Child-friendly versions of country blues and ragtime numbers from the 1920s, 30s and 40s!
The new CD, featuring extensive liner notes so that kids may learn more about America’s great musical heritage, will be available on July 10 wherever music is sold. Kaplan’s music videos are featured on the new, always-on music video channel for kids, myKaZootv.
Randy Kaplan is a nationally acclaimed artist that Time Out New York Kids magazine recently named as one of the top children’s performers in the nation. More than two years in the making, Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie includes 17 songs first performed by the likes of legendary blues musicians Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller, Jimmie Rodgers, Sonny Boy Williamson, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, Mance Lipscomb, Pink Anderson, Mississippi John Hurt, Hambone Willie Newbern, the Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Willie Johnson, Dave Van Ronk, Jim Jackson and Charlie Patton. As Randy says, “These are guys with titles like ‘King of the Delta Blues,’ ‘Father of the Delta Blues,’ ‘King of Ragtime Guitar’ and ‘Father of Country Music.’”