Press

2007

Los Angeles Family Magazine Los Angeles Family Magazine - December 2007
Let's Go!, Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams, Children's Songs
What's Hot For Tots Review What's Hot For Tots Review - October 2007
Celebrity Baby Blog Review Celebrity Baby Blog Review - August 2007
Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs
Mommies With Style Mommies With Style - Summer Shopping Guide 2007
Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs
Parenting Magazine Parenting Magazine - Buying Guide
Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs
Parents' Choice Winner, Parents' Choice Approved Award 2007
Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs
iParenting iParenting "Media Award 2007" - February 2007
Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs
New Mexico Symphony Children’s Chorus Louise Loomis - Director New Mexico Symphony Children’s Chorus
Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs

2006

2005

Metro Parent - Gift Guide December 2005
Rock Me Baby Records
Georgiafamily.com - November 2005
Classical Baby
Parents-Express.net - December 2005
Classical Baby
iParenting - Fall 2005
Classical Baby
Mom & Baby Premiere Issue - Spring 2005
Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes
Sacramento Bee Review - January 2005
Children's Songs
abqARTS Review - December 2004/January 2005
Children's Songs, Classic Nursery Rhymes,
Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams, Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes

2004

2003

<empty> Parenting Magazine - March 2003
Classic Nursery Rhymes

2002

Pregnancy Buyer's Guide 2002
Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams, Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes
Child Magazine picks of the "Top Disks for 2002"
Classic Nursery Rhymes

2001

BabyTalk - November 2001
Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes
Fit Pregnancy - November 2001
Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams
Parenting Magazine - September 2001
Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams
Parenting Magazine - August 2001
Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes
Parents' Choice Review - Spring 2001
Lullabies for Sleepy Dreams

 

 

Los Angeles Family Magazine

December 2007

For Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs
Recommended in Holiday Gift Guide "Let's Go! takes you and your children on an adventure through music by compiling 26 Travel, Camp & Car Songs.

For Sleepy Dreams
Winner of Parents' Choice Gold Award, Lullaby Themes is designed to lull even the fussiest baby into a peaceful sleep.

For Children's Songs
Children's Songs contains 38 favorites with a running time of 72 minutes. From playful to educational--this music is pure magic!

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What's Hot For Tots - Review

October 2007

It was our special pleasure to meet with singer and recording artist Susie Tallman at the ABC Kids Expo in Los Vegas. This private trade show is the premiere juvenile products event in the US and features the newest innovative products in the industry.

Susie, originator of Rock Me Baby Records is an extraordinarily dedicated and talented musician. Rock Me Baby Records is "dedicated to providing authentic, sincere and unique music for children that can easily be enjoyed by adults". She "founded the company in 1999 in order to unite her love for music with her love for the spirit of childhood". read more

Her first CD, Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams is a marvelous lullaby collection featuring Susie's beautiful soprano voice with gentle guitar and piano accompaniment. Her Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes, compelling in its renditions, introduces a variety of instruments in hushed nursery music. Classical Baby is an amazing collection of soothing music with melodies from classical composers.

You'll love her Classic Nursery Rhymes, designed to get 2-6 year olds celebrating with 37 tracks of sing-able, upbeat and timeless rhymes. Children's Songs features great lyrics coupled with sounds from a variety of instruments as kids and parents alike "re-discover favorite and uncover beloved forgotten tunes in clever new arrangements".

We were delighted to hear how her latest release Let's Go, came about. "Road trips and campfires make up strong childhood memories and they were always accompanied by song. Between my parents, brother and grandparents, we sang all the time." Her park ranger grandfather took families for nature hikes, built campfires and taught his camp favorite songs. "I decided to make this record to encourage the family to get together and sing in the car and hopefully create a soundtrack for vacation." I just can't stop singing along with her contemporary arrangements of Polly Wolly Doodle, Blowin' in the Wind, Oh Susanna and You are My Sunshine, all recorded in Australia and featuring Susie with new and fresh and voices and wonderful instrumentals.

