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2014

West Music Children's Favorites Rhythm Package
feat. Children's Songs: A Collection of Childhood Favorites

2013

Christmas Your Way Blog: Best Christmas Albums for Kids and Their Parents
A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols

Teachers With Apps Review
Who Stole the Moon?

Susie Tallman & Friends in the Nashville Public Library!
Come On, Let's Go!
Animal Songs & Stories

2012

Simple Kids / Swing Whistle Zing Review
A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols

Twin Trials & Triumphs Review
A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols

48-Hour Giveaway: 8 Susie Tallman CDs and 1 DVD

Review by Kate Jones
Animal Songs & Stories

Parents' Choice

100 Creative Indoor Activities: Sing Camp Songs!
Let's Go!Travel, Camp and Car Song

Parents' Choice

KellyRutherford.com featuring 'Classic Nursery Rhymes'

2011

Parents' Choice

The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Nursery Rhymes - By Michael Sizer
"Susie Tallman... describes how singing nursery rhymes allows all kids... to feel confident about singing, dancing and performing..."

2010

2009

Parents' Choice

Albuquerque Journal - November 2009
Rock Me Baby Records

Parents' Choice

Scholastic Parent & Child - November 2009
Let's Go!Travel, Camp and Car Song

Parents' Choice

Parents' Choice - Portable Picks for Traveling with Kids - June 2009
Let's Go!Travel, Camp and Car Song

Albuquerque - The Magazine

Albuquerque - The Magazine - March 2009
Introducing Susie Tallman and Rock Me Baby Records

Mommies With Style

Mommies With Style - Spring Shopping Guide 2009
A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols

2008

Inside Out - Mom Reviews Plus Attitude Inside Out - Mom Reviews Plus Attitude - November 2008
A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Oppenheim Toy Portfolio - Platinum Award Winner 2009 - November 2008
A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols
What's Hot For Tots What's Hot For Tots - Review - November 2008
A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols
Fit Pregnancy PRESENTS mom & baby Fit Pregnancy PRESENTS mom & baby - Fall/Winter 2008
Classic Nursery Rhyme, Children's Songs - Childhood Favorites
Parents' Choice

ASTRA Newsletter - October 2008
Rock Me Baby Records

Westmusic Westmusic - October 2008 - Introducing the award winning music of Susie Tallman
Tropical Family Travel Tropical Family Travel - August 2008
Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Song
iParenting iParenting "Media Award 2008"
A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols
iParenting iParenting "Media Award 2008"
Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes
Baby & Children's Product News Baby & Children's Product News 1st Place - 2008 Readers' Favorites Award
in the category of 'Music'
Gear Up Gear Up - March 2008
Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Song
CNET CNET - The SweetPea3 - February 2008

 

West Music Children's Favorites Rhythm Package

feat. Children's Songs: A Collection of Childhood Favorites

West Music Children's Favorites Rhythm Package The Children's Favorites Rhythm Package will take you and your child on an adventure through music! Re-discover favorites, and uncover beloved forgotten tunes, in clever new arrangements! Using Susie Tallman's Children's Songs: A Collection of Childhood Favorites CD, this package is sure to engage children and bring fun, smiles, laughter and rhythm into any classroom or home! Singing and playing along with family and friends is a joyful experience, whether in a small group or larger gathering. These rhythm instruments will allow for those involved to create their own accompaniment to this sprited and joyful collection of favorite children's songs!  view on Amazon.com

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Christmas Your Way Blog: Best Christmas Albums for Kids and Their Parents

A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols

Children’s music blogger, Jennifer, of Swing Whistle Zing, has written a guest post for Life Your Way/Christmas Your Way, listing her picks for the 5 best Christmas albums kids and parents can enjoy together.


"Do you have a long car trip ahead? This may be your family’s answer to screen-free entertainment. At over an hour long, this is one of the longest albums available and it has bonus content of jokes and a holiday story to boot. With a style that reminds me of a good stage show soundtrack, Susie Tallman’s renditions of the holiday classics are sung with the talent and enthusiasm of an enjoyable Broadway show. They’re catchy and easy to sing along with, while produced with kids in mind.

Recommended for: Toddlers, Preschoolers & Elementary Age Kids, Singing Out Loud, Road Trip Entertainment "

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Teachers With Apps Review

Who Stole the Moon?


