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Top 5 Classic Children's Albums

Before Dan Zanes, before Barney, before Sesame Street and Mister Rogers, kids' music in its infancy was sometimes rough-hewn, often poorly recorded, but definitely full of heart and soul. Here are five of the best.

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The Not-Its! - Raise Your Hand

With their 5th CD 'Raise Your Hand,' The Not-Its! present a loud and rowdy celebration of the joys and challenges of childhood and parenthood via punky, poppy, rock & roll.

The Pop Ups - Appetite for Construction

The electro pop tunes on The Pop Ups' 'Appetite for Construction' invite the whole family to join in the fun, from arts and crafts to dressing up, pretend play, and dancing.

Django Jones - D is for Django

For years Girlyman charmed fans' children with their live performances. Thus was born Django Jones' 'D is for Django,' a collection of poppy, silly, tender, harmony-filled tunes that young fans and their parents will adore.

Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band - Aqui, Alla

Lucky Diaz enriches the world of multicultural kids' music with a great collection of Spanish language tunes, drawing on influences like Tejano, conjunto, Tex-Mex, 1960s East Los Angeles R&R, and indie pop.

Dean Jones - Odd Socks

Dean Jones' 'Odd Socks,' a just over EP-length collection of brief songs, finds Jones thinking out loud musically. Jones' varied mix of styles is neatly tied together by his unique pairing of organic instruments and subtle electronics, exploring at once the absurd and the sublime.

Walter Martin - We're All Young Together

With his kids' music debut We're All Young Together, The Walkmen's Walter Martin creates a set of organic, witty, laid back, and college radio-friendly tunes that the whole family will dig.

Koo Koo Kangaroo - Whoopty Whoop

Take the most joyful aspects of Parry Gripp, 3OH!3, Andrew W.K., LMFAO, and Yo Gabba Gabba!, throw in a Roland TR-808, and you've got Koo Koo Kanga Roo!

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