I am so impressed with her esteemed musical training, her profound experience in the field and her sincerity and devotion to preserving the heritage of traditional songs and rhymes for kids. Please join me with your kids in celebrating music with Susie Tallman.

AJ

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Celebrity Baby Blog Review

August 2007

for Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs

I am the kind of person who keeps one cd in her player for months and months. Usually its something kid-oriented, as my almost two year old son Ben loves music. Right now, we are grooving to Susie Tallman's Let's Go - Travel, camp and Car songs cd. As a long term summer camp person (I'm an active alumni of Surprise Lake Camp), I loved the songs. Memories of singing these songs around the campfire hit me as we listened to this cd.

We really enjoyed Susie's songs. We had sang some of these songs to Ben, so he recognized them when we played the cd. Don't miss her "On Top of Spaghetti" (which my in laws always sing to him), "Going On a Bear Hunt" (we also have a book with this), "Oh Susanna", "You Are My Sunshine" (which I always sang to him a little baby), "Boom Chicka Boom", and "Ain't Going to Rain no More". We also loved her version of "Blowing in the Wind". Her arrangements were modern and her voice soothing. We liked her other songs too (there are 26 in total) and happily listened to this for hours and hours.

We recommend this cd - you'll find you know more of these songs than you realize and have fun singing along!! This is Susie's 6th cd for Rock Me Baby Records. She lives in Albequerque, New Mexico with her husband and baby daughter Tessa.

by Nancy, CBB Senior Reviewer (August 21, 2007)

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Mommies With Style

Summer Shopping Guide 2007

for Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs

Songs that make you want to hit the road singing!

Are you headed out of town this holiday week or later this summer? Do you wax nostalgic about all those roadtrips of your youth when you belted out songs from the back of the station wagon, windows open to catch a breeze as you cruised on down the highway to the lake/camp/cabin/beach house?

Now you can recapture some of that summer spirit with the CD Compilation "Let's Go - Travel, Camp and Car Songs" by Susie Tallman and Friends from Rock Me Baby Records.

This collection is jam packed with all the classic kid songs - from Oh Susanna and On Top of Spaghetti, to Goin' on a Bearhunt and even Blowin' in the Wind. The arrangements are catchy and kitschy without being cloying or cutesy, which is a good thing. Because when my husband and I are doing our best impression of a couple of opera virtuosos performing Where oh Where has my Little Dog Gone, there is no extra room for cutesy in the car.

Leave the DVDs in the trunk when you travel this summer and pop this CD into the car CD player instead. You'll be surprised and your kids will be impressed by how you still know all the words to every song.

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Parenting Magazine - MomTested Buying Guide

for Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs

Tallman's lively collection offers an hour of peace for road-trip season.

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iParenting "Media Award 2007"

February 2007

for Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs

Let's Go! Travel, Camp & Car Songs is the latest in a collection of CDs that takes childhood favorites and puts a fresh, unique twist on them. Susie Tallman sprinkles her magic on these old gems with real instruments; guitars, ukelele, banjo, fiddle, melodica, drums and lots of fun voices to create an enjoyable CD which will encourage you to sing along as well as listen to over & over again, road trips or playtime.

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Louise Loomis

Director New Mexico Symphony Children’s Chorus - 2007

"Susie records music of quality for young children. It is her mission to provide music that is an alternative to the plethora of that genre offered commercially that is childish instead of child-like, sarcastic instead of sincere, a kind of music that fails to honor children and childhood. She is dedicated to excellence as she chooses materials that reflect traditional, heritage, and Classical forms, all performed artistically and in a beautifully natural style. In today's society, parents have often forgotten or lost the ability to share songs with their children. Here, they have a wonderful model and a way to give their children a repertoire and vocabulary to accompany their journey through their very important formative years."

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Williamsport Sun-Gazette

September 2006

Sunday, September 3, 2006
Lifestyle Section
Parents Take Time to Teach

These CDs are intended to inspire creativity in children and also provide a soothing sound while educating.

Tallman began her children’s record label, Rock Me Baby Records, a few years ago, after working in the recording business for many years. As a classically trained singer, she said she wanted to add to the collection of children’s music by providing a CD of classical music for parents who want to expose their children to a wide variety of music.