Who Stole the Moon?, by Windy Press, is on its way to being a classic bedtime story worldwide. Bertie Brown and and his quest to find the missing moon has been translated into fourteen different languages: English, Afrikaans, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian! Who Stole the Moon? was written by British author Helen Stratton-Wood, who has her own moon obsessed toddler and illustrated by the incredible Russian artist, Vlad Gerasimov, who draws to please his daughter, Alice. This book will not disappoint, don’t be surprised when your child keeps coming back clamoring for MORE!

One night when Bertie, who dreams of becoming an astronaut, doesn’t see the moon out of his skylight. He ventures into the garden to ask the unique group of nocturnal animals if they have stolen the moon. They all reply with a definitive, ”No” and explain what they have been up doing. He eventually comes upon a wise owl who explains that the moon hasn’t been stolen and assures Bertie, with a brief science lesson, how the clouds are just hiding it from view. The very next night, Bertie eagerly gazes out his skylight and…. There was the moon inn all its glory. A huge, bright, white, illuminating moon!

After helping Bertie and the Wise Owl to solve the missing moon mystery, you can play a variety of games, get involved with art activities, and then have a and sing along together.

  • Join Bertie on his quest to find the moon, with this charming bedtime story that will gently nurture your child’s imagination, and send them off into the magical world of dreams.
  • 8 original songs performed by award-winning American children’s singer Susie Tallman and well-known Australian musician Richard Pleasance.
  • Listen to a song, or sing yourself in karaoke mode!
  • 4 games: Catch The Dragonfly!, Coloring, Memory, Puzzles
  • This book is interactive! Touch and drag things across the screen.

TWA is very impressed with the Windy Press Team. They certainly know their audience and have ART in the forefront, with the latest and greatest of mobile technology at the center of everything they do. Vlad Gerasimov is like a poet with his fabulous digital artwork. He claims his style developed itself, “I like to draw things that skip your brain and go straight to your heart.” Yuri Mezenko nails it when he says, “Six hundred years ago Gutenberg’s printing press changed the world. Now we are at the very beginning of the second publishing revolution.” True That!

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Susie Tallman & Friends in the Nashville Public Library!

Come On, Let's Go! DVD & Animal Songs & Stories were featured on the Nashville Public Library blog “Bringing Books to Life!”

Thanks to Emily and Megan in Music City, USA for this great post!

April 22, 2013


We love rhymes! Our favorite nursery rhyme CD, Susie Tallman’s Classic Nursery Rhymes, has been a huge hit with preschoolers, teachers and parents alike, so we’d like to rave about Susie and her many wonderful CDs and her new DVD Come On Let’s Go! [YouTube]

Susie has invited her talented friends from across the world to join her in unique, fun versions of children’s songs that will appeal to everyone…children, teachers, parents and grandparents…really, anyone who wants to shake their tail feathers and enjoy rhymes and music.

On Come On Let’s Go! children are featured in all the videos, and there is a relaxed community feel to the whole production. The combination of people and animation is visually appealing on many songs, and the group songs are just so much fun you’ll find yourself smiling throughout. Susie says to keep an eye on PBS for her videos between shows…not surprising…for they are exceptionally high quality. This DVD would be a great addition to any parent or preschool’s collection.

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Here’s a deeper glimpse from Megan into Susie Tallman’s latest CD, Animal Songs and Stories.

An animal CD definitely calls for ‘nature sounds’ and these are realistic and engaging. The theme of this record, as in most all Susie’s recordings, is variety – in musical styles, in vocal guests, and in choices of songs. I truly appreciate the fact that in each of her CDs, Susie uses authentic children’s voices, not the overly coached and uber-trained kids’ voices traditionally heard in television programming. This makes it all the more inviting for the young listener to actively sing along! There are a whopping 32 tracks of songs and stories, but here are a few of my favorites:

“Monkeys on the Bed” is a traditional piece that gets a fresh new take with funky rhythmic interjections. “Bought me a Cat” is one of my favorite children’s tunes but rarely included on compilations, so I was delighted to see that Susie included it in this collection. “Tingalayo” was new to me, and added some novel interest and a change of pace from such well-known songs as “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” Finally, “Isty Bitsy Spider” is even more engaging because it’s performed in a variety of musical styles, ranging from jazzy to marching band. I love that a child makes the suggestions for changing it up.

