Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Family Time by Ziggy Marley and Family

I love Bob Marley and reggae music in general. But sometimes the lyrics are just not the best thing for little kids to be singing along to. A few years ago Bob Marley's son Ziggy released a kids reggae CD called Family Time. I bought the album and was blown away with how great each and every song was.

Now Ziggy Marley would have been enough but this album is filled with other great artists like Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Laurie Berkner. The songs are all about family, love, fun, self-confidence and happiness. Fast tempoed and slow tempoed music all full of positive messages. My favorite song on the album is called "I love you too".

A few years ago, while promoting the "Family Time" album, Ziggy Marley and family performed an acoustic concert at UCSB. I took my daughter and when they sang this song Ziggy asked the parents to look at their children and sing to them  "I love you too, I love you too!". I looked at my daughter, sang from my heart and cried from the overwhelming feeling of love. That's when you know music is good, when it touches your heart.

This song is just one of many really great family songs. This is a great CD that the whole family will enjoy and even find themselves singing these songs all day long!

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