caspar Babypants – “Noodles and Butter” [Flying High!]
Twinpop – “Pet Rubber Chicken” [Wild Cherry]
Artichoke – “Koala”
Gustafer Yellowgold – “Shock Dunk” [Minnesota Chronicles: The Gustafer Yellowgold Story Vol. 2]
Itty Bitty Beats – “Itty Bitty Bunnies”
Tracy Bonham & Melodeon Music House – “Beats to a Measure” [Young Maestros Vol. 1]

Moon Luna – “Todas Las Comidas” [Piñata Party]