Tallman’s CDs feature languages like German, French, Italian, Latin, Czech and Limburg and several instruments, as well. Her list of albums include Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams, Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes, Classic Nursery Rhymes, Children’s Songs, A Collection of Childhood Favorites and Classical Baby.

Tallman’s CDs are excellent. Her voice ranges from playful and inspiring on “Children’s Songs” and “Classic Nursery Rhymes” and soothing and relaxing on her most recent CD, “Classical Baby.”

I am excited to watch my daughter pick up on the many languages Tallman touches on the records. “Classical” is so soothing that on one very frustrating car ride with a very fussy little girl, we popped the CD in and she was out like a light in seconds.

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Albuquerque Arts Magazine

May 2006

Classical Baby another hit by Rock Me Baby Records
By Larry Greenly

In the December 2004 issue of abqARTS, I reviewed four award-winning music Cds by Susie Tallman, which were designed to expand children's reading skills and teach them how to memorize poems and songs.

Well, Tallman has done it again with her latest effort, Classical Baby. Designed to calm and soothe children while introducing them to classical music and furthering their educational development, her newest effort has 19 tracks (63 minutes) of vocal and instrumental melodies from composers such as Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Brahms.

Unlike other Cds for children, Classical Baby has rich layers of the sound with the human voice accompanied by string quartets, piano, cello or organ. Tallman is a classically trained singer from UCLA, the New England Conservatory of Music and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Joining her on this CD is Kathleen Clawson from the NMSO and Santa Fe Opera, who has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall.

Because Classical Baby's performance quality is so high, it's pleasurable to listen to-even for adults-meaning you won't go nuts when your children play it over and over again. In fact, this reviewer has listened to it repeatedly without any difficulty.

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ParentLife

May 2006

Classical Baby

This CD features classical music from Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, and Brahms to calm, soothe, educate, and entertain your baby. Classical Baby is unique in that it features instrumentation and vocals with songs in German, French, Italian, Latin, Czech, Dutch and English.

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Working Mother Magazine

April 2006

Sweet Sounds--Treat your tot--and yourself--to Classical Baby The CD includes vocal and instrumental favorites from Brahms ("Lullaby"), Debussy ("Clair de Lune"), and more. And the insert has lyrics for singing along.

Soothing songs
Mothers have always known--even before research suggested it--that music with soft, repetitive sounds can comfort children from infancy on. To calm your fussy, colicky or restless baby: Sing a simple lullaby; Repeat the same song again and again; Rock as you song.

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Los Angeles Family

March 2006

Classical Baby from Rock Me Baby Records introduces beautiful, soothing melodies to both parent & child, by some of the most important classical composers including, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Dvorak and Brahms.

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Metro Parent - Gift Guide

December 2005

Rock Me Baby Records

These award-winning recordings introduce infants (and up) to classical music (and other genres) and a variety of instruments – with a goal of soothing and calming. Vocals by Susie Tallman and friends.

Metro Parent serves families of the Portland Metropolitan Area

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Georgiafamily.com

November 2005

Classical Baby

Expose children to a wide variety of languages such as German, French, Italian, Latin, Czech, and Dutch, while introducing them to important classical composers including Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Dvorak, and Brahms. Classically trained singer, Susie Tallman, educates and soothes children with her beautiful 18-track album. Ages birth +.

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Parents-Express.net

December 2005

Classical Baby

This set of classics is performed with infants in mind. Susie Tallman performs works by Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Brahms – some orchestral and others with operatic vocals – to expose children to peaceful, serene and educational works. Tallman, a classically trained singer, offers selections including “Brahms’ Lullaby,” “Ave Maria,” “Claire de Lune” and Mozart’s Lullaby.”

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iParenting

Fall 2005

Classical Baby from Rock Me Baby Records introduces beautiful, soothing melodies to both parent and child by some of the most important classical composers including Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Dvorak and Brahms.