In all of Susie Tallman’s efforts, the musical arrangements are crisp; voices are often diverse in age, tone and accents (many of her friends are from Australia) which adds to the dynamics of the recordings, making each CD excellent for repeated listenings. Many of the songs and rhymes are familiar ones that your children already know and will love to sing along with, with plenty of new ones to experience as well. The fanciful cover artwork from paintings by Irene Hardwicke Olivieri is entrancing and evocative as well.

Check out the websites for Susie’s recording company Rock Me Baby Records, and find some of her music CDs at the library. We’ll have more soon! They are all highly recommended.

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Simple Kids / Swing Whistle Zing Review

of A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols

By Simple Kids contributor Jennifer Brown of Swing Whistle Zing


We add at least one new album (if not more) to our Christmas collection every year. It’s a part of the season I really look forward to, and it’s an inexpensive way to give yourself a little gift that you’re sure to enjoy no matter how hectic things get.

However, finding children’s Christmas music the whole family can enjoy can be challenging.

I know my kids tend to latch on to an album that reinforces their excitement for the upcoming season, so we have to choose carefully. We will be listening to it over and over.

We have no complaints, however, over listening to Susie Tallman’s A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs and Carols in the over and over category.

With 42 tracks and over an hour’s worth of music this is album is chock full of holiday fun. Susie has carefully crafted a collection of family friendly holiday tunes, old and new.

With a style that reminds me of a good stage show soundtrack, her renditions of the holiday classics are sung with the talent and enthusiasm of an enjoyable Broadway show. They’re catchy and easy to sing along with, while produced with kids in mind.

My six-year-old especially enjoyed the amusing collection of bonus holiday jokes peppered throughout the album. Also included is an adorable story of “Willy the Wombat’s Christmas Adventure” that’s a perfect distraction for a short car ride.

Susie is an accomplished, award winning artist who takes her love for creating children’s music to heart through her focus on encouraging parents to make music fundamental in their child’s life. Her website is a fabulous resource for basic information on how music enhances the lives and development of children.

In fact a portion of proceeds from the sale of her music goes to support music education for children.

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Twin Trials & Triumphs Review

of A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols

From Mandy E at the Twin Trials & Triumphs blog
December 7, 2012


A few months ago, I posted about our very favorite kiddie CD, Susie Tallman’s “Children’s Songs: a collection of childhood favorites”.

I love sharing things that our family truly loves…and I love reading about things that truly work for other families. I’ve bought several copies of this CD for gifts. I think it’s a fantastic introduction to so many quintessential children’s songs, many of which are sung with a fun, new twist, and all of which are pleasant enough for children and adults, alike.

A couple of weeks ago, I got the nicest email — out of the blue — from Susie Tallman’s Social Media Coordinator. She’d happened upon my post, and was writing to thank me for my kind words. She asked if we would enjoy a copy of Susie’s Christmas CD, as well as her new “Animal Songs and Stories” CD. Well…if it’s anything like our very favorite CD of Susie’s…of course we would!

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A few days following, I received the nicest hand-written note (!!!) from Susie herself. I had no idea she was a fellow twin mama, too. How cool!!!

I resisted loading any Christmas music in the CD player until the day after Thanksgiving. (That was hard!) The girls happened to see the Susie Tallman CD, and they were so excited about the beautiful depiction of a squirrel on the CD itself. And as soon as the first few rockin’ bars to “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” played, they started dancing.

This CD has become our go-to of the season. (I tried to kick off the day with a James Taylor CD over the weekend, the girls girls balked right away. “THAT’S not the first song! We want the squirrel CD!”) [Hope Ms. Tallman doesn't mind the association my girls have made between her and one of our favorite woodland creatures...if you know how the girls delight in squirrels, you'd recognize it as a compliment. HA!]

The CD has almost every classic Christmas song you can think of, ranging from silly fun (like Rudolph and Frosty and the Grinch), to religious standards. There are also a handful of songs that were new to me.

There’s something about Tallman’s delivery that draws my kiddos in. While we’ve listened to these same songs hundreds of times already, they seem to pick up on the words more easily from her renditions. There are also a few jokes sprinkled in (“What do you call a reindeer wearing earmuffs? Anything you want…he can’t hear you!”) that my girlies think are great.

In addition to the Christmas CD (“A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols” is the official title), we also received the Animal Songs CD, and a DVD of 23 song performances.

