Do you remember Golden Records from when you were a child? I sure do. Well known and much-loved children’s stories were read to you on records and now they have been rerecorded to CD and read by celebrities we know and love today.
Golden Records was dreamed up by Grammy Award-winning music producer Arthur Shimkin in 1948. It was one of the most successful children’s record labels in America. Through richly orchestrated music and the use of A-list talent, Golden Records created a timeless, one of kind sound, releasing beautiful songs and stories that entertained and educated children for decades.
Tony Shimkin, the son of the late Arthur Shimkin is now carrying on his father’s legacy by releasing Celebrity Series: The Magic Continues, Vol. 1. This CD is packed with 20 classic songs and stories that combine the digitally restored original recordings of the 50’s and 60’s with the voices of today’s biggest and brightest stars. Check out the video below:
I was sent this CD for review and I was super excited. This brought me back to my childhood. I was a child born in the 70’s, but my sisters were born in the 50’s, so I am guessing we still had their records laying around for me to enjoy. I had so many favorites as a child and I enjoyed listening to them all again as an adult. The kids became interested in the stories and wondered what I was listening to. It has been relaxing to listen to them in the background throughout the day. I really loved Alicia Silverstone’s reading of Rapunzel and Constance Marie’s reading of Hansel and Gretel. I think I could listen to Ed Asner read stories to me all day long. I plan to use the songs mixed throughout the CD at our monthly story time. The kids will love to dance along to Yankee Doodle, Animal Fair, and Pop Goes the Weasel.
These CD’s would make an excellent stocking stuffer or gift for any child on your list. I know I will be giving them out as gifts this year. The stories are timeless and will encourage a love of reading and storytelling in your children. So, how can you get your copy? Check them out on:
Golden Records will be releasing more CD’s in the next few weeks including….