Rock Me Baby Records has been producing lullabies, nursery rhymes and children’s songs since 1999. As a classical trained singer from UCLA, the New England Conservatory of Music and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Susie Tallman wanted to provide a CD of classical music for her audience of parents who are interested in exposing their children to a wide variety of music in order to calm and soothe their children as well as educate; by exposing the parent and child to various languages (German, French, Italian, Latin, Czech, Dutch) and instrumentations (string quartet, piano, harp, choir, organ).

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Mom & Baby Premiere Issue

Spring 2005

Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes: Soprano Susie Tallman lends her rhythmic vocal style to 16 English, Yiddish, Welsh, Scottish, Irish and Australian lullabies, including "Little Boy Blue" and "Toora Loora Loora." WHAT WE LOVE: The CD booklet includes lyrics to all the songs so you can sing along. Rock Me Baby Records.

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Sacramento Bee Review

January 2005

'Children's Songs' encourages young singers

For sheer joy of singing with the kids, it would be hard to beat "Children's Songs: A Collection of Childhood Favorites" by Susie Tallman and friends (RockMeBaby Records, $13.95, 72 minutes, ages 3 and up). It's one of best I've heard. Tallman's strong, clear voice and her playful arrangements of 38 favorites make magic.

The variety of songs and instruments will keep repeated listenings from wearing out adult ears. Best of all for anyone who can't quite remember lyrics, Tallman includes them on liner notes. Among songs Tallman includes are "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Who Stole the Cookies From the Cookie Jar," "Monkeys on the Bed," "La Cucaracha," "Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends," "Do Your Ears Hang Low?" and "Kookaburra."

Several performers sing with Tallman and accompany her on guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, train whistles, accordion, Wurlitzer, pots and spoons. It's such a hoot that youngsters will eagerly join in to sing these old favorites and make them their own. The CD is available at Goore's on Marconi Avenue; it also can be ordered at bookstores (ISBN: 634 4799 83122).

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abqARTS Review

December 2004/January 2005

Albuquerque's Monthly Magazine of the Arts
Vol. 8 no. 11
Reviewed by Larry Greenly

Rock Me Baby Records' CDs provide memorization and imagination skills

This Christmas augment your young child's reading skills with multiple award-winning music CDs produced by Albuquerque's Rock Me Baby Records. All four CDs feature company founder, Susie Tallman, who graduated from UCLA with a degree in voice performance (and had even performed in Carnegie Hall), and a number of accomplished backup musicians. Providing parents with a way to carry on the time-honored tradition of nursery rhymes and lullabies, the CDs are so masterfully done, they almost made this review want to be a child again.

CD #1, Lullabies for Sleepy Dreams, is the winner of Parents' Choice Gold Award. Eighteen traditional and non-traditional lullabies featuring the dulcet voice of Susie Tallman while accompanied by acoustic guitar and piano are designed for maximum sleep inducement of children up to three years or so. read more

CD #2, Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes, is a lush 16-song collection of lullabies from around the world for children ages one to three sung by Tallman, accompanied by piano, dobro, guitar, harmonica and violin. Recommended by Fit Pregnancy, Parenting, Baby Talk and The Pregnancy Buyer's Guide.

CD #3, Classic Nursery Rhymes, introduces 37 upbeat nursery rhymes to 2-6 year olds and provides parents with a unique musical tool to teach their children how to memorize poems and songs. Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum & Gold Awards.

Newly released CD #4, Children's Songs, Creatively explores 38 favorites with a symphony of guitars, whistles, banjos, accordions and other instruments - all cleverly arranged to delight both children and their patents.

After listening to these CDs, it's clearly obvious why they won so many awards. Kids will love them and will want to hear them over and over and over again. Luckily, they are such a pleasure to listen to that even parents won't tire of them (this reviewer enjoyed listening to them many times). Words to the songs are included in the enclosed booklets, and sample tracks can be heard at www.rockmebabyrecords.com.

