*according to Time Out New York Kids, that is. Actually, the exclusive list was compiled by Dulcy Israel for the March 2009 issue of TONY Kids, with advice and suggestions by several people in the music world, including Jon Langford, member of The Mekons, The Waco Brothers, and kid's band Wee Hairy Beasties; Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, kid-hop's shining star from Asheville, NC; Christine Timm, producer of the Bowery Kids program at the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC; and Misty Tolle, director of school and family programs at the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall.
Here are their picks for three age groups:Ages 3 and Under -
- Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma - Hush
- Hayes Greenfield - Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz
- Lead Belly - Lead Belly Sings for Children
- Morgan Taylor - Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World
- Putumayo Kids - everything!
- David Bowie - David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev's 'Peter and the Wolf'
- They Might Be Giants - No!
- Various Artists - The Bottle Let Me Down: Songs for Bumpy Wagon Rides
- Justin Roberts - Meltdown!
- Dan Zanes - everything!
- Jonathan Richman - Jonathan Sings!
- Various Artists - The Best of Schoolhouse Rock
- The Ramones - The Ramones
- Sir Colin Davis & The London Symphony Orchestra - Holst: The Planets
- The Jellydots - Changing Skies