Childrens Music History


Long-playing records and 78s became immensely popular with the general public in the 1930s and 1940s, major record labels began to get in on the fun. Decca, Columbia, and RCA Victor all released music for children during these two decades, usually novelty tunes sung by popular actors of the day, light classical music, cowboy ditties, or songs from animated Disney films. A few labels, such as Golden Records and Young People’s Records/Children’s Record Guild, were established specifically and solely for distributing children’s music. Just like mainstream music for adults, children’s music has a history all its own. This short introduction to the world of kids’ music will highlight important names and developments that helped make children’s music what it is today. As the 1950s rolled around, the general perception of children’s music was about to be changed forever. Pete Seeger, Ella Jenkins, and Woody Guthrie all released albums during this decade that forever changed the way parents and educators thought of music for children. Seeger’s American Folk Songs for Children, Guthrie’s Songs to Grow On for Mother and Child, and Jenkins’ Call and Response: Rhythmic Group Singing were all released on the Folkways label in 1953, 1956, and 1957, respectively.

Pete Seeger was a collector of folk music, heavily involved with leftist political movements of his time. His work with the Weavers and his own solo performances had made him a household name by the early ’50s, and American Folk Songs catapulted him into the position of Grandfather of Children’s Music, beginning a career-long dedication to entertaining and educating children with historic songs and nursery rhymes from our nation’s past. Children’s music is music composed and performed for children by adults. Influenced artist contexts this means music, usually songs, written specifically for a juvenile audience. The composers are usually adults. Creamy was a Danish teen-pop duo, composed of Rebekka Mathew and Rannva Joensen. Little Kitty Creamydk Hello Kitty

Their 1999 debut album, Creamy, made when the pair were just thirteen years of age, was composed of euro-pop versions of children’s songs. In 2001, they released a seasonal album, Christmas Snow. Their only single in the UK was a euro-pop cover of the theme song to the 1984 movie, Neverending Story, which was featured on their second album, We Got the Time. They were signed to RecArt Music Denmark. Their album, “We Got the Time” was produced by Ole Evenrud, of A*Teens fame. Ole Evenrud also produced a version of a song from that album, “Help! I’m a Fish (I’m a Little Yellow Fish)”, for the Danish pop group, Little Trees. After their appearance on Dancemania Speed 10 with a speedy remix of their song “I Do I Do I Do” in late 2002, Creamy appeared on this eurodance compilation series featured in Hello Kitty music video of their song “Little Kitty”.


Lena Horne

Lena Horne

Lena Calhoun Horne was born June 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. In her biography she stated that on the day she was born, her father was in the midst of a card game trying to get money to pay the hospital costs. Her parents divorced while she was still a toddler. Her mother left later in order to find work as an actress and Lena was left in the care of her grandparents. When she was seven her mother returned and the two traveled around the state, which meant that Lena was enrolled in numerous schools (for a time she also attended schools in Florida, Georgia and Ohio). Later she returned to Brooklyn. She quit school when she was 14 and got her first stage job at 16, dancing and later singing at the famed Cotton Club in Harlem.

Our StoryBook In Pop Music

This is the music trailer from the the pop group, Creamydk in the kids music. The group, is Rebekka & Rannva, they are from Denmark. The release of their album became a huge success in 33 countries. And they performed live in front of 700,000 at a young age. One of the songs, Help! I’m A Fish is also the title song from an amazing and highly praised animated movie. Available now on iTunes. Tweet us: @creamydk

New Generation Hip Hop Artist


Brandon Vee – New Generation hiphop artist, one of the most talented young hip hop artists today. His ability to formulate his own style on any type of hip hop is remarkable allowing him to be as versatile and successful one million plus fans as the city he was born and raised in, New York.

I believe song arrangement is critical to producing a solid and concrete radio hit. I always keep my ear to what’s hot on the charts, I dissect what is working and why its working to give me an idea of what “sound” people are currently into. Once establishing what that audience niche is on to the intro which needs to grab that audience in. The verses of a song must be in detail and clean cut but keeping the audience interested. Its important not to make things too complicated and that’s where choruses glue the song together, simple catchy and easy to remember

More importantly people love their styles even though they have their own unique ones I remind myself its important to take what works and build around it molding into my own. This is a way to ease an audience into accepting and knowing how to react to my style of music and that is why its important to know who and what my competition is doing, simply because i can take notes from each of them combine it all and use it in my own way.

Album released, In The Journey – Brandon Vee, available on iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Simfy, WW.

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