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Cityview Review

December 2004
Des Moines, Iowa

"Children's Songs: A Collection of Childhood Favorites," a brilliant collection of 38 classic children's tunes, not only is interesting, educational and fun for kids, it's entertaining for parents. With tunes that span a variety of genres and languages, "Children's Songs," the latest in Susie Tallman's award-winning series of children's albums, is a worthwhile investment.  But don't take my word for it. Ask my 2-year-old son, John, who gets "happy feet" while clapping and singing along to tunes like "If You're Happy and You Know It," "Have You Ever Seen a Lassie?" and "BINGO."

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Reviving, in tunes, a childish joy

Feature September 2004

By Jim Beckerman
12 September 2004
The Record, New Jersey, Sunday Edition

Music has charms to soothe the savage beast. And what beast is more savage than a preschool child?

Lullabies, game songs, and tuneful nursery rhymes have played a part in childhood happiness - or at least childhood pacification - for centuries. More recently, they've been in danger of getting lost - as Susie Tallman discovered rather dramatically five years ago.

"I went to a baby shower of two good friends," she says. "I was holding both babies for a photo, and they were crying. I started singing 'Hush Little Baby,' and the babies stopped crying and just started staring at me. My friends were just freaking out. They said, 'You have to make us a tape.'" read more

These parents, she discovered, didn't sing for their children. Neither did most of the parents she knew.

And while Tallman didn't have children of her own and didn't know anything about babies - "I hardly know how to hold them" she says - she did know how to sing. "It was just instinct," she says.

In addition to instinct, Tallman had two other things. She had a trained soprano voice. And she had connections.

For six years, Tallman worked as a project manager for Interscope Records, helping coordinate recordings for Tracy Chapman, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Jones, and others. So when her friends asked her to make a recording of her lullabies, she decided to go all out with a studio recording. "I decided it would actually be easier to make a CD than just make a tape recording," she says.

The resulting CD, "Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams," containing such classic bedtime ditties as "Hush Little Baby" "Golden Slumbers," and Brahms' "Lullaby," was picked up by a baby products Web site, where it sold thousands of copies. Ultimately Tallman pressed 40,000 of the CDs - but that was just the beginning.

As the proprietor of Rock Me Baby Records, Tallman has now released four CDs of child-friendly material - ranging from nursery tunes and game songs to lullabies from around the world.

Her latest CD, "Children's Songs, A Collection of Childhood Favorites," released in July, contains such childhood evergreens as "Bingo," "The Alphabet Song," and "The Big Rock Candy Mountain," the paean to hobo joys that was recently heard on the best-selling "O Brother Where Art Thou?" soundtrack. "I changed the words, so instead of cigarettes it's just about candy," she says.

Meanwhile, the budgets and the productions have gotten more elaborate - from the simple piano, guitar, and voice of the $2,000 first recording, to a whole studio-full of instruments, background vocals, and even pots and pans in the latest $10,000 effort.

"We got really creative," says Tallman, who lives in New Mexico. "We wanted to have something where the kids could just grab a spoon and play along."

Most of the songs on Tallman's albums have been childhood staples for decades, if not centuries, passed down from one generation to the next.

Until now, Tallman fears.

These days, such homespun fare is getting clobbered from two sides. On the one hand, there's "Barney," "Sesame Street," and the whole range of commercialized kids' music - some of it good, but almost all of it experienced passively by kids in front of a TV set.

At the other extreme, there are those "Mozart effect" parents who inflict symphonies and string quartets on their toddlers in the belief - now widely discredited - that children exposed to a steady diet of classical music will by a process of sympathetic magic end up as child prodigies. The phenomenon brought in its wake hundreds of Mozart and Brahms kiddie CDs. "Yeah, brilliant idea," Tallman says. "Someone got rich."

Her own claims for her CDs are more modest. Music won't turn children into little geniuses, she says. But it might make childhood just a little happier.

"Did you ever feel that music makes things right in the world?" she says. "For me, music has been so important. I just want to bring that to other people's lives."

Very young children, she feels, are especially susceptible to the soothing effects of live music.

"The singing voice is more powerful, more calming, than the speaking voice, especially if it's something that babies have never heard before," she says. "Maybe it's the repetition of a simple melody, and the beautiful sound that comes out that's different [than a speaking voice]. Or maybe it's the breathing. The breath in the voice has a different quality that's really beautiful."

