Gold Award Winners
|Stories in Music: Casey at the Bat, by Stephen Simon with Yadu and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Magic Maestro Music, 2005; $16.98 CD; www.MagicMaestroMusic.com. Professional, but not stuffy, this listener-friendly CD sets this well-known, beloved poem in a landscape of historical background, classical-style music, marches, tangos and sing-along songs. Covers all the bases (so to speak).|
|Tales and Scales: Stories of Jewish Wisdom, by Karen Golden, Goldenbutton Productions, 2004; $15 CD; www.karengolden.com. Gefilte fish, anyone? Seven tales take listeners from Lithuania to California. All told with zip and laughter (and saxophone, ocarina, accordion, recorder, fiddle, oud, dumbek and mouth orchestra). A great blend of good and good-for-you. And, if you can't get enough of this, check out Karen Golden's Pass It On: A Journey Through the Jewish Holidays in Story and Song.|
Honor Award Winners
|Buzz, Buzz, Once There Was, by Len Cabral, 2004; $15 CD; www.lencabral.com. Have you ever wondered where stories come from? Len Cabral knows, and in his mesmerizing voice he'll tell you that story plus several more multicultural and inspiring tales. |
Magical Tales, by Jessie Modic; Fiddletales, 2002; $13 CD & Book; 707-986-9310. Stories and music - like peanut butter and jelly - are a delicious combination. Two enchanting stories about fairies, fiddles and helpful animals are told against a backdrop of toe-tapping music with fiddle, harp, drum and children's voices.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by EarTwiggles; EarTwiggles Productions Inc., 2005; $16.99 CD; www.eartwiggles.com. This classic tale is well-told with sound effects, music and a bonus book. Let the cyclone sweep you away with this pared-down version of the story we all know and love.
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