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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Elizabeth Mitchell
Format: Audio CD
Publisher: Smithsonian/Folkways (2012, Oct 22nd).
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger Arriving just three months after the compilation Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie, Blue Clouds, the sixth outing from singer/songwriter Elizabeth Mitchell, gleefully continues the founding member of New York-based indie rockers Ida's chalk-lined, hopscotch path to children's folk royalty. On Blue Clouds, Mitchell once again proves that family music needn't be earworm-heavy and cloying by breathing new life into traditional folk songs like "Froggie Went A-Courtin" and "Summer Is Icumen In," offering up smart, sweet originals like "Arm in Arm" and "Rollin' Baby," and incorporating familial '70s pop songs like David Bowie's "Kooks," Van Morrison's ... See more details below Eligible for . moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ruben Studdard
Format: Audio CD
Publisher: Verve (2014, Feb 4th).
All Music Guide - Andy Kellman After the Shanachie release Letters from Birmingham managed to peak at only number 15 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart, Ruben Studdard's career could have been viewed as in decline. All four of the singer's previous albums had reached the Top Ten, and his recording budget, along with his exposure, was shrinking. However, he was swept up by Verve due to new label chairman David Foster, a longtime Studdard supporter. Adult contemporary giant Foster played a major role in the making of Unconditional Love, one most likely greater than the productions, arrangements, and keyboards for which he is credited here. (Who else would have thought to dig up his and Boz Scaggs' ... See more details below Eligible for . moreMore Info | Check Availability