Tallman's CDs, needless to say, don't qualify as live music. But they can serve as a springboard for it - and in fact, Tallman encourages this in every possible way.

"The interaction is very important," Tallman says. "That's why I have lyrics inside the CDs. It's fun to see the parents singing with the kids. And maybe that gives them the confidence to sing along, or to grab anything and start making noise. It does promote creativity."

Meanwhile, Tallman is doing well by doing good. The TV show "Joan of Arcadia" recently used her "Itsy Bitsy Spider" on an episode. And she's hearing from lots of parents who are relying on her CDs to keep their kids happy. Or at least quiet.

"I had parents tell me that they left the CD on the plane, and they had to have it Fed-Ex'd to them, because the kids sleep to it every night."

Copyright (c) 2004 Bell & Howell Information and Learning Company. All rights reserved.

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"Itsy Bitsy Spider" makes National TV Debut

2004

"Itsy Bitsy Spider" was recently included in CBS' Joan of Arcadia TV Show. In an episode where Joan is taking piano lessons, Susie's "Itsy Bitsy Spider" plays during a scene.

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Parenting Magazine

March 2003

Classic Nursery Rhymes: Tallman and an imaginative band of pals mix up the rhymes and rhythms of 37 childhood standards with the sounds of teakettles, shakers, and guitars. The delight begins with the sunny harmony of "Six Little Ducks" before shifting gears with the jazzy rap of "Hickory Dickory Dock.".
— S.M.

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Pregnancy Buyer's Guide

2002

Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams is the more traditional of the two CDs, with 18 songs including Rock-a-bye Baby, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Kumbaya and even Mozart's Lullaby. Tallman's vocals are accompanied by soft acoustic guitar and piano. Kids as well as adults eagerly anticipate listening and drifting off to this magical music. Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams won the Parents' Choice Gold Award, and rightfully so. Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes is our favorite goodnight music. It's hard to say who likes it more — the kids or the parents. Tallman's amazing talent shines through as she sings to piano, dobro, guitar, harmonica and violin music. The 16 folk songs on this CD are delightfully diverse, derived from Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Yiddish, French and Australian traditions, among others.

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Child Magazine picks of the "Top disks for 2002"

Classic Nursery Rhymes: Brimming with 37 all-time favorite nursery rhymes, this recording reworks familiar arrangements using an assortment of instruments that include the accordion, harmonica, mandolin, and tambourine. Kids will delight in a special rendition of "I'm a Little Teapot," played with pots and pans and knives and forks. — Pamela Vu

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BabyTalk

November 2001

Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes: This collection from Susie Tallman mixes well-known tunes, such as Waltzing Matilda, with less familiar ones, such as the German Cradle Song. The entire collection is unified by a distinctive lush sound that is soothing but never saccharine.

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Fit Pregnancy

November 2001

Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams: Sweetly sung folk-style versions of many well-known and not-so-well-known lullabies fill this CD.

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Parenting Magazine

September 2001

Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams: This delicate, lilting collection includes Mozart and Brahms. Tallman's soprano voice achieves a beautiful bell effect on Lovely Evening and blossoms in All the Pretty Little Horses.
— Suelain Moy

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Parenting Magazine

August 2001

Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes: This lullaby album is perfect for those last glorious days of summer. Soprano Susie Tallman trills effortlessly in gorgeous arrangements, accompanied by a medley of instruments. The 16 selections include traditional lullabies from around the world as well as the ever-popular Rock-a-Bye Baby.
— Suelain Moy

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Parents' Choice Review

Spring 2001

Lullaby Themes for Sleepy Dreams: Part of the appeal of this gently hypnotic album lies in Tallman's soprano: honey smooth with just hint of vibrato. The rest is due to the selection of material which includes both vocal and instrumental cuts. It would be difficult to name a single well-loved lullaby that has been omitted from this stellar collection. Simple guitar and piano arrangements (occasionally augmented by other acoustic instruments) set off each melody like gold cradling a diamond.
— Kristi Beavin

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