Cocoa!

by Marla Lewis

Released 2013
Plumjuice Records
Released 2013
Plumjuice Records
Do you like jug band music, jazz and rock? This EP will delight kids and parents alike with its diverse musical styles about amazing things -- like, how do they make cocoa?; what do I do if I'm nervous about going back to school?; and more!
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True to form, Marla's new EP explores many musical styles and wacky subject matter.

"Back to School," a rock tune, deals with conquering back to school anxiety.
"Cocoa!" has an African flavor and describes how cocoa is made.
For the songs, "Feet, Feet!" and Kalico Kat's Jug Band," Marla brought in The Bluelights, a great jug band from Connecticut. The songs are about the weirdest feet you'll find in the animal kingdom, and the folks …
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We All Laugh in the Same Language

by Marla Lewis

Released 2013
Plumjuice Records
Released 2013
Plumjuice Records
Children’s music legends Pete Seeger and Jessica Harper love this CD and so will you! You’ll find Dixieland, Pop, Rock, Blues, jazz, country and more, plus top notch vocals on this Parents' Choice, Children's Music Web and NAPPA Gold Award winner.
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"A passle of original kid-friendly songs sung by Marla Lewis in a potpourri of musical styles on wide-ranging subjects-from a Dixieland celebration down South and a Chinese New Year parade to a homesick space traveler, a teacher's cautionary tale about the dangers of running in the hall and a lesson in compassion ("Homeless Man"). The pop/bossa nova-style "Round and Round" is especially nice."
--Lynne Heffley, Parents' Choice

"We All Laugh in the Same Language" …
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I Love to Talk to Plants

by Marla Lewis

Released 2013
Plumjuice Records
Released 2013
Plumjuice Records
Kids and parents will revel in the sounds of Brazilian, African, Cuban, big band, classical, country and more!. A must have for Jessica Harper fans. Winner of Parents' Choice Gold.
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"Marla Lewis is one of the best creators of Childrens music in America today. Her songs are irresistibly entertaining and intelligent, filled with a warm wit and happy heart. Choose any of her excellent CD's --you will discover something wonderful."
-- Steve Cahill / President, Songwriters Resource Network

"This is a very well produced children's CD featuring truly rich vocals to go along with a lovely assortment of tunes and styles. The influences and rhythms span …
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Marla Lewis
music and lyrics by Marla Lewis

Story

Okay, so I'm a teacher, and I can't help it!  Actually, I got the idea for this song from making videos.  I want to create a video that is divided into at least six parts, with me and puppets and kids playing a different rhythm or mouth percussion in each section of the picture.

Then I found the acoustic bass loop in Garageband.  It inspired me!  The syllables and stresses in the names of many of the Spanish speaking countries fit right in with that riff, so I was off and running.  Stay tuned for the video on this one!

Lyrics

Se Habla Espanol

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(copyright Marla Lewis 2011)

 

Nicaragua, Guatemala, Uruguay, Hey!

Argentina, Costa Rica, Paraguay, okay!

Aqui es donde se habla espanol

Aqui es donde se habla espanol

These are the countries where Spanish is spoken!

Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Panama, yay!

Peru y Cuba, y Honduras, y Espana, ole!

Aqui es donde se habla espanol

Aqui es donde se habla espanol

These are the countries where Spanish is spoken!

Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador

Colombia, Mexico, y Ecuador!  Republica Dominicana!

Instrumental

Aqui es donde se habla espanol

Aqui es donde se habla espanol

These are the countries where Spanish is spoken!