People Magazine gives 3.5 / 4 stars to Rock & Roll Playground! “Putumayo's latest boasts songs from faves Dan Zanes, Brady Rymer and Bill Harley. Grandparents will get a nostalgic kick from ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ and ‘Willie and the Hand Jive.’”
Parenting Magazine: “Old-school musicians join the best of the new generation of kid-music stars, including Bill Harley and Dan Zanes, on this intro to guitar-strummin’ goodness.”
New York Family: “An exciting new album that celebrates the early history of rock & roll and introduces kids to new genres, styles and innovative artists.”
Putumayo Kids presents a tribute to the early history of rock & roll with Rock & Roll Playground. Kids of all ages can shake, rattle and roll to music by a stellar group of established and up-and-coming artists. A charmingly illustrated read-aloud booklet also accompanies the CD, with notes about the history of rock & roll and the story of each song.
The songs on Rock & Roll Playground were recorded in recent years but were inspired by the evolution of the genre. Grammy® Award winners Dan Zanes and Friends invite you to “bug” and “twist” on the song “Let’s Shake,” while rockabilly royalty Rosie Flores churns out feverish licks on “This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’.” Grammy Award winner Taj Mahal and Linda Tillery lend an infectious Bo Diddley beat to “Willie and The Hand Jive,” and noted singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman delivers a classic rock performance on “Little Bitty Baby.”
Grammy Award winner Bill Harley sings about a slumbering teenage brother in “Sleep the Whole Day Through” and Uncle Rock performs a blues-infused cover of the Steppenwolf classic “Magic Carpet Ride.” Rock & Roll Playground also features 2009 Grammy nominee Brady Rymer as well as Charity and the JAMband; New Jersey’s StarFish; Parents’ Choice® Gold award winner Roger Day; Melissa Green and John Lennon Songwriting Contest winners Rhythm Child.
Watch the video: "Dream Big" by Roger Day
From his first job as a camp counselor to his current jam-packed concert and recording schedule Roger Day has been writing and performing smart, interactive music that encourages kids to SING LOUD, JUMP HIGH and DREAM BIG.
A Parents’ Choice Gold Award® recipient Roger plays for thousands of kids and grown-ups alike each year at schools, libraries and theaters. His songs have been featured on Radio Disney, SIRIUS/XM’S Kids Place Live and Public Television.