I have to admit we haven’t listened to those yet…I thought they would make great stocking stuffers for the girls…oh, and I don’t think I’d be able to wrangle the Tallman Christmas CD out of the player just yet. I’ll be sure to let you know how much we like them, as I’m sure we will.

***Ms. Tallman didn’t ask me to write this post, but I’m glad to do it. Again, I love to share with other families some of the things that we love at our house…and I love to be nice to nice people.***

Wanna see Ms. Tallman’s precious dynamic duo and their sweet big sis? There are plenty of pictures on her FB page.

The holidays for me are all about the sights and smells and sounds…and this CD will be with our family for years to come, I’m sure evoking warm memories of our little elves dancing in delight at the tender age of not-quite-four.

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48-Hour Giveaway: 8 Susie Tallman CDs and 1 DVD

Susie Tallman is celebrating the release of her new Susie Tallman & Friends CD by giving a set of eight CDs and a DVD away to my readers this week. Her music is fun and peppy — perfect for kids to do their chores to or just when you need a pick-me-up on a dreary day.

moneysavingmom.com

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Review: Animal Songs & Stories
by Susie Tallman & Friends

Animal Songs & Stories

Overall, this eighth record reflects Tallman's knack for stacking on the fun. Instrumentalized with get-you-moving guitar, accordions, train whistles, ukulele and banjo riffs, Animal Songs has the power to coax parents and littlest listeners onto the kitchen floor to bounce up and move to the freshest beat of familiar classics blown in from the music nostalgia vault. This crazy colorful music carousel spins a transfusion of energy into the family household or classroom, thereby setting the stage for a mood-lifting memorable musical experience. Children will want to listen again and again. -Kate Jones, Journalist 2012

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100 Creative Indoor Activities:
Sing Camp Songs!

Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs

A sing-a-long is always fun, and even if your little ones haven't spent a day at camp, they're sure to love classic songs like "Going on a Bear Hunt," "Boom Chicka Boom," "Throw It Out the Window." If you haven't heard those camp songs, then check them - and almost two dozen others.

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'Classic Nursery Rhymes' are featured in the Kids section on KellyRutherford.com

Classic Nursery Rhymes

"This is such a great CD for young children. I have so much fun singing along to the songs with my own kids." Singable, upbeat, rhythmic, harmonious, sometimes silly, always beautiful, Susie Tallman and friends show us all that we love about nursery rhymes. view website image

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The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Nursery Rhymes

By Michael Sizer

Whenever you recite "Humpty Dumpty" to your kids, did you know that you might be relating a story about a 450-year-old battle? According to some interpretations, the nursery rhyme tells of the 1648 Siege of Colchester during the English Civil War, when the king's army set up a powerful cannon ("Humpty Dumpty," a mocking term for a fat and clumsy man dating to the Middle Ages) to defend their position, only to see it fall and break to pieces when Parliamentary army forces collapsed the wall beneath it. Royalist troops ("all the king’s horses and all the king's men") could not repair the cannon ("put Humpty Dumpty together again") and eventually lost the battle.

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Similar fascinating origins are behind other nursery rhymes. "Ring Around the Rosy" may have come from the time of the plague: the "ring around the rosy" might refer to the swollen cysts that would afflict the sick, and the "we all fall down" refrain could be a reference to death. "Goosey Goosey Gander" might be a 400-year-old ditty about smoking out Catholics hiding in post-Reformation England ("and there I met an old man who would not say his prayers/I took him by the left leg and threw him down the stairs"). Not exactly "Mary Poppins"!

"Many of these songs were not originally for children," says Kay Vandergrift, Professor Emerita of Children's Literature at Rutgers University. Most of these songs were part of an oral-based society that relayed news, spread coded rumors about authority figures, and worked out its moral dilemmas (for kids andadults) in rhyme and song. It was in the nineteenth century, when Victorian society sentimentalized childhood and romanticized "quaint" times from the past, that most nursery rhymes were written down and presented as for children only.

