Children’s Music Review and Giveaway: Big Bully (The Best Foot Forward Series from Recess Music) – US and Canada

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“Recess Music is a music production company.

We entertain, encourage, and educate children

and families about the adventure of being human

through music that presents positive ideas for living

a life full of possibilites.

We embrace the ideals of global peace, social-justice,

harmony and understanding.

We believe that all human beings, regardless of age,

can be equipped to appreciate a world that is wise and fair, and generous hearted.

We dream of a world where music can help and heal.

Music for the Dance of Life!”

I got goosebumps when I read this on the inside cover of the CD, Big Bully. Isn’t that what we all want for our children? Then the first song “Bully Bubba” started and goosebumps changed to laughter. It’s a funny, country song about a bully named Bubba who just doesn’t know that bullies aren’t cool. “Bully Bubba belts out big bully banter.”  How can you not smile?  But there are great messages, as well, “So what should you do when you meet bullies like Bubba?” … “You need to tell someone because telling isn’t tattling.”

Each song on the CD, Big Bully, is by a different artist. I had never thought about it before, but that probably helps keep children interested – to hear different voices from song to song.  The artists include:  The Uncle Brothers, Nancy Tucker, The Hipwaders, Mary Kaye, The Happy Crowd, Janet’s Planet, J.P. Taylor and The Academics, The Hill Brothers, Susan Salidor, Lyle Cogen, Leslie Bixler, Glenn Colton, Renee & Jeremy and Lou Del Biaco.  In styles ranging from folk to rap, there is a song or seven for everyone on this album.

My favorite thing about this CD is that each song tells a story.  It’s not just platitudes or catchy phrases, there are real stories that engage and are fun to listen to.

For more information about Recess Music, go to their website,

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.  I was sent the CD, Big Bully, in the hopes that I would post about it.  This disclosure is in compliance with FTC guidelines.

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