Ishmael - Ishmael's Little Songs For Little Children

Saturday 1st August 1998
Ishmael - Ishmael's Little Songs For Little Children
Ishmael - Ishmael's Little Songs For Little Children

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Kingsway KMCD2035
RELEASE DATE: 1998-04-17
RRP: £6.84

Reviewed by Tim Roberts

The durability of Togs, the versatility of Huggies Pull-ups, the unerring assurance of Pampers Ultra, Ishmael really is the Nappy King of the Fisher-Price fraternity.  For over 25 years, Ishmael has been communicating God's heart to kids everywhere.  I can vividly remember turning up to an Ishmael gig, hand in hand with my father, clad in shorts, T-shirt and Clark's Commando's wanting desperately to be a soldier in the Ish-army for God.  Ish is certainly a legend in his field.  This latest collection is a super-duper collection of fun, up-tempo, easy to learn tunes that will keep your little bundles of joy happy and focused on God.  He has opted for using different sounds and things to form a hook for each tune, an old trick, but an effective one.  You will find yourself madly impersonating the sound, probably whilst your offspring look on in dismay, with a look in their eye that almost suggests that their psychoanalytical skills are better honed than you thought.  My nine year old, Penny, (and my wife, I might add!) really liked this album, especially "A Rabbit Can Hop.So Can I" which just about says it all.  So, all caps doffed to the mighty Ish, the real father of the Nappy-Clappy movement.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Quick ... On Your Feet Again! [Listen]
2. Hi Diddle De Hi Hi [Listen]
3. The Birds Can Fly And The Monkeys Swing [Listen]
4. On My Tip Toes I Am Tall [Listen]
5. The Statue Song [Listen]
6. I May Live In A Great Big City [Listen]
7. What A Team We Make [Listen]
8. Let's Count To 4 [Listen]
9. It's Party Time [Listen]
10. I'm Leading A Christian Band [Listen]
11. I Will Bend Down And Touch My Knees [Listen]
12. Big Thumbs [Listen]
13. A Rabbit Can Hop Around ... So Can I [Listen]
14. Sing Hallelujah, Praise The Lord [Listen]
15. We Are Marching Along In The Power Of God [Listen]
16. Giveaway [Listen]
17. Let's Praise The King [Listen]

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