How are these poems—inhabited by kings, queens and peasants of a rural past predating electricity, television and computers—still relevant to twenty-first-century kids and parents? If we are so far removed from the world that hatched these rhymes, why should we still read them? Some of the reasons people sang nursery rhymes to each other in the past remain good reasons to do so today. Here are four main reasons nursery rhymes can be beneficial for kids:

  1. They are good for the brain. Not only does the repetition of rhymes and stories teach children how language works, it also builds memory capabilities that can be applied to all sorts of activities. Furthermore, as Vandergrift points out, nursery rhyme books are often a child's first experience with literacy: "Even before they can read, children can sit and learn how a book works." This extends to the pictures and music associated with nursery rhymes: it is a full visual and oral experience.
  2. Nursery rhymes preserve a culture that spans generations, providing something in common among parents, grandparents and kids—and also between people who do not know each other. Seth Lerer, Humanities Professor at the University of California San Diego and expert in the history of children's literature, says that reading nursery rhymes to kids is, in part, "to participate in a long tradition ... it's a shared ritual, there's almost a religious quality to it."
  3. They are a great group activity. Susie Tallman, who has put out several award-winning nursery rhymes CDs, and is also a nursery school music teacher, describes how singing nursery rhymes allows all kids—even shy ones—to feel confident about singing, dancing and performing because they are so easy to grasp and fun: "It builds confidence right in front of my eyes," she says. "They really see the connection between movement, rhythm and words." She has also had kids of different ages collaborate on making music videos for their favorite nursery rhymes.
  4. Most important is that they are fun to say. Lerer downplays the life lessons that some rhymes contain, arguing that while parents might consider them important, children probably do not register them. He remembers how as a kid he had no idea what "Peas porridge hot/peas porridge cold" meant but that "he just loved the way it sounded."

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Susie Tallman on Channel 4 KOBTV

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Oppenheim Toy Portfolio - Winner Gold Seal Award 2010

for Come On, Let's Go! DVD

Each of the classic songs is produced with a small "story" that is either danced or illustrated with animated images and sung by Susie Tallman. The collection is made up largely of familiar songs such as Puff the Magic Dragon. Five Little Ducks, I've Been Working on the Railroad and other such favorites. They are not over done, yet there is just enough action to entertain. The opening number, Let's Go is probably our least favorite and some kids may not like the "clown" type fellow in high hat and funny makeup who recites some nonsense verses, but you can just skip over the ones you don't love. All in all this is a good music DVD for preschoolers. 3 & up. Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010.

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New Mexico Kids! Family Magazine - 2010 Holiday Gift Guide

November 2010

for Come On, Let's Go! DVD

Susie Tallman's DVD Adventure (2-8 years)

This new DVD, "Come On, Let's Go!," includes 23 fun music videos by local award-winning singers and producer, Susie Tallman. Acting out traditional songs, from "Five Little Ducks" to "I've been Working on the Railroad," Tallman and her crew can soothe a restless toddler and inspire preschoolers to dance. The DVD includes some songs that will really crack up the kids, like "The Old Family Toothbrush." $15.99 at susietallman.com and Zap...Oh! Children's Clothing Store in Nob Hill.

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Winner of the Parent's Choice Recommended Award

September 2010

for Come On, Let's Go! DVD

Rock Me Baby Records presents Come On, Let's Go! Susie Tallman and friends, a colorful collection of more than twenty music-video type performances featuring, of course, Susie Tallman and friends, singing and dancing to classic children's songs. This DVD provides 45-minutes of entertainment for tots who like to bop, featuring fun costumes, inventive graphics, puppets, and plenty of kids moving and grooving on themed location shoots.

Although the suggested age range is 2 - 8, the content most likely will appeal to the younger kids in your household. Music selections include Mary had a Little Lamb, B-I-N-G-O, I'm a Little Teapot, and You are my Sunshine, among others pre-school staples. Their rendition of Monkeys on a Bed has an interesting hip-hop twist, but overall, performances are simple, sweet, and traditional. The combination of Susie Tallman's clear, pleasant voice and costumed performances brings a cheerful kind of freshness to songs we've all heard before, and the location material is nicely shot and pleasing to view.

Come On, Let's Go! is an earnest effort with a satisfying overall effect, and it's a way to bring some fun new visuals to the classic children's songs your kids already know and love.

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Albuquerque Journal

November 2009

Rock Me Baby Records, helmed by founder and president Susie Tallman Yarbrough and vice-president Amy Steadman, is a well-kept Albuquerque secret. The company has produced seven award-winning albums of music for children since 1999 and sells CDs in 650 stores and online – both nationwide and internationally.

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Scholastic Parent & Child

November 2009

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

A CD of travel-friendly tunes by Susie Tallman, full of upbeat songs with unique twists, such as "Polly Wolly Doodle" on the steel drum or "Boom Chicka Boom" honky-tonk style. iParenting Media award winner!

