By John Wood
Gold Award Winners
TRONG>Dream With Me Tonight, Volume 2 - A Father's Lullabies, by Lanny Sherwin and Gene Miller, Sandman Records, 2003; $12.98; www.dreamwithmetonight.com, 615-790-7275. Sherwin knows how to craft a song, produce with aplomb and match the perfect singer to the songs - in this case, gifted vocalist Gene Miller gets the nod and hits a home run each time.
TRONG>Dreamland, by Joanie Bartels, Purple Frog Records, 2002; $14.98; www.joaniebartels.com, 323-934-1256. Is there a sweeter voice in children's music than Joanie Bartels'? She has never sounded better, and this gentle collection of classics and original songs will cuddle you right into Dreamland. Bartels' love and sincerity enhance every song.
TRONG>Dreamland: World Lullabies and Soothing Songs, by various artists, Putumayo World Music, 2003; $15.98; www.putumayokids.com. This truly beautiful compilation of lullabies from around the world emphasizes our similarities. It's a remarkable package that speaks to the child in each of us.
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TRONG>All the Pretty Little Horses - A Lullaby Collection, Miranda Russell, Randa Records, 2002; $15 CD; www.mirandarussell.com. Lovely vocals and accompaniment with a nice mix of traditional and international lullabies.
TRONG>Carousel Dreams - A Collection of Lullabies, Susan Moss, Moondreams Music Inc., 2002; $12.98 CD; www.moondreamsmusic.com. Six original soothing lullabies with instrumental tracks for mom and dad to provide the vocals.
TRONG>Dodo La Planete Do - Dream Songs Night Songs, various artists, Cinram, 2002; $24.99 CD; www.lamontaquesecrete.com. Nicely produced lullabies from around the world, including a beautifully illustrated booklet.
Golden Slumbers - A Father's Lullaby, Dave Koz, Rendezvous Entertainment, 2002; $18.98 CD; www.goldenslumbers.com. A Grammy-nominated blend of classic lullabies mixed with a few surprises and gently performed by Dave Koz and other top jazz instrumentalists.
Sleepy Babe: Lullabies for Children and Mothers, Lora Knight, Discmakers/ProMusica, 2002; $14.99 CD; www.pro-musica.org. A collection of classic tunes from musical theater gently performed as lullabies.
To see winning albums for other age groups, return to NAPPA 2003 Award Winners: Music.
See also: NAPPA 2002 Award Winners: Music