Nursery Rhymes & Kid Songs

(aired 2/4/11)

kid rockers

You remember the rhyme songs that you sang when you were a little kid, right? We all learned a number of the same ditties. These classics have also been sung by a diverse range of musical artists over time, as they’ve tweaked them with their own cool styles. Derek Keevil gave me the idea to feature this theme for a Maya’s Mix show.

Today we have the chance to rock out to the rhymes that got stuck in your head while in nursery school — in a totally new way. (Note: while most of the show would be enjoyable for kids to hear, there are some songs that are geared toward grown-up ears.) Let’s rock-a-bye baby together!

  1. London Bridge Is Falling Down – Count Basie [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  2. Green Eggs and Ham – Moxy Fruvous [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  3. Incy Wincy Spider (Indian version)
  4. It’s Raining – Peter, Paul & Mary [suggested by Will Jones]
  5. Cookie as Big as My Head – Lunch Money [suggested by Rusty Drake]
  6. clip: Proud to Be a Beaver – Banana Slug String Band [artist suggested by Alison Young]
  7. Dirt Made My Lunch – Banana Slug String Band [artist suggested by Alison Young]
  8. One, Two, Button Your Shoe – Billie Holiday [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  9. Stretching dialogue – Grover & Maya on Sesame Street
  10. It’s Midnight Cinderella – Garth Brooks [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  11. Mary Had a Little Lamb – Li’l Miss Rap Supreme
  12. Shoots and Ladders – Korn [suggested by Monika Ramirez]
  13. background: Ol’ MacDonald – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  14. Old MacDonald zulu style – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  15. Baby Mine – Alison Krauss [suggested by Elisa Vick]
  16. Jack and Jill – Rockwell Church [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  17. Hard Knock Life – Jay Z [suggested by Anjali Altman]
  18. background: Coconut – Harry Nilsson [suggested by Howie Morningstar]
  19. Bye-Hi-My-Die-Fly-Cry-Try-Dry-Why Baby medley – various artists, mixed by Maya
  20. An Old Fashioned Picture Book – Donovan Leitch [suggested by Thomas Milsom]
  21. Dat Dere – Ricki Lee Jones [suggested by Ko Kuwabara]
  22. Humpty Dump – Breakestra [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  23. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo (The Magic Song) – Bobby McFerrin [suggested by Elisa Vick]
  24. 3 Little Pigs – Green Jelly [suggested by Abbas Ebrahim, Derek Keevil]
  25. The Name Game – Shirley Ellis
  26. Humpty Dumpty – Li’l Miss Rap
  27. Itsy Bitsy Spider – Carly Simon [suggested by Elisa Vick]
  28. M is for Mouth – Sesame Street
  29. background: A Child’s Christmas in Wales – John Cale [suggested by Thomas Milsom]
  30. Nursery Rhyme Of Innocence And Experience – Natalie Merchant [album suggested by Mark Mezadourian]

Originally aired on KSKQ on February 4, 2011. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

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