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Parents' Choice - Portable Picks for Traveling with Kids

June 2009

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

Each month the Parents’ Choice® website features several articles that help guide families in making their family activities more fun, interactive, and thought provoking for their children. This month, Let's Go! Travel, Camp, and Car Songs was featured in the Portable Picks article!

Let's Go! takes you and your children on an adventure through music: you'll explore the woods, star gaze on a cowboy’s range, dig for clams in San Francisco Bay, yodel with an ostrich on a mountain and visit 22 other traditional-now-hip places. Let’s Go! compiles 26 travel, camp & car songs, providing more than an hour of entertainment (perfect for road trips.)

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Albuquerque - The Magazine

Introducing Susie Tallman and Rock Me Baby Records
March 2009

Susie Tallman was living the rock star dream in Los Angeles, helping well-known musicians tweak their albums to perfection. She stepped into her own rock star shoes with Rock Me Baby Records. Read more... (PDF)

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Mommies With Style - Spring Shopping Guide 2009

for A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols

Rock Me Baby Records "A Child’s Christmas - Holiday Songs & Carols" is a great CD of music for the holiday season. These songs are arranged and produced with the whole family in mind (i.e. the songs are fun for the kids!).

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Inside Out - Mom Reviews Plus Attitude

November 2008

for A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols

What Child Is This? Sing It With Me
Looking around for a holiday album that's packed with enough variety to keep the spirit going even when your child's dumped the cookie sprinkles across the kitchen and the cat's knocked over the tree?

Susie Tallman's latest CD is a Christmas classic already, a disc of 30 tracks from your standard Santa Claus is Coming to Town sung in Tallman's crystal clear and friendly voice to an Aussie twist on Christmas courtesy of Tallman's rendition of the Willy the Wombat holiday story. With jokes and sweet children's voices wishing you happy holidays in different languages, Tallman's A Child's Christmas brings out the kid in all of us to celebrate with the holiday spirit we really never lost.

And for those kids who like singing along (I was always one of those who wanted to read along, word for word, tone deaf and loud as anything), the liner notes share the full lyrics for a family sing-along . . . after the dog's licked up the sprinkles.

Available from RockMeBaby Records, Susie Tallman's A Child's Christmas will be the soundtrack of holidays for years to come.

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Oppenheim Toy Portfolio - Platinum Award Winner 2009

November 2008

for A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols

We're big fans of Susie Tallman. She has an engaging voice and a wit that comes through in her music for children. A Child's Christmas is a wonderful collection of holiday standards including Deck the Halls, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and We Wish You a Merry Christmas...intermixed with Merry Christmas greetings in various languages. A great choice for the holidays- it will get everyone in the holiday spirit! Platform: CD. Age: Infant, Toddler, Preschool.

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What's Hot For Tots - Review

November 2008

for A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols

I cherish the memories of my beloved Great Aunt Mazie, a woman with an irrepressible joie de vivre who optimized the spirit of cheerfully enjoying life. I often hearken to her sweet advice "Always have something to look forward to". When I say my morning prayers I work her manta into my day; each day becomes a miracle with something to look forward to.

I eagerly anticipated the release of Susie Tallman's newest CD, A Child's Christmas * Holiday Songs and Carols. I am entranced as I listen to this wonderful collection. I not only listen, I smile and I sing along, I laugh and tap my toes. This collection of 42 songs includes traditional carols and all my favorite tunes of the holiday season. Its playing time of 74 minutes simply flies by with music filled with humor, nostalgia and harmony designed to inspire children of all ages.

Susie's songs are always delightfully arranged; this special collection is fantastic. Her vocals, shared with musicians from the New Mexico Christmas Choristers and the New Mexico Children's Choir are marvelous. As always her talented instrumentalists and upbeat arrangements are fabulous. Infectious laughter and delightful voices from the three Steadman children declare "Merry Christmas" in countless languages. They also tell the cutest, corniest jokes that really tickle my spirit. It feels as if I am at the merriest of Christmas parties!

A Child's Christmas * Holiday Songs and Carols is a must have. It has all the ingredients of fresh baked cookies and hot cocoa, eggnog and good cheer, celestial choirs and sparkling snowflakes, family gatherings and loving friends, angels and snowmen. The spirit of Susie Tallman and friends warms my heart as rejoices in my soul. This wonderful production is exactly what my Aunt Mazie meant when she reminded me of always having something wonderful to look forward to.

- AJ

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Fit Pregnancy PRESENTS mom & baby

Fall 2008/Winter 2009

Baby Steps – Your Child’s Milestones
4 Months – Rock, Roll and Talk: Use music and motion to spur development.

Enhance the fun by rocking your baby to the beat of some snappy music like Susie Tallman and friends’ Classic Nursery Rhymes (Rock Me Baby Records). You and your baby can move to the beat of “I’m a little Teapot,” “Skidamarink” and “This Old Man” – Childhood Favorites he will get to know through repeated listening.

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ASTRA Newsletter (The Newsletter of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association)

October 2008

Rock Me Baby Records™ (RMBR) creates quality music that enriches children at each stage of childhood development. There are lullabies for sleepy babes, nursery rhymes for little learners, and updated classics for the whole family. RMBR presents traditional songs with a twist: music that connects generations – bridging the years between grandparent, parent and child with song.

Susie Tallman started the label after working in the recording business at Interscope and A&M Records. She has sung with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, studied at the New England Conservatory of Music and performed with the New Mexico Symphony Chorus. With the encouragement (even urging) of friends and moms whose fussy babies could be soothed by her singing, she turned her talent towards creating beautiful and creative music for children and started Rock Me Baby Records.

All RMBR CDs feature her exquisite voice and the talent of her friends. The collection offers six different CDs – all award-winning – with a holiday CD on the way. Each RMBR CD has exceptional value with museum quality cover art, lyrics for every song, and over an hour of music. Our CDs can easily become the soundtrack to a young child’s life.

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Westmusic - Introducing the award winning music of Susie Tallman

October 2008

West Music is pleased to now stock a selection of award-winning children's music by Susie Tallman. Susie Tallman presents traditional songs with a twist; music that connects generations. Her music includes lullabies, nursery rhymes, classical music, camp songs and traditional children's songs - a selection that will please parents, children and educators!

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Tropical Family Travel

August 2008

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

There are some fun music choices that the entire family can listen to and result in a family sing-along!

One of our favorite CDs we listened to is “Let’s Go! Travel, Camp, and Car Songs by Susie Tallman and friends. Produced by Rock Me Baby Records, this iParenting Media award-winning CD has 26 songs which if played continuously lasts about an hour. These songs bring back childhood memories of road trips and camping outings. A couple of favorites on the “Let’s Go!” CD include “Polly Wolly Doodle”; “Going on a Bear Hunt”; and “Ain’t Gonna Rain No More”.

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iParenting "Media Award 2008"

for A Child’s Christmas * Holiday Songs & Carols

The Children's music CD features Susie Tallman and contains over one hour of favorite and fun holiday songs, beautifully arranged, more traditional carols, stories, jokes and more. This CD will rock, jingle and jangle its way into your traditions and make any family’s merriment more musical.

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iParenting "Media Award 2008"

for Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes

This diverse 16-song collection offers folk-renditions of lullabies from Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Yiddish, French and Australian traditions, among others. Although the lullabies are aimed for children ages one to five, the familiar, soft melodies work wonderfully for infants as well. With this album, Vocalist Susie Tallman provides a distinct sound much different from other children's albums; Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes is not tinny and sparkly but warm, clear, and textured — gentle music that will link parent and child in the extraordinary way that only a lullaby can.

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Baby & Children's Product News

1st Place 2008 Readers' Favorites Award - May 2008

Congratulations! Readers selected 'Rock Me Baby Records' as 1st place winner in the category of 'Music'.

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GearUp

March 2008

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

 

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CNET - SweetPea3

February 2008

The SweetPea3 is a niche MP3 player that's an excellent choice for parents who want to provide their toddlers with digital music.

The SweetPea3 comes preloaded with two playlists, and you may add a third with MP3 and WMA tracks of your choosing. Playlist number one includes 11 children-friendly tunes (courtesy of Susie Tallman & Friends), such as "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain" and "The Itsy Bitsy Spider," while playlist number 2 includes a story called The Little Red Hen. Our test subjects, a four year-old boy and not-quite-two-year-old girl, definitely enjoyed these inclusions. The older child preferred listening through headphones, while the girl liked to carry around the SweetPea3 by the handle and listen through the speakers. The SweetPea3 is fun for the young.

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